Latest News November 4, 2015

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  • South Sudan: 'Scores Dead' in South Sudan Plane Crash
    [Al Jazeera] A plane has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in South Sudan, killing more than 40 people, officials said. Two passengers reportedly survived.
  • South Africa: Cameron, Chad Strike More World Cup Gold in Doha
    [Sascoc] Another four medals followed Monday’s six into the South African team coffers as the Doha leg of the FINA/airweave World Cup wrapped up in Qatar on Tuesday night.
  • South Africa: Vavi Back in Court for Speeding
    [News24Wire] Former Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is expected to appear in the Edenvale Magistrate’s Court again on Wednesday for alleged speeding last month.
  • Zimbabwe: Ndebele Versus Shona – the Language Debate
    [Ilizwi263] Guest blogger, Buhlebenkosi Moyo speaks frankly about the tribal tension between Zimbabwe’s two main language groups.
  • Zimbabwe: Detention of Journalists Is a Shocking Attempt to Intimidate the Press
    [AI London] The detention of three journalists arrested for publishing a story linking senior police officers to a poaching syndicate is a shocking attempt to threaten freedom of the press, said Amnesty International today, as it called for their immediate release.
  • Africa: A Desert Called Reform
    [IRIN] Belgrade -‘Inspired’ by our recent interview with new UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien, regular IRIN contributor Paul Currion loses faith in the World Humanitarian Summit as it becomes clear the powers-that-be want to preserve the status quo, not fix the crisis in the sector.
  • Africa: Five Ways Europe Could Save Refugee Lives This Winter
    [IRIN] Mytilene -Currently on leave from the UN emergency aid coordination body OCHA, Greek humanitarian worker Fotini Rantsiou has spent the last three months as a volunteer on the island of Lesvos.
  • Burundi: Firearms Ultimatum Won't Work
    [Deutsche Welle] President Nkurunziza has given Burundians an ultimatum to give up illegal arms. Experts however doubt that the people have enough trust in the president to comply.
  • Ghana: President, IGP Petitioned Over Killings, Maiming in Asunafo South District
    [Ghanaian Chronicle] Kumasi -A GROUP calling itself Concerned Youth of Asunafo South is attributing the insurgence of criminal activities in the area to the apathy of the Regional Coordinating Council and the Regional Police Commander and has, therefore, petitioned the President and the Inspector-General of Police over the general insecurity of the people in the Sankore area and its environs in Asunafo South district.

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