Eco Film Fest Review – Plastic, Plastic, Everywhere – and Not a Drop to Drink

[Daily Maverick] Journalist Craig Leeson was planning to film blue whales when he instead encountered a soupy mess of microplastics in the deep sea. What followed was the documentary A Plastic Ocean, screened at this year’s Eco Film Festival. By MARELI…

[Daily Maverick] Journalist Craig Leeson was planning to film blue whales when he instead encountered a soupy mess of microplastics in the deep sea. What followed was the documentary A Plastic Ocean, screened at this year's Eco Film Festival. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

National Land Forum – ANC Leaders Struggle to Find Coherent Message On Expropriation

[Daily Maverick] In Johannesburg this week, a two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Human Rights is attempting to thrash out the issue of land expropriation without compensation. The summit, an initiative of Parliament, has already …

[Daily Maverick] In Johannesburg this week, a two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Human Rights is attempting to thrash out the issue of land expropriation without compensation. The summit, an initiative of Parliament, has already caused controversy about who's included in the talks and who isn't. On the opening day, it was clear that government leaders will battle to stay on the same page. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Calls for Strong Economic Partnership

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said the longstanding diplomatic and bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Serbia need to be consolidated in trade and investment frontiers.

[Ethiopian Herald] President Dr. Mulatu Teshome said the longstanding diplomatic and bilateral relations between Ethiopia and Serbia need to be consolidated in trade and investment frontiers.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

No Demand, Supply Gaps of Cotton – Institute

[Ethiopian Herald] The demand and the supply of cotton produced in the fiscal year are compatible and there is no shortage of cotton, said the Ethiopian Textile Industry Institute.

[Ethiopian Herald] The demand and the supply of cotton produced in the fiscal year are compatible and there is no shortage of cotton, said the Ethiopian Textile Industry Institute.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Escaping Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa – “According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty,” said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District. She would know – she was marri…

[UNFPA] FREETOWN, Sierra Leone/Johannesburg, South Africa - "According to our tradition, a girl should get married when she reaches puberty," said Zainab Binta Jalloh, a 23-year-old from Sierra Leone's Koinadugu District. She would know - she was married when she was 15 years old.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Anti-Trafficking Charity Launches Materials Aimed At Kenyan Children

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking, in a bid to combat child slavery and exploitation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tendai Ndoro Case Referred to FIFA

[SAFA] Arbitrator Nassir Cassim SC has ruled that the Tendai Ndoro matter be referred to the world football governing body, FIFA arguing the PSL’s Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

[SAFA] Arbitrator Nassir Cassim SC has ruled that the Tendai Ndoro matter be referred to the world football governing body, FIFA arguing the PSL's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Convicted Racist Denied Bail, Pending Leave to Appeal

[News24Wire] Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg has been denied bail pending her leave to appeal, in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. This comes after Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison. One year is suspended for three years, on conditi…

[News24Wire] Former real estate agent Vicki Momberg has been denied bail pending her leave to appeal, in the Randburg Magistrate's Court. This comes after Momberg was sentenced to three years in prison. One year is suspended for three years, on condition that she is not convicted of crimen injuria. Defence lawyer Kevin Lawlor submitted that Momberg be released on bail following her sentence.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa