Latest News August 6, 2015
August 6, 2015
news From All Africa
- Africa: A Letter From a Young Kenyan Woman to Herself
[The Journalist] For the past week 22 women gathered in Kampala for the Writing for Social Change Workshop 2015. It is an annual event of The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in collaboration with FEMRITE, the Uganda Women Writers Association. The 10-day event attracted young talented women from across Africa. The writer was one of the participants chosen from hundreds of applicants.
- Uganda: Prominent Names in Irregular Land Acquisitions in Hoima
[Oil in Uganda] Communally owned land is secretly being parcelled out and registered in the names of rich and well connected individuals, leaving residents helpless.
- South Sudan: Pastors Sentenced to Time Served
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The two South Sudanese Presbyterian priests, accused by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of capital offences, were released today despite being found guilty by a Khartoum court.
- East Africa: US Proposes New Cargo Regulations to Boost Surveillance At Kenya Ports
[East African] The US is proposing radical changes in Kenya’s port cargo handling procedures to help reduce illicit trade and lock out high-risk consignments.
- South Africa: Presidency Warns of Women Scammers Using Zuma's Name
[News24Wire] Two women are claiming to have the backing of President Jacob Zuma to get jobs and are defrauding people, the Presidency warned on Tuesday.
- Cameroon: Silent No More – Radio in Cameroon Amplifies the Voices of Women and Girls
[UNFPA] Mokolo, Cameroon -Conditions are often harrowing for women and girls in Cameroon’s Far North Region. Violence, child marriage and maternal death are all too familiar experiences in this part of the country.
- Africa: Addis Ababa's Transformation
[African Arguments] The Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is going through one of the fastest rates of urban growth in the world. In Amharic ‘Addis Ababa’ means ‘new flower’, and Menelik II founded the city at the end of the 19th century. For much of its history, Addis was a small town, at the centre of an ancient empire.
- Kenya: Govt to Shut Down Websites 'Luring Students to Join Extremist Groups'
[The Star] The national government on Tuesday announced plans to shut down websites luring university students to join extremist groups.
- Kenya: Most Nairobi Hospitals Lack Essential Drugs, Says Report
[Nation] Most hospitals in Nairobi are poorly managed, understaffed and perennially lack essential drugs, says a county assembly committee report.
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