Higher Charcoal Tax Will Only Hurt the Poor

[Citizen] Premier Kassim Majaliwa’s directive to government organs like the army, the police and schools to stop using charcoal as fuel and switch to alternative and environmentally friendly sources of energy might be a game changer in the protection o…

[Citizen] Premier Kassim Majaliwa's directive to government organs like the army, the police and schools to stop using charcoal as fuel and switch to alternative and environmentally friendly sources of energy might be a game changer in the protection of our environment.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

‘Get Tough On Land Barons’

[The Herald] Legislators have called for stiffer penalties on land barons in the wake of several people being duped by criminals who irregularly acquire pieces of urban land and sell them to desperate home seekers. The call was made last Thursday in th…

[The Herald] Legislators have called for stiffer penalties on land barons in the wake of several people being duped by criminals who irregularly acquire pieces of urban land and sell them to desperate home seekers. The call was made last Thursday in the National House of Assembly during debate on the Land Commission Bill. The Bill seeks to establish the land commission to carry out periodic audits and resolve disputes, among other issues.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mujuru Bends Boycott Policy, Contests Bikita West By-Election

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru has given in to pressure by a party faction led by Retired Colonel Claudius Makova which has toiled to have the newly formed opposition field a candidate for the January 21 Bikita West by…

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) leader Joice Mujuru has given in to pressure by a party faction led by Retired Colonel Claudius Makova which has toiled to have the newly formed opposition field a candidate for the January 21 Bikita West by-election.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Annuls License Revocation of Sudan Writers’ Union

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -An administrative court of appeal in Khartoum decided to annul the decision to revoke the license of the Sudanese Writers’ Union, and ordered the security apparatus to return its property as well as allowing it to operate agai…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -An administrative court of appeal in Khartoum decided to annul the decision to revoke the license of the Sudanese Writers' Union, and ordered the security apparatus to return its property as well as allowing it to operate again in Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Arrest and Abductions in Tabit and Nyala, Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] Tabit / Nyala -The Sudanese security service arrested a student at the market in Tabit, North Darfur. Militiamen abducted a shop owner from the market in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Wednesday.

[Radio Dabanga] Tabit / Nyala -The Sudanese security service arrested a student at the market in Tabit, North Darfur. Militiamen abducted a shop owner from the market in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Imbonerakure Are Polite, Dynamic and Patriotic, Says Ruling Party Boss

[Iwacu] The Imbonerakure, a “dynamic and polite” youth group, are being unfairly represented as killers in order to justify killing them, according to General Secretary of Burundi’s ruling party, the CNDD-FDD. Speaking on 1 December, the Secretary Gene…

[Iwacu] The Imbonerakure, a "dynamic and polite" youth group, are being unfairly represented as killers in order to justify killing them, according to General Secretary of Burundi's ruling party, the CNDD-FDD. Speaking on 1 December, the Secretary General refuted accusations against the party's youth group by the United Nations and other national and international human rights organizations.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Press Conference to Review Arrangements for Holding Forum of the Great Lakes States Parliaments

[SNA] Khartoum -The higher committee for preparation to the Forum of Great Lakes States’ Parliaments, chaired by Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Bushra, will hold a press conference at 02:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 at the National Assembly to review the arrangeme…

[SNA] Khartoum -The higher committee for preparation to the Forum of Great Lakes States' Parliaments, chaired by Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Bushra, will hold a press conference at 02:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4 at the National Assembly to review the arrangements for holding the forum in Khartoum during December 6 - 8.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan