Latest News November 23, 2015
November 23, 2015
news From All Africa
- Ethiopia: Sweden Donates US$ 16 Million to Drought Affected Ethiopia
[Addis Standard] The government of Sweden said it will contribute 140 million SEK (16 million USD) for food aid to people “affected by the severe and ongoing drought in Ethiopia”, Swedish Embassy in Addis Abeba said.
- Africa: Aflatoxins – Poisoning Health and Trade
[IPS] Bulawayo -Aflatoxin contamination is a growing threat to trade, food and health security in sub-Saharan Africa, where smallholder farmers are challenged by food production and now climate change, researchers said.
- Uganda: Women Living With HIV Forced to Give Up Reproductive Rights
[Monitor] The International Community of Women Living with HIV Eastern Africa (ICWEA) has launched a campaign to end Sexual and reproductive health rights violations, HIV criminalisation and widening of contraception choices and options for women living with HIV.
- Swaziland: King Attacked Over Human Rights
[Swazi Media] Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has called on the Commonwealth to ‘vigorously respond’ to the Government of Swaziland’s failings on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
- Swaziland: Proof – Swazi King Paid for His Jet
[Swazi Media] Documents revealed publicly for the first time on Friday (20 November 2015) confirm that King Mswati III of Swaziland personally paid US$9.5 million for a jet aircraft in 2012.
- Kenya: History Lessons Help Kenyan Youth See Their Role in Building a Thriving Democracy
[ICTJ] New York -Young people in Kenya now have a new tool to help them learn about difficult periods in Kenyan history and discuss justice, democracy, leadership, and their role as Kenyan citizens. It is an interactive, illustrated educational booklet, titled “Learning from Our Past: An Exploration of Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Kenya,” created by the International Center for Transitional Justice and Facing History and Ourselves, in collaboration with Kenya’s National Cohesion and Integration Commission.
- Zimbabwe: Women to Blame for Rape Because of Clothes They Wear – Grace Mugabe
[News24Wire] Grace Mugabe has sparked outrage by suggesting women are to blame for rape because of the clothes they wear.
- Africa: Fear of Cholera, Floods As Burundi Refugees Pack Tanzania Camps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Heavy rains, flooding and a spike in new arrivals could threaten the lives of over 110,000 Burundian refugees in overcrowded camps in Tanzania, six aid agencies said on Monday, amid warnings of rising political tension in Burundi.
- Kenya: Athletes Protest Against 'Poor Leadership'
[The Star] A group of athletes stormed Athletics Kenya offices in Riadha House, Nairobi on Monday morning protesting poor leadership.
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