2012-04-12 14:27:21Civilians and Aid Actors, Victims of Renewed Fighting in Kivu[MSF]
Paris, April 12, 2012 -
Armed conflicts are intensifying in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, along with large troop movements. Members of the civilian population are the first victims, but aid actors are also directly targeted. "The situation is not stabilizing in Kivu. It is deteriorating again, and has been deteriorating over the last several months", says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) program manager Dr. Marcela Allheimen.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 14:07Sata Makes Surprise Public Appearance[Zambia Reports]After having scheduled and then cancelled three different swearing in ceremonies to appoint Zambia's Attorney General and Solicitor General, today President Michael Sata finally appeared to officiate the event.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:58A Blessing in Disguise - Okagbare's Journey to Commonwealth Gold[Daily Maverick]Blessing Okagbare, who stormed to gold in the Commonwealth Games 100 metres on Monday, only took up sprinting in 2009. She is one of many West African sprinters who are clear evidence that the sporting talent in the region needs to be looked after better.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:49Excessive Force Used at Marikana, Advocate Says[SAPA]Pretoria -The force used against protesting Marikana miners, leading to 34 deaths, was disproportionate, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Wednesday.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 13:38Analysts, MP Raise Questions Over Leaked Gas Contract[AlertNet]Dar es Salaam/Washington -A leaked contract showing ExxonMobil and Norway's Statoil will pay Tanzania no more than 50 percent of the profits from a natural gas field in the Indian Ocean has stirred a furore in the east African country.