Miners Plead for Special Loans

[Times of Zambia] THE Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has urged Government and cooperating partners to establish a special micro loan facility for miners, to make economic diversification in mining areas feasible.

[Times of Zambia] THE Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ) has urged Government and cooperating partners to establish a special micro loan facility for miners, to make economic diversification in mining areas feasible.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Hundreds of Thousands May Drop Out of School

[New Zimbabwe] OVER 300 000 pupils under the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) may drop-out of school if government does not review upwards the Social Services ministry budget, Parliament has been told.

[New Zimbabwe] OVER 300 000 pupils under the Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM) may drop-out of school if government does not review upwards the Social Services ministry budget, Parliament has been told.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The Gambia – a Beacon for African Democracy?

[Deutsche Welle] West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS was able to exert huge pressure on Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh and force him to step down. Other African regional blocs don’t have ECOWAS’s clout.

[Deutsche Welle] West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS was able to exert huge pressure on Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh and force him to step down. Other African regional blocs don't have ECOWAS's clout.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Inside America’s Damning Verdict On Murtala Muhammed, Obasanjo After 1975 Coup

[Premium Times] For nearly half a century after his stint as Nigeria’s military leader, Murtala Muhammed remained widely regarded as a dogged corruption fighter who took fearless steps against official graft.

[Premium Times] For nearly half a century after his stint as Nigeria's military leader, Murtala Muhammed remained widely regarded as a dogged corruption fighter who took fearless steps against official graft.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ford South Africa Failed to Protect Its Reputation. What It Should Have Done

[The Conversation Africa] Ford South Africa has suffered huge damage to its reputation thanks to its poor handling of a crisis involving some of its Kuga cars.

[The Conversation Africa] Ford South Africa has suffered huge damage to its reputation thanks to its poor handling of a crisis involving some of its Kuga cars.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Foils Boko Haram’s Attempt to Capture Military Base

[Premium Times] There was intense exchange of gunfire in Borno on Wednesday night as a huge number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists descended on a military base in Yobe with the intention of dislodging the troops there and taking over the location.

[Premium Times] There was intense exchange of gunfire in Borno on Wednesday night as a huge number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists descended on a military base in Yobe with the intention of dislodging the troops there and taking over the location.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘He Will Be Different’ – Gambians on New President

[Al Jazeera] Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

[Al Jazeera] Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected almost two months ago but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

President Barrow Receives Warm Welcome on Homecoming

[Deutsche Welle] Gambians have celebrated the arrival of their new President Adama Barrow after a post-election crisis forced him to flee. After two decades of rule under Jammeh, Barrow’s return signifies a new chapter for the country.

[Deutsche Welle] Gambians have celebrated the arrival of their new President Adama Barrow after a post-election crisis forced him to flee. After two decades of rule under Jammeh, Barrow's return signifies a new chapter for the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Meet ‘Granny’, The Smiley Old Dog Stealing Our Hearts

[News24Wire] What if Zimbabwe’s animal stories weren’t only about elephants and lions but about the myriad faithful crossbred dogs who live far from the country’s towns and cities?

[News24Wire] What if Zimbabwe's animal stories weren't only about elephants and lions but about the myriad faithful crossbred dogs who live far from the country's towns and cities?

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe