[Daily Trust]Lagos -United Nations Strategy for Disaster Reduction has again alerted the nation over Severe Weather Forecast over Africa for the next 72 hours In a statement by the Deputy Regional Coordinator, United Nations Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi, Kenya yesterday through the office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the agency forecast that there would be moderate to heavy rains in the next 72 hours in Nigeria and other sub Africa countries.
[IRIN]Bangui -A security crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) - which began on 10 December 2012, when the rebel Seleka Alliance attacked the capital, Bangui, and continued after Seleka ousted former President François Bozizé on 24 March - is ratcheting up food prices, causing unemployment and salary payment delays, and throwing the banking system into turmoil.
[Survival International]Dozens of Botswana Bushmen threatened with eviction, reportedly because they live in an area proposed as a 'wildlife corridor', have won a significant court victory in their struggle to stay on their land.
[AEP]The African Union says it is up to Zimbabweans to resolve disputes over election dates. At a press conference in Geneva on Monday, the chair of the commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said that the primary concern is for the elections to be free and fair.
[RFI]As anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela spends his 11th day in hospital on Tuesday, South African satirical cartoonist Zapiro tells RFI that hanging onto Mandela is not helping the country. Referring to a meeting five years ago, Zapiro says the former president was "not as lucid" as he had been before, he is not a "full person".