Latest News August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015
news From All Africa
- Kenya: Knee-Jerk Reactions Will Not Solve Schools Crisis
[Nation] It is beyond dispute that there is a problem in the secondary school system.
- Egypt: Cairo to Buy French Warships?
[RFI] Egypt and Saudi Arabia are interested in buying two French Mistral warships that had been sold to Russia before Paris scrapped the deal, French media reported Friday.
- Burundi: UN Call for Protection of Human Rights Defenders
[UN News] Following this week’s assassination attempt on one of Burundi’s leading human rights defenders, an independent United Nations expert has called on the Government to ensure the protection of all rights activists.
- South Africa: The Verdict Is in – Homosexuality Is Not a Choice
[News24Wire] The verdict is in: homosexuality is not a choice. It is rooted in biology; it is not a result of “upbringing”, “socialisation”, or sexual molestation as a child. And people who act on the belief that it is, very often end up doing great harm, wittingly or not.
- Nigeria: I Have No Hand in Soldiers' Deaths – – Ex-Bayelsa Governor, Sylva
[Premium Times] A former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipreye Sylva, has refuted claims he masterminded the killing of four soldiers and a policeman on the Nembe waterways by suspected pirates on Friday.
- Kenya: Maintenance Leads to Nairobi Water Shortage
[The Star] Nairobi’s Westlands area and several other parts of the city will experience water shortage from Tuesday until 6pm Wednesday, the NWSC has said.
- Cameroon: Cameroon's Pledge to Combat Illegal Logging Needs More Action and More Transparency
[Greenpeace] Everyone – as the old adage goes – has their problems. Cameroon is no different in that regard and chief among them is the plague of illegal logging.
- Kenya: Officers Suspended After Garissa Campus Attack Won't Be Prosecuted – Report
[The Star] All eight top security commanders in Garissa interdicted over the April 2 Garissa University terror attack that left 147 students dead will not be prosecuted.
- Nigeria: Kano Offers Free Eye Treatment to 44,000 Patients
[Premium Times] The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Sunday launched a programme tagged Free Eye Care/Eye Camp, aimed at treating at least 44,000 patients across the 44 local government areas of the state.
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