Oil Spillage, Fire Outbreak Spark Hunger in Delta Communities

[Vanguard] The people of Oghior and Ukpiovwin oil communities in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State have cried out that they are facing food shortage since the oil spillage and subsequent fire outbreak last month on a Nigerian Petroleum Developme…

[Vanguard] The people of Oghior and Ukpiovwin oil communities in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State have cried out that they are facing food shortage since the oil spillage and subsequent fire outbreak last month on a Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, pipeline, which contaminated their stream, destroyed farmlands and their other means of livelihood.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Udoma – Why the MTEF Was Updated

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister for Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that federal government did not submit a revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) as reported by some newspapers Tuesday,…

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister for Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said that federal government did not submit a revised Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) as reported by some newspapers Tuesday, saying it only updated the document that was earlier submitted based on the current National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Urges Jammeh to Step Down by Mid-January

[Deutsche Welle] Despite him refusing to admit electoral defeat, the UN has told Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down next month. Jammeh lost the December 1 election to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

[Deutsche Welle] Despite him refusing to admit electoral defeat, the UN has told Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh to step down next month. Jammeh lost the December 1 election to opposition leader Adama Barrow.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Barclays to Reimburse Customers

[The Herald] Barclays Bank Zimbabwe will reimburse customers who were charged previous transaction rates from December 12, as the bank is now compliant with a directive by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for a downward review of charges.The bank said the …

[The Herald] Barclays Bank Zimbabwe will reimburse customers who were charged previous transaction rates from December 12, as the bank is now compliant with a directive by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for a downward review of charges.The bank said the delay in compliance was due to a system delay in the incorporation of new charging structures which resulted in some customers being charged the previous withdrawal rates on December 12 and 13.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Recognising Repeated Failures in Our Criminal Justice System

[Daily Maverick] Pollsmoor is not alone in the problems it has with inhumane conditions and overcrowding. Most remand detention facilities (RDFs) in the Western Cape already operate above 120% occupancy. And nothing indicates that the situation is vast…

[Daily Maverick] Pollsmoor is not alone in the problems it has with inhumane conditions and overcrowding. Most remand detention facilities (RDFs) in the Western Cape already operate above 120% occupancy. And nothing indicates that the situation is vastly different elsewhere in the country. By GWEN DEREYMAEKER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa