Axe Murder Accused Takes the Stand in His Trial

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, Henri van Breda took the stand to testify in the trial in which he is accused of having axe-murdered his mother, father and brother in their home on a Stellenbosch estate in January 2015. After Judge Siraj Desai rejected a …

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday, Henri van Breda took the stand to testify in the trial in which he is accused of having axe-murdered his mother, father and brother in their home on a Stellenbosch estate in January 2015. After Judge Siraj Desai rejected a plea from Van Breda's legal team for the accused's testimony not to be broadcast by media, it did not take long for Van Breda to morph from a relatively composed young man on the stand to an individual who seemed visibly uncomfortable recounting his recollections of the night

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Malaria Campaign Saving Young Lives in Nigeria

[WHO] Following an 8-year conflict in north-eastern Nigeria, two-thirds of health facilities have been completely or partially destroyed leaving some 3.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at risk of life-threatening diseases. In Borno State, …

[WHO] Following an 8-year conflict in north-eastern Nigeria, two-thirds of health facilities have been completely or partially destroyed leaving some 3.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) at risk of life-threatening diseases. In Borno State, the number of malaria cases and deaths has soared, particularly among young children. WHO recently launched a special campaign aimed at rapidly reducing the malaria burden among children under 5 years of age. Dr Pedro Alonso, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Prog

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Innovative Breeding Platform to Improve Wheat Yields

[SAnews.gov.za] A partnership between government and the wheat production sector has led to the launch of a platform that will improve wheat yields, despite the challenging climate.

[SAnews.gov.za] A partnership between government and the wheat production sector has led to the launch of a platform that will improve wheat yields, despite the challenging climate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

George Weah Sounds Caveat – Supreme Court Decides Prohibition On Nov. 7 Runoff

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The fate of Liberia’s peace now rests in the hands of the justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Senator George Weah, standard bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has warned.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The fate of Liberia's peace now rests in the hands of the justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Senator George Weah, standard bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

North West Local Government and Human Settlements Concludes Training On Data Cleansing

[Govt of SA] The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima has concluded training of municipalities housing officials on data capturing and cleansing as well as the administration of the housing needs register.

[Govt of SA] The Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima has concluded training of municipalities housing officials on data capturing and cleansing as well as the administration of the housing needs register.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Use of Old Apartheid Flag Condemned

[SAnews.gov.za] Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has condemned the display of the old apartheid flag during the Black Monday protests, which took place in various parts of the country yesterday.

[SAnews.gov.za] Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has condemned the display of the old apartheid flag during the Black Monday protests, which took place in various parts of the country yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa