Latest News February 19, 2016
February 19, 2016
news From All Africa
- South Africa: South Africans Are Demanding More of Their Leaders, and Democracy
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s peaceful transition to democracy is widely admired on the continent and around the world. This year, the country marks the 22nd anniversary of this transition.
- Nigeria: Ernst and Young Urges Govt to Encourage Entrepreneurship to Grow Economy
[Vanguard] Against the dwindling Nigerian economy, Ernst and Young, EY, has advised the Federal Government to encourage entrepreneurship in order to grow the economy.
- Zimbabwe: First Lady Angers Army Chiefs
[Zimbabwe Independent] First Lady Grace Mugabe has ruffled the feathers of senior Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commanders by her stinging direct attacks on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangangwa and military service chiefs at a time tensions are running high within the security forces over President Robert Mugabe’s intensifying succession battle.
- Zimbabwe: Police Thwart War Vets Protest
[Zimbabwe Independent] Riot police yesterday had running battles with over 500 war veterans, ruthlessly dispersing the former freedom fighters who wanted to hold a meeting in the precincts of the capital’s central business district to vent their anger over remarks by First Lady Grace at her rally in Chiweshe last week as Zanu-PF factional fights reached tipping point
- Uganda: 'Whatever Time They Come, We Shall Vote'
[Observer] I had made up my mind that yesterday would be my first time to vote.
- Kenya: Six Lions On the Loose in Nairobi
[Nation] The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is looking for about six lions on the loose from the Nairobi National Park.
- Africa: Help at Hand for Countries Desperately Seeking Climate Cash
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bangkok -Several big international funds, including the U.N. Green Climate Fund, are trying to dole out billions of dollars to countries and communities to help them tackle climate change by adapting to extreme weather and adopting renewable energy.
- Kenya: Al-Shabaab Leader Mahad Karatey Killed in Somalia
[Nation] Al-Shabaab deputy commander Mr Mahad Mohammed Karatey alias Mahat Karatey said to be behind the El Adde attack was killed in a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) strike in Somalia.
- Uganda: We'll Put Any Troublemaker in the Deep Freezer – Museveni
[Monitor] Kiruhura -The ruling NRM party presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni has warned that army and police have been fully mobilised and placed on the alert to tackle any post-election disturbances.
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