Unpacking the Issues Around Fracking in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo – an arid part of the country that spans more than 400 000 square kilometres – to add to its energy mix. The possibility of “fracking” in the region has prov…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has been considering shale gas development in the Karoo - an arid part of the country that spans more than 400 000 square kilometres - to add to its energy mix. The possibility of "fracking" in the region has provoked heated debate. The Conversation Africa's Ozayr Patel asked Robert Scholes and Greg Schreiner to unpack the issues.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Miners, Govt to Benefit From Resource Estimation Project

[Citizen] Butiama -The government is expected to spend a whopping Sh8.2 billion for mineral resources estimation, a project that would end challenges facing small scale miners.

[Citizen] Butiama -The government is expected to spend a whopping Sh8.2 billion for mineral resources estimation, a project that would end challenges facing small scale miners.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Again, Lagos Police Arrest 300 Hoodlums

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Detectives from the Lagos State Police Command yesterday raided criminal hideouts in Lagos Island and arrested yet another batch of 300 suspected criminals.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Detectives from the Lagos State Police Command yesterday raided criminal hideouts in Lagos Island and arrested yet another batch of 300 suspected criminals.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Transport Deal a Milestone for Regional Trade

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Uganda and Tanzania trade is heading into a milestone after the former opted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Uganda and Tanzania trade is heading into a milestone after the former opted to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation and Improvement of Ports and Inland Waterways and Railway Transport Services.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Healing the Scars of War Might Curtail Its Spread

[IRIN] It’s often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention?

[IRIN] It's often said that prevention is better than cure. But when it comes to the devastation wreaked upon civilians by armed groups, can cure serve as a form of prevention?

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Parliament Rejects DA Claims of Quashing Probe Into SABC Inquiry Liars

[News24Wire] Claims that Speaker Baleka Mbete seeks to quash a probe into allegations that people lied to Parliament’s ad hoc committee into the SABC board are “erroneous and without basis”.

[News24Wire] Claims that Speaker Baleka Mbete seeks to quash a probe into allegations that people lied to Parliament's ad hoc committee into the SABC board are "erroneous and without basis".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town Evictions – Residents Want City to Provide Alternative Accommodation

[News24Wire] A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

[News24Wire] A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa