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Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development.
05/24/2018 12:39 PM
Zimbabwe:Army Won't Allow Opposition to Rule - Deputy Minister Mukupe
[VOA] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has clashed with a deputy minister captured in a video circulating on social media platforms saying the Zimbabwe Defence Forces won't allow MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa to rule Zimbabwe if he defeats Zanu PF's presidential candidate in the forthcoming poll.
05/24/2018 02:58 PM
Angola:British Airways to Stop Flying to Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The British Airways officially announced last Wednesday that it will no longer fly to Angola as from June this year.
05/24/2018 12:58 PM
Zimbabwe:Newly Formed Opposition Party Leader Dies
[263Chat] Leader of the newly formed Zimbabwe Democratic Change party (ZDC), Josphat Ushewokunze who was due to officially launch his party in Harare ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections died in a car accident while on his way to Zimbabwe from his South African base.
05/24/2018 12:27 PM
South Africa:Transgender Rights - Vital Case Heads to Equality Court
[GroundUp] The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners. The court will have to decide whether a correctional facility has to take steps to reasonably accommodate transgender female prisoners who are currently in a male prison. This would include, among other things, allowing transgender female prisoners to wear make-up, wear female clothing, and be addressed by the use of the female pronoun and their chosen name.
05/24/2018 10:51 AM
Mozambique:Govt Turns Down Plan to Curb School-Related Sexual Abuse
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] A plan to curb school-related, gender-based violence by targeting the men responsible for school-girl pregnancies was turned down, apparently by the Minister of Education and Human Development Conceita Sortane in January.
05/24/2018 10:37 AM
Mozambique:Govt Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse at Orphanage
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's government and international institutions turned a blind eye to 30 years of sexual abuse at a Christian mission orphanage in Manica, according to an investigation by Estacio Valoi, probably Mozambique's best investigative journalist. (Zam 9 May; https://www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-35/639-mozambique-in-the-care-of-pastor-roy
05/24/2018 09:29 AM
South Africa:'Shut Up, You Idiot, Stupid K*****' - Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old Schoolgirl
[News24Wire] "Shut up, you idiot, stupid k*****!"
05/24/2018 07:45 AM
South Africa:Radio Personality Gareth Cliff Sides With Israel After Gaza Shootings
[News24Wire] Radio personality Gareth Cliff has courted controversy again, this time by declaring that Israel is entitled to protect itself from Palestinians "clearly hellbent on violence".
05/24/2018 05:38 AM
South Africa:'We Condemn the Illegal Occupation of Land' - Ramaphosa
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has said during his Presidency budget vote debate in Parliament that the government condemns the illegal occupation of land.
05/24/2018 05:36 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe Fails to Appear in Parliament
[The Herald] THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to issue another invite to former President Mr Robert Mugabe after he failed to appear before it yesterday to give oral evidence on diamond leakages at Chiadzwa.
05/24/2018 05:28 AM
Equatorial Guinea:President Nguema in Secret Visit to Mugabe?
[New Zimbabwe] Equatorial Guinea president Theodoro Nguema Basogo is expected in Harare, Thursday for a private visit, high level sources said Wednesday.
05/24/2018 05:21 AM
South Africa:Ramaphosa to Donate Half of Presidential Salary to New Fund
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa says he will donate half of his presidential salary this year to a new fund, which is to be launched in honour of the 100th anniversary of former president Nelson Mandela's birth.
05/24/2018 05:06 AM
South Africa:Remembering South Africa's Catastrophe - the 1948 Poll That Heralded Apartheid
[The Conversation Africa] In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel - commemorated by Palestinians as the naqba (catastrophe) - it's important that the 70th anniversary of South Africa's own tragedy should not pass unnoticed. That is the election of May 1948 which brought the National Party to power on a platform of apartheid.
05/24/2018 03:24 PM
South Africa:North West Premier's Office Placed Under Investigation
[News24Wire] The office of the premier in North West is one of the province's departments that will be put under full administration.
05/24/2018 03:10 PM
Zimbabwe:'Don't Involve Security in Campaign Rhetoric'
[The Herald] Government yesterday warned campaigning political candidates against dragging members of the security establishment into their partisan politics and activities.
05/24/2018 03:02 PM
Namibia:Top Home Affairs Official in Shooting Incident
[Namibian] Khomas regional police have ordered the rearrest of a man who allegedly shot a motorist in the head last week in what appears to be a case of road rage.
05/24/2018 01:47 PM
South Africa:EXCELLENT NEWS: Groundbreaking Development as SA Cabinet Approves the New Intellectual Property Policy
[MSF] Fix The Patent Laws Coalition optimistic policy will herald a new era for access to medicines in South Africa by prioritising people' lives over the profits of pharmaceutical corporations
05/24/2018 01:16 PM
Namibia:Education Ministry Blocks President-Backed School
[Namibian] The education ministry has rejected a proposal by a private company - that is supported by President Hage Geingob - to surrender a plot worth over N$20 million in exchange for a free school in a Windhoek low-income area.
05/24/2018 01:07 PM
Namibia:Smart Cut Campaign Kicks Off in the Erongo Region
[Namibia Economist] Musician 'The Dogg' and Get Smart Cut Ambassador held an information session with Namport staff members in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Services recently.
05/24/2018 12:56 PM
South Africa:Hawks Raid North West Department of Agriculture
[News24Wire] The Hawks are currently conducting a search and seizure operation at the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in the North West province.
05/24/2018 12:54 PM
South Africa:Main Cape Highway Closed As Tyres Set Alight, Vehicles Stoned
[News24Wire] Prince George Drive near Parkwood has been closed due to unrest, the City of Cape Town confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
05/24/2018 12:53 PM
Zimbabwe:Former Police Boss Too Sick To Attend Parliament Hearings - Report
[New Zimbabwe] Former ZRP commissioner general Augustine Chihuri has written to parliament informing Mines committee members that he is unwell to appear.
05/24/2018 12:51 PM
Zimbabwe:'Chamisa Faction and Ruling Party Are Birds of a Feather'
[New Zimbabwe] The Nelson Chamisa led faction long traded MDC-T's founding value of non-violence as means of persuading voters and formally joined Zanu PF in using violence as a coercion tool, Thokozani Khupe group's spokesperson Linda Masarira said.
05/24/2018 12:47 PM
Zimbabwe:Opposition Warned Against Imposing Candidates
[New Zimbabwe] MDC-T supporters have ominously warned that the party risks losing the national elections if issues of candidate imposition, favouritism and general chaos which characterized the primaries are not addressed.
05/24/2018 11:53 AM
Namibia:The Threat of the Ebola-Like Virus
[Namibian] Ebola has re-emerged, once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it was first discovered in the 1970s.
05/24/2018 11:45 AM
Malawi:State Broadcaster Begs Parliament for Funds
[Nyasa Times] State controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) says a K108m unremitted taxes and other debt is choking its operations and has begged legislators for an additional K1 billion for coverage of the 2019 Tripartite Election.
05/24/2018 11:04 AM
Namibia:Govt Spends U.S.$21,7 Million On Leave Payouts
[Namibian] Government spent over N$275 million paying out accumulated leave days for 2 500 civil servants who left during the 2016/17 financial year.
05/24/2018 11:01 AM
Zimbabwe:Govt Fails to Contain Foot and Mouth
[New Zimbabwe] The Veterinary Services department is failing to combat the spread of foot and mouth in Masvingo province with Gutu being the latest district to be hit by the deadly disease.
05/24/2018 11:00 AM
Zimbabwe:Fraud Accused Ex-Minister Undenge Exonerated?
[New Zimbabwe] Deputy Chief Secretary in the office of the president and cabinet, Ray Ndlukula Tuesday gave his testimony in a case in which former Energy Minister, Samuel Undenge, is accused of abusing his duties saying it was not his duties to preside over tender deals.
05/24/2018 10:58 AM