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  1. Namibia: Proposal for Compulsory Contraceptives for Schools

    10.04 / 14:51 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [New Era] Windhoek -Minister of Education, Arts and Culture Katrina Hanse-Himarwa has proposed compulsory contraceptives for school-going girls in order to prevent escalating teenage pregnancies. The minister is of the opinion that parents should give approval alongside the concerned girls before using such…
  2. Kenya: Nursery Pupils Skip School After Police Attack

    10.04 / 13:40 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Nation] Thirty-five nursery pupils have skipped class after police attacked their school during anti-IEBC demos in…
  3. Zimbabwe: Activist Mkwananzi Accused of Fraud

    10.04 / 13:00 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [New Zimbabwe] Tajamuka spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi has resigned in a huff following a slew of damaging allegations which include misappropriating donor funds and working for a Zanu PF…
  4. Kenya: UN Asks Parties Not to Skip Repeat Poll

    10.04 / 12:32 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Nation] The United Nations Office at Nairobi has said only free, transparent and credible elections will enable Kenyans choose their leaders even as it urged the opposition and Jubilee leadership to participate in the October 26 fresh presidential…
  5. Kenya: Discovery - Ape Fossil Now Recognised

    10.04 / 12:32 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [East African] When Kenyan palaeoanthropologist Isaiah Nengo received a grant from the Leakey Foundation to carry out field studies in northern Kenya's Turkana basin, few scientists wanted to join him in the harsh, sweltering…
  6. Zimbabwe: Are Sugarcane Farmers Funding Mujuru?

    10.04 / 12:32 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Herald] The Commercial Sugarcane Farmers Association of Zimbabwe has been accused of funding the National People's Party (NPP) operations, sparking outrage among subscribing members. The association's executive is alleged to have refused calls by members to replace the disgraced former Vice President Dr Joyce Mujuru as their patron when she was expelled from Zanu-PF. Chiredzi West Member of Parliament Cde Darlington Chiwa yesterday said the farmers approached him over the…
  7. Nigeria: Next Steps Necessary for Improving Nigeria's Low Immunization Rates

    10.04 / 10:37 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [The Aspen Institute] The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced a donation of equipment to Nigeria's National Emergency Routine Immunization Coordination Centre. The Centre was set up after Nigeria declared a state of emergency on the routine immunization crisis in…
  8. Africa: How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes - the Ethiopia Case

    10.04 / 09:56 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [HRW] Recent stories from Edward Snowden's disclosures show how the US government's involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government's criminalization of dissent and politically motivated detentions. The United States is not alone in its assistance. Ethiopia has also used hacking technologies obtained from abroad to spy…
  9. Malawi: Farmers Turn to Raw Sewage For Irrigation

    10.04 / 09:56 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [Nyasa Times] Residents of Zingwangwa and Manyowe Townships in Blantyre have expressed concern over the use of sewage waste disposal to irrigate vegetables by some farmers in the…
  10. Zimbabwe: EU Injects U.S.$7 Million Into Agricultural Sector

    10.04 / 09:56 allafrica.com Allafrica.com - Africa
    [New Zimbabwe] The European Union (EU) has injected $7 million towards the revitalization of the country's agricultural sector whose yields have been declining since the turn of the…