news From All Africa
- Zimbabwe: Constitution Approaches End-Game
ZIMBABWE’S main political parties are preparing to square-off in what is fast developing into a nail-biting finale as the political parties scramble to have their views adopted in the draft constitution.
- South Africa: Basketball Without Borders Comes to the Country
South Africa will become the first African country to host the coveted Basketball without Borders NBA programme.
- Zimbabwe: VP Mujuru Pushes for Second Post-Mortem
VICE President Joice Mujuru is set to intensify efforts to have her late husband Solomon Mujuru’s remains exhumed to enable a second post-mortem to be carried out as the family seeks to find out what killed the liberation war hero.
- West Africa: West African Cable System Formally Launched
The West African Cable System (WACS), which is geared towards improving bandwidth connectivity and intra-country trade, among other things, was formally launched on Friday.
- South Africa: Task Team Investigating Allegations in Mdluli Letter Named
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has revealed the members of the task team who will investigate allegations contained in a letter written by Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli.
- South Africa: Presidency Addresses ‘Unfounded Allegations’
The Presidency has spoken out on “unfounded allegations about President Jacob Zuma’s so-called relationship with Lt-Gen Richard Mdluli” of the South African Police Service (SAPS).
- Nigeria: Zamfara Lead Poisoning Conference Calls for Action
[Medecins Sans Frontieres]
Friday May 11, 2012 – Abuja, Nigeria –
An International Conference to find solutions to the Zamfara lead poisoning crisis (1), of which Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was the lead organiser concluded on Thursday. The conference delegates endorsed a clear action plan calling for Nigerian government commitment to resolve the crisis.
- Congo-Kinshasa: UN Official Voices Concern Over Human Rights Situation in East
A senior United Nations official today voiced concern over the human rights situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has experienced a recent upsurge in violence.
- Angola: ‘Not a Famine, but an Issue of Food Insecurity’
Millions of Angola’s poorest families are facing critical food insecurity as a prolonged dry spell across large parts of the country has destroyed harvests and killed off livestock.
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