news From All Africa
- Central African Republic: UN Report Urges Steps to End Impunity for Rights Abuses
[UN News] As the Central African Republic (CAR) prepares for the second round of presidential elections this weekend, a new United Nations report detailing violations and human rights abuses in the strife-torn nation’s capital late last year has prompted the head of the UN peacekeeping mission there to call for urgent measures in the fight against impunity and to prevent future violations.
- Africa: African Nations Poor At Withdrawing Unsafe Drugs
[SciDev.Net] Regulators worldwide take several years to withdraw medicines after adverse effects are spotted, and African countries are more likely than those in other regions to keep harmful drugs on the market, a study reveals.
- South Africa: Zuma's State of the Nation – 'We Are Going to Hear Same Lies'
[The Daily Vox] MANDLA NYAQELA spoke to people in Dobsonville to find out if they are looking forward to Thursday’s State of The Nation Address.
- South Africa: Post-Apartheid District Six Slow to Rise Again
[Deutsche Welle] Half a century ago, South Africa’s apartheid regime declared Cape Town’s District Six a white-only area and its multiracial community was forcefully dismantled. Efforts to rebuild it have been painfully slow.
- Tanzania: Shoppers Snap Up Urban Vegetables Despite Polluted Water Warnings
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dar es Salaam -Shoppers buying fresh vegetables from the maze of stalls at Dar es Salaam’s Kariakoo market have no idea of the risks they are taking, but food safety officials are alarmed by the chemicals and effluent in the water used on the city’s urban farms.
- Uganda: Museveni Gives 'No Arrest' Order
[Nation] National Resistance Movement presidential candidate, Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday ordered police and other authorities to stop arresting people on idle and disorderly charges.
- Kenya: Land Dominates As Candidates Fight for Malindi MP Seat
[Nation] All candidates in the March 7 Malindi parliamentary by-elections have promised to resolve the land problem in the constituency once elected.
- Zimbabwe: We Can Dig Tsvangirai's Political Grave – Mugabe
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe had a dig Wednesday at main adversary former Prime Minister and opposition MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai for “taking pride in Zanu PF misfortunes”.
- Nigeria: 530,000 Women Test Positive for Cancer in Niger
[This Day] No fewer than 530,000 women in Niger State have tested positive to different types of cancer in the last three years.
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