Military Might Alone Won’t Pull Mali From Quagmire

[HRW] “The jihadists are the law now,” an elder from central Mali told me. “The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages,” confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the …

[HRW] "The jihadists are the law now," an elder from central Mali told me. "The very day the French-supported operation finished, the Islamists were back in the villages," confided another villager last week, referring to a military operation near the Mali-Burkina Faso border in April.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

MPs Fume As Water Dept Fails to Explain R1.5 Billion Debt

[News24Wire] MPs across the political spectrum slammed the department of water and sanitation on Tuesday after its officials failed to explain how the department still owed contractors R1.5bn.

[News24Wire] MPs across the political spectrum slammed the department of water and sanitation on Tuesday after its officials failed to explain how the department still owed contractors R1.5bn.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Environmental Affairs Celebrates World Turtle Day

[Govt of SA] Today, the Department of Environmental Affairs joins the world in commemorating World Turtle Day. There are seven species of marine turtles in the world, of which five have been recorded in South Africa. These are the Leatherback, Loggerhe…

[Govt of SA] Today, the Department of Environmental Affairs joins the world in commemorating World Turtle Day. There are seven species of marine turtles in the world, of which five have been recorded in South Africa. These are the Leatherback, Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill and the rarely seen Olive Ridley turtles.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Increase Budgetary Support for Southeastern Midwifery Training Program’

[Observer] The 11th commencement exercise of the Midwifery Training Program (MTP) in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County was held over the weekend with a call for increased budgetary support to enable the school to train more midwives.

[Observer] The 11th commencement exercise of the Midwifery Training Program (MTP) in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County was held over the weekend with a call for increased budgetary support to enable the school to train more midwives.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘No Expatriate to Be in Boakai Govt’

[Observer] A reliable source in the UP standard bearer’s office has indicated that one of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai’s first priorities if elected in October will be to ensure that anyone who wants to serve in his government will have to relocate …

[Observer] A reliable source in the UP standard bearer's office has indicated that one of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai's first priorities if elected in October will be to ensure that anyone who wants to serve in his government will have to relocate their family to Liberia, if he or she resides outside the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Court Approves Sen. Sherman’s Medical Travel to U.S.

[Observer] Two letters in the possession of the Daily Observer have established that Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, the Justice in Chambers at the Supreme Court, mandated Criminal Court ‘C’ to approve defendant Varney Sherman’s medical trip to th…

[Observer] Two letters in the possession of the Daily Observer have established that Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, the Justice in Chambers at the Supreme Court, mandated Criminal Court 'C' to approve defendant Varney Sherman's medical trip to the United States.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia