Safe Haven No More in the Country

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan’s long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan’s civil war has turned th…

[HRW] It was a beacon of relative stability in South Sudan's long conflict. A place where people sent their kids to study and neighbours lived unscathed by the trouble outside. Not anymore. War has reached Yei, and South Sudan's civil war has turned this once-peaceful town upside down.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

New Abuse of Civilians by Both Sides

[HRW] Nairobi -Government and rebel forces in and around South Sudan’s southern town of Yei have committed serious abuses against civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses include killings, rapes, and arbitrary arrests by go…

[HRW] Nairobi -Government and rebel forces in and around South Sudan's southern town of Yei have committed serious abuses against civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses include killings, rapes, and arbitrary arrests by government forces and abductions by rebels. The abuses Human Rights Watch documented in Yei are just the latest example of attacks on civilians by both sides in the current conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

KCB Eyes Rwandan Farmers With U.S.$1.38 Million IFC Financing

[East African] The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest $1.38 million in KCB Rwanda to boost lending to small scale farmers and improve their land’s productivity.

[East African] The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to invest $1.38 million in KCB Rwanda to boost lending to small scale farmers and improve their land's productivity.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Top Official Threatens Civil Society Activist At Hague Court

[Daily Maverick] In a brazen breach of diplomatic protocol, a top adviser to Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened civil society activist Gladwell Otieno on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court gathering in The Hague. The venue, iron…

[Daily Maverick] In a brazen breach of diplomatic protocol, a top adviser to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened civil society activist Gladwell Otieno on the sidelines of the International Criminal Court gathering in The Hague. The venue, ironically, was a panel discussion on how states can protect human rights defenders. And while onlookers were horrified at the attempted intimidation, none was surprised. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Senate Summons Kachikwu Over U.S.$115 Billion Deal With China, India

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committees on Petroleum (Upstream), Gas and Foreign Affairs to explain the rationale behind the $100 billion memorandu…

[This Day] Abuja -The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, to appear before its Committees on Petroleum (Upstream), Gas and Foreign Affairs to explain the rationale behind the $100 billion memorandum of understanding (MoU) he signed with Chinese companies and another proposed $15 billion investment deal with India.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Committed to Introduce Bill On Financing of Political Parties, Sir Anerood Says

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministerial Committee on Electoral Reforms, set up by the Government has already submitted its recommendations on the financing of political parties and these recommendations are being examined, replied the Prime Minister,…

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministerial Committee on Electoral Reforms, set up by the Government has already submitted its recommendations on the financing of political parties and these recommendations are being examined, replied the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth on 22 November 2016 in the National Assembly to a Parliamentary Question relating to the financing of political parties.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Presidential Candidate Warns of Possible Poll Delay

[Shabelle] A presidential candidate in Somalia on Tuesday warned of another postponement of the poll set for Nov. 30 citing what he termed as slow process of Lower House elections.

[Shabelle] A presidential candidate in Somalia on Tuesday warned of another postponement of the poll set for Nov. 30 citing what he termed as slow process of Lower House elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

City Fails On Water-Savings Target

[Namibian] WINDHOEK residents are still not meeting the 40% water-savings target that has been set in an attempt to avert a situation in which the city’s taps could run dry as a result of the low levels of its main water sources.

[Namibian] WINDHOEK residents are still not meeting the 40% water-savings target that has been set in an attempt to avert a situation in which the city's taps could run dry as a result of the low levels of its main water sources.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia