Latest News September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Cyril Ramaphosa Must Provide Answers on Eskom-Gupta Deals
[DA] Newspaper reports today confirm that state-owned and state-controlled power utility, Eskom, bent over backwards to ensure that the politically-connected Gupta family were awarded a coal deal to the value of R4 billion.
- South Africa: Cahora Bassa Could Flip Switch On Load Shedding
[News24Wire] Eskom, which has managed to stave off load shedding for more than five weeks, warned that its daily supply from the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric scheme will be reduced by more than half to 650 MW from Monday.
- Uganda: Tooro Clans Ask Museveni to Protect King Oyo
[Monitor] Kabarole -Clan leaders have asked President Museveni to defend King Oyo Nyimba against a rival prince, who wants to dethrone him.
- Uganda: Police Are Partisan in Applying the Law, Says U.S. Ambassador
[Monitor] Corruption still remains one of the greatest impediments to growth [and] the future of Uganda. We see the reports in the press on a regular basis about officials whether in government or business and even the average citizens who are always seeking something more in a way that is inappropriate.
- Uganda: 35 Jailed Over Amuru Land Riots
[Monitor] Gulu -Thirty five residents of Apaa parish, Amuru District were on Wednesday remanded for opposing the boundary demarcation between Amuru and Adjumani districts.
- Kenya: Cheap Uganda Maize Floods Eldoret Market
[The Star] More than two million bags of maize from Uganda have been imported into the country in three weeks.
- Uganda: Karamoja Hunger Proves There Is Something Amiss
[Monitor] The Friday Daily Monitor front page image of a child in Moroto washing treated maize seeds in preparation for what could have been the last family meal was both intriguing and horrifying. It brought home what the headlines could not have said in more powerful terms; that many people in Karamoja are on the brink of starvation, following closely in the wake of the growing statistics of those who have already perished from starvation.
- Kenya: Pressure Piles as ICC Rejects DP Ruto's Plea
[The Star] The ICC has again dealt a blow to Deputy President William Ruto, by rejecting his plea for suspension of a no-case-to-answer motion until after the determination of his appeal on hostile witnesses.
- Libya: Parties Reach Consensus On Main Elements of Agreement – UN Envoy
[UN News] The United Nations envoy for Libya announced on Sunday that consensus has been reached by the parties on the main elements of a political agreement aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis.
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