Two Years On, Whereabouts of Missing Malian Journalist Still Unknown

[MFWA] On January 29, 2016, Malian investigative journalist, Birama Toure, was reported missing. Exactly two years after the journalist’s disappearance, nobody seems to know his whereabouts and his family remains deeply worried.

[MFWA] On January 29, 2016, Malian investigative journalist, Birama Toure, was reported missing. Exactly two years after the journalist's disappearance, nobody seems to know his whereabouts and his family remains deeply worried.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Call to Halt South Africa’s State Address

[East African] Two of South Africa’s biggest parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the Democratic Alliance (DA), are attempting to block President Jacob Zuma from delivering next Thursday’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).

[East African] Two of South Africa's biggest parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and the Democratic Alliance (DA), are attempting to block President Jacob Zuma from delivering next Thursday's State of the Nation Address (Sona).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

EU Offers $124,000 in Humanitarian Aid for Refugees

[East African] The European Commission has offered 100,000 euros (about $124,000) to help fund relief operations for thousands of refugees flowing into Uganda from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

[East African] The European Commission has offered 100,000 euros (about $124,000) to help fund relief operations for thousands of refugees flowing into Uganda from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

5 Facts That Prove Nation’s Nuclear Power Plan Should Die

[The Conversation Africa] Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that nuclear isn’t needed, is too cost…

[The Conversation Africa] Under the presidency of Jacob Zuma, South Africa has been trying to implement a massive new nuclear programme. The initiative stood against a growing body of evidence pointing to the fact that nuclear isn't needed, is too costly and is hard to finance. There is also the fact that the case for renewables looks increasingly favourable than nuclear. And last year, civil society groups secured a court order that halted the nuclear build programme temporarily on grounds that government had not followed due cons

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A Wind of Change Blows Through the Region

[ISS] It was an eventful 2017 for the Southern African region. The end of an era, it seemed, as political dinosaurs shuffled off the stage. In September, Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after 38 years in power. He was replaced by defence minister João Lourenço. In November, Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe was eased out of State House by a military-assisted transition after 37 years at the helm. And replaced by his former deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa whom he h

[ISS] It was an eventful 2017 for the Southern African region. The end of an era, it seemed, as political dinosaurs shuffled off the stage. In September, Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos stepped down after 38 years in power. He was replaced by defence minister João Lourenço. In November, Zimbabwean strongman Robert Mugabe was eased out of State House by a military-assisted transition after 37 years at the helm. And replaced by his former deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa whom he h

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rwanda to Introduce Bacteria-Resistant Bananas

[East African] Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture will introduce new banana varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt to mitigate the effects the disease, which has spread across large swathes of the banana belt, slowing output.

[East African] Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture will introduce new banana varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt to mitigate the effects the disease, which has spread across large swathes of the banana belt, slowing output.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Lifts Suspension On Local Council Elections

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Electoral Commission is now free to set a date for conducting local council elections country wide, after Parties in the case reached an out of Court settlement and they acknowledged that an Election is a process an…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Electoral Commission is now free to set a date for conducting local council elections country wide, after Parties in the case reached an out of Court settlement and they acknowledged that an Election is a process and not an event that could be subjected to frivolous school calendars.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda