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Latest News January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

news From All Africa

  • Africa: Wrong Time of the Month – a Rights Gap for Developing Countries' Girls
    [IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -The onset of menstruation is a landmark event in the life of a young woman. Yet many complications and challenges accompany such an event. One in 10 adolescent girls miss school and eventually drop out due to menstruation-related issues.
  • Nigeria: U.S.$2.1 Billion Arms Probe – Buhari Won't Interfere in Jafaru's Case – Presidency
    [Vanguard] Abuja -The Presidency said, last night, that it would not interfere in the arrest and probe of a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jafaru Isah, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged involvement in the Dasukigate scandal.
  • Central African Republic: UN Envoy Hails First-Round Election Results, Urges Calm As Process Continues
    [UN News] Welcoming today’s announcement of the results of the first round of the presidential elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations envoy for the country has invited the two candidates that will participate in an upcoming run-off poll, “to maintain the spirit of peace and restraint that has prevailed” throughout the process thus far.
  • Africa: Using Tech to Reach the 2 Billion Unbanked
    [African Arguments] Can innovative uses of technology transform financial access for the hundreds of millions in Africa without a bank account?
  • Zimbabwe: Country Braces for Bleak 2016
    [Zimbabwe Independent] DESPITE the promise by the Zanu PF government to intensify the implementation of the country’s ambitious economic blueprint ZimAsset and the projected 2,7% economic growth made by Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa, Zimbabweans should instead brace themselves for a tough and gloomy 2016 on the back of a disastrous agricultural season, supply side constraints and continued disharmony within government on critical national policy issues among a plethora of economic difficulties.
  • South Sudan: Govt and Rebels Reach Agreement On Transitional Government
    [Deutsche Welle] The two sides, which have been at war for two years, have reached a consensus on the structure of a transitional government. The agreement follows peace talks that lasted months in neighboring Ethiopia.
  • Nigeria: Buhari's Ally Arrested in Arms Deal Scandal
    [Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday night arrested a former military governor of Kaduna State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Lawal Jafaru Isa.
  • Kenya: Hydropower Dams Fuel Malaria Risk for Villagers
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kamburu Dam, Kenya -Alfred Nyaga irrigates his acre of khat, a mild stimulant, in Kaloki village by pumping water with a diesel-powered engine directly from Kamburu Dam in central Kenya.
  • Kenya: Patients in Agony After Health Workers Strike
    [Nation] Hundreds of patients in Laikipia County were stranded on Thursday after health workers downed their tools over pay and promotions, compelling them to turn to private hospitals.

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