Access to Mobile Phones Won’t Magically Fix Youth Unemployment in Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Many in the international development community view technology -not least, mobile phones – as a possible panacea for Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. Their use is sharply on the rise. Mobile phones reduce the need for phys…

[The Conversation Africa] Many in the international development community view technology -not least, mobile phones - as a possible panacea for Africa's youth unemployment crisis. Their use is sharply on the rise. Mobile phones reduce the need for physical travel, allow rapid access to information about job openings and enable people to contact potential employers. They can be used to help run more efficient businesses.

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Ramaphosa Voters Switching Camps, Claims North West ANC Chair

[News24Wire] North West ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says he is confident his province’s preferred presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will emerge victorious in the party’s leadership race.

[News24Wire] North West ANC chairperson Supra Mahumapelo says he is confident his province's preferred presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will emerge victorious in the party's leadership race.

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Secret Vote to Determine Next ANC President

[Daily Maverick] The number of votes a camp would need has gotten lower, as the stakes are getting higher – and it’s probably Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who is smiling again after this round as the ANC’s 54th national conference gets off the grou…

[Daily Maverick] The number of votes a camp would need has gotten lower, as the stakes are getting higher - and it's probably Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who is smiling again after this round as the ANC's 54th national conference gets off the ground. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

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ANC Women’s League Will Support Ramaphosa If He Wins – Dlamini-Zuma

[News24Wire] The ANC Women’s League – staunch supporters of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – will support Cyril Ramaphosa should he be elected to lead the ANC, the league’s president Bathabile Dlamini told News24 on Sunday morning.

[News24Wire] The ANC Women's League - staunch supporters of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - will support Cyril Ramaphosa should he be elected to lead the ANC, the league's president Bathabile Dlamini told News24 on Sunday morning.

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ANC Alliance Partners Hit Back at Zuma

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma used his last address as ANC president to take aim at critics and groups that he feels have wronged him. Those particularly in his firing line were the South African Communist Party, trade union federation Cosatu, …

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma used his last address as ANC president to take aim at critics and groups that he feels have wronged him. Those particularly in his firing line were the South African Communist Party, trade union federation Cosatu, and ANC veterans who have called on him to step down. The reaction from those he took swipes at has been swift and unimpressed - suggesting that Zuma may have further endangered the future of the tripartite alliance. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Chamisa Scoffs At Zanu-PF Sanctions Propaganda

[Zimbabwe Standard] MDC-T deputy president, Nelson Chamisa has dismissed as Zanu PF propaganda reports that the MDC Alliance was in the United States to beg for an extension of sanctions, saying as the alternative and government in waiting, they had th…

[Zimbabwe Standard] MDC-T deputy president, Nelson Chamisa has dismissed as Zanu PF propaganda reports that the MDC Alliance was in the United States to beg for an extension of sanctions, saying as the alternative and government in waiting, they had the right to start cultivating relations with the international community.

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How Zanu-PF Feted General Chiwenga

[Zimbabwe Standard] Clad in a black suit, white shirt and a stripped green necktie which matched his wife Marry’s green attire, commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) General Constantino Chiwenga sat coolly in the front row facing ministers and…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Clad in a black suit, white shirt and a stripped green necktie which matched his wife Marry's green attire, commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) General Constantino Chiwenga sat coolly in the front row facing ministers and senior Zanu PF officials at the just-ended special congress held in Harare.

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ED in VPs Dilemma

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa is facing a tough balancing act in appointing his two deputies amid indications he is under pressure to reward the military for playing a pivotal role in removing long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa is facing a tough balancing act in appointing his two deputies amid indications he is under pressure to reward the military for playing a pivotal role in removing long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.

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