Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity and Fear

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of du…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold - once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning - is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

UK Envoy Seeks to Build Bridges With Govt

[Zimbabwe Independent] Visiting newly-appointed British minister for Africa and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin is expected to discuss currency stabilisation, re-engagement and other macro-economic issu…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Visiting newly-appointed British minister for Africa and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin is expected to discuss currency stabilisation, re-engagement and other macro-economic issues with senior government officials as Harare steps up a diplomatic offensive to revive a floundering economy, it has been established.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Bank Fraud Leads to Six Years in Jail

[Namibian] A FORMER employee of Standard Bank Namibia who admitted that he defrauded the bank of N$1,6 million over a period of almost three years has been sentenced to an effective prison term of six years.

[Namibian] A FORMER employee of Standard Bank Namibia who admitted that he defrauded the bank of N$1,6 million over a period of almost three years has been sentenced to an effective prison term of six years.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Ortom Calls for Assistance for 100,000 Displaced Persons in Benue

[This Day] Makurdi -Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called for support from the federal government, public-spirited individuals, organisations, as well as the international community to tackle the humanitarian challenges associated with recent …

[This Day] Makurdi -Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called for support from the federal government, public-spirited individuals, organisations, as well as the international community to tackle the humanitarian challenges associated with recent attacks by Fulani herdsmen.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Struggle for Democracy Goes Beyond Comical Antics

[Zimbabwe Independent] An astonishing 75 political parties are planning to participate in this year’s general election. Can you wrap your brain around that staggering figure?

[Zimbabwe Independent] An astonishing 75 political parties are planning to participate in this year's general election. Can you wrap your brain around that staggering figure?

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Expansion of First Industrial Park Reopens Old Wounds

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dukem -The scenic road from Addis Ababa to the small town of Dukem is peppered with signs of industry: warehouses and factories, garages and gas stations, newly-built rail tracks and a freshly paved highway.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dukem -The scenic road from Addis Ababa to the small town of Dukem is peppered with signs of industry: warehouses and factories, garages and gas stations, newly-built rail tracks and a freshly paved highway.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia