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Africa:Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.
11/20/2017 03:33 PM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe's Speech a 'Show of Defiance'
[News24Wire] Zimbabweans have been left angered and confused after President Robert Mugabe failed to resign, but instead delivered a cryptic speech.
11/20/2017 04:24 AM
Zimbabwe:Ruling Party Begins Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings
[The Source] Zanu-PF has started proceedings to impeach President Robert Mugabe and remove him from office after a midday deadline expired without him resigning.
11/20/2017 01:38 PM
Zimbabwe:Where Is Former Vice President Mnangagwa?
[263Chat] The ruling Zanu PF members are keeping the whereabouts of former vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa a secret amid indications that he will only appear in public when his security is guaranteed.
11/20/2017 01:36 PM
Zimbabwe:Students Shut Down University
[GroundUp] Students at the University of Zimbabwe shut down their institution on Monday, demanding the removal of President Robert Mugabe.
11/20/2017 01:25 PM
Africa:Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.
11/20/2017 08:48 AM
South Africa:'ANC in Untenable Crisis, Zuma Must Go' - Stalwarts
[News24Wire] ANC stalwarts and veterans have once again called for President Jacob Zuma to step down with immediate effect.
11/20/2017 07:59 AM
South Africa:Citizen Science - How Ordinary People Can Guard Cape Town's Biodiversity
[The Conversation Africa] Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it's hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won't harm you in the short term, but they can be deadly for the plants that are crucial to food security and biodiversity conservation.
11/20/2017 02:57 PM
South Africa:Options On the Table As South Africa Wrestles With Funding Higher Education
[The Conversation Africa] A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa's universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two years in the making, developed by a commission of inquiry that President Jacob Zuma set up in response to nationwide fee protests.
11/20/2017 02:56 PM
Angola:Moxico - Most Deaths in General Hospital Caused By Malaria
[ANGOP] Luena -Malaria was the main cause of death in the last seven days in the General Hospital of the eastern Moxico Province, the head of the institution?s Casualty ward, Júlio Pedro Mendes, has informed.
11/20/2017 02:34 PM
South Africa:Union Plans National Day of Action Against Dept of Higher Education
[COSATU] The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] has been mobilising all its members in the Sector Education and Training Authority [SETA's], Technical and Vocational Education and Training [TVET]/ and the Community Education and Training [CET] Colleges for purposes of joining the planned National Day of Action against the Department of Higher Education and Training to take place tomorrow Tuesday 21st November 2017.
11/20/2017 01:51 PM
South Africa:Young Trailblazer Teaches Physics in Carnarvon
[SAnews.gov.za] When Itumeleng Molefi decided to take a gap year after completing his Honours in Physics in 2013, he did not think he would find himself making a meaningful contribution in the small Karoo town of Carnarvon.
11/20/2017 01:40 PM
Zimbabwe:Medical Aid Fraud On the Increase
[The Herald] Medical aid societies are incurring huge losses through fraud, a phenomenon blamed on the lack of specific laws designed to deal with healthcare fraud in the country.
11/20/2017 12:08 PM
Namibia:Opposition Politician Smit Condemns Land Sales to Foreigners
[Namibian] The Popular Democratic Movement (PDM)'s parliamentarian, Nico Smit, wants government to place a moratorium on the sale of agricultural land to foreigners.
11/20/2017 12:00 PM
South Africa:The Sooner Guptas Leave SA, the Better - Ex Finance Minister
[News24Wire] Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has said the sooner the Guptas get out of South Africa, the better for the country.
11/20/2017 11:32 AM
South Africa:Power Utility Working to Avert Rating Downgrade
[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom has noted that Fitch Ratings has placed it on a rating watch negative and is working to avert a downgrade.
11/20/2017 11:31 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe Spokesman in Shock Revelation
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe was unconcerned with the massive demonstration held this Saturday where Zimbabweans asked him to step down as he reportedly spent the day enjoying mealies and discussing history with an unnamed friend.
11/20/2017 11:18 AM
Southern Africa:Lungu Heads to Angola for Zimbabwe Crisis Meeting
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu will head to Angola to join other Heads of State in the SADC region under the defence and security committee.
11/20/2017 11:04 AM
Zimbabwe:Inaugural Miss Albinism Aborted
[The Herald] The much-anticipated inaugural Miss Albinism pageant that was scheduled for Friday night at Reps Theatre was cancelled at the eleventh hour due venue-related problems and will now be held on February 16 next year at the same place, organisers have said.
11/20/2017 10:55 AM
Namibia:Communities Urged to Register People With Albinism
[Namibian] LEADERS of the Namibia Albino Association recently completed a tour of Kavango East and West, Zambezi, Ohangwena, Oshana and Omusati regions to raise awareness about the plight of people living with albinism.
11/20/2017 09:48 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe Impeachment Not Easy, Warns Legal Think-Tank
[New Zimbabwe] A top legal think-tank, Veritas, has warned that the option of impeaching President Robert Mugabe would not as easy as widely thought as it takes much longer to execute and involves cumbersome processes that must be followed.
11/20/2017 09:28 AM
Namibia:Group Takes Ruling Party to Court
[Namibian] A group of disgruntled Swapo members have filed papers at the High Court to challenge the outcome of the Hardap regional conference of July this year.
11/20/2017 09:16 AM
Zimbabwe:The Opposition Can Go Hang - Ruling Party
[New Zimbabwe] The ruling Zanu PF party has ruled forming a second government of national unity with the opposition should President Robert Mugabe be forced out of office.
11/20/2017 09:11 AM
Namibia:Thousands March Against Mugabe
[Namibian] Thousands of Zimbabweans residing in Namibia marched to that country's embassy in Windhoek in solidarity with demonstrations throughout the region in support of the removal of president Robert Mugabe.
11/20/2017 09:09 AM
Zimbabwe:Military Is Complicit in Mugabe Misrule
[Fahamu] Statement of the Global Pan African Movement on the intervention in Zimbabwe
11/20/2017 08:57 AM
Zimbabwe:Opportunity for a New Political Culture
[Fahamu] The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichment of a few or work towards solutions that benefit all. That requires a new leadership that is totally accountable and dedicated to the people.
11/20/2017 08:55 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe Flips Script, Absolves Army From Coup Claims
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has distanced the country's military from alleged claims of a coup as the siege on him and allies took a dramatic twist Sunday evening.
11/20/2017 08:54 AM
South Africa:Bongani Bongo Can't Be Trusted With Classified Information
[News24Wire] State Security Minister Bongani Bongo is a security risk who can't be trusted with classified information, the South African Security Workers Union (Saswu) said on Sunday.
11/20/2017 06:57 AM
South Africa:Public Works Employees' Performance to Be Measured Against Payments Within 30 Days
[News24Wire] Employees of the national Department of Public Works will now be measured against the payment of contractors within 30 days.
11/20/2017 06:52 AM
South Africa:Big Payday in Singapore As Le Clos Wins World Cup Series
[Sascoc] South Africa's Chad le Clos and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom were the big winners as they were crowned series champions at the Fina/airweave Swimming World Cup in Singapore, on Sunday.
11/20/2017 06:44 AM