news From All Africa
- Africa: Poorer Nations Warned Over Antibiotic Resistance[SciDev.Net] Developing countries urgently need better drug administration and monitoring to prevent the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria from inappropriate use, a US think-tank recommends.
- Africa: What Women Can Do for Sustainability Goals[SciDev.Net] As a woman, I was intrigued to learn that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda gives a special role to women. Not only does the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a specific goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; the role of women is also considered across all policy areas.
- Africa: Tech Trouble in the Classroom[SciDev.Net] Ever since the World Wide Web was invented at Swiss particle physics laboratory CERN to bring its international research teams together, people have dreamt that information technology will break down global differences in access to education and knowledge. With ever-rising mobile and computer ownership, it is tempting to think that such an era is
- South Africa: Sangoma Gets 425 Years in Prison for Raping Initiates[News24Wire] A sangoma convicted of raping 17 girls at his initiation school in Mpumalanga has been handed 17 life sentences for rape – an effective 425 years in prison.
- Liberia: LACC to Indict Speaker, Others[Inquirer] The Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC) said it has retrieved from the Ministry of Justice the allegation of overpayment case involving Representatives Alex Tyler and Adolf Lawrence and is in the process of preparing an indictment for their prosecution.
- Liberia: Justice Minister, Others Assess Damage[Inquirer] Following a day of violent riot that led to the death of one person in the commercial district of Ganta, Nimba County, authorities of the Liberian Government have begun assessing the level of damages done in the city.
- South Africa: SKA Communities to Experience DTT First[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Residents living in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) community of Keimoes and Kai Garib, in the Northern Cape, will be the first people to experience Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in South Africa.
- Africa: 'Youth Dividend' Will Help Africa Produce Food and Jobs[allAfrica] Ten million young people are entering the African labour market every year. This presents both a challenge and an opportunity to take advantage of the “youth dividend” by encouraging them to become entrepreneurs, writes AllAfrica’s Melissa Britz from Lusaka.
- South Africa: Art in a Khayelitsha Fruit and Veg Shack[News24Wire] Mpho Mathebula rents a small space in a fruit and vegetable shop in Khayelitsha to sell his paintings and beadwork.
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