Latest News October 17, 2015

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  • Nigeria: Nigerians Set Agenda for New Ministers
    [Guardian] FOLLOWING the confirmation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominees for ministerial appointment by the Nigerian Senate during the week, prominent Nigerians have begun to set agenda for the new ministers.
  • Burkina Faso: Coup Leader Charged With Crime Against Humanity
    [Al Jazeera] Burkina Faso’s military said that a general accused of leading a failed coup last month would be prosecuted on an array of charges, including “crime against humanity”.
  • South Africa: Gumtree Condemns Toddler-for-Sale Ad
    [News24Wire] Gumtree South Africa has condemned an advert posted on their website offering a child for sale.
  • Africa: Africa's Agricultural Potential Begins On the Ground
    [IPS] London -My friend Kofi Boa is a Ghanaian agronomist who is probably the biggest advocate for conservation farming in Africa. For decades, Kofi has taught farmers how to increase their yields using no-till, cover crops and other techniques.
  • Sudan: Sudan's War On Women and Girls
    [HRW] Fifteen years ago this month, the world decided to take seriously the rights of women caught up in conflict, and passed Resolution 1325 at the UN Security Council. This and other UN resolutions adopted over the years recognize women as central to efforts to maintain peace and security – and tomorrow council members will once again affirm this tenet.
  • Kenya: IMF to Help Manage Biting Cash Crisis
    [The Star] The International Monetary Fund has strengthened its technical support to Nairobi in managing cash flow amid slowing revenue collections.
  • Zimbabwe: Record-Size Elephant Felled As Hunts Continue
    [Deutsche Welle] Wildlife groups report that a German tourist has killed one of the biggest elephants seen in Zimbabwe for years. The killing comes just months after the shooting of renowned lion Cecil by an American dentist.
  • Guinea: President Alpha Conde On Track for Re-Election
    [Deutsche Welle] Guinea’s President Alpha Conde appears set to win another term in office, according to provisional results from last weekend’s presidential elections. Opposition candidates have described the poll as fraudulent.
  • Zimbabwe: First Lady Accused of Abusing Millions
    [Zimbabwe Independent] FIRST Lady Grace Mugabe, also Zanu PF Women’s League leader, and other senior party officials are abusing for political gain a publicly underwritten US$98 million agricultural equipment loan facility, extended to Harare by Brasilia under the Zimbabwe-Brazil More Food for Africa Programme, by making partisan donations at Zanu PF rallies organised using state resources, senior government officials have said.

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