Olievenhoutbosch Residents to Be Evicted From Rdp Houses By End of June, Court Rules

[News24Wire] The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, who are illegally occupying RDP houses meant for residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement, be evicted by the end of June.

[News24Wire] The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion, who are illegally occupying RDP houses meant for residents of Mooiplaas informal settlement, be evicted by the end of June.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A New Approach is Needed to Combat Maritime Threats Says One Earth Future in Its Latest Report

[One Earth Future] London – Piracy events off the Horn of Africa doubled last year compared to the year before indicating that Somali criminal networks are still capable of sophisticated attacks. Overall incidents in the Latin America and Caribbean reg…

[One Earth Future] London - Piracy events off the Horn of Africa doubled last year compared to the year before indicating that Somali criminal networks are still capable of sophisticated attacks. Overall incidents in the Latin America and Caribbean region increased by 160%, indicating the opportunistic nature of actors in the region. Piracy continues to pose a threat in the Gulf of Guinea despite a broad array of countermeasures implemented by coastal states and maritime security companies. Kidnap-for-ransom incidents in Asia decrea

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

‘Where Will We Go?’ – Parkwood Backyarders

[News24Wire] Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela assured Parkwood residents on Tuesday that a “lasting solution” would be found to end the problem of housing in the area, reports GroundUp.

[News24Wire] Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela assured Parkwood residents on Tuesday that a "lasting solution" would be found to end the problem of housing in the area, reports GroundUp.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

More Than 200 South Africans Apply for Australia’s ‘Humanitarian’ Visas

[News24Wire] More than 200 South Africans have applied for Australian humanitarian visas in light of recent comments by the country’s minister of home affairs. According to a 9Nine News report, there are 89 applications relating to 213 people seeking v…

[News24Wire] More than 200 South Africans have applied for Australian humanitarian visas in light of recent comments by the country's minister of home affairs. According to a 9Nine News report, there are 89 applications relating to 213 people seeking visas in this category.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu Sends Condolences to Ambassador Sonwabo Eddie Funde Family

[Govt of SA] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has leant with sadness of the passing on of former Ambassador Sonwabo Eddie Funde.

[Govt of SA] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has leant with sadness of the passing on of former Ambassador Sonwabo Eddie Funde.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Refugees Allege Chronic Corruption in UN Resettlement Process

[IRIN] Refugees in Khartoum, interviewed by IRIN over a 10 month period, say that individuals working with the Sudanese branch of the UN agency responsible for resettlement engage in corrupt practices, and that life-changing decisions are often made ba…

[IRIN] Refugees in Khartoum, interviewed by IRIN over a 10 month period, say that individuals working with the Sudanese branch of the UN agency responsible for resettlement engage in corrupt practices, and that life-changing decisions are often made based on bribes rather than eligibility. That agency, UNHCR, says it has now mounted an investigation.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Ebola Virus Has ‘Potential to Expand’ WHO Reports

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo’s neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible cross-border spread of the disease.

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Ebola virus in the DRC could spread to other countries. Congo's neighbors have started taking steps to stem a possible cross-border spread of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Nation Urged to Take Aerobics Seriously

[The Herald] Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba has challenged Zimbabweans to take aerobics seriously to lead healthy lives. Speaking during a visit to a gym housed at the Cold Storage Company premises in the …

[The Herald] Secretary for Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Mr George Charamba has challenged Zimbabweans to take aerobics seriously to lead healthy lives. Speaking during a visit to a gym housed at the Cold Storage Company premises in the Masvingo industrial area over the weekend, Mr Charamba said aerobics were the best medicine for good health.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

SADC Embraces Green Wall

[Namibian] Namibia is among southern African countries drafting a concept paper on how to implement the Great Green Wall project to curb desertification, land degradation and climate change.

[Namibian] Namibia is among southern African countries drafting a concept paper on how to implement the Great Green Wall project to curb desertification, land degradation and climate change.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia