Govt Explains Role of Task Force On Food Prices

[Guardian] The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.

[Guardian] The Federal Government has said that the inter-ministerial task force set up to address causes for the continuous increase in food prices was not meant to discourage farmers in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#ThisFlag Founder Mawarire Denied Bail

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean pastor, Evan Mawarire, famous for launching the #ThisFlag protest, has been denied bail by a Harare court. He was arrested on arrival from the US and is being charged with subverting the government.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean pastor, Evan Mawarire, famous for launching the #ThisFlag protest, has been denied bail by a Harare court. He was arrested on arrival from the US and is being charged with subverting the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Criminalises Stigmatising People Living With HIV/Aids

[Guardian] The Oyo State Government on Friday launched the state’s HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Law 2016, to protect and preserve the fundamental rights of people living with the disease.

[Guardian] The Oyo State Government on Friday launched the state's HIV/AIDS Anti-Stigma Law 2016, to protect and preserve the fundamental rights of people living with the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Launches Manual for Low Volume Roads

[Daily News] THE Government has launched a manual for low volume roads (LVR 2016) to cater for the design of new or upgrading of existing unpaved roads with a capacity of not more than 300 vehicles a day in a move to significantly reduce construction c…

[Daily News] THE Government has launched a manual for low volume roads (LVR 2016) to cater for the design of new or upgrading of existing unpaved roads with a capacity of not more than 300 vehicles a day in a move to significantly reduce construction costs.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Illicit Miners Scrape for Diamonds On Abandoned Mines

[Al Jazeera] For more than 80 years, large mines operated across Namaqualand, a remote, rocky expanse of land high up South Africa’s west coast. Today, most of these mines are closed, but millions of diamonds remain in the ground, providing bounty for …

[Al Jazeera] For more than 80 years, large mines operated across Namaqualand, a remote, rocky expanse of land high up South Africa's west coast. Today, most of these mines are closed, but millions of diamonds remain in the ground, providing bounty for illicit diggers who say they have no other means of survival.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa