The Monkey Business of H&M and the Hokey-Pokey of the EFF

[Democracy Works] Given centuries of offensive racist tropes associating black people with monkeys ought to have informed the entire chain of product developers, copywriters, marketers and merchandisers at H&M about how offensive that item of clothing on a black kid would be. So the faux pas (it was one) is inexcusable.

[Democracy Works] Given centuries of offensive racist tropes associating black people with monkeys ought to have informed the entire chain of product developers, copywriters, marketers and merchandisers at H&M about how offensive that item of clothing on a black kid would be. So the faux pas (it was one) is inexcusable.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

One Year On, Victims of Gambian Dictator Demand Justice

[IRIN] Banjul -Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of telling the president “what he was doing to people was wrong,” Aye…

[IRIN] Banjul -Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of telling the president "what he was doing to people was wrong," Ayeshah told IRIN.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

We Salute Dar, Kigali Agreement On SGR

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Rwanda moved a step further in their plans for joint construction of 521 kilometre Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) when ministers for infrastructure from the two countries met in Dar es Salaam over the weekend to del…

[Daily News] TANZANIA and Rwanda moved a step further in their plans for joint construction of 521 kilometre Isaka-Kigali Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) when ministers for infrastructure from the two countries met in Dar es Salaam over the weekend to deliberate on how to implement construction of the joint railway line.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

EAC Retreat On Infrastructure, Health Financing Next Month

[Daily News] THE EAC Secretariat in collaboration with the EAC Partner States and International Development Partners are in the final preparations for the Joint EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure and Health Financing and Development next mont…

[Daily News] THE EAC Secretariat in collaboration with the EAC Partner States and International Development Partners are in the final preparations for the Joint EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure and Health Financing and Development next month in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

New Mineral Discovery to Benefit the Economy

[Daily News] TANZANIA is set to reap economic benefits following discovery of Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr) magnets in Ngualla village-Songwe Region by PRNG Minerals Limited. The Company’s Chief Development Officer, Mr Lucas Stanfield said in Dar e…

[Daily News] TANZANIA is set to reap economic benefits following discovery of Neodymium and Praseodymium (NdPr) magnets in Ngualla village-Songwe Region by PRNG Minerals Limited. The Company's Chief Development Officer, Mr Lucas Stanfield said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the government will get 25bn/- (11 million US dollars) Corporate Tax and 7.8bn/- (3.5 million US dollars) projected royalties annually.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

#CapeWaterGate – Six Ways in Which Capetonians Could Be Violating Water Regulations

[Daily Maverick] As #DayZero approaches, some Capetonians continue to maintain their usual lifestyles while others are finding new and ingenious ways to deal with the city’s water crisis. In both cases, they may be in violation of either new water rest…

[Daily Maverick] As #DayZero approaches, some Capetonians continue to maintain their usual lifestyles while others are finding new and ingenious ways to deal with the city's water crisis. In both cases, they may be in violation of either new water restrictions or old water by-laws. The use of boreholes and the water extracted from them is a particularly sticky issue. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Kill Four Armed Robbers in Rivers

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The Rivers State police command said it has killed four armed robbers. The hoodlums were killed yesterday by the Afam Divisional Police Station in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The Rivers State police command said it has killed four armed robbers. The hoodlums were killed yesterday by the Afam Divisional Police Station in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria