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Latest News February 15, 2016

February 15, 2016

news From All Africa

  • Burundi: How Political Crisis Has Crippled the Economy
    [IRIN] Bujumbura -The crisis that erupted in Burundi in April 2015 following Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to seek a controversial third term as president has claimed more than 400 lives and caused more than 230,000 people to flee the country, according to the UN. But it isn’t just citizens who have suffered – the economy is in a bad way too.
  • Nigeria: Civil Society Urges National Assembly to Repeal Wife-Beating Laws
    [Vanguard] Abuja -A coalition of over sixty Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, has urged the National Assembly to repeal section 55 of the Penal Code which they said permits a man to beat his wife.
  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 30 in Attacks On Borno Villages
    [This Day] Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 people during attacks on two villages over two days in Borno State, local vigilante fighters and local officials said at the weekend. According to the Associated Press (AP), the vicious attacks saw the raiders looting food supplies, carting away herds, and kidnapping women and children.
  • Angola: Stoney Angolan Hearts
    [Maka] Manuel Baptista Chivonde Nito Alves, 19, has just started serving a six month sentence for contempt of court at Viana prison outside the Angolan capital, Luanda. Nito Alves, as he is commonly known, was under house arrest, having earlier spent fifty one days in prison after being charged, along with fifteen other activists, of plotting acts against the Angolan government.
  • Ghana: This Ghanaian Artist Does Incredible Things With Only a Ballpoint Pen
    [The Daily Vox] Without the use of fancy filters or expensive materials, Ghanaian Artist Enam Bosokah makes striking art with only the use of a ballpoint pen. DANA DA SILVA and PRESANTIE REDDY spoke to Bosokah about his work.
  • Zimbabwe: Plane Carrying Millions, Dead Body Impounded
    [The Herald] Tendai Mugabe -The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe yesterday impounded a chartered MD11 trijet cargo plane owned by Western Global Airlines stashed with millions of South African rands and a dead body after it asked to land in Harare during a flight from Germany to South Africa.During routine refuelling airport staff noticed blood dripping from the plane, the dead body found, and the alert given. Investigations were still in progress last night.
  • South Africa: State of SA Politics Is Distressing – Mbete
    [News24Wire] After facing a mammoth task in steering the State of the Nation Address last week, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete expressed concern over the country’s current political situation.
  • Egypt: Cairo University Bans Veil for University Hospital Staff
    [Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Cairo University’s president banned on Sunday all women involved in treating patients at university hospitals from wearing the niqab, a full-face veil.
  • Zimbabwe: Corpse Found on Impounded U.S. Plane
    [New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE has impounded a chattered US Cargo plane stashed with millions of South African Rands and a dead body after the MD 11 trijet aircraft asked to land in Harare Sunday.

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