Latest News December 1, 2015

news From All Africa

  • Africa: No Miracles, Just Signs As Pope Francis Ends Africa Visit
    [Deutsche Welle] In Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic, everyday life resumes as Pope Francis returns to the Vatican. Nothing has changed, yet the visit by the pontiff was timely and significant, writes DW’s Daniel Pelz.
  • South Africa: Nation Has Excelled in Treating HIV, Prevention Remains a Disaster
    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa has made incredible strides providing anti-retroviral treatment to millions of people since 2004. HIV has been transformed from a grim and inexorable death to a chronic disease controlled with a cheap, safe tablet-a-day, rendering a person with HIV healthy and non-infectious.
  • Angola: Princess Isabel Dos Santos and the Looting of Angola
    [Maka] Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos recently gave an interview to the BBC to talk about some of the challenges Angolans face. The Princess, as she as referred to in Angola, is one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in the world, according to BBC. She said one of the main challenges that Angola faces is educating its people. President José Eduardo dos Santos’ daughter came across as being quite well-informed and pleasant: the beautiful face of the dictatorship.
  • Kenya: Athletics Officials Suspended for Corruption
    [Al Jazeera] Three leading Kenyan athletics officials have been suspended by the ethics commission of athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, over corruption allegations and the “potential subversion of the anti-doping control process” in the country.
  • Zimbabwe: Traditional Seeds Keep Hunger Away in Drought-Prone Nation
    [IPS] Harare -It was all smiles as Bertha Chibhememe of Sangwe communal area in Chiredzi, south eastern Zimbabwe, showed off her traditional seed varieties at a seed fair. A 45-year-old smallholder in Zimbabwe’s lowveld region, Chibhememe told how her “nzara yapera” maize variety is thriving in a changing climate.
  • Kenya: One Dead, 30 Injured in Strathmore University Terror Drill
    [The Star] One woman died and about 30 people were injured, some critically when a terror attack drill at Strathmore University in Nairobi caused panic among hundreds of students and staff.
  • Nigeria: Fears of Resource Conflicts Fuelled By Climate Change in Nigeria
    [Deutsche Welle] 150 world leaders have gathered in Paris in a bid to stave off the worst effects of climate change. The accompanying risks include worsening conflicts over resources as events in Nigeria indicate.
  • Nigeria: EFCC Arrests Former Minister, Others Over Alleged U.S.$2 Billion Arms Deal
    [Premium Times] The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, and a number of top officials from the office of the National Security Adviser over the controversial arms procurement scandal surrounding former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.
  • Africa: Two Trials Signal Pivotal Point in Fight Against Aids
    [The Conversation Africa] Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking World Aids Day. Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society.

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