Latest News January 23, 2016
news From All Africa
- South Africa: How Parents and Teachers Can Make School a Happy Place for Kids[The Conversation Africa] Across Africa – from South Africa to Botswana, Kenya to Rwanda and many others – January marks the beginning of the academic year for millions of new pupils.
- Africa: Why the Voice of Africa's Informal Economy Should Be Heard[The Conversation Africa] The informal economy in Africa is big business. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that its average size as a percentage of gross domestic product in sub-Saharan Africa is 41%. This ranges from under 30% in South Africa to 60% in Nigeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
- Africa: El Niño Threatens Millions People in High-Risk Developing Countries[UN News] The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners announced today they predict a major global increase in health consequences of emergencies this year due to El Niño.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Invisible Crisis[HRW] “Badessa” was a third-year engineering student in western Ethiopia in April 2014 when he and most of his classmates joined a protest over the potential displacement of ethnic Oromo farmers like his family because of the government’s plan to expand the capital, Addis Ababa, into the farmland.
- South Africa: President Zuma Meets With Global Investors[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma and his delegation have on Friday held what has been described as a fruitful and successful interaction with global investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
- Kenya: Govt to Smoke Al-Shabaab Out of Their Caves – Uhuru[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Defence Forces soldiers are now pursuing the Al-Shabaab militia deep in their hideouts, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
- Nigeria/Tunisia: Nigeria, Tunisia Stalemate Throws Group C Wide Open[CAF] Tunisia held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw to throw Group C at the African Nations Championships wide open on Friday.
- Africa: Why an Ineffective Flu Remedy Is Still Being Advertised in South Africa[The Conversation Africa] A homeopathic flu product is being advertised in South Africa despite the fact that an internationally based review, and an update to it, have found the product to be ineffective.
- South Africa: Hotter Weather Likely to Affect People in Developing Countries More[The Conversation Africa] As the temperatures soar and weather patterns continue to be affected by global warming and climate dynamics, more people – particularly in developing countries – are likely to die from natural deaths such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease and stroke deaths.
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