Latest News December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Dead Humpback Whale Washed Ashore in Cape Town
[News24Wire] Officials will on Wednesday begin the “giant” task of removing a dead humpback whale that washed ashore at Strand beach in Cape Town.
- Uganda: Kagame Backs Museveni Fifth Term
[Monitor] Rwanda President, Paul Kagame has backed his Ugandan counterpart, NRM presidential flag bearer Yoweri Museveni for a fifth successive presidential term in the upcoming general elections.
- Rwanda: UN Tribunal On Genocide Wraps Up Work
[UN News] Adopting a new resolution today, the Security Council welcomed the completion of judicial work of the United Nations tribunal set up in the wake of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, following delivery of the court’s last judgment on 14 December and its impending closure, set for 31 December 2015.
- South Africa: How Compromises, Mistakes Made in Mandela Era Hobbled Economy
[The Conversation Africa] Addressing the Oxford Union recently, Julius Malema, leader of South Africa’s opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, did something few South Africans have dared: he challenged Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid legacy.
- Kenya: Ideal Christmas Gift for Kenyans Is Money, Says Report
[Nation] Nearly half of Kenyans, mostly males of 45 years and above, would like to receive any type of gift for Christmas, while most Kenyans who know what they specifically want would like to be given money, shows a new survey by Consumer Insight.
- Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to Adopt China's Currency the Yuan
[Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe plans to adopt the Chinese yuan as legal tender in return for debt cancellation worth about $40m – a move one economist predicted “has no future at all”.
- Mali: French Forces 'Neutralize' Ten Islamist Militants in Mali
[Deutsche Welle] French forces in Mali have killed or captured some 10 Islamist fighters belonging to a group that claimed last month’s attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako. Earlier this week Mali reinvoked a state of emergency.
- South Africa: 10 Stunning Beaches That Aren't Clifton or North Beach
[The Daily Vox] Besides the traditional ones in Durban and Cape Town (which get crazy busy this time of year), what other beaches does South Africa have to offer this December? AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up ten other options for your beach days.
- South Africa: King to Report to Prison for 12-Year Sentence
[News24Wire] Controversial AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo is expected to report to Mthatha Maximum Correctional Centre on Wednesday to begin his 12-year jail sentence.
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