Family Home Burnt to Ashes

[New Era] Windhoek -Hopes of having a merry Christmas were dashed for a 66-year-old pensioner after the house she has called home for more than five decades and all its contents were reduced to ashes by a blaze early this week.

[New Era] Windhoek -Hopes of having a merry Christmas were dashed for a 66-year-old pensioner after the house she has called home for more than five decades and all its contents were reduced to ashes by a blaze early this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Residents Left Destitute After Fire

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -A shack was reduced to ashes in yet another blaze during lunch-hour yesterday at Keetmanshoop’s Tseiblaagte location, leaving its four female occupants destitute with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

[New Era] Keetmanshoop -A shack was reduced to ashes in yet another blaze during lunch-hour yesterday at Keetmanshoop's Tseiblaagte location, leaving its four female occupants destitute with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Concerted Efforts to Create Duty Bound, Ethical Citizens

[Ethiopian Herald] Today, the whole world is observing the International Anti-Corruption Day for the thirteen time under the theme ” United against corruption for development, peace and security.” In the same vein, Ethiopia is marking the day giving sp…

[Ethiopian Herald] Today, the whole world is observing the International Anti-Corruption Day for the thirteen time under the theme " United against corruption for development, peace and security." In the same vein, Ethiopia is marking the day giving special attention to creating ethical youth and children.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Crash Victim Sues Bus Firm

[The Herald] AN accident victim is suing Pathfinder luxury bus and its driver for more than $180 000 in damages, medical and hospital expenses after surviving an accident that claimed eight lives three years ago. The Bulawayo-bound bus, with 66 passeng…

[The Herald] AN accident victim is suing Pathfinder luxury bus and its driver for more than $180 000 in damages, medical and hospital expenses after surviving an accident that claimed eight lives three years ago. The Bulawayo-bound bus, with 66 passengers on board, collided with a haulage truck in Lochard area near Shangani along the Bulawayo-Harare highway on December 7, 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Six Security Personnel Killed in Giza Explosion – Ministry

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Six security personnel were killed and three others injured in an explosion on Friday morning in Haram district in Giza, the interior ministry said.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Six security personnel were killed and three others injured in an explosion on Friday morning in Haram district in Giza, the interior ministry said.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

‘If We’re to Truly Beat Corruption, We Need to Instil a Culture of Lawfulness Today’

[Observer] Each year, on December 9, the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day. We treat this not only as a means to raise awareness, but also as an opportunity to showcase innovative ways that people and organizations can work together to coun…

[Observer] Each year, on December 9, the world marks International Anti-Corruption Day. We treat this not only as a means to raise awareness, but also as an opportunity to showcase innovative ways that people and organizations can work together to counter this scourge.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Ecowas Commission Praises Pres. Sirleaf for Visit to Headquarters

[Observer] Dr. Babatunde O. Ajisomo, the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first head of authority of ECOWAS to visit the Commission’s headquarters in …

[Observer] Dr. Babatunde O. Ajisomo, the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first head of authority of ECOWAS to visit the Commission's headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Chronic Teacher Absence Hurts Liberia’s Education Sector

[Observer] Liberia has a past marred in recent years by the civil war and Ebola. The country’s public education system is ineffective, and in an effort to rebuild it, the government has reached across the Atlantic for assistance – hiring a U.S.-based f…

[Observer] Liberia has a past marred in recent years by the civil war and Ebola. The country's public education system is ineffective, and in an effort to rebuild it, the government has reached across the Atlantic for assistance - hiring a U.S.-based for-profit company whose model is "school in a box." Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro of PBS NEWSHOUR reports on the controversial plan. Fred's reporting is a partnership with the Under-Told Stories Project at University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia