Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:54:36 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:Political Crisis Stirs Deadly Violence Across Nation
[African Arguments] The UN has labelled the DRC a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with Syria and Yemen.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:47:35 GMT
Nigeria:Most Nigerians Say Govt Performs Well in Fighting Corruption
[Afrobarometer] Public perceptions of the government's fight against corruption have improved dramatically since 2015, a recent Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria indicates.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:06:55 GMT
Liberia:New Speaker Promises to 'Rebrand' Legislature
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The 54th Liberian legislature seems set to 'rebrand' itself after electing a controversial and tough-talking Maryland County representative as speaker and Grand Kru Senator as Pro-Tempore of the Senate.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:13:35 GMT
Africa:Trump Tells the Truth - U.S. Doesn't Want Africans
[Monitor] As is the wont, President Donald Trump, ruffled the feathers of many when he plainly spoke his mind on Africa and a few other poor countries.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:36:07 GMT
Uganda:Why Activist Stella Nyanzi's Radical Rudeness Scares the Govt
[African Arguments] The outspoken feminist academic is still facing charges for criticising the president last year. But when the patriarchy attacks, she fights back.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:28:43 GMT
South Africa:Ramaphosa Should End the Presidential Merry-Go-Round
[The Conversation Africa] The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob Zuma as president. Many, if not most, will hope that Cyril Ramaphosa, the party's newly-elected president, will assume the state presidency immediately rather than entertaining the nonsense of the party electing an "interim president".
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:23:03 GMT
Tunisia:Rulers Fail to Live Up to Arab Spring Promise
[RFI] Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2011. Seven years on, protesters say the government has failed to live up to the promises of the Arab Spring.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:44:15 GMT
Liberia:U.S. to Join South Africa in Bringing War Criminals to Justice
[Legalbrief] The sensational year-end arrest and bail hearing in Cape Town of convicted international arms trader Guus Kouwenhoven has brought the terrible decades-long Liberian civil war back into focus in SA.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:17:17 GMT
South Africa:Anti-Corruption Unit Hopes to Seize $4 Billion in 'State Capture' Cases
[News24Wire] The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) is hoping to seize at least R50bn in 17 cases it is currently investigating related to state capture, acting head of operations advocate Knorx Molelle said on Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:47:20 GMT
South Africa:The Forgotten Mining Town Where Rape Is 'Normal'
[GroundUp] Aneni* sits on a wooden armchair, staring out of her open front door, which lets a chink of sunlight into her dimly-lit lounge. Her three-year-old child, wearing a bright pink dress, plays with a tattered doll and sings nursery rhymes to herself as Aneni recounts the day in November when she was repeatedly gang-raped by three men in balaclavas.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:19:29 GMT
Africa:Some Fear That E-Learning Will Erode African Knowledge. This Isn't True
[The Conversation Africa] When people discuss the challenges related to e-learning (the use of electronic technology to facilitate learning), they tend to focus on access. This can mean access to financial resources to buy equipment as well as geographical constraints: some regions are simply too remote and underdeveloped to be properly connected to the internet - or even the electricity grid - which are of course both crucial for e-learning systems.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:16:57 GMT
Africa:Ghana's Economy Will Top Africa in 2018
[Business Day] Ghana is tipped to lead Africa as the fastest growing economy in 2018 with a growth rate of eight per cent as a result of increased oil and gas production, which boosts exports and domestic electricity production.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:20:10 GMT
South Africa:Gupta-Linked Companies' Assets to be Frozen by Order of High Court
[Daily Maverick] In one of the most significant moves in the anti-State Capture drive, South Africa's Asset Forfeiture Unit obtained an urgent High Court order to seize and preserve assets belonging to the Gupta-linked Trillian and global consulting firm McKinsey just days before Christmas. By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT for SCORPIO.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:10:01 GMT
Africa:Kabila Must Go. The Congolese See This. Why Can't the West?
[African Arguments] The DRC is fast approaching the point where insurrection is the only option. Donors' proximity to the regime borders on complicity.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:03:10 GMT
East Africa:Rwanda, Uganda Disown Refugee Deal but Israel Insists One Exists
[East African] The United Nations is urging Israel to not force out African refugees on its soil after it emerged that Rwanda and Uganda had opted out of the controversial deal to have the refugees relocated.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:01:08 GMT
Kenya:Govt Chalks Up $4.2 Billion Debt in Four Months
[East African] Kenya has borrowed more than $4.2 billion in the first four months of the current financial year, with a huge chunk of it going into energy, water and education sectors.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:59:27 GMT
Uganda:Envoy Recalled After US Kicks Him Out for Beating Wife
[East African] Uganda has recalled its deputy ambassador to the United States after the US State Department kicked him out for beating his wife.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:52:25 GMT
Uganda:Law Society Goes to Court to Challenge Age Limit Law
[Monitor] Kampala -Hardly two weeks after President Museveni assented to the controversial age limit Bill turning into law, the Uganda Law Society has petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking to annul it.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:44:48 GMT
Ethiopia:Govt to Free 528 People Arrested During Protests
[VOA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia's top prosecutor said Monday that charges against 528 prisoners detained in connection with anti-government protests would be dropped, and the inmates would be released on Wednesday.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:42:58 GMT
Somalia:Al-Shabaab Forcing Children as Young as 8 to Fight - HRW
[Deutsche Welle] "We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:37:50 GMT
Uganda:Models That Kampala Needs to Consider to Manage Urban Sprawl
[The Conversation Africa] Metropolitan areas in less developed countries can provide the foundation for economic growth for the whole country . But many face major challenges because local government jurisdictions don't coincide with the boundaries of the economic region. This happens when cities grow beyond their administrative boundaries, often as a result of urban sprawl.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:50:29 GMT
South Africa:ANC Women Did Not Work Hard Enough - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
[News24Wire] Struggle icon and ANC member Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) did not do enough to deliver the political party its first female president.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:35:05 GMT
Zimbabwe:Opposition MP Scolds Ruling Party MP for 'Grace a Prostitute' Jibe
[New Zimbabwe] Tafara-Mabvuku legislator, James Maridadi has rebuked Buhera South MP, Joseph Chinotimba for calling former First Lady Grace Mugabe a prostitute when her husband had been dislodged as the country's President November last year.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:31:50 GMT
Zimbabwe:President Mnangagwa Denies Stealing MDC-T's Ideas
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has scoffed at allegations that he was stealing opposition parties' ideas to augment his government programs.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:23:14 GMT
Nigeria:New Boko Haram Video Raises Concern Over Success On Insurgency
[This Day] Abuja -A new video released yesterday by the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has raised concerns over the purported success over Boko Haram terrorists, the war on terror and insurgency.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:15:41 GMT
Kenya:Opposition's Role in Government Derails Unity Talks
[Nation] Foreign diplomats pushing for dialogue between the National Super Alliance and President Uhuru Kenyatta want the public to determine the role opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka should play in the aftermath of the elections.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:38:53 GMT
South Africa:Alleged Underworld Kingpin Sports Jacket With ANC Logo in Court
[News24Wire] Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, who is expected to also be charged with murder soon, was wearing a jacket with an ANC logo on it when he appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:13:32 GMT
South Africa:Modack to Be Charged in Murder Case, Court Hears
[News24Wire] Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack is set to be charged in connection with the murder of a bouncer, a police officer investigating clashes in clubs around Cape Town testified during Modack's bail application.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:12:47 GMT
Zimbabwe:New Dispensation Brought Security Sector Reforms, Says Opposition Leader
[New Zimbabwe] Calls for security sector reforms may have begun to bear fruits with the coming in of the New Dispensation after Operation Restore Legacy, Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma, said.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:50:36 GMT
South Africa:Suspended Gauteng Health Department Head Resigns
[News24Wire] The suspended head of the Gauteng department of health, Dr Barney Selebano, has resigned.