- Two Mozambican women have been reportedly eaten by lions close to the country's northern national park. The weekend killings had brought the number of people killed by wild beasts in Cabo Delgado province in the last six months to 14.
The remains of the women victims were found near the Quirimba National Park in Cabo Delgado where wild animals frequently attack humans. However, how the latest victims fell into the lions trap still remains a mystery to many people.
The attacks, mostly launched by lions, crocodiles and elephants, are directed at farmers who share water and grazing with wild beasts. Wild animals are in the habit of attacking farmers in isolated areas.
Mozambican government did not only authoritise the army to shoot "problem animals", it also put in place several measures to protect wild beasts from harming people. This includes engaging mobile brigades to bar animals from intruding into populated human settlements.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.