Latest News October 26, 2015
October 26, 2015
news From All Africa
- Nigeria: Army Warns of Boko Haram Plot to Poison Water Sources
[Leadership] The Nigerian Army has warned of a fresh plot by the dreaded Boko Haram sect to poison water sources in north-eastern states already besieged by the terrorists.
- Africa: Climate Change Lacks 'The Immediacy of Now' in Conflict Zones – Experts
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barren barley and wheat fields stretch across the dry landscape of northern Afghanistan, the result of persistent drought and flash flooding that has left thousands of people facing food shortages and loss of work.
- Zimbabwe: Crocodile Tears Child From Mother's Hand – Report
[News24Wire] A crocodile tore a five-year-old away from her mother in a terrifying attack in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza, the privately-owned Standard reported on Sunday.
- South Africa: #feesmustfall Forecast for Monday – Shutdown in Some Parts of the Country Continues
[The Daily Vox] All academic activities at the the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) remain suspended on Monday, with many students readying themselves for another week of protest. An open planning meeting on Sunday was attended by a few hundred students. Many students expressed concerns about a continuing protest hindering their academic progress. Other students however insist that the protest continue, acknowledging that the issues of outsourcing of workers and free education were not brought up.any students were given
- South Africa: Opening Access to Research and Information Isn't a Luxury
[The Conversation Africa] Children struggle to learn when they don’t have science labs and libraries. Learning becomes difficult in classrooms that are falling apart, or where children are expected to sit on the floor because they have neither desks nor chairs.
- Africa: Why Africa Needs Capitalism That Is Aligned With Its Development Needs
[The Conversation Africa] Africans have long engaged in capitalist economic transactions. But the type of capitalism introduced by colonialists has not always been aligned with the needs of Africans. It remains overly informed and driven by agendas set outside the continent.
- Uganda: Rain Worsens Mbale Town Garbage Crisis
[Monitor] Mbale -The rainy season has exposed Mbale Town administration’s poor garbage collection system and left residents grappling with a repugnant smell.
- South Africa: Academics Must Still 'Publish or Perish'
[The Conversation Africa] The South African government’s research funding policy has long been criticised by academics. The policy has three major weaknesses:
- South Africa: Masiphumelele – No Way in or Out
[GroundUp] Clashes between police and residents have once again erupted in Masiphumelele.
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