Athletics Legend Miruts Yifter’s Gift to Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian athletics legend Miruts Yifter, popularly known as the gear shifter, one of the world’s greatest sporting figures – has died early on Friday at the age of 72 at a hospital in the Canadian city of Toronto.

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian athletics legend Miruts Yifter, popularly known as the gear shifter, one of the world's greatest sporting figures - has died early on Friday at the age of 72 at a hospital in the Canadian city of Toronto.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

SYNAPA Union Postpones Strike

[Iwacu] Members of SYNAPA Union at Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center-CNPK section have decided to extend the strike notice by three weeks. They say the health ministry has promised to find an immediate solution to their problems in a meeting held with th…

[Iwacu] Members of SYNAPA Union at Kamenge Neuropsychiatric Center-CNPK section have decided to extend the strike notice by three weeks. They say the health ministry has promised to find an immediate solution to their problems in a meeting held with the union on 16 December.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Kenyans Win Prestigious Technology Award

[Nation] Two Kenyans have emerged victorious in a competition for developing innovative applications and justice technology which is aimed at empowering people to resolve disputes.

[Nation] Two Kenyans have emerged victorious in a competition for developing innovative applications and justice technology which is aimed at empowering people to resolve disputes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Burundi Needs National Policy On Alcohol

[Iwacu] On 26 December, Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance-BAPA, a coalition of eight civil society associations fighting against alcohol abuse, called on the Burundian authorities to introduce a legislation regulating the consumption and marketing of alc…

[Iwacu] On 26 December, Burundi Alcohol Policy Alliance-BAPA, a coalition of eight civil society associations fighting against alcohol abuse, called on the Burundian authorities to introduce a legislation regulating the consumption and marketing of alcoholic beverages.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Boko Haram ‘Crushed’ but Suicide Bombings Continue

[Deutsche Welle] As 2016 draws to a close, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is claiming Boko Haram has finally been defeated, but suicide bombers are still slipping into crowded public places where they maim and kill.

[Deutsche Welle] As 2016 draws to a close, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is claiming Boko Haram has finally been defeated, but suicide bombers are still slipping into crowded public places where they maim and kill.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

NCAA Fines Arik N6 Million Over ‘Poor Handling’ of Luggage

[Guardian] Air travel apex regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has fined Arik Air N6 million for the violation of aviation rules in the recent poor handling of luggage belonging to some London passengers.

[Guardian] Air travel apex regulatory body, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has fined Arik Air N6 million for the violation of aviation rules in the recent poor handling of luggage belonging to some London passengers.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria