Suspected Cop Killers’ Freedom Bid Flops

[CAJ News] The Zimbabwean High Court has dismissed a freedom bid by three opposition political party activists sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly murdering a police officer. Tungamirai Madzokere, Last Maengahama and Yvonne Musarurwa are serv…

[CAJ News] The Zimbabwean High Court has dismissed a freedom bid by three opposition political party activists sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly murdering a police officer. Tungamirai Madzokere, Last Maengahama and Yvonne Musarurwa are serving the sentence at the fearsome Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison outside Harare for allegedly murdering Petros Mutedza, a Zimbabwe Republic Police inspector in May last year as anti-government protests spiked.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nersa to Conduct Public Hearings Into Eskom Tariff Application

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will conduct nationwide public hearings in October and November as part of its decision-making process into Eskom’s revenue application for the 2018/19 financial year.

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will conduct nationwide public hearings in October and November as part of its decision-making process into Eskom's revenue application for the 2018/19 financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Continent Is Rich in Diamonds but Still Poor

[Deutsche Welle] For months now, Africa’s rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned.

[Deutsche Welle] For months now, Africa's rough diamonds have been increasing in value but the sale proceeds do not reach the people. Instead, they benefit metropolitan elites and the mine companies, which are usually foreign-owned.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Success Against Salt – Farmers Battle Major Climate Change Threat

[IRIN] Dioffior -Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves, and disrup…

[IRIN] Dioffior -Climate change makes life harder for Senegalese farmers in many different ways: shorter rainy seasons, more frequent and longer dry spells and droughts, a lower water table, floods, coastal erosion, destruction of mangroves, and disruption of fish stocks. But most pernicious of all is the salinization of soil across large tracts of coastal and riverine farmland.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

EFCC Traces Dubai Properties to Diezani

[Daily Trust] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

[Daily Trust] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced properties in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Doubles Win Gives SA Lead in Davis Cup Tie

[News24Wire] South Africa’s doubles duo Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse produced a morale-boosting performance as they steamrolled their way to a 6-3 6-0 6-4 win over Danish duo Frederik Nielsen and Thomas Kromann in their Davis Cup Paribas Group II Eu…

[News24Wire] South Africa's doubles duo Raven Klaasen and Ruan Roelofse produced a morale-boosting performance as they steamrolled their way to a 6-3 6-0 6-4 win over Danish duo Frederik Nielsen and Thomas Kromann in their Davis Cup Paribas Group II Euro/Africa third-round clash on Saturday in Aarhus.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dozens of Burundian Refugees Killed

[CAJ News] The United Nations has demanded investigations into the killing of at least 30 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers by security forces in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

[CAJ News] The United Nations has demanded investigations into the killing of at least 30 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers by security forces in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi