Dying With Dignity – Karel Schoeman – a Private Life, a Public Death

[Daily Maverick] In life, one of South Africa’s most prolific and celebrated historians, novelists and translators, Karel Schoeman, was notoriously hermetic, shunning most contact with the outside world. Schoeman, who worked as an archivist at the Nati…

[Daily Maverick] In life, one of South Africa's most prolific and celebrated historians, novelists and translators, Karel Schoeman, was notoriously hermetic, shunning most contact with the outside world. Schoeman, who worked as an archivist at the National Research Library before he retired, led a rich inner life, populated by little-known voices and characters of South African history whom he honoured in his delicate, accomplished writings. But Schoeman's self delivery - or suicide - on Monday at the age of 77 has once ag

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Bashir Receives Parliament Response to His Speech Before the Legislature

[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, on Wednesday received the parliamentary delegation that submitted the legislature response to the statement delivered by the President of the Republic earlier.

[SNA] Khartoum -The President of the Republic, Omar Bashir, on Wednesday received the parliamentary delegation that submitted the legislature response to the statement delivered by the President of the Republic earlier.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Wali (Governor) of Northern State Appreciates Sudanese – Saudi Relations

[SNA] Dongola -The Wali (governor) of the Northern State, Engineer Ali Al-Awad, Wednesday received in Dongola, the Northern State, a Saudi delegation headed by Prince Yousif bin Saud bin Abdul-Aziz, in presence of the Ministers of Investment, Finance a…

[SNA] Dongola -The Wali (governor) of the Northern State, Engineer Ali Al-Awad, Wednesday received in Dongola, the Northern State, a Saudi delegation headed by Prince Yousif bin Saud bin Abdul-Aziz, in presence of the Ministers of Investment, Finance and Social Affairs, and welcomed the Saudi investments in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

West – 50 Million FCFA for Reforestation in Tonga

[Cameroon Tribune] Bafoussam (Mifi). The sum of 50million FCFA has been disbursed by the Tonga council to reforest some 50hectares of land in some 22 villages in Tonga subdivision of the Ne Division in the West region. The three years reforestation dev…

[Cameroon Tribune] Bafoussam (Mifi). The sum of 50million FCFA has been disbursed by the Tonga council to reforest some 50hectares of land in some 22 villages in Tonga subdivision of the Ne Division in the West region. The three years reforestation development programme, is thanks to an economic partnership agreement signed between the council and (French debt relief and development contract) better known in French as C2D, that has offered financial assistance worth 40million FCFA to support the Tonga council. Presenting the

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Serengeti Boys Set to Stun Mali

[Daily News] National Under -17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys head coach Bakari Shime is optimistic that the team will put a stunning show in the 12th edition of the Africa Youth Cup (AYC) to be staged from May 14 to 28 in Gabon.

[Daily News] National Under -17 soccer team, Serengeti Boys head coach Bakari Shime is optimistic that the team will put a stunning show in the 12th edition of the Africa Youth Cup (AYC) to be staged from May 14 to 28 in Gabon.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Suspected Drug Kingpin Says His Extradition to U.S. Is ‘Rape of the Law’

[Daily News] Counsel for suspected drug king Ally Khatibu Haji, alias Shkuba and two others have vowed to continue pursuing the appeal against their extradition to United States, claiming it amounts to contempt of court and a ‘raping’ of the law.

[Daily News] Counsel for suspected drug king Ally Khatibu Haji, alias Shkuba and two others have vowed to continue pursuing the appeal against their extradition to United States, claiming it amounts to contempt of court and a 'raping' of the law.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

FEC Approves $250 Million Soft Loan to Provide Basic Services to Nigerians

[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a $150 million soft loan from African Development Bank, AfDB, and $100 million from African Development Finance for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI).

[Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a $150 million soft loan from African Development Bank, AfDB, and $100 million from African Development Finance for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Scrap Prison Terms for Nonviolent Speech

[HRW] Tunis -Morocco’s recent overhaul of its speech laws leaves intact the country’s famous red lines on critical speech, as well as other provisions that could land people in prison solely for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report …

[HRW] Tunis -Morocco's recent overhaul of its speech laws leaves intact the country's famous red lines on critical speech, as well as other provisions that could land people in prison solely for peaceful expression, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco