UN Food Agency to Assist 700,000 People in Drought-Hit Mozambique

[Focac] Maputo -The World Food Program (WFP) plans to assist 700,000 people via its food aid programs in central and southern Mozambique, the agency announced Tuesday in Maputo.

[Focac] Maputo -The World Food Program (WFP) plans to assist 700,000 people via its food aid programs in central and southern Mozambique, the agency announced Tuesday in Maputo.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Parliament Approves Infrastructure Loan Agreement With Chinese Bank

[Focac] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a 250-million-U.S.-dollar loan agreement made with China’s Export-Import (Exim) Bank to finance major infrastructure construction in the country.

[Focac] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia's parliament on Tuesday approved a 250-million-U.S.-dollar loan agreement made with China's Export-Import (Exim) Bank to finance major infrastructure construction in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Zambia Hails European Bank’s Plans to Open Office

[Focac] Lusaka -The Zambian government said Tuesday that the plan by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to set up an office in the country was a clear endorsement by Europe that Zambia was one of the best investment destinations in Africa.

[Focac] Lusaka -The Zambian government said Tuesday that the plan by the European Investment Bank (EIB) to set up an office in the country was a clear endorsement by Europe that Zambia was one of the best investment destinations in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Alt-Mining Indaba – Extraction’s Dark Side On Display

[Daily Maverick] It’s Mining Indaba week in Cape Town, where delegates can pay upwards of R20,000 per ticket for the chance to hear mining’s power players give the state of play for the industry. On the other side of town there’s a very different sort …

[Daily Maverick] It's Mining Indaba week in Cape Town, where delegates can pay upwards of R20,000 per ticket for the chance to hear mining's power players give the state of play for the industry. On the other side of town there's a very different sort of event happening: the annual Alternative Mining Indaba, where people affected by mining in less positive ways discuss how best to mount a resistance. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenyan Official Appreciates China’s Effort in Wild Life Protection

[Focac] Nairobi -A Kenyan government official on Tuesday appreciated China’s effort in protecting wild life, saying China’s trade ban on ivory will bring positive effects on elephant protection in East Africa.

[Focac] Nairobi -A Kenyan government official on Tuesday appreciated China's effort in protecting wild life, saying China's trade ban on ivory will bring positive effects on elephant protection in East Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Rights Body Grills Police Chief Over Use of Teargas on Peaceful Protestors

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has ordered police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop using tear gas as “minimum” force on peaceful protesters.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has ordered police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop using tear gas as "minimum" force on peaceful protesters.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe