Nation Marks Africa Day

[The Herald] Zimbabwe joins the rest of Africa today in celebrating the 54th Africa Day anniversary, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe hosting a ceremony to mark the occasion at a hotel in Harare this e…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe joins the rest of Africa today in celebrating the 54th Africa Day anniversary, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe hosting a ceremony to mark the occasion at a hotel in Harare this evening. Celebrations to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), are being held under the theme: "Harnessing the Democratic Dividend by Investing in Youths".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Child Marriage and Child Poverty Nexus

[The Herald] There are three key events in people’s lives – birth, marriage and death – often called the standard trio. For the most part, however, only marriage comes as a choice among these events. Every individual has a right to exercise that choice…

[The Herald] There are three key events in people's lives - birth, marriage and death - often called the standard trio. For the most part, however, only marriage comes as a choice among these events. Every individual has a right to exercise that choice. Throughout the world, marriage is regarded as a moment of celebration and a milestone in adult life.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ruling Party By-Elections Saga – Kasukuwere Under Fire

[The Herald] Embattled Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has come under fire for trashing the party’s communication channels and procedures after he unilaterally disqualified Cde Pearson Meeting Mbalekwa from contesting the C…

[The Herald] Embattled Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has come under fire for trashing the party's communication channels and procedures after he unilaterally disqualified Cde Pearson Meeting Mbalekwa from contesting the Chiwundura by-elections slated for July 15. Cde Kasukuwere disqualified Cde Mbalekwa via a text message from Mexico where he is accompanying President Mugabe who is attending the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Acacia Says It Has Nothing to Hide Amid Damning Report

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania’s leading gold miner, Acacia Mining, has maintained that it declares everything it mines in the country even as a presidential committee reported that it discovered discrepancies in ratios of gold, copper and other min…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's leading gold miner, Acacia Mining, has maintained that it declares everything it mines in the country even as a presidential committee reported that it discovered discrepancies in ratios of gold, copper and other minerals in mineral sand held at Dar es Salaam Port.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How France Armed Biafra’s Bid to Break From Nigeria

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two millio…

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic's attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two million lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

[HRW] “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Ba…

[HRW] "This is the new Gambia," Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Banjul, is buzzing and Gambia, known as the "smiling coast of Africa," is still celebrating the end of more than two decades of dictatorial rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Taxi Drivers Hope to Help Prevent Another Child Snatching

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa