Latest News May 28, 2014
May 28, 2014
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Offsets to Cushion South African Carbon Tax
[IPS]Cape Town -To curb greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa wants to put a tax on carbon emissions from big polluters.
- Niger: Areva Agrees Nuclear Mining Deal With Niger
[RFI]French nuclear energy group Areva has signed a deal with Niger’s government to renew its operation of two uranium mines in the north of the country.
- Tunisia: Attack Interrupts Tunisia's Newfound Calm
[Deutsche Welle]Unidentified gunman have attacked the family residence of Tunisia’s interior minister, killing four policemen. Lofti Ben Jeddou was not at home. The assault interrupts several months of relative calm.
- Mozambique: Dialogue Still Deadlocked Over Foreign Observers
[AIM]Maputo -The political dialogue between the Mozambican government and the former rebel movement Renamo remained deadlocked on Monday as yet another meeting failed to make any headway on the terms of reference for the foreign observers who should monitor a cessation of hostilities.
- Sudan: Woman Sentenced to Death for Becoming Christian Gives Birth in Prison
[Sudan Tribune]Khartoum -A 27-year-old Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her religious views earlier this month has given birth to a baby girl in prison. Meriam Yehya Ibrahim’s husband and legal team have reportedly been denied access to the new mum, who gave birth early Tuesday at Omdurman Women’s Prison, where she is being held in custody with her 20-month-old son. Amnesty International said it had no information on her condition as yet.
- Zimbabwe: 'Missing' Zim Election Report Resurfaces in SA
[SW Radio]The ongoing saga surrounding a Zimbabwe election report, which has been kept secret by the South African Presidency for over a decade, has taken a fresh twist after the ‘missing’ document resurfaced.
- Nigeria: U.S. Announces New Visa Renewal Process for Nigerians
[Premium Times]The U.S. Mission to Nigeria on Tuesday announced a new visa renewal process for applicants, tagged Expanded DHL Drop Box Visa programme.
- Ethiopia: Dozens Killed in Village Attack
[VOA]Nearly 40 people are dead after al-Shabab militants attacked a village on the border between Ethiopia and Somalia.
- Malawi: Opposition Party Opposes Vote Count
[VOA]Malawi’s main opposition Democratic People’s Party (DPP) says it is strongly against the recount of all ballots from the May 20 election saying the country’s High Court has the sole responsibility to order an election recount.
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