news From All Africa
- South Africa: Has Country Lost R700 Billion to Corruption Since '94? Why the Calculation Is Wrong
[Africa Check] It’s been stated as fact that South Africa has lost R700 billion in public money to corruption since the advent of democracy in 1994. But how does one measure the cost of hidden and illegal crime?
- Africa: Africans Are Not Gays, Mugabe Tells UN
[Vanguard] Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has rejected calls from the United Nations (UN ) to implement gay rights in his country.
- Somalia: Beyond Naval Interventions in Somali Piracy
[SAIIA] In 2011, at the height of piracy attacks along the Somali coastline and the Gulf of Aden, 237 separate attacks were reported. This figure has fallen drastically over the years, with only 12 attacks being reported in 2014. This decline has been attributed to the collective efforts of the international community to address Somali piracy.
- Kenya: African Leaders Now Push for Slot At UN
[Nation] African presidents are pushing for changes in the UN’s top organ that will see them get a slot they will use to advance interests of the continent.
- South Africa: Govt Looking to Settle Marikana Claims – President
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma, in a statement on Tuesday, said government was looking at starting an alternative dispute resolution process to expedite all claims arising from the Marikana shootings.
- South Africa: Will Fewer Firearms Make South Africa Safer?
[ISS] Hlupha was eight when he got his first gun and his neighbour taught him to commit crime. His first robbery was of the post office in the small town where he lived. When Hlupha was 16, he shot a boy at school for flirting with his girlfriend. He committed many more crimes over a number of years until he was arrested and convicted for kidnapping, robbery and assault. When we met him he was in prison.
- Tanzania: Final Voter Register for Territorial Verification
[Daily News] The final voter register to be used in next month’s general election will be distributed to all Mainland and Isles regions within 9 days to come for final verification before the polling exercise.
- Nigeria: UN Counters Nigeria, Says Country Properly Invited to Missed Boko Haram Meeting
[Premium Times] The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (UNOCHA), has told PREMIUM TIMES that Nigeria was officially informed and properly invited to a high-level event in New York where the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin was discussed.
- Nigeria: Buhari Faces Toughest of Tests in the Niger Delta
[African Arguments] The 2009 agreement stemmed the conflict, but left structural conditions unchanged. How will President Buhari handle ongoing grievances when the deal expires in December?
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