Alt-Mining Indaba – Extraction’s Dark Side On Display

[Daily Maverick] It’s Mining Indaba week in Cape Town, where delegates can pay upwards of R20,000 per ticket for the chance to hear mining’s power players give the state of play for the industry. On the other side of town there’s a very different sort …

[Daily Maverick] It's Mining Indaba week in Cape Town, where delegates can pay upwards of R20,000 per ticket for the chance to hear mining's power players give the state of play for the industry. On the other side of town there's a very different sort of event happening: the annual Alternative Mining Indaba, where people affected by mining in less positive ways discuss how best to mount a resistance. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenyan Official Appreciates China’s Effort in Wild Life Protection

[Focac] Nairobi -A Kenyan government official on Tuesday appreciated China’s effort in protecting wild life, saying China’s trade ban on ivory will bring positive effects on elephant protection in East Africa.

[Focac] Nairobi -A Kenyan government official on Tuesday appreciated China's effort in protecting wild life, saying China's trade ban on ivory will bring positive effects on elephant protection in East Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Rights Body Grills Police Chief Over Use of Teargas on Peaceful Protestors

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has ordered police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop using tear gas as “minimum” force on peaceful protesters.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has ordered police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri to stop using tear gas as "minimum" force on peaceful protesters.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Proposed Amendments to Hate Speech Bill Could Limit Accountability and Stifle Critical Discourse

[Daily Maverick] Recent events in the political arena have demonstrated the importance of protecting free speech rights, and the need to ratify the provisions of what, exactly, constitutes criminal hate speech set forth in the Amendment to the Preventi…

[Daily Maverick] Recent events in the political arena have demonstrated the importance of protecting free speech rights, and the need to ratify the provisions of what, exactly, constitutes criminal hate speech set forth in the Amendment to the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. By DAVID REIERSGORD.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sona2017 – Kragdadigheid. Zuma Style

[Daily Maverick] He giveth and he taketh away. On the same day President Jacob Zuma playfully told journalists to “just forget” about the rumours of a reshuffle of his Cabinet, he made a surprise announcement that he was employing 441 members of the So…

[Daily Maverick] He giveth and he taketh away. On the same day President Jacob Zuma playfully told journalists to "just forget" about the rumours of a reshuffle of his Cabinet, he made a surprise announcement that he was employing 441 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help the police "maintain law and order" at the Opening of Parliament on Thursday. Opposition parties have reacted with shock and outrage, claiming this was a "show of force", the imposition of "martial law" and a "declaration of

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Somali MPs to Elect New President in Mogadishu

[Shabelle] The Lawmakers of Somalia’s newly sworn-in Parliament is expected to elect a new President for the next 4 years in a ballot vote in Mogadishu on Wednesday under tight security.

[Shabelle] The Lawmakers of Somalia's newly sworn-in Parliament is expected to elect a new President for the next 4 years in a ballot vote in Mogadishu on Wednesday under tight security.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

At Least 2 Killed As Gunmen Raid Hotel in Bosaso Town

[Shabelle] Suspected Al shabaab Gunmen have stormed a high-profile hotel in the coastal town of Bosaso, killing at least two people, and wounding four others, including security guards.

[Shabelle] Suspected Al shabaab Gunmen have stormed a high-profile hotel in the coastal town of Bosaso, killing at least two people, and wounding four others, including security guards.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

AU Calls for New Support to Counter Al-Shabaab Threats

[Shabelle] Top Africa Union envoy in Somalia has called for investment in modern equipments and training to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Horn of Africa nation.

[Shabelle] Top Africa Union envoy in Somalia has called for investment in modern equipments and training to counter the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the Horn of Africa nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia