Latest News March 12, 2016
March 12, 2016
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Helicopter Crashes At Lanseria Airport
[News24Wire] A helicopter crashed at Lanseria Airport, north of Johannesburg, on Friday, but no one was injured.
- Zimbabwe: U.S$15 Billion Diamonds Looting – Was Mugabe in a Coma?
[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s remarks that more than US$15 billion worth of diamonds were produced but little accounted for is the clearest indication yet that he is now a national liability beyond measure and his continued stay in office is of great harm to the country’s interests and prospects of economic recovery.
- Zimbabwe: Human Trafficking Syndicate Busted
[The Herald] Seven people believed to be part of a human trafficking syndicate that was luring female job seekers to Kuwait on the pretext of having secured employment for them only to be used as cheap labourers and sex workers, have been arrested.
- Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Losing, but So Is Food Production
[IRIN] Yaoundé -Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram is finally swinging in the government’s favour, but it’s going to take much longer for food production to recover in the country’s northeast. The same is true in neighbouring Cameroon, which has also felt the impact of the violence.
- South Sudan: Now UN Accuses Govt Forces of Gang Rape, Burning People Alive
[UN News] A new United Nations report on the human rights situation in South Sudan published today describes a multitude of horrendous violations in “searing detail,” in particular by Government forces, including cases of civilians burned alive or cut to pieces and a teenage girl being raped by ten soldiers.
- Zimbabwe: Seven Human Trafficking Agents in Court, Victims Still Held Hostage in Kuwait
[New Zimbabwe] SEVEN notorious human trafficking agents who traded several young Zimbabwean girls to Kuwait and Dubai where they are working as household slaves were dragged to Harare magistrates’ court Friday.
- Nigeria: Collapsed Building – Court Orders Lekki Gardens MD, Contractor to Be Remanded for 30 Days
[Vanguard] An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court on Friday granted the request of the Lagos State Police Command seeking to keep the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Mr. Richard Nyong in custody pending the conclusion of on-going investigation into the collapse of a five-storey building under construction on Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi area of the state which killed no fewer than 35 persons.
- Africa: UN Endorses Steps to Combat Sexual Abuse By Peacekeepers
[UN News] The United Nations Security Council today endorsed special measures recommended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to prevent and combat sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.
- Angola: President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos 'To Quit'
[Al Jazeera] Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the second-longest serving African leader, will step down after being in power since 1979, according to state media.
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