Latest News October 27, 2015
October 27, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal Students Required to Buy Laptops
[News24Wire] With the affordability of higher education under the spotlight as never before, it has emerged that the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is considering a plan to make laptop computers compulsory for all first and second-year students.
- Africa: Why Some Leaders Cling to Power, While Others Walk Away
[RFI] Following a weekend of elections on the African Continent, analysts are drawing parallels between Congo-Brazzaville and Tanzania even before results are announced. One leader is accused of tampering with the constitution to extend his grip on power, whilst the other has been credited with respecting presidential term limits.
- South Africa: More than 300 Officers Charged With Aiding Escapees
[News24Wire] More than 300 police officers in South Africa were charged with aiding escapees last year, according to a parliamentary reply by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.
- Tanzania: Zanzibar's Presidential Candidate Declares Himself Winner
[Nation] An opposition candidate in Zanzibar on Monday declared himself the winner of the island’s presidential election as security agents arrested 191 people during a night raid on opposition tallying centres.
- Africa: Africa's Top 10 Business Brands
[Monitor] Africa has been beaming with rapid growth and indeed a number of business brands have come through to compete on the global stage. Jonathan Adengo looks at some of Africa’s most admired and valued brands.
- Zimbabwe: Nation Faces Civil War If Mugabe 'Doesn't Wake Up' – Biti
[New Zimbabwe] PEOPLE’S Democratic Party leader, Tendai Biti, has warned Zimbabweans to brace for a fierce civil war if President Robert Mugabe “does not wake up one morning”.
- Sudan: Search Continues for Pilot, Interpreter Abducted in Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Saraf Umra -Sudanese army forces have been combing the area of Saraf Umra in North Darfur today in search of the abducted Ukrainian pilot and his Sudanese interpreter. The search is into its second consecutive day.
- South Africa: Wits University Management, Student Leaders Reach Deal
[News24Wire] An agreement was reached by Wits University’s senior management and the Wits SRC to resume all academic programmes on Wednesday, October 28.
- Kenya: Kenyatta Stepping Forward On LGBT Rights?
[HRW] Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta made his strongest statement to date in support of basic rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, in an October 18 interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. For the first time, he publicly condemned violence and “witch hunts” against LGBT people. But his pick-and-choose approach to rights shows there’s still a way to go in the struggle for LGBT equality in Kenya.
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