Latest News August 28, 2015
August 28, 2015
news From All Africa
- Tanzania: Several Regions Show Improvement in Human Development Index
[Daily News] ONE-THIRD of the regions in Tanzania have shown improvement in the Human Development Index (HDI), it was announced in Arusha recently.
- Congo-Kinshasa: ICC – Long-Awaited Trial Begins for DR Congo Crimes
[HRW] The trial of the military commander Bosco Ntaganda for grave crimes in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is scheduled to begin on September 2, 2015, at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
- Africa: Boat Filled With Refugees Sinks Off Libyan Coast
[Al Jazeera] A boat reportedly packed with people from Africa and South Asia bound for Italy has sunk off the Libyan coast, raising fears that dozens have died.
- Somalia: Face to Face With Somalia's Warriors From the North
[IFEX] Danish-Somali director Nasib Farah spoke to IFEX about his latest documentary, Warriors from the North, and what it was like getting up close and personal with young Al-Shabaab fighters and defectors.
- South Africa: Pistorius Family Keeps Mum On Parole Hearing
[News24Wire] Family members of convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius said on Thursday they had taken note that the Correctional Supervision and Parole Review Board will consider Pistorius’s parole matter on September 18.
- Ethiopia: Haile Selasse – Lion of Judah or Pro-Western Dictator?
[RFI] On 27 August 1975 a French reporter phoned the Ethiopian imperial palace, which had been overrun by Marxist army officers the previous year. Haile Selassie I came to the phone. On a poor line, speaking good French, the “king of kings” sounded calm and composed, not suspecting he had only a few more hours to live.
- Libya: In Libya's Desert South, a Town Fends for Itself
[IRIN] Ubari -Civilians in the oasis town of Ubari in southern Libya are trapped in a conflict that has cut them off from the outside world. Supplies and aid are almost non-existent, the hospital barely functions and the wounded often die of their injuries before they can get the assistance they need.
- Somalia: Mogadishu Book Festival Brings Somali Talents Together
[Al Jazeera] The Somali capital, Mogadishu, is hosting an international book fair, the first such event in the city in more than two decades.
- Africa: Islamic Climate Change Declaration Rooted in Faith
[SciDev.Net] Cairo -The first Islamic declaration on global climate change was widely welcomed last week for framing the problem as a moral issue and trying to engage the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims in efforts to fight climate change.
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