#BabiesMatter, or Do They?

[Daily Maverick] Over the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, an intensive campaign run by veteran child protection activist Luke Lamprecht called #BabiesMatter provoked the rather depressing conclusion that not all babies d…

[Daily Maverick] Over the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children, an intensive campaign run by veteran child protection activist Luke Lamprecht called #BabiesMatter provoked the rather depressing conclusion that not all babies do matter. Perhaps the most significant questions are "why", and what do countless births not celebrated, and deaths not mourned say about us as a society?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

City of Cape Town ‘Drought Levy Illegal’ – Outa

[News24Wire] The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has vowed to challenge the City of Cape Town’s plan to charge an additional levy for water, calling it “illegal”.

[News24Wire] The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has vowed to challenge the City of Cape Town's plan to charge an additional levy for water, calling it "illegal".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Quashes Journalist’s 10-year Jail Sentence

[AI London] In response to today’s Appeal Chamber of the Military Court ruling quashing the 10 year sentence of Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba, Ilaria Allegrozzi, Amnesty International’s Lake Chad researcher said:

[AI London] In response to today's Appeal Chamber of the Military Court ruling quashing the 10 year sentence of Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba, Ilaria Allegrozzi, Amnesty International's Lake Chad researcher said:

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

6 Suspected Somali Pirates Held in Seychelles Face 30 Years in Prison

[Seychelles News Agency] Six Somali nationals who were transferred to Seychelles after being caught attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel last month could face 30 years imprisonment if convicted.

[Seychelles News Agency] Six Somali nationals who were transferred to Seychelles after being caught attacking a container ship and a fishing vessel last month could face 30 years imprisonment if convicted.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

DC Calls for Total Commitment As Distribution of IDs Starts in Blantyre

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -District Commissioner for Blantyre, Benett Nkasala has appealed to the District Registration Task Force (DRTF) team, head teachers, teachers and all officers involved in the distribution of the National Identity cards (ID…

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -District Commissioner for Blantyre, Benett Nkasala has appealed to the District Registration Task Force (DRTF) team, head teachers, teachers and all officers involved in the distribution of the National Identity cards (IDs) to commit themselves and make sure the exercise is a success.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Jewellery Store Owner Shoots At Robbers During Pretoria Shopping Mall Heist

[News24Wire] There were chaotic scenes at Grove Mall on Thursday morning when the owner of a jewellery store shot at a group of about five to seven suspects, who robbed the store and made away with several valuable items.

[News24Wire] There were chaotic scenes at Grove Mall on Thursday morning when the owner of a jewellery store shot at a group of about five to seven suspects, who robbed the store and made away with several valuable items.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deputy Defense Minister Craves Ecowas Intervention in Electoral Process

[Observer] The Deputy Minister of Defense for Operations , Saint Jerome Larbelle, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to continue its support to the electoral process in Liberia.

[Observer] The Deputy Minister of Defense for Operations , Saint Jerome Larbelle, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to continue its support to the electoral process in Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia