‘I Am Truly Sorry for Your Loss’ – Stellenbosch Graduate’s Killer to Family

[News24Wire] One of the men convicted of fatally assaulting Stellenbosch University graduate Carl Schoombie on Tuesday apologised to his family for their loss, but maintained his silence on the events surrounding Schoombie’s death.

[News24Wire] One of the men convicted of fatally assaulting Stellenbosch University graduate Carl Schoombie on Tuesday apologised to his family for their loss, but maintained his silence on the events surrounding Schoombie's death.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Resilient Efforts to Preserve Forest Resources

[Ethiopian Herald] Climate variability in Ethiopia is not new – its agro-ecological zones have brought a dazzling variety of climates. Corresponding weather patterns, people have developed ways to respond successfully to these challenges. Once in ten y…

[Ethiopian Herald] Climate variability in Ethiopia is not new - its agro-ecological zones have brought a dazzling variety of climates. Corresponding weather patterns, people have developed ways to respond successfully to these challenges. Once in ten years, Ethiopians are suffering due to the effect of climate change - both more variable climates and more extreme weather events.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Authority Finalises 1,198km of Roads

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Roads Authority announced that it constructed 1198.6 km of roads in nine months of the 2016/17 fiscal year. Out of the constructed roads, 609.6 km was built by domestic contractors while the remaining 589 km is constructed…

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Roads Authority announced that it constructed 1198.6 km of roads in nine months of the 2016/17 fiscal year. Out of the constructed roads, 609.6 km was built by domestic contractors while the remaining 589 km is constructed by foreign contractors.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

A Dream Close to Realization

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia had been described as a source for water for the African continent. The 12 river basins are attributable to this standing belief. All except the Awash River happen to be flowing out of the country’s geography. Awash on the othe…

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia had been described as a source for water for the African continent. The 12 river basins are attributable to this standing belief. All except the Awash River happen to be flowing out of the country's geography. Awash on the other hand, springs from Jibatina Mecha and flows down through its length and breadth contributing to the irrigations of Wonji, Koka dam, Metehara irrigations schemes where the sugar plantations are located. The river drains into the lake of the low land areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Tanzania Seeks to Boost Mining Revenue As Audit of Trade Starts

[East African] Tanzania is introducing reforms in the mining sector to make the most of its natural resources following the setting up of another committee to look into the legal and commercial framework of exporting concentrates from the country.

[East African] Tanzania is introducing reforms in the mining sector to make the most of its natural resources following the setting up of another committee to look into the legal and commercial framework of exporting concentrates from the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

House of Cards – Ntlemeza Gets the Axe but His Troubles Are Far From Over

[Daily Maverick] An unexpected upside of President Jacob Zuma’s post-midnight cabinet reshuffle is the imminent removal of Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, the highest ranking police official in the country and who has been a key figure in the po…

[Daily Maverick] An unexpected upside of President Jacob Zuma's post-midnight cabinet reshuffle is the imminent removal of Lieutenant General Mthandazo Ntlemeza, the highest ranking police official in the country and who has been a key figure in the political witch-hunt of former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan as well as other former top police officials. On Wednesday, the North Gauteng High court dismissed Ntlemeza's appeal against an earlier ruling that he is not fit for the job. But Ntlemeza's problems are far from

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Numsa Accepts New Terms in Bus Strike Negotiations

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it has ended its consultations with workers in the passenger bus sector, following a week of striking, after its members accepted new terms.

[News24Wire] The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it has ended its consultations with workers in the passenger bus sector, following a week of striking, after its members accepted new terms.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Prison Break – Robertson’s Mountain Biking Tour With a Difference

[Daily Maverick] The first week of April saw a great deal of bad news hitting South African headlines. But there was the odd good news story, too. In the small town of Robertson, a programme in the local correction centre is beating the odds against cr…

[Daily Maverick] The first week of April saw a great deal of bad news hitting South African headlines. But there was the odd good news story, too. In the small town of Robertson, a programme in the local correction centre is beating the odds against crime. If slowly. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa