Latest News December 29, 2015

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  • Uganda: 2,500 Inmates Listed for Pardon
    [Monitor] Kampala -The Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) has listed 2,500 inmates for possible pardon under the annual presidential prerogative of mercy.
  • Tunisia: Is Help On the Way for Cancer Hotspot?
    [Al Jazeera] Gabes -Fisherman Sadeg Ghauma, 64, shakes his head as he points to a dead bird in a puddle of dirty seawater.
  • Algeria: Bouteflika 'Approves' Draft Revision of Constitution
    [Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has “approved” on Monday, during a restricted meeting, the draft “substantial” revision of the Constitution, which will be submitted to the Constitutional Council for a reasoned opinion on “the procedure to be followed in its examination and adoption by the Parliament.”
  • Nigeria: Protect Free Speech, Leave Social Media Alone
    [Premium Times] Freedom of speech is a critical link in the chain of democracy. Nothing should ever be done to abridge it, especially in an emerging democracy and a fragile nation state like Nigeria. Social media, in its various forms, is the village square of old now transformed into a public sphere that transcends regional, national and even continental boundaries. That is why social media has changed how we interact forever.
  • Africa: Device Harvests Untapped Solar Power
    [SciDev.Net] Researchers in Abu Dhabi have created a low-cost device that can make solar cells panels more efficient by splitting sunlight into its constituent colours.
  • Burundi: Four Former Burundi Presidents Join Talks
    [Monitor] Entebbe -Negotiations to end the violence in Burundi kicked off yesterday at State House Entebbe with four former Burundian presidents attending the talks mediated by President Museveni.
  • Burundi: Violence Must Stop – Museveni
    [Citizen] Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has asked warring parties in Burundi to put an end to extrajudicial killings in the country.
  • Burundi: Nation At Crossroads As Peace Talks Begin
    [Cameroon Tribune] World attention has now focused on Uganda’s presidential palace in Entebbe, just outside the capital Kampala where rival faction leaders in Burundi started meeting yesterday, December 28, 2015 in another round of peace talks designed to solve the crisis in the country.
  • Malawi: Madonna Give U.S.$1 Million to Her Raising Malawi Charity
    [Nyasa Times] Pop star Madonna who co-founded Raising Malawi Foundation after adoption her son David Banda in 2006, has given the group US$1 million to improve its public persona after being linked with the cult Kabbalah Center for years, it has been reported.

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