Broadcaster Refuses to Cooperate With Parliament Inquiry

[News24Wire] The SABC has refused to hand over ten of 15 requested documents to Parliament’s ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of its board, MPs heard on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The SABC has refused to hand over ten of 15 requested documents to Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of its board, MPs heard on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U-20 in Minor Setback Ahead of Crucial Match

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Under-20 quest to reclaim the COSAFA youth championship has been rocked by the withdrawal of dependable defender Boyd Mkandwire ahead of the crucial opening fixture against rivals Zimbabwe this afternoon.

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Under-20 quest to reclaim the COSAFA youth championship has been rocked by the withdrawal of dependable defender Boyd Mkandwire ahead of the crucial opening fixture against rivals Zimbabwe this afternoon.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

President’s Address Hailed

[The Herald] Members of Parliament commended the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Mugabe at Parliament yesterday saying it captured the socio economic situation prevailing in the country and reflected efforts Government was taking to …

[The Herald] Members of Parliament commended the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Mugabe at Parliament yesterday saying it captured the socio economic situation prevailing in the country and reflected efforts Government was taking to address the challenges.Addressing a joint sitting of both the National Assembly and Senate, President Mugabe outlined several measures Government was taking to promote local content requirements across all sectors consistent with its economic blue print Zim-Asset and the

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Economic Opportunities Can Double If Nairobians Use Public Transport, WB Says

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new policy research working paper by the World Bank indicates that economic opportunities in Nairobi can double within an hour when commuters travel by foot or use public transport.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new policy research working paper by the World Bank indicates that economic opportunities in Nairobi can double within an hour when commuters travel by foot or use public transport.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ghana Goes to the Polls in Closely Fought Election

[Al Jazeera] Ghanaians are casting their ballots in neck and neck presidential and parliamentary polls, held at a time of economic woes and corruption scandals that have eroded President John Mahama’s lustre.

[Al Jazeera] Ghanaians are casting their ballots in neck and neck presidential and parliamentary polls, held at a time of economic woes and corruption scandals that have eroded President John Mahama's lustre.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Nigeria Grapples With Starvation Amid Boko Haram Battle

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations has warned that northern Nigeria faces the “largest crisis in Africa” as the government’s war with Boko Haram has become increasingly bogged down In northern Borno state, the epicentre of a conflict that has spread to th…

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations has warned that northern Nigeria faces the "largest crisis in Africa" as the government's war with Boko Haram has become increasingly bogged down In northern Borno state, the epicentre of a conflict that has spread to three neighbouring countries - Chad, Cameroon and Niger - Nigeria's army has unleashed a barrage of air and land assaults.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Life for South Sudan Refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

[Al Jazeera] Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with South S…

[Al Jazeera] Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with South Sudan. This area has received global attention because this transit centre in Uganda is frequently congested with thousands of new arrivals and is also home to more than 20,000 long-term refugees displaced by the conflict in South Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Two Dead As Weed Smugglers, PDF Clash in North Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] El Taweisha -A member of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) and a cannabis smuggler were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire in El Taweisha locality in North Darfur.

[Radio Dabanga] El Taweisha -A member of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) and a cannabis smuggler were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire in El Taweisha locality in North Darfur.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Senator Pushes for Law to Protect Pregnant Learners in Schools

[Nation] It will be illegal for a head teacher to expel a pupil on grounds that they are pregnant and would be a bad example to other learners, if a Bill before Parliament becomes law.

[Nation] It will be illegal for a head teacher to expel a pupil on grounds that they are pregnant and would be a bad example to other learners, if a Bill before Parliament becomes law.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya