The Child Care Funding Crisis – Is There Life After Subsidies?

[Daily Maverick] For tens of thousands of children abandoned annually in South Africa, or aborted illegally in the third trimester and left for dead, surviving is only the first battle. Inadequate funding for baby homes is creating a crisis in care whi…

[Daily Maverick] For tens of thousands of children abandoned annually in South Africa, or aborted illegally in the third trimester and left for dead, surviving is only the first battle. Inadequate funding for baby homes is creating a crisis in care which may leave some children quite literally out in the cold. With government solutions inadequate or non-existent, can business-based philanthropy make the difference? This year, the much maligned CEO SleepOut(TM) movement took up the challenge. As some South Africans conti

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tunisia Sees Continued Rise in Household Consumption Inflation

[Focac] Tunis -The inflation rate of household consumption in Tunisia grew to 5.7 percent in August, up slightly from 5.6 percent in July, the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) of Tunisia announced Thursday.

[Focac] Tunis -The inflation rate of household consumption in Tunisia grew to 5.7 percent in August, up slightly from 5.6 percent in July, the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) of Tunisia announced Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Broadcasting Board Members’ ANC Links Trivial – Chief Whip

[News24Wire] African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu has dismissed opposition concerns that some SABC board candidates are also ANC members, labelling it “politicking”.

[News24Wire] African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu has dismissed opposition concerns that some SABC board candidates are also ANC members, labelling it "politicking".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lagos Lawmakers Call for Sustenance of Economic Development

[Guardian] Two prominent members in the Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday tasked President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration to strengthen major sectors in the country to avoid another round of recession.

[Guardian] Two prominent members in the Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday tasked President Mohammadu Buhari's administration to strengthen major sectors in the country to avoid another round of recession.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Patel Executive Kicks Back At Media Report

[The Capitol Times] Caesar R. Morris, Chief Communication officer of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) has rubbished reports in some media outlets that he was jailed on allegations of fraud.

[The Capitol Times] Caesar R. Morris, Chief Communication officer of the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL) has rubbished reports in some media outlets that he was jailed on allegations of fraud.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

NFA Commends President Sirleaf for Signing Into Law the Regulation for Wheat Flour Fortification

[The Capitol Times] The National Food Fortification Alliance (NFA) of Liberia has commended Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for signing into law the Liberia’s regulation for wheat flour fortification.

[The Capitol Times] The National Food Fortification Alliance (NFA) of Liberia has commended Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for signing into law the Liberia's regulation for wheat flour fortification.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Prevail Begins Genomic Study

[New Republic] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has announced the start of a new study to investigate if genes impact how individuals respond to the Ebola virus. At Monday’s opening session in Liberia, 15 volunteers succ…

[New Republic] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) has announced the start of a new study to investigate if genes impact how individuals respond to the Ebola virus. At Monday's opening session in Liberia, 15 volunteers successfully enrolled after completing the study entry process, which included a rigorous information session, a review of their medical history, and consent to participate in the study.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Floods Hit Saclepea-Ganta Highway

[New Republic] A two-day heavy downpour of rains in Nimba County has flooded the Ganta-Saclepea road leaving hundreds of commuters stranded. The road links Saclepea to Ganta, a major commercial hub where basic commodities are purchased and transported …

[New Republic] A two-day heavy downpour of rains in Nimba County has flooded the Ganta-Saclepea road leaving hundreds of commuters stranded. The road links Saclepea to Ganta, a major commercial hub where basic commodities are purchased and transported to the rest of Nimba. Moreover, the route is also the quickest way through Nimba County to the southeastern counties.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia