Gweru Needs U.S.$30 Million for Sewer

[The Herald] Gweru City Council requires $30 million to overhaul its sewer system, which is failing to meet the demand of the city’s growing population. The city has two sewer plants Cambridgeshire and Outfall. Outfall is not functioning at the moment….

[The Herald] Gweru City Council requires $30 million to overhaul its sewer system, which is failing to meet the demand of the city's growing population. The city has two sewer plants Cambridgeshire and Outfall. Outfall is not functioning at the moment. Gweru Town Clerk, Ms Elizabeth Gwatipedza, confirmed the development in an interview on Tuesday. She said the sewer system was over 50 years old. It is now obsolete and is constantly blocked.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cran Blocks MTC Shares Sale

[Namibian] THE Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia this week blocked a plan by government to buy 34% of mobile telecommunications giant MTC in a deal worth over N$3 billion.

[Namibian] THE Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia this week blocked a plan by government to buy 34% of mobile telecommunications giant MTC in a deal worth over N$3 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Film Review – Compelling Conservation Message in ‘Pumzi’

[Nation] Written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Pumzi was first released on 21st October 2009 and stars Kudzani Moswela as Asha who live in the Maitu Community, a dystopian world where practically all types of vegetation has disappeared.

[Nation] Written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Pumzi was first released on 21st October 2009 and stars Kudzani Moswela as Asha who live in the Maitu Community, a dystopian world where practically all types of vegetation has disappeared.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt’s ‘Support’ for Al-Shabaab Unprovable, UN Experts Want Sanctions Lifted

[Shabelle] Eritrea’s alleged support for Somalia-based insurgent group Al-Shabaab cannot be proved according to a report by a United Nations team of experts.

[Shabelle] Eritrea's alleged support for Somalia-based insurgent group Al-Shabaab cannot be proved according to a report by a United Nations team of experts.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

AMISOM Withdrawal Tests U.S. Mission

[Shabelle] Troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, have begun a steady withdrawal of forces from the region, amid increasing violence and threats from resurgent Al Shabab militants.

[Shabelle] Troops under the African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, have begun a steady withdrawal of forces from the region, amid increasing violence and threats from resurgent Al Shabab militants.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Abdulqawi Among Four Judges Elected to International Court of Justice

[Shabelle] The General Assembly and Security Council on Thursday elected four judges from an initial pool of six candidates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

[Shabelle] The General Assembly and Security Council on Thursday elected four judges from an initial pool of six candidates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Hippo Movement in Neighborhoods Close to Lake Tanganyika, ‘Sign of Threat’

[Iwacu] In recent days, residents of Bujumbura say they meet hippos in some neighborhoods near Lake Tanganyika.Environmentalists say these hippos come out of their natural habitat to seek food because they are threatened with hunger.

[Iwacu] In recent days, residents of Bujumbura say they meet hippos in some neighborhoods near Lake Tanganyika.Environmentalists say these hippos come out of their natural habitat to seek food because they are threatened with hunger.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi