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Latest News April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016

news From All Africa

  • Madagascar: Prime Minister Resigns
    [Premium Times] The secretary general of the Madagascar Presidency, Ralala Roger, said country’s government led by Prime Minister Jean Ravelonarivo resigned on Friday.
  • Africa: Why Companies Are Missing Out On Chance for Reinvention
    [Innovation in Africa] Coverage of innovation in Africa has largely focused on start-ups, most of which are small scale. Much less attention has been paid to what multinationals and regional African companies are doing to address innovation in their markets. Russell Southwood spoke to Nevo Hadas, a partner in &Innovation about what’s happening in this space.
  • Uganda: Police Detains Besigye, Lukwago in Ntungamo
    [Observer] Police has once again arrested Dr Kizza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate. Unlike most times where Besigye is held at Naggalama police station, this time, Besigye is detained at Ntungamo police station near his home district Rukungiri.
  • Tanzania: Tanzania's Inheritance Law Still Undermines Women's Rights – HRW
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Human Rights Watch has urged the government to ‘immediately’ amend provisions of the inheritance law, saying it violates the rights of women.
  • South Africa: Battle to Stop Marijuana Spraying
    [GroundUp] Activists take steps to prevent Saps helicopters destroying marijuana crops
  • Mozambique: Pilot Deliberately Crashed LAM Flight – Report
    [AIM] Maputo -The report from the Commission of Inquiry into the crash of the Embraer 190 aircraft of Mozambique Airlines (LAM) on Namibian soil on 29 November 2013 has concluded that the pilot, Herminio dos Santos Fernandes, deliberately crashed the plane, reports the independent television station STV.
  • Nigeria: Crimes Commission Uncovers 37,395 Ghost Workers
    [Daily Trust] The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, yesterday said the commission had uncovered 37,395 ghost workers on the payroll of the federal civil service.
  • Nigeria: The Who and How of Pirates Threatening the Nollywood Industry
    [The Conversation Africa] With an average production of 50 movies per week and about US$590 million revenue annually, Nigeria’s film market is booming. Dubbed Nollywood, it has overcome the teething problems of the late 1980s and 1990s to become a leading producer of films. It ranks second to India’s <a href="https://www.britishcouncil.org/voices-magazine/nollywood-second-largest-film-industry" target=
  • Ethiopia: Govt Declares Two Days of National Mourning
    [Al Jazeera] Ethiopia has declared two days of national mourning for the killing of at least 200 people by gunmen from neighbouring South Sudan without providing any information about the 108 Ethiopian children that went missing during the attack.

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