[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -The prison service has failed to bring inmates to the courts for trial and bail applications over the past three days due to the country’s fuel crisis, it has emerged.
[New Zimbabwe] Former president Robert Mugabe is now unable to walk and has been in Singapore over the past two months for medical attention.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A top farming official says the government’s budget allocation of $53 million to compensate white farmers won’t be enough to solve the outstanding problem of compensation.
[VOA] A spike in inter-communal violence in central Mali has sent about 3,000 people fleeing to Burkina Faso over the past few weeks, the U.N. refugee agency reports.
[Shabelle] A powerful blast was heard at a bank headquarters in the port town of Bosaso on the Gulf of Aden on Friday night, Witnesses said.
[Daily Maverick]The arrest in December of a 70-year-old Somerset West woman who had been offering psilocybin – known also as sacred mushrooms – during spiritual growth sessions involving hundreds of people over the past five years has highlighted the ongoing question of the illegal use of psychoactive sacraments in religious and traditional rituals or for personal adult consumption.
[SciDev.Net]Africa’s universities can take concrete steps to boost doctoral education and research, argues Goolam Mohamedbhai.
Alex De Waal is among the most trenchant observers of African affairs and his new essay, “The Theory and Practice of Meles Zenawi,” carries revelatory force. In his article, De Waal tries to rescue Zenawi, who died last August, from an unfair assessment by critics of his role as Ethiopia’s prime minister and domineering political personality over the past quarter century. That Zenawi contradicted the neo-liberal concensus on economic development is de Waal’s starting point
[UN News]The United Nations refugee agency is reporting a sharp rise in new arrivals at South Sudan’s largest refugee camp owing to escalating fighting in the South Kordofan region of neighbouring Sudan.
[allAfrica.com]Over the past several weeks, AllAfrica’s crack investigative team has documented scientists acting strangely.