Electricity Firm Employees Arrested Over Transformer Theft

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

2016 – A Year of Brutality and Restrictions

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Re…

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to social media, and bans communications with foreign groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

President Meets University Council Over Reopening of Colleges

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Thursday summoned the newly constituted University of Malawi (Unima) Council for a meeting, State House confirmed to Nyasa Times.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Thursday summoned the newly constituted University of Malawi (Unima) Council for a meeting, State House confirmed to Nyasa Times.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

No End in Sight to Deadly Typhoid

[CAJ News] Harare -A raging typhoid outbreak is stretching Zimbabwe’s collapsing health sector to the limit and left the country on the verge of its worst disease catastrophe in a decade. Spreading with no end in sight, it has evoked memories of a chol…

[CAJ News] Harare -A raging typhoid outbreak is stretching Zimbabwe's collapsing health sector to the limit and left the country on the verge of its worst disease catastrophe in a decade. Spreading with no end in sight, it has evoked memories of a cholera outbreak that claimed 4 000 lives for months in 2008. The capital Harare continues reeling under conditions suitable for the spread of typhoid, which like cholera is waterborne. With two deaths reported from 132 cases this week, the situation remains dire. Burst sewerages,

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Two Poachers Shot Dead Near Key Tourist Spot

[News24Wire] Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

[News24Wire] Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Boy Injured After Baboon Throws Villager’s Arrow Back

[Monitor] Lamwo -A 13-year-old boy is nursing injuries at St Joseph’s Hospital in Kitgum District after he sustained injuries from an arrow following a confrontation between residents and a baboon.

[Monitor] Lamwo -A 13-year-old boy is nursing injuries at St Joseph's Hospital in Kitgum District after he sustained injuries from an arrow following a confrontation between residents and a baboon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

South Africa Failed to Speak Out On Rights Abuses – Report

[News24Wire] South Africa missed several opportunities to place respect for human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2017.

[News24Wire] South Africa missed several opportunities to place respect for human rights at the centre of its foreign policy, Human Rights Watch says in its World Report 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Former Poachers Commit to Protect National Park

[New Times] At least 15 beekeepers’ cooperatives, bringing together more than 1,300 beekeepers around Nyungwe National Park, have benefited from the revenue sharing scheme initiated by the Government to support communities surrounding national parks.

[New Times] At least 15 beekeepers' cooperatives, bringing together more than 1,300 beekeepers around Nyungwe National Park, have benefited from the revenue sharing scheme initiated by the Government to support communities surrounding national parks.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda