UK: ICC schedules trial of Jean Pierre Bemba and alleged accomplices

UK: ICC schedules trial of Jean Pierre Bemba and alleged accomplices

On 22 May 2015, Trial Chamber VII of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has scheduled the opening of the trial in the case of the Prosecutor versus Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, Aimé ...

MSF raises the alarm of humanitarian situation in South Sudan as conflict escalates

MSF raises the alarm of humanitarian situation in South Sudan as conflict escalates

Escalating fighting in South Sudan is exposing civilians to widespread violence and severely restricting the provision of desperately needed aid, the international medical ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

Kenyan security forces foil imminent Al-Shabaab attack – official

Kenyan security forces foil imminent Al-Shabaab attack – official

Kenyan security forces comprising the army and police on Thursday evening thwarted a terrorist attack by al-Shabaab militants targeting a village in Garissa County in northern ...

ISIS recruitment on the rise in Sudan-Official

ISIS recruitment on the rise in Sudan-Official

Recruitment drives for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are on the rise in Sudan, a senior official in Khartoum warned on Thursday.The Sudanese minister of Higher ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Namibian hunting season opens

Information and Communication Technology Minister Tjekero Tweya on Thursday announced the commencement of Namibia's hunting season following cabinet approval.The hunting period is from 1 May-31 August 2015 for the registered conservancies and should take place on commercial farms of not less than 1,000  more...

May 22, 2015 at 12:24 pm UTC

Corruption on the rise in Botswana – Official

The head of Botswana's Directorate on Crime and Economic Corruption Rose Seretse says incidents of corruption in the country are on the increase.Speaking during a presentation to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee on Thursday, Seretse said most corruption is found in ministries of Lands, Tertiary Education  more...

May 22, 2015 at 8:09 am UTC

Namibia braces for acute power shortages

Mines and Energy Minister Obed Kandjoze said Namibia is expected to experience an acute power shortage starting from Thursday that might lead to load shedding across the country following a power transmission failure in Zimbabwe.Kandjoze said in a statement that the interim power supply constraint was due to  more...

May 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm UTC

Ebola survivors decry stigmatisation

As West Africa moves towards winning the battle against Ebola, the region faces a new and perhaps more daunting challenge in the form of stigmatisation of survivors – with possible long-term effects on social cohesion and economic development.With Liberia recently declared Ebola-free by the World Health  more...

May 22, 2015 at 6:47 am UTC

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