Two West Darfur Teachers Raped At Gunpoint

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Two men have been arrested after a group of armed herders entered a school in West Darfur and repeatedly raped two teachers. Journalist Alauldin Babikir told Radio Dabanga that at 12 pm on Tuesday, three young herders allege…

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Two men have been arrested after a group of armed herders entered a school in West Darfur and repeatedly raped two teachers. Journalist Alauldin Babikir told Radio Dabanga that at 12 pm on Tuesday, three young herders allegedly stormed the hostel of El Addar School, about ten kilometres north of the West Darfur capital El Geneina.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Govt Approves New Tax Policy, to Raise VAT On Luxury Goods

[This Day] In an effort to shore up the federal government’s revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods.

[This Day] In an effort to shore up the federal government's revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Al-Shabaab’ Militants Raid AP Camp in Arabia, Kenya

[Shabelle] Unknown number of police officers were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked an Administration Police camp in Mandera. The Thursday 1.25am raid happened at the camp in Arabia.

[Shabelle] Unknown number of police officers were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked an Administration Police camp in Mandera. The Thursday 1.25am raid happened at the camp in Arabia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Poor Funding Crippling Health Sector – Minister

[The Herald] The country must prioritise funding for health to revitalise the sector and ensure that no-one dies due to poor service delivery, senior Government officials have said.Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the “job free…

[The Herald] The country must prioritise funding for health to revitalise the sector and ensure that no-one dies due to poor service delivery, senior Government officials have said.Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the "job freeze policy" must never apply to the health sector as it only complicated the state of affairs while his former deputy, Dr Paul Chimedza, implored on Treasury to increase the health budget to improve health service delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The harsh crackdown on protesters will produce but a bitter result

[Camer.be] Cameroonians from the North West and South West, commonly called Anglophones, have chosen to expose their “ageing, stinking wounds” to the public. Strikes, demonstrations, riots, cities shutdown and civil disobedience have been their main we…

[Camer.be] Cameroonians from the North West and South West, commonly called Anglophones, have chosen to expose their "ageing, stinking wounds" to the public. Strikes, demonstrations, riots, cities shutdown and civil disobedience have been their main weapons.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Transforming South Africa Into an Open-Air Prison

[Daily Maverick] Q: The creation of a standalone Border Management Authority would be one of the most significant changes to the mechanics of the state since the dawn of democracy. Tabled as a priority at the recent ANC National Executive Committee’s L…

[Daily Maverick] Q: The creation of a standalone Border Management Authority would be one of the most significant changes to the mechanics of the state since the dawn of democracy. Tabled as a priority at the recent ANC National Executive Committee's Lekgotla, it is passing way under the radar. Why? A: Because the government wants it that way. RICHARD POPLAK, on South Africa's most slept on, and dystopian, sci-fi initiative.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

10 Yays for the AU!

[allAfrica] While the African Union gets a lot of flack for its inaction, they have taken *some* good decisions. We want to use Madam Chair’s departure to highlight those…

[allAfrica] While the African Union gets a lot of flack for its inaction, they have taken *some* good decisions. We want to use Madam Chair's departure to highlight those...

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

A Tour of the Kordofan Countryside Heritage (1)

[SudaNow] Khartoum -The customs, traditions and folklore heritage of Kordofan region of central west Sudan derives from the tribal occupations and way of livelihood which are basically dependent on pastoralism. Although the pastoralists vary in accorda…

[SudaNow] Khartoum -The customs, traditions and folklore heritage of Kordofan region of central west Sudan derives from the tribal occupations and way of livelihood which are basically dependent on pastoralism. Although the pastoralists vary in accordance with the animals they rear- camels, sheep and cattle- they have a number of factors in common, including affinity, interaction, neighborhood and inter-marriages which made up a unit of cohabitation in the plains, plateaus, hills and valleys and life has therefore become comm

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Sharmarke Warns Foreign Countries From Political Interference Bashes Frontline States Ethopia

[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmake on Wednesday warned against foreign countries interfering in the politics of Somalia in an apparent reference to Ethiopia

[Dalsan Radio] Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Sharmake on Wednesday warned against foreign countries interfering in the politics of Somalia in an apparent reference to Ethiopia

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia