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Week in Review – 13 October 2017

Namibia’s hippo population declined in numbers this week. According to the Deputy Chief of Animal Dieses Control in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Forestry, John Shooplala, the death of more than 100 hippopotami and 20 buffalos in the Bwabwata National Park was due to anthrax. Anthrax is a controlled disease by law which means that if it occurs, it is the responsibility of the State to direct the actions which need to be taken.  The hippo population was estimated at 1300 before the latest deaths. In other news, principles at some schools expressed their concern regarding the new national passing requirement of 40% for Grade 8 pupils that Government implemented this year. The Ministry of Health and Social Services on Tuesday observed World Mental Health Day Under the theme, ‘Mental Health in the workplace’, while on Thursday, the world celebrated international Sight Day under the theme, ‘Make Vision Count’. 
 
There was sad news for South Africa as Kwa-Zulu Natal faced severe storms killing at least seven people. While on Thursday, the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Ministry warned disaster teams to stay alert in all provinces as thunderstorms are expected to return over the weekend. The charges against an Eastern Cape mother accused of stabbing a man to death and injuring two others after finding them raping her 27-year-old daughter have been withdrawn. According to the National Prosecuting Authority, the senior public prosecutor took a decision not to prosecute the mother, based on the evidence provided. And Friday Morning the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein dismissed an application for leave to appeal the North Gauteng High Courts decision reinstating corruption charges against South African President Jacob Zuma. Newsflash reports that around 800 corruption charges are all related to a 1990s arms deal. 
 
Kenya’s re-election took an interesting turn when opposition leader, Raila Odinga on Wednesday pulled out of the rerun of the August presidential elections. Odinga says his withdrawal would hopefully give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election. While is Cameroon, prominent lawyer from Cameroon’s English Speaking minority will stand in next year’s presidential election. This comes days after deadly clashes involving the Anglophone community. 
 
Speaking during an event that marked the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an end to the death penalty, insisting it has no place in the 21st, century. British lawmakers joined medical marijuana advocates for a tea party outside parliament on Tuesday, amid renews efforts in parliament to legalize the drug for medical purposes. Organizers served tea and cakes containing cannabis to stimulate crucial public debate on the need to allow access to the drug for patients suffering chronic pain conditions.  And a volcano in southwestern Japan erupted for the first time in six years on Thursday morning.
 
In other News, Hollywood was shaken by news of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was accused of sexually harassing women for nearly three decades Weinstein was on Monday fired by the board of his company. This has lead to both the United States and the United Kingdom police investigating Weinstein; starting with allegation assaults as far back as the 1980s. 
 
And finally, Thailand introduced a smoking ban on beaches across the country. Those caught violating the law face up to a year in prison. The measure will also apply at the popular tourist destination of Phuket.