Armyworm Outbreak – Is Climate Change to Blame?

[IPS] Pemba -Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story – another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

[IPS] Pemba -Surrender Hamufuba of Mwanamambo village in Pemba district recalls how he battled Armyworms in 2012. Fast-forward to 2016 and it is a similar story - another pest infestation on an even larger scale.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Nation’s Emergency Medical Services Needs Major Work

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s striking doctors are telling their horror stories on social media using the hashtag – #MyBadDoctorExperience. Many relate to emergency situations and how doctors are suffering from having to deal with poorly staffed an…

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's striking doctors are telling their horror stories on social media using the hashtag - #MyBadDoctorExperience. Many relate to emergency situations and how doctors are suffering from having to deal with poorly staffed and under-equipped hospitals. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Benjamin Wachira about the state of the country's emergency medical services and what can be done to improve them.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Anglophone Areas Suffer Internet Blackout

[Al Jazeera] English-speaking regions of Cameroon continue to suffer an internet blackout after Anglophone teachers, lawyers and students went on strike against the government’s alleged bias towards Francophones.

[Al Jazeera] English-speaking regions of Cameroon continue to suffer an internet blackout after Anglophone teachers, lawyers and students went on strike against the government's alleged bias towards Francophones.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Initiative to Boost Ruling Party’s Image a ‘Love Campaign’ – Activist

[News24Wire] It wasn’t a smear campaign, but a “love campaign”, which drove African National Congress activist Shaka Sisulu to launch an unsanctioned project to boost the party’s troubled image ahead of the 2016 local government elections.

[News24Wire] It wasn't a smear campaign, but a "love campaign", which drove African National Congress activist Shaka Sisulu to launch an unsanctioned project to boost the party's troubled image ahead of the 2016 local government elections.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Al-Shabab Attack At Mogadishu Hotel ‘Kills 28’

[Al Jazeera] At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, according to officials.

[Al Jazeera] At least 28 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack carried out by al-Shabab at a popular hotel in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, according to officials.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Gambians Ready to Rebuild Their Country ‘From Scratch’

[Al Jazeera] On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered on the tarmac.

[Al Jazeera] On Saturday, Yahya Jammeh boarded a private jet with a smile on his face. Holding a Quran in one hand, the former president of The Gambia waved at a group of about 50 well-wishers who had gathered on the tarmac.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Bidvest Profits Plunge – Report

[Namibian] BIDVEST Namibia says it anticipates basic earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the half-year ended 31 December 2016 to be down between 77% and 82% on the corresponding period in 2015.

[Namibian] BIDVEST Namibia says it anticipates basic earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the half-year ended 31 December 2016 to be down between 77% and 82% on the corresponding period in 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

10 Die As Dogs Bite 26 000

[The Herald] About 26 000 people were bitten by dogs last year, with 10 of them dying from such bites, while statistics reveal that the majority of the dogs were not vaccinated and some of them were stray.A survey by the Ministry of Health and Child Ca…

[The Herald] About 26 000 people were bitten by dogs last year, with 10 of them dying from such bites, while statistics reveal that the majority of the dogs were not vaccinated and some of them were stray.A survey by the Ministry of Health and Child Care recorded under the weekly reports on Epidemic-Prone Diseases, Deaths and Public Health Events indicated that an average of 500 people were bitten by dogs every week in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Promoting Peace By Waging War – African Interventionism

[IRIN] Nairobi -Africa, the world’s poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering.

[IRIN] Nairobi -Africa, the world's poorest continent, faces many security challenges. But its leaders are not slow to intervene in crises when they can, as Yahya Jammeh in the Gambia is now discovering.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia