Latest News April 9, 2016
April 9, 2016
news From All Africa
- Africa: High Level Panel's Warnings Are Not Just Another Recommendation!
[UN Economic Commission for Africa] A statement by Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa (HLP):
- South Africa: Opposition Ready to Pounce On Zuma, ANC Travails
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is making the most of the troubles of President Jacob Zuma to mount a serious challenge in the forthcoming municipal elections in Gauteng Province and beyond.
- Egypt: Study Sheds Light On Women's Unpaid Work
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Illiterate, poor and concentrated in Egypt’s south, or Upper Egypt; they mostly work at small projects or agricultural land owned by their families: These are Egyptian women who carry out unpaid work and who constitute 46 per cent of Egyptian women working for family-owned businesses, according to a study released in April.
- Chad: West Protects Idriss Déby for 'Strategic Reasons'
[ISS] On 10 April, voters in Chad will be asked whether they want 65-year-old Idriss Déby to be their president for a fifth term.
- Africa: Diabetes – Changing Lifestyles Affect Health in Africa
[Deutsche Welle] On a global level, 422 million people are today affected by diabetes. That’s nearly four times the number affected 30 years ago. In Africa, middle-income countries are those most affected.
- Africa: Africa Woos Europe to Return Stolen Funds
[East African] The African Union Commission continues to discuss with the European Commission the repatriation of illicit money from the continent, an official said.
- Mozambique: One Prisoner Shot in Nampula Prison Escape
[AIM] Maputo -One prisoner was shot dead during a break-out from Mozambique’s northern regional penitentiary in the city of Nampula last Tuesday, according to a report in Friday’s issue of the independent daily “O Pais”.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Are the ADF 'Islamist' Scapegoats in Congo?
[IRIN] Beni -Attacks on civilians in the Beni region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have killed more than 500 people in the past 18 months. Congolese officials accuse the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist rebel group with links to Uganda, of committing the massacres. But it’s not that simple. Behind the narrative of an Islamist menace there is evidence of Congolese military involvement, with potential links to smuggling rackets.
- Nigeria: Senate President Refuses to Resign Over #PanamaPapers
[Premium Times] Embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday said he would not yield to growing calls from Nigerians that he should step down amid growing corruption scandals.
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