Latest News December 14, 2015
December 14, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Why Nation Should Gird Itself for Tumultuous Times
[The Conversation Africa] President Zuma’s latest cabinet reshuffle in the Ministry of Finance is arguably the most controversial of all his executive decisions. It is the seventh cabinet reshuffle since he became President in 2009 and the third since 2014.
- Africa: Tanzanian Scientists Discover Dangerous Bacteria
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Scientists in Tanzania have discovered a new kind of bacterium which is causing sporadic outbreaks of infections among newly born babies at Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza. The new bacterial species, which has been named Enterobacter bugandensis, poses a high risk of death due to high infection rates in babies aged less than one month, scientists say. This is the first report of an outbreak of a unique species of Enterobacter bacteria in Africa, according to findings published in the International J
- Uganda: Refugees Flee Fresh Fighting, Enter Uganda
[Observer] At least 400 South Sudanese refugees have crossed into Lamwo district following clashes between armed bandits and South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) in Ikotos and Magwi counties in Eastern Equatorial State.
- Malawi: Escom, Nkhoma Hospital in Blame Game Over 4 Deaths
[Nyasa Times] Nkhoma Hospital and power utility are now engaged in blame game over the death of four patients who died while on oxygen therapy after power blackout.
- Uganda: Parliament to Vet 12 New Judges
[Monitor] Kampala -The Parliamentary Appointments Committee headed by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is today expected to vet and approve the 12 newly appointed justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal as mandated by the Constitution.
- Africa: China Promises Boost to African Bamboo Expertise
[SciDev.Net] China aims to increase Africa’s expertise in novel bamboo products through a new knowledge exchange network, it was announced at the COP 21 summit.
- Somalia: AU Peacekeepers Thwart Suspected Al Shabaab Attack On Mogadishu Airport
[Dalsan Radio] AU peacekeeping troops thwarted suspected Al Shabaab attack on Mogadishu airport.
- Africa: Soil Project Seeks to Soak Up Excess Carbon
[SciDev.Net] France is leading a worldwide push to increase the amount of carbon locked in soils through better farming practices.
- Tanzania: Govt to Punish Parents of Children Out of School
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -As Tanzania prepares to introduce free basic education for all, the government has warned that it will punish parents who fail to ensure their children go to school.
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