news From All Africa
- Kenya: Obama Will Speak On Gay Rights, Says White House
[Nation] President Barack Obama will not hesitate to advocate for gay rights during his visit to Kenya, the White House has said.
- Africa: Technical Solutions Alone Can't Fix Climate Change – Scientists
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Paris -Dealing with climate change and its risks will require not only technical responses like drought-resilient crops and higher sea walls but also reshaping economic and political incentives that are driving global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.
- South Africa: Karoo Rocks Illuminate Global Mass Extinction Event
[News24Wire] Rocks and volcanic ash from the Karoo have led scientists from the University of Witwatersrand to deduce that a single global mass extinction event 260 million years ago wiped out almost all life on the planet.
- South Africa: Wisdom Needed in Fishing Rights Allocation
[News24Wire] Balancing different types of fishing situations to grant rights fairly requires “the wisdom of Solomon”, a participant at a public consultative meeting told the fisheries department in Cape Town on Wednesday.
- Chad: 'Boko Haram Slit Throats of 26 Civilians' in Chad
[Al Jazeera] Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed 26 people in night attacks on two villages on Lake Chad over the weekend, Chadian officials have said.
- South Sudan: Citizens Have Every Right to Overthrow Govt – Machar
[Al Jazeera] The leader of South Sudan’s rebels has said the country’s civil war will continue as long as President Salva Kiir remains in power.
- South Africa: It's Just the Iftar Meal That's Been Coloured By the Ghostly Hands of Capitalism
[The Daily Vox] I’m old enough to remember when that Nando’s Dubai Ramadaan advert was first flighted. From over the seas, I watched the ad on my third-world broadband connection and thought: “Look! Islam is going mainstream!”
- Botswana: Extra Year of Secondary Schooling Cuts HIV Rates
[The Conversation Africa] The association between school and HIV risk has been fiercely debated for more than two decades. It has long been suggested that formal education acts as a “social vaccine” to reduce the spread of HIV because it may give young people more information about the virus and how to protect themselves from getting infected.
- South Sudan: Independent South Sudan's Economic Woes
[Al Jazeera] Juba -The capital of South Sudan lies hundreds of kilometres away from the pockets of violence and severe food insecurity that is tearing apart the world’s youngest nation. Nonetheless, Juba’s businesses are caught up in their own fight for survival.
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