Buhari Finally Speaks On Video of Nigerians Being Sold As Slaves in Libya

[Premium Times] Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident.

[Premium Times] Weeks after CNN started airing videos of many Africans including Nigerians being sold as slaves in Libya, President Muhammadu Buhari finally spoke on the incident.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Kaduna Sacks 4,042 LG Workers

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Kaduna state government yesterday explained reason for the ongoing local government restructuring, saying the disengagement of 4,042 council workers is to take away redundancy, enhance effective delivery and as well strengthen…

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Kaduna state government yesterday explained reason for the ongoing local government restructuring, saying the disengagement of 4,042 council workers is to take away redundancy, enhance effective delivery and as well strengthen the LG system to carry out developmental projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zimbabwe landmine clearance celebrates Mugabe’s fall

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is to embark on a massive clearance of landmines that colonial forces laid at the borders with neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle over 40 years ago. The company contracted for the exercise said it was buoyed by the recent resignation of veteran leader […]

Danger of landmines that requires urgent attention

from MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE is to embark on a massive clearance of landmines that colonial forces laid at the borders with neighbouring countries during the liberation struggle over 40 years ago.

The company contracted for the exercise said it was buoyed by the recent resignation of veteran leader Robert Mugabe and inspired by “new beginnings” in the country ahead of the clearance.

The Ministry of Defence has contracted the Belgian non-governmental organisation, Anti-Personnel Landmines Removal Product Development (also known as APOPO), famous for training African giant rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis.

Set to boost tourism in Southern Africa, the exercise will be conducted at the Zimbabwean side of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, the largest conservation area in the world, also spanning to Mozambique and South Africa.

“Robert Mugabe’s resignation after (almost) four decades of rule now marks the beginning of a new era for Zimbabwe,” said Christophe Cox, Chief Executive Officer of APOPO.

“It is time to move forward and remove these dangerous explosives from the country. Landmines and wildlife do not mix.”

The landmines are causing a serious threat to already endangered wildlife such as elephants and lions, as well as to local communities desperately in need of the land for agriculture.

Laid along the Mozambique border by the Rhodesian army to halt movement of liberation fighters across countries, the landmines are a grim reminder of the war that killed thousands.

The minefield has one of the highest densities in the world with about 5 500 landmines per kilometre, endangering movement.

Scores of people have lost their limbs.

Clearing the landmines is also set open new economic opportunities for the region as safari operators and conservation-focused ecotourism companies.

“We are proud to be able to help Zimbabwe rid itself of these mines during an incredibly important period in the nation’s history,” Cox said.

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source: CAJ News Africa » Engineering

AfDB Launches Youth Advisory Group

[This Day] The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa’s youth, as outlined in the Ba…

[This Day] The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa's youth, as outlined in the Bank's Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy (JfYA).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nitda Clears EFCC’s ICT Security Infrastructure Upgrade

[Vanguard] The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has given clean bill of health to the ICT Security and Systems Infrastructure Upgrade of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Nigeria Financial Intelligence Un…

[Vanguard] The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has given clean bill of health to the ICT Security and Systems Infrastructure Upgrade of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Muntu Not Quitting FDC, Calls for Frank Discussions

[Observer] Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu says he’s not leaving the party as some had anticipated following his loss to Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) last weekend.

[Observer] Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Gen Gregory Mugisha Muntu says he's not leaving the party as some had anticipated following his loss to Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) last weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Buhari – Majority of Dead Migrants Could Be Nigerians

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not be surprised if the majority of the 26 female migrants who died in the Mediterranean and buried recently in Italy were Nigerians.

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not be surprised if the majority of the 26 female migrants who died in the Mediterranean and buried recently in Italy were Nigerians.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria