Latest News September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015
news From All Africa
- Nigeria: U.S $700 Million Sovereign Wealth Fund Missing
[Leadership] The federal government has said $7 million out of the $1 billion in the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) is missing from the fund’s account.
- South Africa: Suspected Illegal Immigrants Arrested in Johannesburg
[News24Wire] At least 300 suspected illegal immigrants have been taken into custody in Johannesburg following an operation in the CBD on Friday, Johannesburg metro police said.
- Senegal/Burkina Faso: Early Goal Gives Senegal Football Gold
[CAF] Moussa Seydi scored 84 seconds into the first half to give Senegal the African Games gold medals Friday with a 1-0 final victory over Burkina Faso in Brazzaville.
- Burundi: Appalling Human Rights Abuses in Burundi
[Deutsche Welle] Rights groups in Burundi have raised concern about the killing of senior political and military leaders. Head of OHCHR in Burundi, Vahard, has condemned massive arrests and arbitrary detentions, calling for dialogue.
- Africa: Partnering to Drive Growth & Promote Peace – Susan Rice
[White House] Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I want to thank my friend Congresswoman Karen Bass for that wonderful introduction and for inviting me to speak this afternoon. And, I want to thank Representative Butterfield and the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus for bringing us all together.
- South Africa: How a Wage Subsidy Can Alleviate Youth Unemployment
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past 20 years, South Africa’s unemployment has doubled. Youth unemployment in particular has skyrocketed. The hardest hit are school leavers.
- Burkina Faso: The Old Guard Vs. the People, Round 2
[African Arguments] Less than a year after the popular uprising that removed Blaise Compaoré, his allies have regained power through an unpopular coup.
- South Africa: The Politics of Public Housing
[The Conversation Africa] The South African Bill of Rights states that citizens have a right “to adequate housing” and that housing is a basic need. The state is obligated to take reasonable measures to realise this right, confirmed through the Constitutional Court qualification in regard to available resources.
- South Africa: Union Hopes for Sequestration of Aurora Directors
[News24Wire] In a final attempt to avoid having to cough up more than R1.7bn for debts of the Aurora gold mine, the Aurora directors have indicated that they plan to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal, Gideon du Plessis, general secretary of union Solidarity, told Fin24.
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