Maputo’s Residents Can Now Use Gas, but Dropping Charcoal Is Proving Hard

[The Conversation Africa] Like many other men and women in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in extreme poverty, he now has his own business and lives with his family in Zimpeto, a growing …

[The Conversation Africa] Like many other men and women in Mozambique's capital, Maputo, Agostinho feels optimistic about the future. After years of living in extreme poverty, he now has his own business and lives with his family in Zimpeto, a growing neighbourhood in the northern outer end of Maputo.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Restructuring – the New Silver Bullet

[Guardian] If you have been following political events in Nigeria recently, you can’t but have heard the word “restructuring”. Everyone seems to be talking about it. From politicians to journalists, and from social media activists to secessionist group…

[Guardian] If you have been following political events in Nigeria recently, you can't but have heard the word "restructuring". Everyone seems to be talking about it. From politicians to journalists, and from social media activists to secessionist groups. Nigeria has been through tough times recently and in some context, it is understandable that people latch on to an idea they believe holds all the answers. The proverbial silver bullet or magic button. Restructuring currently seems to be holding that title.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ogoni Cleanup – Compensation Would’ve Sparked Crisis – Monarch

[Vanguard] Ogoni -Chairman, Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, Ogoni, Rivers State, HRM Mene Godwin-Gininwa, Gbene-Mene Tari, has commended the United Nations, UN, for excluding payment of compensation in its Report on Ogoni clean-up, saying …

[Vanguard] Ogoni -Chairman, Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, Ogoni, Rivers State, HRM Mene Godwin-Gininwa, Gbene-Mene Tari, has commended the United Nations, UN, for excluding payment of compensation in its Report on Ogoni clean-up, saying it could have ignited a crisis with people killing themselves in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Tragedy in the Nuba Mountains – Hunger and Starvation Are Constants

[The Conversation Africa] Ever since the war between the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North and the government of Sudan broke out in June 2011, the government has carried out almost daily aerial attacks against civilians living in the Nuba Mounta…

[The Conversation Africa] Ever since the war between the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North and the government of Sudan broke out in June 2011, the government has carried out almost daily aerial attacks against civilians living in the Nuba Mountains. When not killed, the people suffer horrific injuries, including sheared limbs and inner organs ground to mush.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Declare Emergency On Education, Malala Tells Govt

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the education of girl child and young boys.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Pakistani activist for female education, Malala Yousafzai, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the education of girl child and young boys.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Inga Dam Mirage Recedes, Again

[AfricaFocus] The latest projections for the Inga 3 hydroelectric project on the Congo River to become operational, cited in press reports last week, are 2024 or 2025. But even if the project is financed and constructed, says a new report, the project …

[AfricaFocus] The latest projections for the Inga 3 hydroelectric project on the Congo River to become operational, cited in press reports last week, are 2024 or 2025. But even if the project is financed and constructed, says a new report, the project will likely provide only minimal electric power for the people of Democratic Republic of the Congo and burden the country with more unsustainable debt.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Quit Notice – Igbo Youths in the North Commend Peace Moves By Ohanaeze

[Vanguard] IGBO indigenes living in the 19 Northern States have commended Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, over its meeting with the Arewa youths with a view to resolving the October 1 deadline quit notice to the Igbo in the North.

[Vanguard] IGBO indigenes living in the 19 Northern States have commended Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, over its meeting with the Arewa youths with a view to resolving the October 1 deadline quit notice to the Igbo in the North.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NHIs – Adewole Okays Suspension of 8 Officials

[Vanguard] In the wake of the suspension of Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has approved the suspension of eight other officials of the scheme.

[Vanguard] In the wake of the suspension of Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has approved the suspension of eight other officials of the scheme.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Minister Must Give Threatened MP Protection – Opposition

[News24Wire] Police Minister Fikile Mbalula must provide protection to ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza following multiple death threats against her, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday.

[News24Wire] Police Minister Fikile Mbalula must provide protection to ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza following multiple death threats against her, the Democratic Alliance said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Curious Baboon Causes Blackout in Tourist Town

[Deutsche Welle] An overly inquisitive baboon has triggered a power cut in a Zambian town near Victoria Falls. The animal suffered an electric shock, but survived the incident that experts say would have killed a human.

[Deutsche Welle] An overly inquisitive baboon has triggered a power cut in a Zambian town near Victoria Falls. The animal suffered an electric shock, but survived the incident that experts say would have killed a human.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia