World’s Largest Contemporary African Art Museum Opens

[East African] Contemporary African art has a new home at the southernmost tip of the continent. The Zeitz Museum of Modern Contemporary African Art, also known as the Zeitz MOCAA, opened it’s doors in Cape Town, South Africa on September 15.

[East African] Contemporary African art has a new home at the southernmost tip of the continent. The Zeitz Museum of Modern Contemporary African Art, also known as the Zeitz MOCAA, opened it's doors in Cape Town, South Africa on September 15.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

SA’s Future Is in the Hands of Activists

[Democracy Works] Unheralded local civic, community and civil society activists, leaders and peace-builders, working at the coalface with local communities where broken families, decay and failing public services have plunged swaths of communities into…

[Democracy Works] Unheralded local civic, community and civil society activists, leaders and peace-builders, working at the coalface with local communities where broken families, decay and failing public services have plunged swaths of communities into hopelessness, apathy and violence, need extraordinary resilience to keep going.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Ruling ANC Faces Dreadful Choices as Voters Grow More Sceptical

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s governing African National Congress is caught between the mythological monsters Scylla and Charybdis as it heads towards its crucial 54th national elective conference in December. In choosing its new leader the …

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's governing African National Congress is caught between the mythological monsters Scylla and Charybdis as it heads towards its crucial 54th national elective conference in December. In choosing its new leader the party's factions could push its leadership succession battle to a finale that produces a credible winner and leads to the party's purported self-correction. But the process could just as easily split the party further and damage its already dented 2019 electoral prospects.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Buhari’s Speech At UN General Assembly

[Daily Trust] On Tuesday last week, September 19, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a speech on Nigeria’s behalf at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. A day before he delivered it, some mischie…

[Daily Trust] On Tuesday last week, September 19, President Muhammadu Buhari delivered a speech on Nigeria's behalf at the General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. A day before he delivered it, some mischief makers concocted and circulated a fake "Buhari's speech" on the social media. Full text of the real speech was later posted by the Presidency after Buhari delivered it.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Flipsides of a Dull Coin… Patience Jonathan Clocks 60

[This Day] Those who summon the storm must never cringe from a storm cloud. But having beckoned the storm, Patience Jonathan cringes from its ravage like a spaniel fleeing the gusts of a snowstorm. While her husband, Goodluck Jonathan, was President, P…

[This Day] Those who summon the storm must never cringe from a storm cloud. But having beckoned the storm, Patience Jonathan cringes from its ravage like a spaniel fleeing the gusts of a snowstorm. While her husband, Goodluck Jonathan, was President, Patience wore chaos like a crown and stirred the hornet's nest with reckless abandon.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kanu Should Listen to Elders – Commodore Ochulor

[Daily Trust] Enugu -Air Commodore Luke C. Ochulor fought on the Biafran side during the civil war. In this interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, the former military administrator of Delta State spoke on the pro-Biafra agitation, Arewa youth quit notic…

[Daily Trust] Enugu -Air Commodore Luke C. Ochulor fought on the Biafran side during the civil war. In this interview with Daily Trust on Sunday, the former military administrator of Delta State spoke on the pro-Biafra agitation, Arewa youth quit notice to Igbo residents in northern Nigeria, the clamour to restructure the country and other important national issues.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Irish President to Visit

[This Day] Indications have emerged that the Irish President Michael D. Higgins may visit Nigeria soon. As part of the outcome of the presentation of the letter of credence by Nigeria’s new Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Dr. (Mrs.) Uzoma Elizab…

[This Day] Indications have emerged that the Irish President Michael D. Higgins may visit Nigeria soon. As part of the outcome of the presentation of the letter of credence by Nigeria's new Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, Dr. (Mrs.) Uzoma Elizabeth Emenike, recently in Dublin, a suggestion was made that President Higgins should pay a state visit to Nigeria, which the latter said he would seriously consider.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ethnic Pride and Prejudice in Nigeria

[This Day] Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being “arrogant” and “clannish”. I will give you one or two clues to make things easier. They are perceived by others as thinking and acting like they are God’s greatest gift to Nigeria. They …

[This Day] Riddle: name the Nigerian ethnic group known for being "arrogant" and "clannish". I will give you one or two clues to make things easier. They are perceived by others as thinking and acting like they are God's greatest gift to Nigeria. They think they are by far superior to the other ethnic groups. Give them a space in public office and they will take a yard, filling every available position with people from their ethnic group. Even the gateman, the cook and the cleaner will be from their own part of the c

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Perform a David Goliath Act Against Mugabe,’ Youth Urged

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire has urged young people to “to perform a ‘David Goliath act’ against President Robert Mugabe’s oppressive rule”, a report says.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire has urged young people to "to perform a 'David Goliath act' against President Robert Mugabe's oppressive rule", a report says.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe