Latest News March 1, 2016
March 1, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: Barclays Africa's Profits Up 10 Percent Ahead of Possible UK Exit
[News24Wire] Barclays Africa [JSE:BGA] reported a 10% increase in profit for 2015 on Tuesday, hours before the UK holding company announces whether it will exit the business.
- South Africa: Gordhan's Job Not in Jeopardy – Presidency
[News24Wire] Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s job is not in jeopardy, the Presidency said on Monday.
- East Africa: High Alert at Kenya Airports Over Al-Shabaab Attack Plan
[Dalsan Radio] Security has been beefed up at major airports across the country following intelligence reports that Al-Shabaab militants are planning to stage attacks.
- Algeria: Why Algeria Dissolved Its Powerful Spy Agency
[Al Jazeera] Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika last month dissolved the Department of Intelligence and Security (DRS), the powerful state security service long seen as the nexus of political power in the country – a move that has raised questions about the extent of power wielded by the country’s intelligence apparatus.
- Burundi: Burundi Shows First Mass Grave to the Public
[Deutsche Welle] Burundi officials have discovered a mass grave with around 30 corpses in the nation’s capital of Bujumbura, the city mayor said. The police suspects regime opponents of politically motivated killing.
- South Sudan: Riek Machar, Troops to Arrive in Capital
[Al Jazeera] Logistical and political obstacles threaten to delay the planned return of opposition fighters to the South Sudanese capital, Juba, on March 1, sources close to the process told Al Jazeera.
- Zimbabwe: Miner Fights Govt Over Seizure
[New Zimbabwe] MBADA Diamonds has won a High Court reprieve as it fights the government’s decision to seize the controversial Marange diamond industry.
- Nigeria: Buhari Never Promised Stipends to Unemployed Youths – Presidency
[Daily Trust] The Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari never promised to pay N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed graduates.
- Uganda: Children Sacrificed for 'Good Luck'
[Deutsche Welle] Several children were ritually murdered and mutilated during the recent election season in Uganda, a Christian charity says. The activists believe that killings were meant to invoke magic bringing “wealth and power.”
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