news From All Africa
- Burundi: African Union Proposes to Send Peacekeepers
[Deutsche Welle] The AU is planning to send peacekeepers to Burundi to ‘protect civilians.’ International pressure has so far failed to quell violence in the country which has claimed at least 400 lives since April.
- Nigeria: Shell Can Be Liable for Nigeria Spills
[Al Jazeera] Four Nigerian farmers will have the chance to sue Shell, the multinational oil and gas company, in the Netherlands for pollution they blame on leaking pipelines, a Dutch appeals court has ruled.
- Africa: Kenyan Minister Denies Trade Talks Stalemate
[The Star] There is no stalemate in trade talks between developed and developing countries, Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has said.
- Rwanda: Rwanda Government Meets Envoys Over Polls
[Monitor] A select team of Rwandan senators and Members of Parliament have met with foreign diplomats in Rwanda Capital Kigali in a charm offensive to explain issues surrounding the referendum on constitutional amendments due tomorrow, December 18.
- Kenya: Kenya May Get Climate Change Law Before Christmas
[The Star] Kenyans may usher in the new year with an unlikely Christmas gift – a climate change law.
- South Africa: South Africa's Most Powerful Man
[Daily Maverick] We are talking about Pravin Gordhan, of course. If President Zuma removed him now, the financial consequences would be so much worse than his last prank that his political life would be over, which it already almost is. Gordhan knows all this, of course. He is also a patriot with integrity, and a strategist. These are the exact qualities our leaders need, those of which Zuma is so woefully short. By JOHN MATISONN.
- Ethiopia: The Beautiful Land of Haile Selassie
[The Star] ‘Amesegenall’ is the Amharic word for thank you, Ethiopia’s official language.
- South Africa: Tensions Rise in Masiphumelele After Shack Demolitions
[GroundUp] Victims of the Masiphumelele fire that left thousands homeless marched with the sun shining on their faces to the office of ward councillor Felicity Purchase today.
- South Africa: Govt Finds Billions to Help Students
[News24Wire] Government has come up with a number of short-term solutions to meet some of the demands that university students made during the #FeesMustFall campaign.
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