Migration Crisis Fuelling Slave Trade

[RFI] African migrants in Libya have begun returning to their home countries. Côte d’Ivoire repatriated over 350 citizens from Tripoli on Wednesday, after video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off as slaves sparked global outcry. The UN says the auctions may amount to crimes against humanity.

[RFI] African migrants in Libya have begun returning to their home countries. Côte d'Ivoire repatriated over 350 citizens from Tripoli on Wednesday, after video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off as slaves sparked global outcry. The UN says the auctions may amount to crimes against humanity.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

More Reports of Learner Sexual Abuse Emerge

[SAnews.gov.za] Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has received reports of allegations of sexual abuse of learners by a pensioner who resides at a plot near Riversand Primary School in Diepsloot.

[SAnews.gov.za] Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has received reports of allegations of sexual abuse of learners by a pensioner who resides at a plot near Riversand Primary School in Diepsloot.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Contralesa Suspends Top Brass Over Misconduct Claims

[News24Wire] The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) on Wednesday confirmed that it had suspended its president, general secretary and treasurer pending an investigation into financial misconduct.

[News24Wire] The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) on Wednesday confirmed that it had suspended its president, general secretary and treasurer pending an investigation into financial misconduct.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rwanda Opens Doors to Stranded Migrants – Will Others Follow Suit?

[New Times] Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling – as slaves – stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online…

[New Times] Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling - as slaves - stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online that the world woke up in shock.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Man Gets 8 Years in Hard Labour for Defiling a Mentally Challanged Girl

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji on Tuesday slapped a 21 year old Mike Zulu to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an imbecile.

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji on Tuesday slapped a 21 year old Mike Zulu to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an imbecile.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Campaign Set to Make Taxi Industry Healthier

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Transport and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) will next week launch the first-ever health promotion campaign targeted at the taxi industry.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Transport and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) will next week launch the first-ever health promotion campaign targeted at the taxi industry.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister Ranges Between Attack, Denial in State Capture Interrogation

[Daily Maverick] Parliament’s public enterprises committee as part of its oversight had encouraged the executives and board chairpersons of State-owned Entities (SoEs) to share information to improve performance. But a meeting in early 2015 called by t…

[Daily Maverick] Parliament's public enterprises committee as part of its oversight had encouraged the executives and board chairpersons of State-owned Entities (SoEs) to share information to improve performance. But a meeting in early 2015 called by then SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni with her Eskom counterpart Zola Tsotsi at the presidential residence in Durban wasn't quite what had been contemplated. It was that meeting, at which President Jacob Zuma also made an appearance, according to testimony at the parliamentary

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pedestrian-Friendly Waterfront Project for Seychellois to Begin Next Year

[Seychelles News Agency] Making Victoria a vibrant Creole capital and an Indian Ocean hub is the goal of a project which will start next year with the first phase, a top planning official said.

[Seychelles News Agency] Making Victoria a vibrant Creole capital and an Indian Ocean hub is the goal of a project which will start next year with the first phase, a top planning official said.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles