ASK Anesi Chishiko about fertiliser, and she points to her goats and her trees. Manure and leaves are all that she folds into the earth on her family farm in Zambia. Inorganic fertiliser is too costly: the government offers subsidies, but only “clever people” know how to get them, she explains.
Bouteflika, ready for a fifth term EVERY 15 seconds out pops a washing machine, a television and an air-conditioner from the modern production lines in Setif, 270km (170 miles) east of Algiers. Some 90% of them are destined for export.
IT IS is a little past 11 o’clock in the morning and Courtroom C is silent. The accused, the defence attorney, the state prosecutor and even the judge who is supposed to be trying the case of The State v Innocent Gwekekwe are absent
CHOLERA spreads, with over 200,000 new cases reported. Malnutrition is rife. Government salaries were last paid a year ago
Of dishes and dissent WERE it not for Saudi intolerance, there might never have been Al Jazeera, the Arab world’s most popular news channel. In its formative days the Qatari-funded station struggled to find good staff. Then Saudi Arabia kicked the BBC’s irritatingly truthful Arabic-language channel off a Saudi satellite, causing it to shut down.
[News24Wire] At a time when news about the environment is so often sad or depressing, oceans expert Professor Ken Findlay has some good news about the future of the Earth’s biggest creatures.
[News24Wire] Convicted child rapist Dawie de Villiers is set to hear his fate in the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
[News24Wire] The inquest into the death of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol is set to enter its second day at the High Court in Johannesburg on Tuesday, with the court going on an in loco inspection of the scene of Timol’s death at 14:00.
[Premium Times] Nigerians have expressed divergent views about President Muhammadu Buhari’s indefinite stay abroad.
[Monitor] Pallisa -Authorities in Pallisa District last Friday arrested and cautioned 26 pupils, one student and their parents for absenting themselves from school without giving any clear reasons.