Weekly news roundup: October 3, 2014

Sabha experiences tribal clashes

Violent clashes between rival tribes in the Libyan city has left at least 13 people dead and several others injured in the last five days. – Magharebia.

Conakry residents scared to seek Ebola treatment

Residents of Guinea’s capital city infected with the virus decide against seeking medical treatment at hospitals out of fear of being poisoned by doctors. – AlJazeera.

Makeni in need of urgent medical assistance

Few health facilities exist in the ebola-hit Sierro Leone city. Scores of patients with the virus are currently suffering without medical attention. This is as the death toll across West Africa exceeds the 3000 mark. AlJazeera.

Abidjan chokes on its plastic shopping bags

The Cõte d’Ivoire government have adopted new laws hoping to curb the overconsumption of plastic bags. Yet traders at Teichville, a thriving market place in the capital, still rely on plastic bags as the sole way of packaging. – Inter Press Service.

Lagos guesthouse collapse kills 84 South Africans

A guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, belonging to the charismatic Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, collapsed recently, killing 84 South Africans among many. Said to be the biggest number of South Africans ever killed in such a tragedy in a foreign country, the incident is testing inter-state relations. – Institute for Security Studies.

Nairobi looking back at Westgate attack

AlJazeera photographer, Kabir Dhanji, revisits the people he met inside Westgate Mall during the terrorist attack one year ago to hear how the incident has affected their lives. – AlJazeera.

Harare threatens to demolish new illegal settlements

Illegal settlers have set up structures between Hatfield and Epworth in Zimbabwe’s capital city, prompting the city council to warn those building that the structures will be demolished. – The Herald.

Windhoek‘s informal settlements to get electricity

Windhoek municipality has announced plans to electrify and bring other basic services to informal settlements in Namibia’s capital in the 2014/2015 financial year. – New Era.

Quelimane paralysed by Dhlakama’s arrival

Renamo candidate for Mozambique’s national election, Afonso Dhlakama, attracted huge crowds at Quelimane city, making the road leading into the airport during his arrival virtually impassable, the Mozambique Political Process Bulletin reported on Wednesday. – AllAfrica.

Johannesburg‘s ‘Fukushima moment’ as taps run dry

The disconnected events that caused the water crisis in South Africa’s largest city last month have been identified . The series of incidents has taught the water sector a few lessons. – Mail and Guardian.

Cape Town crime statistics identifies Khayelitsha hotspots

The recently released Western Cape crime statistics of 2014 has deemed Harare neighbourhood of Cape Town’s largest informal settlement as one of the worst areas of increasing crime rates. – GroundUp.

Maseru to host early national election

South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced on Thursday from Lesotho’s capital city that the country’s national general election had been brought forward to 2015. – IOL News.

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