Electoral Commission Cancels By-Elections Over Lack of Funds

[Nyasa Times] Pollster, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has indifintely postponed the highly contetious June 6 Lilongwe south east rerun election and other by-elections in the country.

[Nyasa Times] Pollster, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has indifintely postponed the highly contetious June 6 Lilongwe south east rerun election and other by-elections in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Displaced and Neglected – Ethiopia’s Desperate Drought Victims

[IRIN] Dolo Ado -Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia’s rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive.

[IRIN] Dolo Ado -Dead camels rot on the outskirts of informal settlements in Ethiopia's rain-starved Somali region as their owners, once proudly self-sufficient pastoralists, turn to government aid to stay alive.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Rumphi Morgue Unable to Handle Boat Tragedy Dead

[Nyasa Times] Bodies of people killed in the Rumphi boat accident have been taken to Mzuzu Hospital morgue because a mortuary at Rumphi Hospital has not been operational since 2014.

[Nyasa Times] Bodies of people killed in the Rumphi boat accident have been taken to Mzuzu Hospital morgue because a mortuary at Rumphi Hospital has not been operational since 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

People With Albinism ‘Living in Fear’

[Al Jazeera] Malawi’s refusal to push forward with prosecuting suspects accused of attacking and killing people with albinism has left a persecuted minority on the edge, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM).

[Al Jazeera] Malawi's refusal to push forward with prosecuting suspects accused of attacking and killing people with albinism has left a persecuted minority on the edge, according to the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Money and Migration – EU Funds May Support, Not Stifle, Refugee Flows From Sudan

[Nuba Reports] The European Union, in the last couple of years, has been forging increasingly close ties with Sudan, a country once globally ostracised for sponsoring terrorist activities and human rights abuses. But human rights have taken a back seat…

[Nuba Reports] The European Union, in the last couple of years, has been forging increasingly close ties with Sudan, a country once globally ostracised for sponsoring terrorist activities and human rights abuses. But human rights have taken a back seat, as the EU moves to stem the influx of refugees and migrants to its collective shores.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Manuela – Fleeing South Sudan

[Deutsche Welle] Manuela is on the run. She left the war and famine of her native South Sudan behind. However, a heavy drought is also threatening the existence of many people in her new Northern Kenyan refuge.

[Deutsche Welle] Manuela is on the run. She left the war and famine of her native South Sudan behind. However, a heavy drought is also threatening the existence of many people in her new Northern Kenyan refuge.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Why Local Content in Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Industry Is Low – Executive Secretary, NCDMB

[Premium Times] The decline in the global oil price has significant impact on the activities of most oil producing nations. In Nigeria, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, blames the low level of Nigeri…

[Premium Times] The decline in the global oil price has significant impact on the activities of most oil producing nations. In Nigeria, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, blames the low level of Nigerian content on the dearth of new projects coming on stream as a result of the crisis. He spoke with PREMIUM TIMES' BASSEY UDO in Yenagoa. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria