Latest News October 16, 2015
news From All Africa
- Guinea: Parties Should Show Restraint[HRW] Dakar -Guinea’s political parties should act with restraint and take concrete steps to prevent election-related violence. The security forces should intervene to prevent violence in a lawful and impartial manner.
- Kenya: High Court Freezes Bail for Al-Shabaab Suspects[Nation] Four women, accused of being members of Al-Shabaab, will remain in custody after the High Court blocked a bail order by a magistrate’s court.
- Africa: Food: The Centre of our Lives and the Centre of our Futures[allAfrica] Food often brings us together – whether it is working to harvest crops, preparing traditional recipes or over joyous celebrations. While what we eat varies, food is a constant across families and across national lines. It is a need we all share, yet something too many go without.
- Uganda: Makerere Students Develop Breast Cancer Detecting Technology[Monitor] Following the death of his grandfather to breast cancer, Moris Atwine, a third year Computer Science student at Makerere University together with two other students have developed technology that detects and stops the spread of the disease.
- Africa: Nigerian Startup – Printivo – Closes in On Six-Figure Deal From Echovc Partners[CIO] Nigeria-based digital printing startup, Printivo, has closed in on a, yet to be disclosed, six-figure seed financing from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners.
- South Africa: Illegal Guns Fuel Violent Crime, Wreak Deadly Havoc[The Conversation Africa] Police statistics in South Africa show a worrying trend: the increased use of illegal small arms and light weapons in the country’s growing problem of violent crime.
- Africa: World's Largest Radio Telescope Must Tap Into Fascination With Night Skies[The Conversation Africa] The world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope, which is to be constructed in South Africa from 2017, has the potential to stimulate interest in astronomy across Africa by tapping into the continent’s traditions of watching the night skies.
- Kenya: Remain in Hague, Ban Ki-moon Urges Kenya[Nation] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Kenya and other African nations not to pull out of the International Criminal Court.
- South Africa: NGOs Take Government to Court Over Nuclear Plans[News24Wire] Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institution (SAFCEI) have approached courts to challenge government’s plans to procure nuclear reactors.
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