Latest News January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016
news From All Africa
- Morocco: Authorities Arrest Belgian Linked to Paris Attackers
[News24Wire] Moroccan authorities have arrested a Belgian national suspected of involvement in November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
- South Africa: City Prepares to Take Action Against Zuma Must Fall Banner Signage Company
[News24Wire] It was not immediately clear when the City of Cape Town would take action against out of home media company, Independent Outdoor Media, which is alleged to have been behind the illegal erection of the ‘Zuma Must Fall’ banner on a city building.
- South Africa: Agriculture More Than Just a 'Khakis and Shorts Career' – MEC
[News24Wire] Township pupils have been urged to consider following careers in the agricultural sector.
- Zimbabwe: China and Zimbabwe's All-Weather Friendship
[African Arguments] Despite its significant mineral wealth and economic opportunities, Zimbabwe may be more important to China as a symbolic friend.
- Africa: Seven Top Challenges Facing African Women
[IPS] Cairo -Economic exclusion; financial systems that perpetuate their discrimination; limited participation in political and public life; lack of access to education and poor retention of girls in schools; gender-based violence; harmful cultural practices, and exclusion of women from peace tables, are the major standing barriers to achieving gender equality in Africa.
- Africa: Bread Wheat Genome to Be Decoded By End of 2017
[SciDev.Net] The full genetic sequence of bread wheat will be available within two years, a global network of scientists has said earlier this month.
- Sudan: Coming to Terms With Sudan's Legacy of Slavery
[African Arguments] Among northern Sudanese families, slavery continues to be a taboo subject, even though this history has shaped the Sudans for centuries.
- South Africa: How Currency Markets Work and Why the Rand Is Falling
[The Conversation Africa] Given that South Africa operates within a flexible exchange rate regime, the value of the rand, like any commodity, is determined by the market forces of supply and demand. The demand for a currency relative to the supply will determine its value in relation to another currency.
- Kenya: First Batch of Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Somalia Arrive
[Nation] First batch of bodies of Kenya Defence Force soldiers killed in Somalia have arrived in Nairobi late Monday evening.
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