Journalists Jailed for Exposing Presidential Graft

[CAJ News] Khartoum -SUDANESE authorities have been urged to release a newspaper editor and reporter jailed for publishing articles accusing President Omar al-Bashir and his family of corruption. Osman Mirgani has been jailed for six months for “violating the journalism code of ethics” and “threatening public order” for publishing an article in the privately owned daily al-Tayar. The criminal court ordered Mirgani to pay a fine of Sudanese £10 000 Sudanese (R19 600) alternatively for the article published in 2012. Zine a

[CAJ News] Khartoum -SUDANESE authorities have been urged to release a newspaper editor and reporter jailed for publishing articles accusing President Omar al-Bashir and his family of corruption. Osman Mirgani has been jailed for six months for "violating the journalism code of ethics" and "threatening public order" for publishing an article in the privately owned daily al-Tayar. The criminal court ordered Mirgani to pay a fine of Sudanese £10 000 Sudanese (R19 600) alternatively for the article published in 2012. Zine a

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Government Vows to Secure Food Self-Sufficiency

[ANGOP] Luanda -Agriculture and Cattle Breeding sector is committed to raise the production of eggs, poultry, goats and pork with a view to strengthening the families’ food diet and achieve self-sufficiency of essential goods and reduce imports of the …

[ANGOP] Luanda -Agriculture and Cattle Breeding sector is committed to raise the production of eggs, poultry, goats and pork with a view to strengthening the families' food diet and achieve self-sufficiency of essential goods and reduce imports of the products.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Why We Have Not Kick Started NNPC GMD Probe – Marafa

[Vanguard] Abuja -TWENTY – one days into the announcement by the Senate to begin probe into the accusation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru of insubordination and abuse of due process as…

[Vanguard] Abuja -TWENTY - one days into the announcement by the Senate to begin probe into the accusation of the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru of insubordination and abuse of due process as raised by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, members of the committee, yesterday gave insight into why the assignment was yet kick start.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Somalis Repatriated After Dreadful Spell in Yemen

[CAJ News] Mogadishu -SOME 134 Somalians, including 61 children, have been repatriated from Yemen after a horrific stay in the war-torn country. The Somalis, fleeing terror and starvation, come to Yemen searching for a better life and found themselves …

[CAJ News] Mogadishu -SOME 134 Somalians, including 61 children, have been repatriated from Yemen after a horrific stay in the war-torn country. The Somalis, fleeing terror and starvation, come to Yemen searching for a better life and found themselves caught up in conflict and often subjected to abuse by smugglers. Among the group returning home are families, who had been living in Khares refugee camp and others, who had been living in the city of Aden. The International Office of Migration (IOM) facilitated the repatriation th

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Young Mauritian engineer proud of her contribution to A350 aircraft

[L’Express] The first flight of the A350-900 earlier this week was a seminal moment for Air Mauritius as it seeks to revamp its fleet and compete with the best airlines in the world.

[L'Express] The first flight of the A350-900 earlier this week was a seminal moment for Air Mauritius as it seeks to revamp its fleet and compete with the best airlines in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Stripped of Their Brick Home, Living in a Mud House – Witness

[HRW] When bulldozers destroyed her small home on the cold June morning, Esther (not her real name), watched, overwhelmed by feelings of loss and hopelessness. She saw the bulldozers level her two-bedroom brick house, making way for a commercial farm.

[HRW] When bulldozers destroyed her small home on the cold June morning, Esther (not her real name), watched, overwhelmed by feelings of loss and hopelessness. She saw the bulldozers level her two-bedroom brick house, making way for a commercial farm.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

‘Attitudinal Change’ – to Increase Women’s Societal Role

[Ethiopian Herald] Women are not only half the society. Many have already argued as they are the entire society. It is this part of the society who gives birth and raise the rest half of the society.

[Ethiopian Herald] Women are not only half the society. Many have already argued as they are the entire society. It is this part of the society who gives birth and raise the rest half of the society.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Commercial Farms Displace Rural Communities

[HRW] Lusaka -The Zambian government is failing to protect the rights of rural residents displaced by large commercial farms in Serenje district, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Some commercial farmers have acquired thousands of hec…

[HRW] Lusaka -The Zambian government is failing to protect the rights of rural residents displaced by large commercial farms in Serenje district, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Some commercial farmers have acquired thousands of hectares of land while ignoring legal provisions meant to protect the environment and ensure local communities are compensated if their land is taken. Some commercial farms have forcibly evicted residents whose families have farmed the land for generations.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Pan-African Aviation Academy Producing Competent Personnel

[Ethiopian Herald] Apart from meeting the domestic demand for competent aviation personnel, the Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has been contributing immensely to the development of African aviation industry.

[Ethiopian Herald] Apart from meeting the domestic demand for competent aviation personnel, the Ethiopian Aviation Academy (EAA) has been contributing immensely to the development of African aviation industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

MOSOP Flays Shell’s Actions in Ogoni

[Vanguard] The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has described the actions of Shell in Ogoniland as an embarrassment to the civilized world and an onslaught against freedom and dignity of the human person. Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, …

[Vanguard] The Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, has described the actions of Shell in Ogoniland as an embarrassment to the civilized world and an onslaught against freedom and dignity of the human person. Publicity Secretary of MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke made this assertion in Port Harcourt at a meeting with MOSOP coordinators and leaders, yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria