Political Unrest Simmers

[Deutsche Welle] Four months after declaring a state of emergency in a crackdown on protests, Ethiopia’s government claims the country has returned to normal. Critics says the emergency decree remains an instrument of repression.

[Deutsche Welle] Four months after declaring a state of emergency in a crackdown on protests, Ethiopia's government claims the country has returned to normal. Critics says the emergency decree remains an instrument of repression.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Notorious Gang Arrested

[Namibian] WINDHOEK City Police yesterday arrested eight members of a notorious gang that has been terrorising members of the public in the areas between Eveline Street and Monte Christo road in Greenwell Matongo and Havana, Windhoek.

[Namibian] WINDHOEK City Police yesterday arrested eight members of a notorious gang that has been terrorising members of the public in the areas between Eveline Street and Monte Christo road in Greenwell Matongo and Havana, Windhoek.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Chopper Crash Caused By Weather and Pilot Error

[Namibian] A FATAL helicopter crash near Windhoek in April last year was caused by a combination of poor visibility in cloudy conditions and errors by the pilot of the aircraft, it has been concluded in the official accident investigation report.

[Namibian] A FATAL helicopter crash near Windhoek in April last year was caused by a combination of poor visibility in cloudy conditions and errors by the pilot of the aircraft, it has been concluded in the official accident investigation report.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Top Cop Nabbed Over U.S.$60 Bribe

[The Herald] The officer-in-charge of Mbare Police Station was yesterday trapped and arrested after she allegedly demanded a $60 bribe from a motorist to facilitate the release of his vehicle that had been impounded over a traffic offence. The senior o…

[The Herald] The officer-in-charge of Mbare Police Station was yesterday trapped and arrested after she allegedly demanded a $60 bribe from a motorist to facilitate the release of his vehicle that had been impounded over a traffic offence. The senior officer, only identified as Chief Inspector Sigauke, was yesterday evening still detained at Rhodesville Police Station and assisting police with investigations.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mayor Hits Back in Land Storm

[Namibian] PROJECT reassessments and redesign necessitated the halting of mass land servicing at the town, Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Krohne said on Wednesday. Krohne was responding to media reports that cast her as having unilaterally blocked the se…

[Namibian] PROJECT reassessments and redesign necessitated the halting of mass land servicing at the town, Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Krohne said on Wednesday. Krohne was responding to media reports that cast her as having unilaterally blocked the servicing of 200 erven in the town's Noordhoek residential area, thereby compromising service delivery at the town.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Low Domestic Savings Hamper Development

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE’S domestic savings ratio is around -11 percent of the gross domestic product and the country is relying on “inadequate” foreign savings for infrastructure development, a senior Government official said yesterday. Officially openin…

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S domestic savings ratio is around -11 percent of the gross domestic product and the country is relying on "inadequate" foreign savings for infrastructure development, a senior Government official said yesterday. Officially opening the handover ceremony of residential stands to beneficiaries of the New Marimba Park Housing Project, developed by theIDBZ yesterday, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Parliament Gives Ministry Ultimatum to Reclaim Land

[Nyasa Times] A parliamentary committee has given the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development up to three weeks to get back land along Lilongwe river which it sold to some members of staff and business people.

[Nyasa Times] A parliamentary committee has given the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development up to three weeks to get back land along Lilongwe river which it sold to some members of staff and business people.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Are Mugabe Constitutional Amendments Lawful?

[The Herald] Zvamaida Murwira -Government’s proposed constitutional amendments to allow the President to appoint the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and High Court Judge President are being lawfully steered and any criticism levelled against the proce…

[The Herald] Zvamaida Murwira -Government's proposed constitutional amendments to allow the President to appoint the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and High Court Judge President are being lawfully steered and any criticism levelled against the process is not legally justified, retired High Court judge Justice Moses Chinhengo has said. He said while some people might not be happy with Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1), it was critical to note that the Executive had complied with the law relating to making such constitutional am

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe