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Zimbabwe aims to be a tech hub - with China’s help

Zimbabwe is looking to China to help build capacity and know-how in order to turn itself into a leading African IT hub.
from Quartz Africa on Jun 15, 2018.
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Ma and Mahathir in talks as China deals come under scrutiny

Alibaba’s Jack Ma and Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meet after the government pledged to review several big China-backed projects.
from South China Morning Post on Jun 18, 2018.

Blasts reported to have killed 31 in northeast Nigeria

Residents of Damboa in Borno - the Nigerian state hardest hit by the Boko Haraam insurgency - reported that 31 people were killed in blasts on Saturday evening.
from africanews on Jun 17, 2018.

Oxfam to axe jobs and aid programmes in £16m cuts after scandal

Oxfam has warned staff it needs to urgently find £16m of savings and radically reduce its poverty-relief programmes as it deals with fallout from the Haiti sex scandal.
from The Guardian on Jun 16, 2018.

Cabo Delgado attacks provoke panic

Cabo Delgado has seen three further attacks, the opening of a military control centre, and growing complaints about lack of a Mozambique government response.
from Mozambique 415 on Jun 15, 2018.
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Baobab trees have more than 300 uses but they’re dying in Africa

Nine of 13 of Africa’s oldest and largest baobab trees have died in the past decade, it has been reported.
from The Conversation on Jun 15, 2018.

Elections in Africa: trends and lessons

As Zimbabwe, Cameroon and the D R Congo prepare for polls, concerns around violence, intimidation and credible electoral processes are rising.
from allAfrica on Jun 15, 2018.
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Peace is destroying Colombia’s jungle — and opening it to science

Peace between the Colombian government and the left-wing FARC guerrillas after five decades of conflict has come with a hidden cost.
from Nature on Jun 17, 2018.
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