Saudi Arabia Detains 12 Ethiopian Muslims On Hajj and Umrah Pilgrimage

[Addis Standard] Twelve members of Ethiopian Muslims who were in Saudi Arabia on Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage were detained by the Kingdom’s security on Thursday June 29, according to friends and family members.

[Addis Standard] Twelve members of Ethiopian Muslims who were in Saudi Arabia on Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage were detained by the Kingdom's security on Thursday June 29, according to friends and family members.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Evicted White Farmer’s Employees ‘Want Him Back’

[News24Wire] More than 150 farm-workers and their families have been rendered homeless following last week’s forceful eviction of a white commercial farmer, Robert Smart, from his property by armed police and a gang of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugab…

[News24Wire] More than 150 farm-workers and their families have been rendered homeless following last week's forceful eviction of a white commercial farmer, Robert Smart, from his property by armed police and a gang of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party youths outside Rusape town.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S.$55 Million Needed for Life-Saving Assistance to DRC Refugees in Northern Angola

[WFP] Inter-communal tensions and clashes among different militia groups and the Congolese armed forces in the Kasai region have displaced more than 1.3 million people inside the DRC. Humanitarian agencies fear the situation could develop into a large-…

[WFP] Inter-communal tensions and clashes among different militia groups and the Congolese armed forces in the Kasai region have displaced more than 1.3 million people inside the DRC. Humanitarian agencies fear the situation could develop into a large-scale conflict affecting more civilians. The number of refugees could reach 50,000, according to Angolan Government and UN estimates, with 300 to 500 new refugees crossing the border daily.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Pastor in Court Over Brutal Assault On Stepson

[Namibian] EVANGELICAL Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) general secretary Petrus Khariseb appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of assaulting his teenage stepson.

[Namibian] EVANGELICAL Lutheran Church of Namibia (ELCRN) general secretary Petrus Khariseb appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court on Friday on charges of assaulting his teenage stepson.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Mauritius to Host Conference On Challenges in Poverty Reduction

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the 2017 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, on the theme “Joining hands to meet new challenges in poverty reduction”, in September 2017. Some 100 participants from African countries …

[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the 2017 Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, on the theme "Joining hands to meet new challenges in poverty reduction", in September 2017. Some 100 participants from African countries are expected to attend the Conference.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Bloemfontein Schoolboys Accused of Rape Released Into Parents’ Custody

[News24Wire] Three Bloemfontein schoolboys who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl on their school premises have been released into the custody of their parents.

[News24Wire] Three Bloemfontein schoolboys who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl on their school premises have been released into the custody of their parents.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Leader Biti Says National ID Promotes Tribalism

[New Zimbabwe] Lawyer Tendai Biti said he is approaching the courts seeking the scrapping off of the regions and district codes on national identity cards “because they are fuelling tribalism in the country”.

[New Zimbabwe] Lawyer Tendai Biti said he is approaching the courts seeking the scrapping off of the regions and district codes on national identity cards "because they are fuelling tribalism in the country".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Soubre Dam Hydroelectric Power Station Comes Online

[Focac] Abidjan -A ceremony was held Friday in Cote d’Ivoire to officially mark the initiation of electricity generation at Soubre hydroelectric power station, which was built by a Chinese company.

[Focac] Abidjan -A ceremony was held Friday in Cote d'Ivoire to officially mark the initiation of electricity generation at Soubre hydroelectric power station, which was built by a Chinese company.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire