Latest News December 24, 2015
December 24, 2015
news From All Africa
- Mauritius: Govt and Russia to Abolish Visa Requirements
[Government of Mauritius] A visa waiver agreement between Mauritius and the Russian Federation was signed yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade in Port Louis. The agreement provides for citizens of both countries to enter, stay in, exit, or transit, without a visa.
- Burundi: Are International Actors Steering the Right Course?
[African Arguments] The African Union and UN appear to have found a new sense of urgency, but Burundi’s current crisis will only be resolved if it is seen as part of a longer legacy.
- Africa: Tech to Lower Trade Barriers
[SciDev.Net] Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) met in Kenya for its regular ministerial conference. The meeting produced several breakthroughs, including a plan to phase out agricultural export<a href="http://www.scidev.net/global/trade/analysis-blog/file://londsbs01/h
- Cameroon: Despite Health Risks, Many Argue GMOs Could Help Solve Food Security
[IPS] Yaounde -Cameroon is on the path to introduce genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). This would be overseen by the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the National Biosafety Committee, if the Cameroon Cotton Corporation successfully implements a three-year test cultivation of cotton.
- Africa: Innovative pro-poor healthcare delivery models making strides in Africa
[AstraZeneca] The Emmanuel Tunza Health Facility is a medical clinic located in the rural areas of Kirinyaga County in a village called Kiamariga on the outskirts of Nyeri town.
- Burundi: New Rebel Group Formed to Oust President
[Al Jazeera] Burundi’s opposition has come together for the first time with the stated aim of using force to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza, the rebel leader said on Wednesday.
- Nigeria: Ministry Workers Yet to Receive October, November Salary Arrears
[Guardian] WITH just two days to Christmas, workers in the Federal Ministry of Education are yet to receive their October and November salaries.
- Cameroon: No Toy Guns for Christmas Presents
[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon children will be celebrating Christmas and New Years without replica gun toys as presents. The government of the central African nation is asking its citizens to stop buying toy guns as gifts for children.
- Central African Republic: Voters Go to Polls As Transitional Authority Steps Aside
[Deutsche Welle] Central Africans choose a new president and parliament after having voted for a new constitution in a referendum earlier this month. It is a bid for democratic governance amid chronic sectarian violence.
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