Latest News March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
news From All Africa
- South Africa: Elusive Beaufort West Lion Heads for the Hills
[News24Wire] A helicopter is being used to try and find an elusive lion which escaped from the Karoo National Park near Beaufort West and is heading for the hills.
- Nigeria: Senate Summons Petroleum Minister Over Petrol Scarcity
[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday summoned the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, over the scarcity of petrol in the country.
- Rwanda: Ministry to Recover Over U.S.15 Million From Farmers in 6 Months
[New Times] Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Lower Chamber have given a six-month deadline to officials at the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) to recover more than Rwf11bn worth of fertilisers that was loaned to farmers over the last five years.
- Angola: Court Sentences Coup Plotters to 4 and 8 Years in Jail
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Luanda Provincial Court sentenced, Monday, the defendants accused of rebellion and criminal conspiracy to prison terms ranging from 4 to 8 years and six months in prison.
- Rwanda: Govt Told to Speed Compensation of Genocide Survivors
[New Times] The Executive Secretary for the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) appeared in senate on Monday to explain the commission’s role seeking solutions to social issues like reparations for Genocide survivors.
- South Africa: E-Toll Clash Heats Up Amid Investor, Ratings Fears
[News24Wire] E-toll owner Sanral was on Monday accused of blaming its financial woes and credit rating pressures on opponents of the controversial Gauteng road payment system.
- Nigeria: A Year On, No Word On 300 Abducted Children
[HRW] Abuja -The Nigerian government should take urgent steps to secure the release of about 400 women and children, including at least 300 elementary school students, abducted by Boko Haram from the town of Damasak in Borno State a year ago. It is unclear whether the Nigerian government has made any serious effort to secure their release.
- Malawi: Malawi – Pastors Want 4 000 Gays Arrested
[News24Wire] A coalition of young pastors in Malawi have threatened to drag the government to court to force it arrest 4 000 homosexuals living in northern Malawi’s city of Mzuzu.
- Rwanda: President Inaugurates Nzove Water Treatment Plant
[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday inaugurated Nzove 2 water treatment plant which has significantly addressed water shortages in Kigali city over the past weeks.
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