UDM Sticks to Its Guns Ahead of Nelson Mandela Bay Showdown

[News24Wire] The United Democratic Movement will continue to support an opposition-sponsored mayoral candidate in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday, despite the odds swinging in favour of the DA’s Athol Trollip.

[News24Wire] The United Democratic Movement will continue to support an opposition-sponsored mayoral candidate in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro on Thursday, despite the odds swinging in favour of the DA's Athol Trollip.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

TTCL, Tigo Tanzania Allow Cross-Network Mobile Money Transfer

[East African] Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL), a state-owned firm, hopes to catch up with other telcos in the country offering mobile money transfer services.

[East African] Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL), a state-owned firm, hopes to catch up with other telcos in the country offering mobile money transfer services.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Eco Film Fest Review – Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere – and Not a Drop to Drink

[Daily Maverick] Journalist Craig Leeson was planning to film blue whales when he instead encountered a soupy mess of microplastics in the deep sea. What followed was the documentary A Plastic Ocean, screened at this year’s Eco Film Festival. By MARELI…

[Daily Maverick] Journalist Craig Leeson was planning to film blue whales when he instead encountered a soupy mess of microplastics in the deep sea. What followed was the documentary A Plastic Ocean, screened at this year's Eco Film Festival. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

National Land Forum – ANC Leaders Struggle to Find Coherent Message On Expropriation

[Daily Maverick] In Johannesburg this week, a two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Human Rights is attempting to thrash out the issue of land expropriation without compensation. The summit, an initiative of Parliament, has already …

[Daily Maverick] In Johannesburg this week, a two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Human Rights is attempting to thrash out the issue of land expropriation without compensation. The summit, an initiative of Parliament, has already caused controversy about who's included in the talks and who isn't. On the opening day, it was clear that government leaders will battle to stay on the same page. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Calls for Strong Economic Partnership

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said the longstanding diplomatic and bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Serbia need to be consolidated in trade and investment frontiers.

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said the longstanding diplomatic and bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Serbia need to be consolidated in trade and investment frontiers.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

No Demand, Supply Gaps of Cotton – Institute

[Ethiopian Herald] The demand and the supply of cotton produced in the fiscal year are compatible and there is no shortage of cotton, said the Ethiopian Textile Industry Institute.

[Ethiopian Herald] The demand and the supply of cotton produced in the fiscal year are compatible and there is no shortage of cotton, said the Ethiopian Textile Industry Institute.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Escaping Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa – “According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty,” said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District. She would know – she was marri…

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa - "According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone's Koinadugu District. She would know - she was married when she was 15 years old.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Anti-Trafficking Charity Launches Materials Aimed At Kenyan Children

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya