Award Ceremony Held for First Mauritius Heritage Short Film Competition

[Government of Mauritius] An award ceremony for the first Mauritius Heritage Short Film Competition was held yesterday at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village. The ceremony organised by the National Heritage Fund (NHF) and the Mauritius Film…

[Government of Mauritius] An award ceremony for the first Mauritius Heritage Short Film Competition was held yesterday at the Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre in Bell Village. The ceremony organised by the National Heritage Fund (NHF) and the Mauritius Film Development Corporation (MFDC), lies in the context of activities marking the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2017, normally observed on 18 April.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

National Youth Games 2017 Promotes Sporting Values

[Government of Mauritius] The Finals of the National Youth Games 2017, aiming at promoting sporting values and encouraging the practice of sports among the youth, was launched yesterday at the Pandit Sahadeo Gymnasium, in Vacoas.

[Government of Mauritius] The Finals of the National Youth Games 2017, aiming at promoting sporting values and encouraging the practice of sports among the youth, was launched yesterday at the Pandit Sahadeo Gymnasium, in Vacoas.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Father to Spend Double Life Imprisonment for Rape

[SAPS] On Thursday, 13 April 2017, the Maphumulo Regional Court sentenced a 55-year-old father for raping his biological daughter. He was sentenced to double life imprisonment plus five years for sexual assault. He was also declared unfit to possess a …

[SAPS] On Thursday, 13 April 2017, the Maphumulo Regional Court sentenced a 55-year-old father for raping his biological daughter. He was sentenced to double life imprisonment plus five years for sexual assault. He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Vice President Boakai Pitches Economy to U.S. Investors

[Observer] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the Liberian government is focused on strategic investment, both domestic and foreign in value chain, plus downstream processed goods and in manufacturing, seeks to expand electricity distribution; as wel…

[Observer] Vice President Joseph N. Boakai says the Liberian government is focused on strategic investment, both domestic and foreign in value chain, plus downstream processed goods and in manufacturing, seeks to expand electricity distribution; as well as link creative financing for Major Small Medium Enterprises and commercially viable businesses.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kenya Varsity Students Recruited to Kill

[CAJ News] Nairobi -PUBLIC universities in Kenya have disintegrated into recruitment bases for Islamic extremists and terror groups. According to authorities, terrorist organisations such as the Al-Shabaab were radicalizing the university students, tra…

[CAJ News] Nairobi -PUBLIC universities in Kenya have disintegrated into recruitment bases for Islamic extremists and terror groups. According to authorities, terrorist organisations such as the Al-Shabaab were radicalizing the university students, training them and deploying them to carry out deadly acts in the East African country and neighbouring Somalia, where the Al-Shabaab is based. "A number of university students have been reported missing only to be traced in Somalia or Syria where it is believed they are training wi

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

More Mass Graves Unearthed in DRC

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -United Nations investigators have confirmed the existence of at least 17 further mass graves in a Democratic Republic of the Congo region that is a scene of clashes between soldiers and a local militia. This brings to 40 the number…

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -United Nations investigators have confirmed the existence of at least 17 further mass graves in a Democratic Republic of the Congo region that is a scene of clashes between soldiers and a local militia. This brings to 40 the number of mass graves documented in the Kasai region. Staff from the UN Joint Human Rights Office and UN Police have confirmed the presence of the additional graves. Fifteen of the mass graves are in a cemetery in the town of Tshimbulu and two in the locality of Tshienk. The UN team ga

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ethnic Cleansing Shoots up in Burundi

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -THE United Nations is alarmed at the escalating violation of human rights in Burundi, where a major increase in enforced disappearance and discovery of dozens of unidentified bodies has been noted since the beginning of the year. …

[CAJ News] Bujumbura -THE United Nations is alarmed at the escalating violation of human rights in Burundi, where a major increase in enforced disappearance and discovery of dozens of unidentified bodies has been noted since the beginning of the year. This coincided with Imbonerakure, the rogue youth of the ruling party, fanning hate speech, violence and rape of government critics. UN high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed fear at widespread rallies across the country where the young men repeatedly

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Mali Militants Frustrate Peace Keepers

[CAJ News] Bamako -PEACE keepers in Mali are enduring daily attacks from militants thriving on the anarchy prevailing in the country. Two attacks have been recorded this week, which left several members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated…

[CAJ News] Bamako -PEACE keepers in Mali are enduring daily attacks from militants thriving on the anarchy prevailing in the country. Two attacks have been recorded this week, which left several members of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (Minusma) and civilians injured. A vehicle belonging to the peacekeeping mission has struck an improvised explosive device or mine about 30 kilometres south of Tessalit in the Kidal region. The vehicle, part of an escort of a logistics convoy, has

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Debunking Myths About South African History Curriculum

[Daily Maverick] To make sure that a popular debate about the history curriculum and its Eurocentrism is informed by facts, I have created a cheat sheet for those interested in what the official government curriculum actually states.

[Daily Maverick] To make sure that a popular debate about the history curriculum and its Eurocentrism is informed by facts, I have created a cheat sheet for those interested in what the official government curriculum actually states.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa