Daily Archives: October 12, 2019

Technical Update April 2019 Issue

Improving the availability of crop production and food supply data and information In efforts to improve the monitoring and assessment of crop production and food supply in the SADC region, the RVAA Programme team is supporting the SADC Secretariat’s Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR) Directorate to implement a capacity building programme targeting the Member

Burkina Faso Mosque Attack Claims 16

OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO – Armed men stormed a mosque in the volatile north of Burkina Faso as worshippers were at prayer, killing 16 people and sending residents fleeing, security sources and locals said Saturday.The attack on the Grand Mosque in the…

Kenya: Police Chief Says Roadside Bomb Kills 11 Officers

Kenya’s police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country’s southern border with Somalia.Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai said Saturday the officers’ patrol car was blown up on Damajale Hare Hare road near the town of Liboi. No…

Kenya: Police Chief Says Roadside Bomb Kills 11 Officers

Kenya’s police chief says a roadside bomb has killed 11 officers on the country’s southern border with Somalia.Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai said Saturday the officers’ patrol car was blown up on Damajale Hare Hare road near the town of Liboi. No…

Tunisia: Post-Debate Handshake Hailed as Pro-Democracy Sign

TUNIS, TUNISIA – A media mogul and a former law professor who are vying to be Tunisia’s next president sparred during a televised debate over how to fight terrorism and poverty.Then the two candidates cordially shook hands, an act Tunisian voters are c…

South Africa’s ex-president Zuma to be tried for corruption: court

PRETORIA, The corruption trial of former South African former President Jacob Zuma will hold, following a court decision to deny him a permanent stay of persecution.The Friday ruling by Judge Jerome Mnguni in the Pietermaritzburg High Court paves way f…

UN Food Depot in Mali Vandalized

BAMAKO, MALI; WASHINGTON – A demonstration in central Mali Saturday turned from protests about the deployment of Malian troops to Burkina Faso to the looting of a nearby U.N. supply depot, VOA’s French to Africa service and the United Nations said.Abou…