Latest News August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015
news From All Africa
- Zimbabwe: Govt Imposes Limit on Paid Maternity Leave for Teachers
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -A teachers union in Zimbabwe is protesting the government’s limit on the number of paid maternity leaves its women members can receive to just three.
- Kenya: Police Barred From Arresting UN Staffer in Terror Probe
[Nation] The High Court has stopped the police from arresting a United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) officer being investigated over links to terrorists.
- Kenya: North Rift Farmers Protest Over Plans to Introduce Genetically Modified Crops
[Nation] Farmers in North Rift Monday held a peaceful demonstration on the Iten-Eldoret road to protest over the planned introduction of genetically modified crops.
- Kenya: Somalia Border Wall Will Ward Off Terrorists – Mandera Governor
[Nation] Mandera Governor Ali Roba says the planned construction of a wall between Kenya and Somalia will improve security in the county.
- Africa: Do We Still Care About the F Word?
[IRIN] Istanbul -Famine is among the most loaded words in the humanitarian lexicon, with the power to conjure up unbearable images of human suffering, desperation and global failure.
- Kenya: Soccer Fans Appear in Court Over Chaos at Game
[The Star] Nineteen Gor Mahia fans will be charged on Tuesday over chaos that disrupted a match with rival AFC Leopards last Sunday.
- South Africa: 'Rain Lizard' Dinosaur Makes Its Debut
[News24Wire] A new species of dinosaur, the Rain Lizard, has made its debut in the growing catalogue of exciting fossil finds in the Free State.
- Algeria: Pro-Autonomy Activists Detained
[HRW] Algerian authorities should release or try within a reasonable time in a fair and open trial a pro-Amazigh activist, Kameleddine Fekhar, and his 24 co-defendants, Human Rights Watch said today. Fekhar has since 2013 called for autonomy of the Mzab, a northern Sahara region, and has condemned the government for what he called complicity in crimes against humanity by Sunni Arabs against the Amazigh, or Berber, ethnic minority in the region.
- West Africa: Ebola Aftermath Is 'Best Chance' to Transform Future Epidemic Response – UN Health Agency
[UN News] The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today warned that infectious diseases have become “a much larger menace” under the unique conditions of the 21st century with its unprecedented global travel volume of nearly 100,000 flights carrying 8.6 million passengers every day.
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