Uganda Pressed for Land Amid Refugee Influx

[VOA] The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating plots of land for …

[VOA] The refugee population in Uganda stands at more than 1.4 million and growing, thanks to conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The influx is forcing Uganda to rethink its decades-old policy of allocating plots of land for refugees to farm and live on.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Thirteen in Court Over Botched Rwf1 Billion Fraud

[New Times] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Nyamirambo, on Wednesday, started hearing a case involving three Nigerian nationals and eleven Rwandans accused of hacking into a local bank with an aim of stealing money said to be above Rwf1 billion.

[New Times] The Nyarugenge Intermediate Court in Nyamirambo, on Wednesday, started hearing a case involving three Nigerian nationals and eleven Rwandans accused of hacking into a local bank with an aim of stealing money said to be above Rwf1 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Analysis – the Zuma Graft Case and the Question of Intention

[Daily Maverick] Former president Jacob Zuma is due to make his first appearance in the Durban High Court on Friday, to face charges of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud. One factor complicating Zuma’s defence is the fact that the ma…

[Daily Maverick] Former president Jacob Zuma is due to make his first appearance in the Durban High Court on Friday, to face charges of racketeering, corruption, money laundering and fraud. One factor complicating Zuma's defence is the fact that the man from whom Zuma allegedly received bribes - Schabir Shaik - was convicted of corruption in 2005. Zuma can't argue that he wasn't paid by Shaik, so his defence may rest heavily on the question of why the former president thought he was being treated so generously by his benef

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tobacco Firms Fail to Warn Farmers of Nicotine Poisoning Dangers

[HRW] Everyone sat on a thatched blanket spread outside under the warm sun, near the tobacco curing barn, with flat farmland, green grass and the occasional tree stretching as far as the eye could see. Admire (not his real name), a tobacco farmer in Zi…

[HRW] Everyone sat on a thatched blanket spread outside under the warm sun, near the tobacco curing barn, with flat farmland, green grass and the occasional tree stretching as far as the eye could see. Admire (not his real name), a tobacco farmer in Zimbabwe, had welcomed the researcher Margaret Wurth and two colleagues onto his property. Admire, together with his wife and their 20-year-old daughter, who both held energetic babies, talked with the researchers about tobacco farming.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Revealed – The Bitter Harvest for Children Working on Tobacco Farms

[HRW] Harare -Government, Companies Failing to Protect Workers, Small-Scale FarmersChildren and adults who work on Zimbabwe’s tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released t…

[HRW] Harare -Government, Companies Failing to Protect Workers, Small-Scale FarmersChildren and adults who work on Zimbabwe's tobacco farms are facing serious risks to their health as well as labor abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Child labor and other human rights abuses on tobacco farms in Zimbabwe tarnish the tobacco industry's contributions to the country's economic growth and improved livelihoods.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Why Senate Panel Didn’t Indict Allison’

[Guardian] Former chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Ahmed Markarfi yesterday gave reasons his panel did not indict former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison- Maduake over alleged non-remittance of $49.8 billion to the Federation Accoun…

[Guardian] Former chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, Ahmed Markarfi yesterday gave reasons his panel did not indict former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison- Maduake over alleged non-remittance of $49.8 billion to the Federation Account by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Suspected Cattle Rustlers Kill Three Police Officers

[Nation] Tension is high in Archers Post on the Samburu-Isiolo–Laikipia border after four people, among them three police officers, were shot dead on Wednesday evening while tracking stolen goats.

[Nation] Tension is high in Archers Post on the Samburu-Isiolo--Laikipia border after four people, among them three police officers, were shot dead on Wednesday evening while tracking stolen goats.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Power Sector Loses N108 Billion in First Quarter

[Guardian] Nigeria’s power sector lost about N108 billion during the first three months of this year due to several constraints inhibiting the regular supply of electricity in the country.

[Guardian] Nigeria's power sector lost about N108 billion during the first three months of this year due to several constraints inhibiting the regular supply of electricity in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria