SAPS Condemns Assassination of Police Member

[SAPS] Pretoria: The Acting National Police Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, calls on members of the public to assist law enforcement agencies in condemning and apprehending those responsible for t…

[SAPS] Pretoria: The Acting National Police Commissioner of the South African Police Service, Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, calls on members of the public to assist law enforcement agencies in condemning and apprehending those responsible for the on-going killings of members of the South African Police Service.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Citizens Stage ‘Silent Protest’ to Demand Internet

[Deutsche Welle] Internet users in Cameroon have once again taken to the streets urging their government to restore internet connectivity in English-speaking regions. Monday marks three months since internet services were cut off.

[Deutsche Welle] Internet users in Cameroon have once again taken to the streets urging their government to restore internet connectivity in English-speaking regions. Monday marks three months since internet services were cut off.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Internet Shutdown Inspires Punitive Proposal Targeting African Governments

[RFI] Spotlight on Africa this week discusses a proposal which would punish African governments if they shut down access to the internet. The punitive measures have been inspired by a three-month shutdown in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions that the autho…

[RFI] Spotlight on Africa this week discusses a proposal which would punish African governments if they shut down access to the internet. The punitive measures have been inspired by a three-month shutdown in Cameroon's Anglophone regions that the authorities have imposed following a series of protests and demonstrations. The plan by some internet service providers would restrict African governments' access to internet resources if they stop their citizens from accessing the web. Authors of the proposal hope the

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Opposition Snub Freedom Celebrations

[CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWEAN opposition parties have boycotted the country’s independence celebrations in protest of the deteriorating human rights situation and the collapse of the economy. On Tuesday, the country marked 37 years since independence f…

[CAJ News] Harare -ZIMBABWEAN opposition parties have boycotted the country's independence celebrations in protest of the deteriorating human rights situation and the collapse of the economy. On Tuesday, the country marked 37 years since independence from Britain. Opposition parties however stayed away from the annual festivities held in Harare arguing the country had nothing to celebrate in the wake of rising poverty, dictatorship, unemployment and human rights abuses blamed on President Robert Mugabe (93) and Zanu-PF, in p

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘The Ocean Is Not a Dumping Ground’

[IPS] Port-Louis -An internationally renowned scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius’s sixth president on June 5, 2015 – and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world.

[IPS] Port-Louis -An internationally renowned scientist, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim became Mauritius's sixth president on June 5, 2015 - and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Ethiopia, Canada to Boost Mining, Energy Sector Cooperation

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Canada agreed to cement bilateral cooperation on energy and mining developments and the latter has keen interest in carrying out capacity building activities.

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia and Canada agreed to cement bilateral cooperation on energy and mining developments and the latter has keen interest in carrying out capacity building activities.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Extremist Media Outlets Abusing Journalism

[Ethiopian Herald] US and Europe based extremist and biased Amharic and English radio and other media outlets have on daily basis been solitary advocates of any opposition party in general and extremists such as Genbot 7, OLF and ONLF in particular. Th…

[Ethiopian Herald] US and Europe based extremist and biased Amharic and English radio and other media outlets have on daily basis been solitary advocates of any opposition party in general and extremists such as Genbot 7, OLF and ONLF in particular. These foreign based radio and other media outlets that are operating within the Diaspora sanctuary are misusing those countries' tax-payers money. Besides, they have not, among other things, lived up to the standard of responsible journalism in general and to their duties, respon

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Is Rising to Its Former Glory

[Ethiopian Herald] Historical manuscripts indicate that Ethiopia is one of the four origins of ancient great civilizations ever occurred on this planet. The Axumite civilization which was flourished in the northern part of the country should be noted a…

[Ethiopian Herald] Historical manuscripts indicate that Ethiopia is one of the four origins of ancient great civilizations ever occurred on this planet. The Axumite civilization which was flourished in the northern part of the country should be noted as true artifact of its civilization. It was a civilization that had ruled up to the South Arabia. However, after the downfall of the Axumite Kingdom, the country has experienced many up and downs. Persistent drought, dictatorship, lack of good governance and other natural and m

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

U.S. Overlooking Human Rights Concerns With Warplane Sale

[RFI] The US government is pushing forward with plans to sell light aircraft to the Nigerian military to help in their battle against the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram. Twelve Super Tucano attack aircraft worth 600 million dollars will be sold to …

[RFI] The US government is pushing forward with plans to sell light aircraft to the Nigerian military to help in their battle against the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram. Twelve Super Tucano attack aircraft worth 600 million dollars will be sold to Nigeria, according to US officials cited by several reports last week. However, there are still concerns about human rights abuses committed by the Nigerian military such as the accidental bombing in January of a camp for displaced people. Some experts also worry t

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Diseases and Sexual Violence Threaten Somalis, South Sudanese Escaping Famine – UN

[UN News] Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from…

[UN News] Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia