Latest News October 24, 2015
October 24, 2015
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- South Africa: Springboks Going All-Out for Final – Du Preez
[News24Wire] The Springboks have set their sights on reaching the Rugby World Cup final for the third time when they face New Zealand in the first semi-final at Twickenham in London on Saturday (17:00 SA time).
- South Africa: Govt Halts University Fee Hikes After Mass Protests
[Al Jazeera] It has already proven to be a hollow victory.
- Uganda: Indecent Exposure of Ugandan Activist Blows Lid On Police Brutality
[RFI] Human rights groups in Uganda are calling for an end to police violence after several government opponents were recently arrested and tear gassed, with one activist even being stripped naked by officers. The UN says it’s concerned by allegations of excessive police force.
- South Africa: Govt Bows to Student Pressure
[Deutsche Welle] South African President Jacob Zuma has said that there will be no increase in university fees for students in 2016. The students had been protesting for more than a week that they couldn’t afford the higher charges.
- Tanzania: Tanzanians Poised for Tense Sunday Poll
[Deutsche Welle] It could be a tough weekend for Tanzania’s ruling party. Its candidate for the presidency faces a formidable challenge from a former prime minister. 12 candidates are vying for the top job. Only one is a woman.
- Liberia: It's Time to Put Local Communities in Charge of Forests
[IPS] Monrovia -Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently affirmed her commitment to the land rights of Liberia’s local communities, who rely on the forests for their livelihoods and have cared for them for generations.
- East Africa: Lessons in Refugee Hospitality From the Horn of Africa
[The Conversation Africa] The unique response of the Horn of Africa region to Yemeni refugees could offer lessons to countries and regions dealing with similar influxes elsewhere.
- Africa: Street Lamp Targets Dengue Fever
[SciDev.Net] Hanoi -Researchers at a Malaysian university have built an LED street lamp with a mosquito trap, both powered by wind and solar energy.
- Africa: Paris Police Clear 1,300 Migrants From Abandoned School
[RFI] Paris police removed more than 1,300 migrants from a disused school where were squatting on Friday morning, the last of a series of evacuations of sites judged unfit for habitation. Fourteen migrants, including a 15-month-old baby, were found in a refrigerated lorry in the north of the country.
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