[UN News] With a new outbreak of violence erupting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movements of relief aid workers.
[Deutsche Welle] South Africans have lashed out at President Jacob Zuma after he sacked Pravin Gordhan as finance minister.
[News24Wire] The landmark Western Cape High Court’s order regarding the private use of dagga applies only to home use and cultivation, cautioned Dagga Party leader Jeremy Acton after the ruling in Cape Town on Friday.
[Bhekisisa] By June, the health department will know more about how to roll out Truvada nationally to men who have sex with men.
[GroundUp] GroundUp asked members of the public what they thought of President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet reshuffle amidst strong opposition, which resulted in the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. The announcement of the cabinet reshuffle has been followed by protests.
[News24Wire] Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to ask for a debate of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
[SciDev.Net] What would have seemed obvious from the start – that lush green forests that cover the earth absorb the heat of the sun and thereby cool the earth – has now been confirmed by scientists.
[Nation] Employment and Labour Relations Court has temporarily stopped the government from hiring foreign doctors.
[This is Africa] On the surface, Donald Trump’s earnest support from a group of secessionists in Southeastern Nigeria might seem odd, especially when one of the biggest charges being hurled at his administration is anti-Black racism. However, the Biafran support of Donald Trump is nuanced. They don’t agree with him on everything- but they don’t feel they have to.
[Al Jazeera] Nigeria summoned the Indian ambassador to Abuja on Wednesday following violent mob attacks on Nigerian students in India, the country’s state news agency reported.