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Latest News April 16, 2016

April 16, 2016

news From All Africa

  • Zimbabwe: Bona's Singapore Choice to Give Birth Exposes Mugabe
    [Zimbabwe Independent] EVEN though she may not be using public funds, the choice by President Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona, to deliver her new baby in far-flung Singapore, betrays the First Family’s hypocrisy and its lack of confidence in the country’s healthcare facilities.
  • Kenya: Farm Technology Helps Clean Up Nairobi's Drinking Water
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Murang’a -Samuel Kinuthia knows how to make the most of technology. Using a technique called basin terracing, he has boosted his income at his farm in Murang’a county, and helped provide Kenyans as far away as Nairobi with better access to clean drinking water.
  • Zimbabwe: Many Killed in Deadly Bus Crash
    [The Herald] Twelve people were killed, while 45 others were injured when an MB Transport bus collided head-on with a haulage truck 45km outside Beitbridge town yesterday in an accident that has since been declared a national disaster.
  • Malawi: Main Airport Blacklisted
    [Nyasa Times] Kamuzu International Airport (KIA), Malawi’s major international airport, being blacklisted international airlines over aviation safety issues with South African Airways (SAA) cancelling flights on Friday.
  • Kenya: Lack of Justice for Victims Is No Cause for Celebration
    [HRW] On April 16, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will host a “thanksgiving service” at a Nakuru stadium to express his gratitude that the International Criminal Court (ICC) dropped charges of crimes against humanity against his deputy president, William Ruto, and a co-defendant, Joshua arap Sang, last week.
  • Egypt: Journalists Injured, Harassed Covering Protests
    [CPJ] New York -Egyptian police should cease harassing journalists and ensure they can do their jobs safely, including at demonstrations, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
  • Eritrea: Why People Are Leaving Eritrea
    [Deutsche Welle] Every month as many as 5,000 people flee Eritrea, a country ruled by an authoritarian regime in which human rights violations are widespread. Oliver Ramme has just returned from a rare visit to the African nation.
  • Central African Republic: Nation Passes 'Critical Milestone' Towards Lasting Peace – UN Chief
    [UN News] Expectations are high for the Central African Republic’s new Government to restore durable peace and improve people’s living conditions, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said today, stressing that the first hundred days will be decisive.
  • Ethiopia: Nation On the Brink As Drought Bites
    [Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia is currently dealing with the worst drought in the region in decades. Lives and livelihoods are at stake, as Sophie Cousins reports from Belaya district.

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