Timeline – the Gambia in Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh is due to step down on December 19th. But he has vowed to stay on, despite losing elections to Adama Barrow last December. Here’s our timeline of events leading to today’s standoff.

[Deutsche Welle] Gambia's president Yahya Jammeh is due to step down on December 19th. But he has vowed to stay on, despite losing elections to Adama Barrow last December. Here's our timeline of events leading to today's standoff.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Fires Threaten Economic Sustainability – Agri Western Cape

[News24Wire] The recent wave of fires in the Western Cape could compromise economic sustainability in the province, farming body Agri Western Cape said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The recent wave of fires in the Western Cape could compromise economic sustainability in the province, farming body Agri Western Cape said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Group Dumps President Geingob’s Urban Land Deal

[Namibian] THE Affirmative Repositioning movement yesterday announced the end of its deal with President Hage Geingob over urban land servicing, accusing the head of state of having engaged them in “bad faith”.

[Namibian] THE Affirmative Repositioning movement yesterday announced the end of its deal with President Hage Geingob over urban land servicing, accusing the head of state of having engaged them in "bad faith".

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Reporter’s Davos Notebook – a Tête-À-Tête With Pravin, Cyril and Maria

[Daily Maverick] It is not very often that a South African journalist gets any face time with Cyril Ramaphosa. Our deputy president, the man who many want to take over from our current leader, is someone who, perhaps understandably, keeps away from pry…

[Daily Maverick] It is not very often that a South African journalist gets any face time with Cyril Ramaphosa. Our deputy president, the man who many want to take over from our current leader, is someone who, perhaps understandably, keeps away from prying questions. But, as the leader of Team SA in Davos, he had no choice but to do a round of interviews, even with the pesky independent media. Meanwhile, Pravin Gordhan was doing his thing, talking up the country and explaining why he's got nothing to fear from the Guptas. A

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cop, Criminals in Thieving Alliance

[The Herald] The trial date of a 34-year-old police officer stationed at Tuli in Beitbridge, who connived with two suspected cattle hustlers to steal 27 beasts worth 244 000 rand from Musina, South Africa, has been set for January 31. The trio is also …

[The Herald] The trial date of a 34-year-old police officer stationed at Tuli in Beitbridge, who connived with two suspected cattle hustlers to steal 27 beasts worth 244 000 rand from Musina, South Africa, has been set for January 31. The trio is also accused of selling the cattle to the Cold Storage Commission in Bulawayo.Patrick Gwete, a police officer, Onius Ndou (46) and Leonard Mangavha (40) all of Swereki area under chief Stauze denied the charges when they appeared before Beitbridge resident magistrate Mr Langto

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Are Marijuana Laced Cakes Harmful to Youth?

[The Herald] Talent Gore -Marijuana is considered by many to be a gateway drug. This means that its use could potentially lead to habitual abuse of other illicit substances and addiction.

[The Herald] Talent Gore -Marijuana is considered by many to be a gateway drug. This means that its use could potentially lead to habitual abuse of other illicit substances and addiction.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Prisons On Typhoid Alert’

[The Herald] Prisons across the country are on high alert for a possible typhoid outbreak following the spread of the disease nationwide, an official has said. There have been false reports that the disease had spread to Chikurubi Maximum Security Pris…

[The Herald] Prisons across the country are on high alert for a possible typhoid outbreak following the spread of the disease nationwide, an official has said. There have been false reports that the disease had spread to Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison and Harare Central Prison claiming the lives of two inmates leaving several others hospitalised.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

4 Zimbabweans in Court

[The Herald] Four Zimbabweans who were part of an 18-men gang which escaped from Francistown Central Prison at Gerald Estates Centre last Saturday after destroying the prison fence with a manhole cover, appeared in court on Wednesday in Botswana. A tea…

[The Herald] Four Zimbabweans who were part of an 18-men gang which escaped from Francistown Central Prison at Gerald Estates Centre last Saturday after destroying the prison fence with a manhole cover, appeared in court on Wednesday in Botswana. A team of soldiers, police officers and prison officials has been set up in Botswana to help track down the 14 fugitives who are still at large. According to media reports, the four are Mlindeli Moyo, who is facing murder charges; Methuli Sibanda (unlawful possession of ivory)

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Activists Call for Month of ‘Ghost Towns’ Just Before Internet Shutdown

[African Arguments] The latest developments are the culmination of escalating tensions over several months, which have seen widespread strikes, protests, arrests and deaths.

[African Arguments] The latest developments are the culmination of escalating tensions over several months, which have seen widespread strikes, protests, arrests and deaths.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon