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Latest News June 15, 2015

June 15, 2015

news From All Africa

  • Africa: Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
    [Fahamu] Africa is the target of resource grabs by foreign powers that have remained active in the continent despite the end of formal colonialism. Natural resources are under threat from other forces as well. The African Convention on Conservation Nature and Natural Resources provides adequate guidelines for sustainable use.
  • Tanzania: Treasury On Carpet As Budget Debate Starts
    [Daily News] Dodoma -Starting on Monday, MPs here are expected to put Finance Minister, Ms Saada Mkuya Salum, on the carpet as they start discussing budget estimates for 2015/2016, which among others has increased taxes on petroleum products.
  • Africa: AU Summit – Time for Continent to Wake from Slumber
    [CAJ News] It is high time the African continent united, emancipated itself from poverty and stopped blaming industrialized nations and former colonisers for the challenges it faced.
  • South Africa: Salt River Market Canned
    [News24Wire] What was supposed to be an upliftment project for the Salt River community has turned into a nightmare for market organiser Kim van Lingen.
  • Malawi/Cote d'Ivoire: Sex Worker Claims Yaya Toure 'Begged for Sex'
    [Nyasa Times] Manchester -Malawian hooker Sandra Ntonya has hit headlines in the British press for claiming that the English e Premier League football star Yaya Toure bombarded her with steamy text mesages begging her for sex and he has been cheating on his wife having sex session with the Malawian for £140-per-hour (about K102,000).
  • Tanzania: Let's Rid the Nation of This Shame
    [Daily News] Forget about this nonsense being spread about people born with albinism. They are all idle talk and do not carry an iota of truth in them.
  • South Africa: Traditional 'Damages' – Should AKA Pay Inhlawulo?
    [The Daily Vox] On the weekend, a Sunday newspaper reported that some of DJ Zinhle’s family seem to be having trouble accepting her pregnancy by AKA. Some family members are allegedly expecting the South African rapper to pay “damages” for impregnating their daughter. FIRDAUS KHAN takes a look at this cultural practice.
  • South Africa: #zapiromustfall? When Cartooning Meets Cultural Ignorance
    [The Daily Vox] Cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, is once again at the centre of controversy. His Tuesday cartoon for the Mail & Guardian shows the inside of President Jacob Zuma’s mind, with little space left for considerations like “running the country” and the “Marikana report”, and most space taken up with “avoiding prosecution” and “home redecorating” – an allusion to Nkandla.
  • South Africa: Marikana Report Delay – 'There Are Things That They Do Not Want Us to Know'
    [The Daily Vox] It is almost three years since the Marikana massacre, when 34 people where killed. The commission of inquiry into the events, headed by Judge Ian Farlam, submitted its report to President Jacob Zuma on 31 March, but the president has still not released the report to the public, claiming that he is applying his mind to its contents. Durbanites told ZILUNGILE MNISI what they think about this delay.

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