Govt Fixes August for Commencement of Ogoniland Clean-Up Remediation

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government, weekend, revealed that the actual remediation exercise for the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State would commence by August ending.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government, weekend, revealed that the actual remediation exercise for the clean-up of Ogoniland in Rivers State would commence by August ending.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

African Pay TV Looks Set to Take a Hit From VOD Platforms, Pressure On DStv in South Africa From Netflix

[Balancing Act] London -Companies in Africa announce things when there’s good news but always claim confidentiality when things are not so bright. Earlier this month DStv made the odd move of naming its estimate of competitor Netflix’s subscriber numbe…

[Balancing Act] London -Companies in Africa announce things when there's good news but always claim confidentiality when things are not so bright. Earlier this month DStv made the odd move of naming its estimate of competitor Netflix's subscriber numbers. Russell Southwood looks through the lifted curtain and tries to work out what's going on.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project Set to Come On Line By September

[Nation] The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is expected to be connected to the national grid by September following the handing over to a Chinese contractor to set up the remaining section of high voltage wires for evacuation of the green energy.

[Nation] The Lake Turkana Wind Power project is expected to be connected to the national grid by September following the handing over to a Chinese contractor to set up the remaining section of high voltage wires for evacuation of the green energy.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Another Crackdown On Protests

[HRW] Moroccan police responded to March 2018 protests in the impoverished mining town of Jerada with weeks of repression, Human Rights Watch said. Security forces used excessive force against protesters, recklessly drove a police van into a 16-year-ol…

[HRW] Moroccan police responded to March 2018 protests in the impoverished mining town of Jerada with weeks of repression, Human Rights Watch said. Security forces used excessive force against protesters, recklessly drove a police van into a 16-year-old boy, who was severely injured, and arrested protest leaders and reportedly mistreated them in detention.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Sibanda Names Final Team

[The Herald] MIGHTY WARRIORS coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda has named a strong 18-member team as she seeks to lead the team to qualification for the Africa Women Cup of Nations when they take on Zambia in the final round of the qualifiers. The Mighty Warr…

[The Herald] MIGHTY WARRIORS coach Sithethelelwe Sibanda has named a strong 18-member team as she seeks to lead the team to qualification for the Africa Women Cup of Nations when they take on Zambia in the final round of the qualifiers. The Mighty Warriors are scheduled to leave for Zambia this morning by road for the first leg tomorrow in Lusaka.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Namugongo Pilgrims Warned Against Drinking ‘Holy Water’

[Observer] Pilgrims arriving at Namugongo have been warned against drinking unpurified ‘holy water’ from the man-made lake and spring wells at the Catholic and Anglican martyrs shrines.

[Observer] Pilgrims arriving at Namugongo have been warned against drinking unpurified 'holy water' from the man-made lake and spring wells at the Catholic and Anglican martyrs shrines.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

President Cyril Ramaphosa Saddened By Cape Town Fire Death Toll

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa says the death of five boys in a blaze at the Masiya informal settlement in Philippi, Cape Town, is a tragedy that brings home the dangers faced by thousands of vulnerable South Africans, especially during winter.

[Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa says the death of five boys in a blaze at the Masiya informal settlement in Philippi, Cape Town, is a tragedy that brings home the dangers faced by thousands of vulnerable South Africans, especially during winter.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa