Latest News December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015
news From All Africa
- Africa: Revenge Sex Tapes – a New Form of Gender Violence?
[Gender Links] Harare -Former Miss Zimbabwe, Emily Tatanga Kachote was stripped of her crown as Miss World Zimbabwe 2015, after nude pictures believed to be hers were leaked to the public via social media.
- Africa: Climate and Conflict
[ACCORD] Conflicts can be triggered by the impacts of environmental change, and even measures to adapt to climate change need to take the potential for conflict into account.
- Africa: Thalidomide Is Making a Comeback – What Africa Needs to Do to Prepare
[The Conversation Africa] South African medical scientists have recently hailed thalidomide as a possible “wonder drug” in treating children with TB meningitis. This is an infection of the tissues cover
- Tanzania: Company Makes Bags That Kill Pests
[The Star] A Tanzanian agricultural company has launched a reusable grain storage technology.
- South Africa: Elderly Durban Woman in Critical Condition After Car Rolls Onto Her
[News24Wire] An elderly woman is in a serious condition after she got out of her vehicle only to have it roll back onto her.
- Central African Republic: Gunfire Erupts in CAR After Poll Candidates Announced
[Al Jazeera] Gunfire has erupted in the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, where protesters erected barricades after an announcement that ex-president Francois Bozize was barred from running for election.
- Chad: Lake Chad Suicide Blasts Stretch Aid Agencies, Displaced 'Live in Fear'
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A series of suicide bombings in Lake Chad in recent months, blamed on Boko Haram militants, has hindered healthcare and aid delivery and left tens of thousands of displaced people living in fear of further violence, aid agencies said on Tuesday.
- Nigeria: Is Education Boko Haram's Biggest Victim?
[IRIN] Kaduna/Dakar -Boko Haram translates as “Western education is forbidden,” so it is perhaps unsurprising that a disproportionate number of teachers become victims of the Nigerian militant group. Hundreds have been killed, while many more have fled the violence.
- Africa: India and Saudi Arabia Reject Science for 1.5 Degrees Goal
[SciDev.Net] India and Saudi Arabia have emerged as major opponents to the science behind a tougher global warming target that emerged over the weekend at the UN climate talks.
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