Latest News January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: Climate Service Sector Needs Robust Standards
[SciDev.Net] Suppliers of climate data, tools and advice must be held to account on good practice, says Robert Wilby.
- Nigeria: Synagogue Building Collapse Trial Adjourned Again
[Guardian] A criminal negligence trial against Pastor TB Joshua over a fatal building collapse at his Lagos megachurch was adjourned on Tuesday because of a fresh challenge to the case.
- Mozambique: Government Investigating Alleged Renamo Recruitment
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Interior Minister Jaime Monteiro has warned that the government is investigating reports that the former rebel movement Renamo is recruiting young people for military training in the central province of Sofala.
- Nigeria: Ban Ki-moon Commends Buhari's Efforts to Fight Corruption, Tackle Insurgency
[Daily Trust] The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts to fight corruption and insecurity Nigeria.
- Africa: Time to Get Real About Migrant Deaths
[ISS] In Africa, Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere, migration became a major theme last year as an unprecedented number of migrants and refugees fled to Europe. Indications are that this will continue in 2016.
- Kenya: Maternal and Child Health Key to Economic Growth
[IPS] Mandera County -On Friday, 06 November 2015, we had the honor of meeting the First Lady of Kenya Ms Margaret Kenyatta, a tireless advocate for “every woman and every child”, during the launch of the Beyond Zero campaign in Mandera County, North-Eastern Kenya, a place which has often been described as ‘the worst place on earth to give birth’.
- Malawi: Thousands Face Hunger and Pray for Enough Rain
[IPS] Blantyre -It is 9 am in the morning but the scorching sun makes it feel like mid-afternoon. This type of weather is what experts are calling El Nino; a heat wave that is affecting countries in southern and eastern Africa.
- Africa: Large Dams Threaten Third of Freshwater Fish
[SciDev.Net] A third of the world’s freshwater fish are at risk due to dams on three large rivers, researchers warn, calling for more rigorous construction planning to prevent biodiversity and socioeconomic losses.
- Ghana: Soldiers Deployed At Borders
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Government has deployed dozens of security personnel throughout the capital and at major installations across the country to stem any possible terrorist attack.
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