A Solution to Somali Piracy Is in Sight – Local Communities Hold the Key

[The Conversation Africa] The recent hijacking of an oil tanker by alleged Somali pirates raises a number of important questions. The MT Aris 13 was the first commercial vessel to be hijacked since 2012. For the international community, the question is…

[The Conversation Africa] The recent hijacking of an oil tanker by alleged Somali pirates raises a number of important questions. The MT Aris 13 was the first commercial vessel to be hijacked since 2012. For the international community, the question is whether this represents a new spectre of piracy on the horizon.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Information Minister Mwakyembe Eyes Turning Challenges Into Success

[Daily News] Dodoma -NEW Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe has called on Tanzanians to liberate their minds and get ready for radical changes from within the ministry.

[Daily News] Dodoma -NEW Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe has called on Tanzanians to liberate their minds and get ready for radical changes from within the ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Senate’s Suspension of Ndume Illegal, Says Former NBA Chairman

[Vanguard] Mr Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Minna Branch, on Thursday said that the Senate has gone beyond its authority on its decision to suspend Sen. Ali Ndume.

[Vanguard] Mr Taidi Jonathan, a former Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Minna Branch, on Thursday said that the Senate has gone beyond its authority on its decision to suspend Sen. Ali Ndume.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Time to See TB Patients As True Champions in Fight Against Disease

[The Conversation Africa] Nearly 70 years ago, a range of antibiotics that could treat tuberculosis were first identified. But today almost two million people still die every year from one of the deadliest infectious diseases. That’s about 5000 people …

[The Conversation Africa] Nearly 70 years ago, a range of antibiotics that could treat tuberculosis were first identified. But today almost two million people still die every year from one of the deadliest infectious diseases. That's about 5000 people every day. In the face of this tragedy, the ever increasing rise in drug resistant tuberculosis adds to the concern of clinicians and scientists at the front line of TB care and prevention worldwide.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigerian Refugees – Government Refutes Allegations of Forced Return

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a Government’s Statement on the allegations of forced return of Nigerian refugees organized by Cameroonian authorities. It was read to the press yesterday by Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a Government's Statement on the allegations of forced return of Nigerian refugees organized by Cameroonian authorities. It was read to the press yesterday by Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Bird Flu – Reinforce Biosecurity Efforts!

[Cameroon Tribune] As threats of another highly pathogenic avian influenza (Bird Flu) hangs on the poultry sector in Cameroon, government, dealers in the sector and the population alike are no doubt biting their nails reflecting on how to limit the dam…

[Cameroon Tribune] As threats of another highly pathogenic avian influenza (Bird Flu) hangs on the poultry sector in Cameroon, government, dealers in the sector and the population alike are no doubt biting their nails reflecting on how to limit the damage. Fear of the unknown usually grips almost all in society each time the bird flu resurfaces or threatens to do so. Understandably so as the birth flu heralds fear of huge nefarious consequences on all and sundry! The scourge jeopardises government's efforts to ensure quality

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon