Borno Elders to Buhari – Don’t Make IMN New Boko Haram

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Kaduna State Government’s recent branding of the Shi’ite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as insurgents is similar to what happened in Borno State back in 2009, leading to the rise of Boko Haram and President Muhammadu …

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Kaduna State Government's recent branding of the Shi'ite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as insurgents is similar to what happened in Borno State back in 2009, leading to the rise of Boko Haram and President Muhammadu Buhari should move quickly to avert a similar occurrence, the Borno Elders Forum said in Maiduguri yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Body of 31-Year-Old Woman Found in Public Toilets in Khayelitsha – Suspect Arrested

[SAPS] Yesterday morning the body of a 31 year old woman was found in a public toilet in an informal settlement in RR Block at about 08:00. It is believed that the deceased was murdered at her residence in Site C, Khayelitsha, and her body was later mo…

[SAPS] Yesterday morning the body of a 31 year old woman was found in a public toilet in an informal settlement in RR Block at about 08:00. It is believed that the deceased was murdered at her residence in Site C, Khayelitsha, and her body was later moved to the public toilets.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Alarm Over Unregistered Kindergartens

[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has noted with concern the mushrooming of early childhood development centres, also commonly known as day cares.

[New Era] Windhoek -The Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare has noted with concern the mushrooming of early childhood development centres, also commonly known as day cares.

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Maritime Opportunities for SA Students in Vietnam

[SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Vietnamese government will offer an increased number of scholarships for South African students to participate in Maritime studies in Vietnam next year.

[SAnews.gov.za] Cape Town -Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says the Vietnamese government will offer an increased number of scholarships for South African students to participate in Maritime studies in Vietnam next year.

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Talks to End Doctors Strike Flops as Union Officials Walk Out

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Talks to end the ongoing doctors and nurses strike have failed to reach an agreement on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed to the health workers to resume work.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Talks to end the ongoing doctors and nurses strike have failed to reach an agreement on the day President Uhuru Kenyatta appealed to the health workers to resume work.

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High Cashew Prices Match Commodity Exchange Plans

[Citizen] Cashew nut farmers in the country are currently rejoicing, thanks to a 30 per cent increase in prices of their crop.In Mtwara for instance, the price ranges between Sh3,837 and Sh3,585 per kilogramme from between Sh2,890 and Sh1,800 per kilog…

[Citizen] Cashew nut farmers in the country are currently rejoicing, thanks to a 30 per cent increase in prices of their crop.In Mtwara for instance, the price ranges between Sh3,837 and Sh3,585 per kilogramme from between Sh2,890 and Sh1,800 per kilogramme during the last season.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

DR Congo’s Kabila Plots Life Presidency

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government may struggle to afford presidential elections in 2018 due to soaring costs, the electoral commission head said on Tuesday, adding a potential stumbling block to a vote that has already been postponed once. President … Continued

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The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government may struggle to afford presidential elections in 2018 due to soaring costs, the electoral commission head said on Tuesday, adding a potential stumbling block to a vote that has already been postponed once. President Joseph Kabila has ruled the country since 2001 and is required by the constitution to step down in December. But the government put back the vote from this November to April 2018, citing the cost of enrolling millions of voters. The delay has prompted widespread protests and accusations that Kabila is stalling to hold on to power. Corneille Nangaa, head of the CENI electoral commission, said the budget for the ballot would rise by nearly 60 percent to $1.8-billion, a sum he suggested would be tough to raise. “Work is under way between CENI and the government to see the possibilities of substantial reductions of this budget in view of the financial difficulties that the country is facing,†he told a news conference. Nangaa gave no reason for the increase, but also no indication that a further delay in the vote was being considered. In October the government of Africa’s top copper producer, whose economy is being squeezed by low commodity prices, proposed a 14% cut for its 2017 budget. The attempt to delay further the elections is an indication President Joseph Kabila is planning a life presidency. The post DR Congo’s Kabila Plots Life Presidency appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Power Producers Advised Against Overcharging Clients

[Daily News] Renewable energy power developers providing mini (off)-grid electricity in rural areas should not milk their customers through overcharging as the move would render the idea of attracting the private sector in power generation irrelevant, …

[Daily News] Renewable energy power developers providing mini (off)-grid electricity in rural areas should not milk their customers through overcharging as the move would render the idea of attracting the private sector in power generation irrelevant, a senior government official has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Zifa Dismiss Cas Mediation

[The Herald] ZIFA are adamant they will not recognise the application filed by the Premier Soccer League with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The country’s football mother body insisted the top-flight body needed to first exhaust domestic remedies …

[The Herald] ZIFA are adamant they will not recognise the application filed by the Premier Soccer League with the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The country's football mother body insisted the top-flight body needed to first exhaust domestic remedies over the relegation-promotion dispute that has cast a shadow on the closure of the 2016 season. Despite the PSL receiving confirmation that the Swiss-based CAS had begun proceedings in the arbitration case filed by the elite clubs, ZIFA last night argued that the applicat

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Effective Strategies Can Prevent Genocide and Human Rights Violations’

[Daily News] Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has urged members of the Committee for Prevention of Genocide in the Great Lakes Regions to enhance strategies which are likely to prevent genocide and human rights violat…

[Daily News] Minister for Constitution and Legal Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has urged members of the Committee for Prevention of Genocide in the Great Lakes Regions to enhance strategies which are likely to prevent genocide and human rights violations in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania