The Cost of Land Grabbing in Tete Province

[Fahamu] Tete Province is very rich in coal. An estimated 23 billion tons of mostly untapped coal lies beneath Tete. It is expected to become the region’s energy powerhouse built on coal and hydroelectricity. However, local farmer communities have been…

[Fahamu] Tete Province is very rich in coal. An estimated 23 billion tons of mostly untapped coal lies beneath Tete. It is expected to become the region's energy powerhouse built on coal and hydroelectricity. However, local farmer communities have been on the losing side of the coal boom so far, especially since large scale resettlements forced them out.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Biafra Freedom Movement Has a Dinner Party Dimension

[Fahamu] The Igbo now dictate the terms of their freedom from Nigeria. They have acquired this pivotal status, in the past 24 months, it should be stressed, without firing a shot – either in defence or offence. They insist on a referendum to democratic…

[Fahamu] The Igbo now dictate the terms of their freedom from Nigeria. They have acquired this pivotal status, in the past 24 months, it should be stressed, without firing a shot - either in defence or offence. They insist on a referendum to democratically secure the next crucial phase of the process.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kikuyu Privilege – When Will We Admit It Exists?

[Fahamu] Since independence 53 years, Kenya has had four presidents – three of them from one ethnic community. Control of state power has ensured that the Kikuyu and related groups have benefitted from national wealth far more than other communities. R…

[Fahamu] Since independence 53 years, Kenya has had four presidents - three of them from one ethnic community. Control of state power has ensured that the Kikuyu and related groups have benefitted from national wealth far more than other communities. Recently, economist Dr. David Ndii sensationally called on those communities that feel excluded to secede.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenyans Seek to End Season in Style in Brussels

[Nation] Several Kenyan athletes including three new World champions Conseslus Kipruto, Hellen Obiri and Faith Chepng’etich hope to wrap up their season in style with victories in the final leg of the Diamond League Series in Brussels, Belgium on Friday.

[Nation] Several Kenyan athletes including three new World champions Conseslus Kipruto, Hellen Obiri and Faith Chepng'etich hope to wrap up their season in style with victories in the final leg of the Diamond League Series in Brussels, Belgium on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Too Many’ Nominated MCAs to Strain Nyamira County Finances

[Nation] Nyamira County says it may be unable to pay for the “extra” MCAs nominated to meet the requirements of the gender balance law, even as it emerged one of them had also been nominated into the neighbouring Migori County.

[Nation] Nyamira County says it may be unable to pay for the "extra" MCAs nominated to meet the requirements of the gender balance law, even as it emerged one of them had also been nominated into the neighbouring Migori County.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Truck Driver Gets 1 Year in Jail For Killing 31

[The Herald] The driver of the South Africa-registered haulage truck that side-swiped a Johannesburg-bound Proliner bus, killing 31 people in Mvuma early this year has been jailed for an effective one year after pleading guilty to one count of culpable…

[The Herald] The driver of the South Africa-registered haulage truck that side-swiped a Johannesburg-bound Proliner bus, killing 31 people in Mvuma early this year has been jailed for an effective one year after pleading guilty to one count of culpable homicide and negligent driving.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe