NULGE, MHWUN Move Against Bayelsa Government Plan to Sack Workers

[Guardian] Yenagoa -The Bayelsa State chapters of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the Medical and Health Workers of Nigeria (MHWUM) have issued a three-day ultimatum to the state government to reverse its plan to sack thous…

[Guardian] Yenagoa -The Bayelsa State chapters of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the Medical and Health Workers of Nigeria (MHWUM) have issued a three-day ultimatum to the state government to reverse its plan to sack thousands of workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Honoring Courageous Journalism

[PR Newswire] New York -Four inspiring journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2017 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism.

[PR Newswire] New York -Four inspiring journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen will be honored with the Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards, an annual recognition of courageous journalism.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Piracy – Foreign Shipping Firms Pay U.S.$45 Million to Escort Vessels in Nigeria

[Leadership] Lagos -Due to the volatile nature of Nigeria waterways, foreign shipping companies spend over N13.76 billion ($45 million) annually to escort their vessels from one point to another on Nigeria’s waterways, LEADERSHIP has learnt.

[Leadership] Lagos -Due to the volatile nature of Nigeria waterways, foreign shipping companies spend over N13.76 billion ($45 million) annually to escort their vessels from one point to another on Nigeria's waterways, LEADERSHIP has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#BlackMonday Demonstration a ‘Miracle’ – Organisers

[News24Wire] Following a week of debate where the #BlackMonday movement was described as racist and even a backlash by some of South Africa’s white minority, the organisers maintain that the gathering was nothing short of a miracle.

[News24Wire] Following a week of debate where the #BlackMonday movement was described as racist and even a backlash by some of South Africa's white minority, the organisers maintain that the gathering was nothing short of a miracle.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Joint Statement On the Ongoing Detention of a Human Rights Lawyer in Egypt

[PR Newswire] London -The governments of Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK are deeply concerned by the ongoing detention of human rights lawyer Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy.

[PR Newswire] London -The governments of Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK are deeply concerned by the ongoing detention of human rights lawyer Ibrahim Metwally Hegazy.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

World Bank Group Helps Zambia Reach #2 On Doing Business 2018’s Getting Credit

[PR Newswire] Lusaka, Zambia -The World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2018 report was released this week and lists Zambia in second place in this year’s Getting Credit category – just after New Zealand. To improve access to credit, Zambia partnered with …

[PR Newswire] Lusaka, Zambia -The World Bank Group's Doing Business 2018 report was released this week and lists Zambia in second place in this year's Getting Credit category - just after New Zealand. To improve access to credit, Zambia partnered with the World Bank Group to modernize the country's financial infrastructure, including creating a modern secured transactions law and establishing an online collateral registry.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Zimbabwe On Precipice As Cyber Laws Net First Victim

[CAJ News] Harare -A crackdown following the establishment of the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation in Zimbabwe has driven further a wedge between the administration of President Robert Mugabe and his critics, among them veter…

[CAJ News] Harare -A crackdown following the establishment of the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation in Zimbabwe has driven further a wedge between the administration of President Robert Mugabe and his critics, among them veterans of the liberation war and human rights advocates. The relations have hit a new low with the arrest of an American woman for allegedly denigrating Mugabe amid fears the clampdown will be intensified ahead of elections set for next year and the rising tensions afflicting the

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mugabe’s Death Penalty Call Reckless, Says Opposition

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe’s call for the re-introduction of the death penalty shows he is out of sync with reality, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe's call for the re-introduction of the death penalty shows he is out of sync with reality, the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Angola Destroys Thousands of Illegal Firearms

[CAJ News] Luanda -ANGOLA has destroyed a total of 125 000 illegal weapons over the past decade during its national disarmament campaign. The weapons have been destroyed since 2005 during a campaign supported by HALO, the landmines clearing organisatio…

[CAJ News] Luanda -ANGOLA has destroyed a total of 125 000 illegal weapons over the past decade during its national disarmament campaign. The weapons have been destroyed since 2005 during a campaign supported by HALO, the landmines clearing organisation, with funding from the United States Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement. The campaign was launched following concern that at the end of three decades of civil war, a third of Angola's 28-million population

source: AllAfrica News: Angola