End ‘Horrific’ Abuse of Detained Migrants

[HRW] Tunis -Libyan authorities should urgently respond to a new United Nations report documenting a pattern of torture, forced labor, sexual violence, and arbitrary detention of migrants and asylum seekers. Libya’s coast guard intercepts thousands of …

[HRW] Tunis -Libyan authorities should urgently respond to a new United Nations report documenting a pattern of torture, forced labor, sexual violence, and arbitrary detention of migrants and asylum seekers. Libya's coast guard intercepts thousands of migrants each year as they try to reach the European Union and returns them to centers operated by the Department for Combatting Illegal Migration (DCIM).

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Assembly Approves Economic and Social Plan

[AIM] The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on 9 December approved the government’s Economic and Social Plan for 2017, with all opposition deputies voting against. The plan passed with 138 deputies of the ruling Frelimo Party voting …

[AIM] The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on 9 December approved the government's Economic and Social Plan for 2017, with all opposition deputies voting against. The plan passed with 138 deputies of the ruling Frelimo Party voting in favour, against the opposing votes of 91 members of Renamo and of the Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM).

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Cahora Bassa Reduces Output

[AIM] The Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River, in the western province of Tete, has suffered a break down in one of its five generator groups, which is reducing the generation of electricity by 18 per cent.

[AIM] The Cahora Bassa dam on the Zambezi River, in the western province of Tete, has suffered a break down in one of its five generator groups, which is reducing the generation of electricity by 18 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Somaliland Elder Denies Demanding Bribe From Candidate Fowzia

[Dalsan Radio] A Somaliland traditional elder accused of soliciting a USD 50000 bribe from former Foreign Affairs minister Fowzia Yusuf has denied the allegations and instead accused the candidate of stalling the elections.

[Dalsan Radio] A Somaliland traditional elder accused of soliciting a USD 50000 bribe from former Foreign Affairs minister Fowzia Yusuf has denied the allegations and instead accused the candidate of stalling the elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Man Robbed, Murdered

[The Herald] A Harare man was robbed and murdered at the weekend by unknown suspects while he was walking along a footpath on his way to Mbare Musika. The murder comes as police continue to urge the public to be wary of criminals during the festive sea…

[The Herald] A Harare man was robbed and murdered at the weekend by unknown suspects while he was walking along a footpath on his way to Mbare Musika. The murder comes as police continue to urge the public to be wary of criminals during the festive season.The incident occurred last Friday at around 7:45pm in Matapi, Mbare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Hails Success of Cashew Export Surtax

[AIM] The imposition of a surtax on the export of raw, unprocessed cashew nuts has been a success in stimulating the growth of the cashew processing industry, declared President Filipe Nyusi on 9 December.

[AIM] The imposition of a surtax on the export of raw, unprocessed cashew nuts has been a success in stimulating the growth of the cashew processing industry, declared President Filipe Nyusi on 9 December.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Safeguard Right to Shelter for People With Disabilities

[The Herald] Peter Banga -WHEN I entered Cheshire Home in Harare one Friday night, I was suddenly struck by something that is difficult to explain. A sombre silence hung about the place which houses at least thirty people with various disabilities incl…

[The Herald] Peter Banga -WHEN I entered Cheshire Home in Harare one Friday night, I was suddenly struck by something that is difficult to explain. A sombre silence hung about the place which houses at least thirty people with various disabilities including those with cerebral palsy, spinal injuries and amputees.The people at the home are self-reliant through ventures such as selling fruits, flowers, cooking and selling sadza and providing mobile money transfer services. They pay for their own electricity, water and salary for the

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

37 Nigerian ISPs Share 390,794 Subscribers

[Guardian] Statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have shown that 37 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country provide services for 390, 794 subscribers. This excludes the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) including MTN, Glob…

[Guardian] Statistics from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) have shown that 37 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country provide services for 390, 794 subscribers. This excludes the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) including MTN, Globacom, Airtel and Etisalat, which also provide Internet services.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria