Latest News January 7, 2016
January 7, 2016
news From All Africa
- Uganda: Police Fire Teargas, Bullets to Block Besigye from Camp
[Observer] Two people were injured after police opened fire to block Kizza Besigye, the Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate from visiting Toriet IDP camp in Amanang Sub-county in Bukwo district.
- Central African Republic: UN Envoy Meets With Presidential Candidates Following First Election Round
[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) reported today that the top UN official in the country has met with 28 of the 30 presidential candidates in the capital, Bangui, just days after the first round of presidential and legislative elections.
- Malawi: Prophet Bushiri Acquires Third Jet
[Nyasa Times] The saying is strong, ‘who God blesses no man can curse.’ Leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering ECG Church Prophet Shepherd Bushiri continues to walk in the path of glory after sealing another breath-taking deal with South African Aviation company Nac for the acquisition of his third Jet, ZS-VIP.
- Kenya: Standards Bureau to Discuss U.S. Ban On Use of Microbeads in Products
[Nation] The Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) has called for establishment of a multi-stakeholder forum to discuss use of plastic microbeads in manufacture of cosmetics, soaps and toothpaste products.
- Ethiopia: People in Addis Are Scared, Living Under 'Martial Law', Says Opposition
[RFI] At least 150 people have been killed in an ongoing deadly crackdown against protests in Ethiopia, according to rights activists and opposition groups. Demonstrators in the Oromia region have been protesting for the past six weeks against the government’s plans to extend the boundaries of the capital Addis Ababa.
- South Africa: Universities May Not Be Ready for the Latest Crop of School Leavers
[The Conversation Africa] When South Africa’s annual matric results are announced, it is important to listen to what is said – and, more importantly, to what is not.
- Gambia: Women Working for Govt Ordered to Wear Headscarves
[Deutsche Welle] The decision contradicts a promise of no change in dress code when the country declared itself an Islamic republic last month. Female civil servants will be expected to use a head tie and wrap their hair.
- Nigeria: MTN Acquires Visafone in Landmark Industry Deal
[This Day] After months of negotiations, Africa’s largest telecoms operator, MTN, sealed the deal to acquire Visafone, the leading CDMA operator in Nigeria, THISDAY has learnt.
- Kenya: Mobile Phone Users Up to 38 Million
[Nation] Kenya now has 37.8 million active mobile phone numbers with the Internet cum data market registering 21.6 million users.
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