Latest News December 16, 2013
December 16, 2013
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- Nigeria: Chieftaincy Title – Village Heads Beat Up Ogun Monarch
[Vanguard]Abeokuta -Pandemonium broke out in Ayetoro, the political headquarters of Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, when at least 10 village heads allegedly beat the Alaye of Ayetoro, Oba Azeez Adelakun and destroyed his traditional beads.
- Namibia: Nam Records Strong Economic Growth
[Namibian]THE Namibian economy has registered a strong growth of 5,3% during the third quarter of the year, despite some sectors performing poorly.
- Africa: Weather Info Project Aims to Help African Farmers Adapt
[AlertNet]Farmers facing long periods of dry weather and floods have expressed hope that a new climate change adaptation initiative being rolled out in Tanzania and Malawi will spell an end to dismal crop yields.
- Liberia: 'No Regret' – Liberia Police Chief Massaquoi Breaks Silence On Cockrumgate
[FrontPageAfrica]In the wake of calls from several quarters of the country for Police Boss Chris Massaquoi to step down for his alleged role in the escape of the indicted former head of the Liberia Airport Authority, Ellen Cockrum, the police chief says he has no regret for his action.
- South Africa: Ahmed Kathrada – Hamba Kahle, My Dearest Friend!
[Daily Maverick]Nelson Mandela’s close friend bids farewell to his ‘elder brother’ at the funeral in Qunu on Sunday.
- South Africa: Why Is Corruption Getting Worse?
[ISS]As the world remembers the passing of global icon Nelson Mandela, the fact that he was a man of principle is a clear element of his success as a leader and overall greatness.
- Africa: Are 'Failure Fridays' Secret to Innovation?
[SciDev.Net]This week Chatham House hosted an event for the co-founders of UNICEF Innovation, Chris Fabian and Erica Kochi. The group is responsible for identifying and scaling technology for development to support UNICEF’s programming objectives.
- Nigeria: Doctors Begin Strike in Public Hospitals On Wednesday
[This Day]The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Sunday said its members would embark on strike in public health institutions with effect from Wednesday.
- Nigeria: Anambra Controversy Exposes Troubles Facing the Electoral Commission
[ThinkAfricaPress]With the 2015 presidential elections looming, Nigeria’s electoral body will have to learn from its recent mistakes, and quickly.
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