Latest News February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: Selling Our Future for a Bric – Time to Rethink South Africa's Foreign Policy
[ISS] It is time for South Africa to overhaul its foreign policy.
- Nigeria: Jigawa State Has 600,000 Malnourished Children – Unicef
[Daily Trust] Dutse -There are 600,000 under-5 stunted children in Jigawa State as a result of malnutrition, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said yesterday.
- Somalia: Aid Cuts Trigger Health Crisis in Somalia, Say Relief Agencies
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Some 1.5 million Somalis have lost access to healthcare over the last two years as around 10 hospitals have closed or cut back their services due to aid shortages, relief agencies said on Monday.
- Uganda: Rights Group Receives Hundreds of Complaints From Women About Vote
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -A control centre set up in Uganda to monitor violence against women and other obstacles preventing women from voting in last week’s presidential election said it had received nearly 600 complaints.
- Kenya: Athletics Kenya CEO Suspended in Doping Row
[Nation] The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has suspended Athletics Kenya Chief Executive Officer Isaac Mwangi for six months for subverting the anti-doping control process in Kenya.
- Zimbabwe: Govt to Eliminate Death Penalty – Mnangagwa
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is making significant strides towards the elimination of the death penalty from its statutes as demonstrated by the removal of all women and persons aged below 21 from facing the death sentence, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
- Africa: CAR Closer to Stability After Election?
[Deutsche Welle] Central African Republic has elected a new president bringing a ray of hope to the nation after two years of sectarian fighting. Some refugees who fled the unrest for neighboring countries are thinking of returning home.
- South Africa: 'They Beat Us Up Because We Disturbed Their Rugby Game'
[The Daily Vox] On Monday afternoon a group of protesters allegedly interrupted a rugby game at the University of Free State in a bid to draw attention to the plight of outsourced cleaners at the university. Rugby players and supporters went on to assault the protesters, resulting in clashes that later spread to the hostels and lasted all evening. According to witnesses, black students were specifically targeted under the watchful gaze of security and later the police. ANGELICO VANTO, a second year student in Corporat
- Ethiopia: Sunshine, Daewoo Win Bid for Delayed Road Projects
[Addis Fortune] Both companies commit to deliver in three years, roads that Vill and Kengnam could not get off the ground
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