Fishers to Be Empowered to Enforce Laws

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission intends to empower fishers to enforce aspects of the Fisheries Act relating to illegal fishing practices at landing sites.

[Ghana Govt.] The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and the Fisheries Commission intends to empower fishers to enforce aspects of the Fisheries Act relating to illegal fishing practices at landing sites.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Junior Councillors Dismissive of Marriage Act

[New Era] Windhoek -The youth parliament has last week dismissed the Marriages Act that allows teenagers at the age of 18 to marry with ministerial approval. A clause in the Marriages Act (Act No.25 of 1961 as amended), makes it illegal for boys and gi…

[New Era] Windhoek -The youth parliament has last week dismissed the Marriages Act that allows teenagers at the age of 18 to marry with ministerial approval. A clause in the Marriages Act (Act No.25 of 1961 as amended), makes it illegal for boys and girls under the age of 18 to marry, but makes an exception which gives the line minister the power to authorise a marriage involving a boy or girl underage if it is "desirable."

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Legislators Want Independent Body to Regulate Mining Sector

[Oil in Uganda] Members of Parliament want government to establish an independent body – Minerals Authority to regulate the mining sector. The MPs argue that it will be able to check the immense discretionary powers the Mining Act, 2003 vest in the Com…

[Oil in Uganda] Members of Parliament want government to establish an independent body - Minerals Authority to regulate the mining sector. The MPs argue that it will be able to check the immense discretionary powers the Mining Act, 2003 vest in the Commissioner [now director] at the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Police Uncover Illegal Firearms Factory in Benue

[Vanguard] Makurdi -Benue State Police Command has uncovered an illegal firearms factory at Tse-Tyungu, Kyado District of Ukum Local Government Area; arrested three suspects, with several finished and unfinished firearms recovered.

[Vanguard] Makurdi -Benue State Police Command has uncovered an illegal firearms factory at Tse-Tyungu, Kyado District of Ukum Local Government Area; arrested three suspects, with several finished and unfinished firearms recovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Organic Research Station Launched At Pamplemousses

[Government of Mauritius] An Organic Research Station was inaugurated yesterday at the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute in Pamplemousses in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security.

[Government of Mauritius] An Organic Research Station was inaugurated yesterday at the Food and Agricultural Research and Extension Institute in Pamplemousses in the presence of the Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Strategy Documents Launched for Effective Planning in Biodiversity

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security launched documents relating to the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and the Protected Area Network and Expansion Strategy (PANE) 2017-2026 yesterday at Labo…

[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security launched documents relating to the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and the Protected Area Network and Expansion Strategy (PANE) 2017-2026 yesterday at Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Caudan. The launching was done in the context of the celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity, observed on 22 May each year.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

U.S.- Tanzania Ties Anchored On Mutual Goodwill

[Citizen] Daniel Muhau interviews the top US diplomat Virginia Blaser who shares her reflection of the time she spent in the country, and expresses her views on a wide range of issues — from economic policy to governance and human rights:

[Citizen] Daniel Muhau interviews the top US diplomat Virginia Blaser who shares her reflection of the time she spent in the country, and expresses her views on a wide range of issues -- from economic policy to governance and human rights:

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania