news From All Africa
- Burundi: AU Threatens Burundi Rivals With Sanctions
[Monitor] Kampala -The chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, yesterday warned the belligerent parties in Burundi that they could be subjected to severe sanctions should either party jeopardise the peace talks.
- Ghana: U.S.$1.5 Billion Tema Port Expansion Project Starts 2016
[Business Day] Expansion works on the Tema Port will start next year. The first phase of the $1.5 billion project is expected to be done in about three years.
- Africa: Three Ways New Waterless Toilet Will Help Women
[SciDev.Net] A new waterless toilet soon to be trialled in Africa may not start a feminist revolution, but it will go a long way to addressing some urgent and practical needs of women and girls – and for all the international conferences and commitments to empowering women, it is nice to hear about something concrete.
- Africa: New Wave of African Sci-Fi Will Inspire Innovation
[SciDev.Net] Science fiction helped accelerate Western development. It could do the same in Africa, says Jonathan Dotse.
- East Africa: Many Children Attend School but Not Enough Are Actually Learning
[The Conversation Africa] Much has been written about the failings of primary education systems in East Africa. Teachers are often lambasted for being absent from school, for being poorly motivated, and even for lacking basic knowledge about the subjects they teach.
- Lesotho: Relief Challenges as Drought Plunges Lesotho Into Emergency
[WFP] WFP plans to strengthen colloboration with the government and partners as more than 650,000 people face hunger in Lesotho’s worst drought in decades. Struggling from two successive crop failures, the mountain kingdom has been pushed into a state of crisis by the El Niño weather phenomenon which has brought reduced rainfall to much of southern Africa.
- Nigeria: You Can't Sue Us Outside Abuja, MTN Told
[Daily Trust] Lagos -The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has challenged the competence of the suit filed against it by the by MTN Nigeria, saying the Federal High Court in Lagos lacks jurisdiction to hear the case.
- Chad: Opposition Proposes Pre-Election Dialogue
[Cameroon Tribune] Opposition leader Saleh Kebzabo says the dialogue will tackle irregularities.
- Central African Republic: CAR Votes – Bloodshed Has Clotted but Wounds Still Ache
[Al Jazeera] Bangui is quite different to the first time I was here. Then, the main road leading away from the airport was often deserted, heads peeked around the edges of houses, people scurried across the road.
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