news From All Africa
- Zimbabwe: National Budget Focuses On Security Sector
[Zimbabwe Independent] SECURITY ministries received some of the biggest allocations in the 2016 budget votes outside the Education ministries despite a marked shift in social spending, statistics show.
- Nigeria: Polish Sailors Abducted in Ship Attack Off Nigeria
[Deutsche Welle] A captain of a cargo ship and several crew members have been kidnapped by suspected pirates in Nigeria, Polish officials say. Several other sailors escaped capture by barricading themselves inside the vessel.
- Uganda: Pope Calls On Leaders in Uganda to Rule Responsibly
[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis has been met with great fanfare in Uganda, following his visit to Kenya. He urged leaders to prove themselves “responsible managers” of natural resources, but lauded action on refugees.
- Africa: 3D Printing Ready to Reshape Home Building
[SciDev.Net] The technology could bring about the fastest, cheapest and greenest construction ever seen, says Anielle Guedes.
- Africa: How to Make Housing Affordable for the Urban Poor
[SciDev.Net] Cheaper or new building materials don’t go far enough to tackle the housing problem in cities, says Babar Mumtaz.
- Nigeria: Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Religious Procession
[Premium Times] The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, which comprises members of the Shi’ite ideology, has given insight into how a suicide bomber disguised as one of its members and blew himself up during a procession in Kano, killing 20 people.
- South Africa: Seven Reported Judgments Later, the Law Finally Wins Battle With Police
[Legalbrief] Dog-related issues seldom go to the higher courts, but this month a dispute with no fewer than seven reported judgments to its credit reached a climax. And the court has made it clear to the National and Provincial Police Commissioners that unless they obey the latest decision they will feel the ‘bite’ of the court: they are liable to be found in contempt – with all the consequences that implies.
- Central African Republic: Pope Heading for Violence-Prone CAR
[Deutsche Welle] Pope Francis will conclude his brief tour of Africa with a challenging trip to the Central African Republic, a poverty stricken country riddled with violence between Muslim rebels and Christian militia.
- Mozambique: Evidence in Military Fraud Case Goes Missing
[AIM] Maputo -Documents proving the issue of fraudulent cheques by the finance department of the Mozambican Army Command have disappeared, according to a report in Friday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”.
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