Empowering Women – Urgent Task Ahead

[Ethiopian Herald] Few years ago, Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN’s Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and stated, “There is still so much inequity, so much unfairness, so much disrespect and …

[Ethiopian Herald] Few years ago, Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton sat down with CNN's Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and stated, "There is still so much inequity, so much unfairness, so much disrespect and discrimination towards women and girls. So, have we made progress, yes we have, but have we made enough? No. And it's not a minor issue, it's not a luxury issue you get to after everything else is resolved, it is central to the maintenance, stability, sustainability of democrac

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

MEC Sihle Zikalala Commends Hefty Sentences Meted Out to Rhino Poachers

[Govt of SA] We urge the courts to continue throwing the book at poachers as we believe that nothing short of hefty jail sentences will deter poachers intent on plundering our critically endangered species.”

[Govt of SA] We urge the courts to continue throwing the book at poachers as we believe that nothing short of hefty jail sentences will deter poachers intent on plundering our critically endangered species."

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Life Esidimeni – the ‘Missing’ Victims – Could the Toll Be 200?

[Daily Maverick] A reported 62 patients are unaccounted for after being moved from Life Esidimeni. The Gauteng health department lists them as numbers on a page. By GREG NICOLSON.

[Daily Maverick] A reported 62 patients are unaccounted for after being moved from Life Esidimeni. The Gauteng health department lists them as numbers on a page. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

11 Discos Reject 18,648.66mw of Electricity in 14 Days

[Vanguard] Despite several promises made by the Federal Government to ensure total evacuation of generated power to consumers, Nigerians are yet to see any development, as the nation’s 11 Distribution Companies, DISCOs rejected 18, 648.66 megawatts (mw…

[Vanguard] Despite several promises made by the Federal Government to ensure total evacuation of generated power to consumers, Nigerians are yet to see any development, as the nation's 11 Distribution Companies, DISCOs rejected 18, 648.66 megawatts (mw) of electricity in the first two week of 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Upgrade of Morogoro Road to Get Underway Next Month

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Expansion of the Kimara-Kiluvya section of Morogoro Road is expected to start any time next month, thanks to completion of demolition of structures, which were erected on the road reserve.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Expansion of the Kimara-Kiluvya section of Morogoro Road is expected to start any time next month, thanks to completion of demolition of structures, which were erected on the road reserve.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Davos – a Very Icy African Agenda

[Daily Maverick] There is a lot of nuance and irony in a group of mostly men from the most resource-rich continent taking their begging bowls to a group of mostly rich men who know or care very little about Africa.

[Daily Maverick] There is a lot of nuance and irony in a group of mostly men from the most resource-rich continent taking their begging bowls to a group of mostly rich men who know or care very little about Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigeria Needs Non-Traditional Ways to Fund Infrastructure, Says Agusto

[This Day] Nigeria’s quest for adequate and durable infrastructure will not be achieved if the government sticks to traditional ways of funding, says Bode Agusto, a finance consultant. He believes the government needs to explore non-traditional means, …

[This Day] Nigeria's quest for adequate and durable infrastructure will not be achieved if the government sticks to traditional ways of funding, says Bode Agusto, a finance consultant. He believes the government needs to explore non-traditional means, the World Bank recommended for countries to close the huge gaps in infrastructure financing. Bennett Oghifoand Fadekemi Ajakaiye report

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Increasing Number of Political Parties, a Major Challenge – INEC

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said that the increase in the number of political parties may cause challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections.

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has said that the increase in the number of political parties may cause challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South African Human Rights Commission Monitors Water Crisis in Cape Town

[Govt of SA] The South African Human Rights Commission has been monitoring the water crisis unfolding in the City of Cape Town and has received complaints from various individuals and organisations regarding the issue. The complaints express the concer…

[Govt of SA] The South African Human Rights Commission has been monitoring the water crisis unfolding in the City of Cape Town and has received complaints from various individuals and organisations regarding the issue. The complaints express the concerns which all Capetonians share.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa