Pain, Tears of Oil Exploitation – Gas Flare, Acid Rain Still Haunt Niger Delta

[Vanguard] When oil and gas production started at the Erhoike flow station, Kokori/Orogun bloc, Delta State in 1963, just three years after the nation’s independence, the villagers, chiefly subsistence farmers, who were living in obscurity jumped with …

[Vanguard] When oil and gas production started at the Erhoike flow station, Kokori/Orogun bloc, Delta State in 1963, just three years after the nation's independence, the villagers, chiefly subsistence farmers, who were living in obscurity jumped with joy at the amazing gas flare which illuminated their community every night.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

State Says House to Cost Sh1.5 Million in ‘Big Four’ Plan

[Nation] Average house prices for home buyers under a State housing plan will fall to Sh1.5 million from the current market price of Sh5 million per unit, the government says.The 70 per cent drop will be supported by free public land to private propert…

[Nation] Average house prices for home buyers under a State housing plan will fall to Sh1.5 million from the current market price of Sh5 million per unit, the government says.The 70 per cent drop will be supported by free public land to private property developers and building of access roads, electricity and water connection to housing schemes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why Zuma’s Trial Matters for South Africa’s Constitutional Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] Former South African president Jacob Zuma’s court appearance carries huge significance for the country. That’s because his criminal trial is not merely about public outrage at state capture and corruption in high political off…

[The Conversation Africa] Former South African president Jacob Zuma's court appearance carries huge significance for the country. That's because his criminal trial is not merely about public outrage at state capture and corruption in high political offices. Nor is it just about Zuma facing the consequences of his abuse of office. Or the criminal justice implications of a former president being charged with a series of crimes.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court to Decide on Uasu Strike Today

[Nation] The fate of the one-month strike by university lecturers will be determined in court today, even as the government insists that it can only make a counter-offer after a staff audit and job evaluation are done.

[Nation] The fate of the one-month strike by university lecturers will be determined in court today, even as the government insists that it can only make a counter-offer after a staff audit and job evaluation are done.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Masisi to Attend Moremi Funeral

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi will attend the funeral of the late Botswana’s Ambassador to Germany, Ms Tswelopele Moremi to be held at Phomolong Private Cemeteries in Phakalane on April 7.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Mokgweetsi Masisi will attend the funeral of the late Botswana's Ambassador to Germany, Ms Tswelopele Moremi to be held at Phomolong Private Cemeteries in Phakalane on April 7.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

The Eve of Zuma’s Day in Court – the True Believers Await Their Martyred Msholozi

[Daily Maverick] On the eve of former president Jacob Zuma’s day in court, his supporters gathered in central Durban to show their ongoing appreciation of a man who they feel is being treated unjustly by the media, society, the ANC, and the courts. En …

[Daily Maverick] On the eve of former president Jacob Zuma's day in court, his supporters gathered in central Durban to show their ongoing appreciation of a man who they feel is being treated unjustly by the media, society, the ANC, and the courts. En masse, they defied orders from the top of the ANC not to wear party regalia in defence of Zuma - saying that they refused to be controlled in this manner.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Team Botswana Ready for Duty

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana athletics team is expected to start competing on Sunday (April 8) at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana athletics team is expected to start competing on Sunday (April 8) at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana