news From All Africa
- South Africa: Six of the Best for SA Swimmers in Doha
[Sascoc] South Africa’s fine efforts in the FINA/airweave World Cup series continued in Doha, Qatar on Monday night with six medals.
- South Africa: Court to Hear Why Oscar Pistorius Should Be Convicted of Murder
[News24Wire] The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is expected to hear the State’s argument on Tuesday on why former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder, and not culpable homicide.
- Uganda: Iganga – Tirinyi Highway Closed
[Monitor] Iganga -The Iganga – Tirinyi highway has been closed after a section of the road caved in due to heavy rain, paralysing transport between Iganga and Pallisa districts.
- Africa: Why the World Needs a New Diet
[SciDev.Net] Until not so long ago, the perceived solution to global hunger was to produce more food, mostly through intensive agriculture. But the dietary needs of a growing global population are now changing so we need to focus on producing food that is not only abundant, but also nutritious and grown sustainably, says Frank Rijsberman, CEO of agricultural consortium CGIAR, <a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/nutrition/multimedia/world-diet-nut
- Uganda: Security Heavily Deployed Ahead of Presidential Nominations
[Monitor] Security has been beefed up in different parts of Kampala ahead of presidential nominations in Namboole.
- Africa: Nigerian Regulator Extends MTN's $94.2m Licence
[News24Wire] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the renewal of MTN’s digital mobile licence despite the regulator slapping the company with a $5.2bn fine.
- Kenya: Smokers, Boda Bodas Hardest Hit By Taxes
[Nation] Smokers, boda boda operators, motorists and those who enjoy processed fruit juices are going to have a bad Christmas, thanks to the taxman.
- South Africa: Dung Beetles – This Is the Way They Roll
[News24Wire] New research, by the same scientists who proved that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate, now shows that the insect’s brain is a lot more flexible than initially thought.
- Kenya: Youth Fund Boss Asked to Step Aside
[Nation] Two youth fund officials have been asked to step aside.
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