Mob Sets Church Ablaze Over Pastor’s Alleged Killing 11-Year-Old for Ritual

[Guardian] Calabar -A church belonging to a pastor, named as Anthony Obo, has been set ablaze by mob for allegedly killing of an 11-year-old girl in Calabar.The pastor, whose church, was located at 6, Abua Street, off Edgerly road in Calabar South Coun…

[Guardian] Calabar -A church belonging to a pastor, named as Anthony Obo, has been set ablaze by mob for allegedly killing of an 11-year-old girl in Calabar.The pastor, whose church, was located at 6, Abua Street, off Edgerly road in Calabar South Council of Cross River State, at mid-morning yesterday escaped being lynched by an angry mob, which succeeded in burning down the church.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uganda to Switch Off Two Million SIM Cards

[East African] Authorities in Kampala say that all unregistered Sim cards will be switched off on August 30, ending months’ long feuds between mobile phone subscribers, telecom companies and the government.

[East African] Authorities in Kampala say that all unregistered Sim cards will be switched off on August 30, ending months' long feuds between mobile phone subscribers, telecom companies and the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

First Lady’s Hotel Rampage Riles Mugabe

[Zimbabwe Independent] FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe has left the South African government deeply divided after allegedly assaulting Johannesburg model Gabriella Engels on August 13 and seeking the convenient cover of diplomatic immunity, which saved her the…

[Zimbabwe Independent] FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe has left the South African government deeply divided after allegedly assaulting Johannesburg model Gabriella Engels on August 13 and seeking the convenient cover of diplomatic immunity, which saved her the embarrassment of appearing in court.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Disaster Strikes Freetown – Over 400 Dead and 600 Still Missing

[IPS] Freetown -In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either partially submerged under water or destroyed.

[IPS] Freetown -In the early hours of Monday morning, August 14, torrential rains hit Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital city. Several areas of the city were flooded, as houses were either partially submerged under water or destroyed.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Young Seychellois Snorkellers Learn About Marine Conservation

[Seychelles News Agency] A programme to encourage children to understand the need for marine conservation through snorkelling organised by the Seychelles National Parks Authority started earlier this week.

[Seychelles News Agency] A programme to encourage children to understand the need for marine conservation through snorkelling organised by the Seychelles National Parks Authority started earlier this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

White Farmers Found Guilty in South Africa Coffin Case

[Deutsche Welle] Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after threatening to a kill a black man they forced into a coffin. Even 23 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa continues to struggle with racism.

[Deutsche Welle] Two white men have been convicted of attempted murder after threatening to a kill a black man they forced into a coffin. Even 23 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa continues to struggle with racism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity

[IPS] Rome -The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

[IPS] Rome -The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Germany Gives Zambia 107 Million Euros Grant

[Times of Zambia] GERMANY has given Zambia a grant amounting 107.5 million Euros to be injected in key areas directly contributing to poverty reduction programmes among the citizens within the context of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) and…

[Times of Zambia] GERMANY has given Zambia a grant amounting 107.5 million Euros to be injected in key areas directly contributing to poverty reduction programmes among the citizens within the context of the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) and the Zambia Plus Agenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Uganda Rebrands Female Condoms to Make Them Attractive to Men

[Deutsche Welle] Many Ugandan men refuse women, who use female condoms. Unlike male condoms, they say female condoms look unpleasant, bulky, less lubricated and noisy. But that’s about to change due to an attractive new brand.

[Deutsche Welle] Many Ugandan men refuse women, who use female condoms. Unlike male condoms, they say female condoms look unpleasant, bulky, less lubricated and noisy. But that's about to change due to an attractive new brand.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda