Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show Fails to Bloom Over Cape Drought

[News24Wire] The worst rainfall in the Cederberg Mountains in more than half a century has forced organisers of the popular Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show to cancel the annual event.

[News24Wire] The worst rainfall in the Cederberg Mountains in more than half a century has forced organisers of the popular Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show to cancel the annual event.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Regional Lawyers Stand Up for Justice

[Legalbrief] Lawyers and their organisations continue in the forefront of Africa’s democratic struggles – that much was clear from this year’s conference of the SADC Lawyers Association, held in Gaborone, Botswana.

[Legalbrief] Lawyers and their organisations continue in the forefront of Africa's democratic struggles - that much was clear from this year's conference of the SADC Lawyers Association, held in Gaborone, Botswana.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

Wind Foils Long Jumper Luvo’s World Record Attempt

[Sascoc] Any chance of South Africa’s world champion Luvo Manyonga breaking the world long jump record at an event specially organised by the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps was blown away on Wednesday by an unpredictable wind.

[Sascoc] Any chance of South Africa's world champion Luvo Manyonga breaking the world long jump record at an event specially organised by the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps was blown away on Wednesday by an unpredictable wind.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Armed Group Likely Killed Investigators – UN

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the…

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved".

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Grace Mugabe Seeks Immunity in South Africa Assault Case

[Al Jazeera] South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week.

[Al Jazeera] South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Will Kenya Always Be the Country of the Future?

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governor…

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week's general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women's representatives.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mass Burials After Devastating Mudslide

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory.

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

South Africa Remembers Marikana Miners Killed By Police

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa