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Latest News April 12, 2016

April 12, 2016

news From All Africa

  • Africa: Ghanaian Worker Put in Chains By Italian Supervisor
    [Deutsche Welle] Ghana’s labor unions have expressed outrage over the ‘dehumanizing’ treatment of Ghanaian workers, especially of those working for foreign companies. The unions are calling for harsh penalties for offending employers.
  • Zimbabwe: No Media Allowed in Mugabe Bomb Plot Trial
    [The Herald] Tendai Rupapa -Lawyers representing two of the suspects accused of attempting to overthrow the Government through unconstitutional means successfully applied to have the treason proceedings held in camera. The defence team, Mr Shingai Mutumbwa and Mrs Gamuchira Dzitiro, recently approached the lower court armed with a High Court order barring the media from covering proceedings of the case.
  • Zimbabwe: Govt, EU Clash Over Trophy Hunting
    [The Herald] Government is against the European Union’s call to ban the importation of trophies hunted from Zimbabwe saying the move has major repercussions on the country’s economy, a Cabinet Minister has said.
  • Zimbabwe: Govt Bars Health Workers From Striking
    [The Herald] The health sector is an essential service and its employees will no longer be allowed to strike as Government moves to implement provisions of the new national Constitution, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa has said.
  • Central African Republic: President Faustin-Archange Touadera Names Cabinet
    [VOA] The recently elected president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has named his first cabinet in an effort to bring about reconciliation to his country following years of sectarian violence.
  • Cameroon: Boko Haram Abducted Women and Girls for Sex
    [Deutsche Welle] Boko Haram may have abducted children and young women in Cameroon for sex exploitation and suicide bombing. Internally displaced persons were also vulnerable to human trafficking by militant groups.
  • Algeria: Criminal Sentence for a Caricature
    [HRW] Beirut -An Algerian court has fined a human rights activist for a photo and comment she posted on her Facebook page.
  • Swaziland: King 'Steals From Children' to Buy Jet
    [Swazi Media] The best-known of the prodemocracy groups in Swaziland has accused King Mswati III of stealing from children so he could have his own personal jet aircraft.
  • Uganda: Battle as Kenya, Uganda Officials Resume Oil Pipeline Talks
    [East African] Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania government officials start a three-day meeting today in Kampala to discuss a technical report on the contentious $4 billion (Sh400 billion) crude oil pipeline route.

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