Companies Defy Odds, Reopen

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE’S distressed companies defied odds to re-open after the annual shutdown last year, despite fears many would fail to resume operations due to a worsening economic environment.

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE'S distressed companies defied odds to re-open after the annual shutdown last year, despite fears many would fail to resume operations due to a worsening economic environment.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Floods to Worsen Nation’s Health Woes

[Financial Gazette] FLOODED rivers and homes, collapsing infrastructure, uncollected garbage, rotting vegetables at vegetable markets, clogged storm water drains and traffic jams caused by flooded streets have all become talking points on social media …

[Financial Gazette] FLOODED rivers and homes, collapsing infrastructure, uncollected garbage, rotting vegetables at vegetable markets, clogged storm water drains and traffic jams caused by flooded streets have all become talking points on social media as Zimbabweans try to laugh off their otherwise appalling conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Trade Deficit Decline By U.S.$1 Billion in 2016

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE’S trade deficit declined to US$2,3 billion last year from US$3,3 billion in 2015, figures from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) revealed.

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWE'S trade deficit declined to US$2,3 billion last year from US$3,3 billion in 2015, figures from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Why Disability Should be Redefined to Include Infertility

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility, the inability to conceive or sustain a successful pregnancy, affects more than 48 million couples in the world. Of these, ten million live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility, the inability to conceive or sustain a successful pregnancy, affects more than 48 million couples in the world. Of these, ten million live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

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