Latest News December 5, 2015
December 5, 2015
news From All Africa
- Africa: Zero Hunger 'Impossible' Without Climate Protection – WFP
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Paris -Ending hunger by 2030, one of 17 global goals adopted in September, can only happen if more money and effort are invested in helping people cope with climate change impacts, the head of the U.N.’s food aid agency said.
- Southern Africa: What Drove Women to Lie in an HIV Clinical Trial
[The Conversation Africa] Two years ago women were found to have lied in a clinical trial in South Africa for a new HIV drug. The VOICE trial was unsuccessful due to low adherence. When the trial was completed it was revealed many women involved had not been honest about their adherence to the drug regime they had signed up to take.
- South Africa: Pistorius's Lawyers Tight-Lipped Over Possible Bail Application
[News24Wire] Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers remained tight-lipped on Friday over his possible bail application.
- Africa: What Africa Can Learn From China's Special Economic Zones
[The Conversation Africa] China and its African partners want to scale up industrialisation on the continent in addition to China’s infrastructure development projects – the “Three Major Network” of railway, road and regional aviation. China’s own experience in industrial development through the special economic zones offers valuable lessons.
- Burkina Faso: The Democratic Road Ahead
[African Arguments] It’s tempting to think Roch Kaboré will simply replicate Compaoré’s old system, but the reality is that something has fundamentally changed in Burkina Faso.
- Rwanda: Europe Questions Third Term for Kagame
[East African] The European Union (EU) has, for the first time, raised concern over the ongoing Rwanda constitutional amendment debate.
- West Africa: U.S. Condemns Attacks in Lake Chad Basin
[State Department] Washington, DC -The United States strongly condemns the recent deadly suicide bombings and callous attacks in Niger, Nigeria, and Cameroon by Boko Haram.
- Seychelles: 1,600 Voters Cast Ballots On First Polling Day
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -The first day of voting in the Seychelles presidential elections have come to an end.
- South Africa: Oscar Pistorius Verdict Raises the Bar for South African Judiciary
[The Conversation Africa] The South African Supreme Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision to find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder by overturning a lower court’s verdict of culpable homicide has important implications for the country’s judicial system. Thabo Leshilo from The Conversation Africa put questions to Chantelle Feldhaus and René Koraan about the implications of the judgment.
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