Africa: Migrants in Yemen Beaten, Starved, Sexually Violated, Chained

[IPS] Rome -African migrants who arrive on Yemen’s shores -that’s if they are not forced into the sea to drown–risk to fall in the hands of criminal networks who hold them captive for several days to extort money in exchange for their “freedom,” according to UN sources.

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Tanzania: Magufuli Unveils Ambitious Stieglers Gorge Hydroelectric Project Plan

[Daily News] On his first leg of a three-day working tour of the Coast Region, President John Magufuli has outlined the ambitious projects, among them, plans to build a grand Stieglers Gorge hydroelectric project on southeastern Tanzania’s Rufiji River.

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Ethiopia: Govt Team Tasked to Reform Media to ‘Strengthen Democracy’

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) Office Head and Prime Minister’s Office Democracy Centre Coordinator Shirferaw Shigute told the Ethiopian Press Agency yesterday that the government would reform the media sector aimed at intensifying its role in strengthening democracy.

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