Heavy Rains Breathe Life Into Kruger Park

[News24Wire] Despite flooding which closed roads in the Kruger National Park, management has expressed relief that the heavy rains in the area have brought solace to animals dying from the severe drought which has plagued the park for the past several …

[News24Wire] Despite flooding which closed roads in the Kruger National Park, management has expressed relief that the heavy rains in the area have brought solace to animals dying from the severe drought which has plagued the park for the past several years.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Addicts At Birth – Ocean View’s ‘Tik Babies’

[Daily Maverick] Methamphetamine (tik) abuse in the Western Cape has exploded over the past two decades. It is a highly addictive drug and, in Ocean Views, its users include pregnant women. Increasingly, children exposed to tik in utero are entering th…

[Daily Maverick] Methamphetamine (tik) abuse in the Western Cape has exploded over the past two decades. It is a highly addictive drug and, in Ocean Views, its users include pregnant women. Increasingly, children exposed to tik in utero are entering the public schooling system and struggling to get by. With medical research only beginning to take shape and an already shocking drop-out school rate that's due to compounding social ills in lower income communities, it will take money and miracles to make sure these kids don't

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Continent to Face Intense Political Contests in 2017

[African Arguments] Electoral commissions, the battle for the control of social media, and a hesitant international community could define many of the political stories of the coming year.

[African Arguments] Electoral commissions, the battle for the control of social media, and a hesitant international community could define many of the political stories of the coming year.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Dismay Over Nema Decision to Grant Approval for Standard Gauge Railway to Pass Through Park

[Nation] Conservationists have expressed dismay at the decision by the environment authority to grant approval for the standard gauge railway to pass through Nairobi National Park.

[Nation] Conservationists have expressed dismay at the decision by the environment authority to grant approval for the standard gauge railway to pass through Nairobi National Park.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Bid to Open South Sudan Peace Talks

[East African] Two key sponsors of the South Sudan peace process are organising roundtable talks next month in Doha, Qatar, between the government, the rebel movement and other stakeholders to review the August 2015 Peace Agreement.

[East African] Two key sponsors of the South Sudan peace process are organising roundtable talks next month in Doha, Qatar, between the government, the rebel movement and other stakeholders to review the August 2015 Peace Agreement.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Lilongwe to Host 2017 Urban Music Party

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The 2017 Urban Music Party (UMP) Awards Festival will this year be held as a stand-alone event and will for the first time be held in the capital city Lilongwe.

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The 2017 Urban Music Party (UMP) Awards Festival will this year be held as a stand-alone event and will for the first time be held in the capital city Lilongwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Government to Appoint Migration Service Provider

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the appointment of a Migration Service Provider to offer pre-departure security screening and health screening. The latter will also ensure compliance with recruitment standards by Recruiting Agencies …

[Government of Mauritius] Government has agreed to the appointment of a Migration Service Provider to offer pre-departure security screening and health screening. The latter will also ensure compliance with recruitment standards by Recruiting Agencies from all labour sending countries with a view to curtailing abuses targeting migrant workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius