Zimbabwe's Themba Gorimbo Goes From The Streets To EFC
1. Blair Told Gaddafi To Flee
A series of emails from former US secretary of state Hilary Clinton shows how former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair called Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi and told him to leave Libya to avoid death. The call reportedly happened in February 2011 days after a popular uprising in the country.
Source: Sky News
2. Burkinabe Coup Leader In Custody
The general that staged a coup in Burkina Faso is now in custody. General Gilbert Diendere handed himself over to authorities after seeking refuge at the Vatican Embassy.
Source: Daily Nation
3. African Universities Listed Amongst The Best In The World
Universities in South Africa, Ghana and Egypt all made into the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2015. The rankings were more comprehensive than ever. They covered 800 institutions from 70 different countries, compared with 41 countries that made last year’s top 400.
Source: New Africa Business
4. Elections In CAR Could Be Postponed Due To Violence
Aid agencies in the Central African Republic say emergency medical supplies can't reach patients due to increased violence and looting in the capital, Bangui. Elections meant to usher in a new government could also be postponed as a result, those behind the violence are said to have tried to stage a coup.
5. Africa's Natural Heritage Sites At Risk
The World Wildlife Fund says mining, oil and gas exploration in Africa pose serious threats to 61% of the natural heritage sites on the continent. The report found that extraction concessions or activity affect 25 of Africa's 41 World Heritage sites.
Source: News 24
6. Hybrid Seeds Don't Grow In Uganda And DRC
Researchers have found that hybrid seeds and fertilizers are not yielding in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, because they're of a poor quality. Farmers have resorted to their traditional methods of growing crops.
Source: Voice Of America
7. Zambia's Electricity Woes Explained
Zambia's former vice president Guy Scott says the overuse of the Kariba Dam to generate hydro power has actually contributed to the electricity crisis in both his country and neighbour Zimbabwe. The world's largest man-made dam has seen a significant amount of water loss over the years, and it's reservoir is running low due to overuse and minimum rainfall.
8. Glencore Stops Operations At DRC Copper Mine Too
A state-owned copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo halts operations for 18 months in agreement with mining company Glencore. Officials say the move comes after the company also closed its operations in Zambia citing new plans to cut operation costs at the two mines.
Source: Business Day Live
9. Khama Wants To Develop Botswana
Botswana President Ian Khama has committed his government to prioritising the development of the Batswana nation. The country is seen as Africa's beacon of democracy but it still falls behind on its infrastructure.
Source: Sabc News
10. Zimbabwe's Themba Gorimbo Goes From The Streets To EFC
Take a look at how a young man from Zimbabwe turned his life around. Themba Gorimbo uses the demons from his past to fight his battles in the present and says it's thanks to mixed martial arts.