Election 2019 – IEC and Information Regulator Must Prepare for Possible Social Media Manipulation

[Daily Maverick] South Africans will be voting in 2019 in what promises to be one of the most hotly-contested national elections. As has been shown in the US, UK and other parts of the world, social media and fake news can be manipulated by those who w…

[Daily Maverick] South Africans will be voting in 2019 in what promises to be one of the most hotly-contested national elections. As has been shown in the US, UK and other parts of the world, social media and fake news can be manipulated by those who wish to influence an outcome. Will the IEC and the Information Regulator be up to the job? We asked them.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Public Universities Staff Agree to Strike Over Pay

[Monitor] Kampala -The teaching and the non-teaching staff from the nine public universities yesterday announced a nationwide strike after failure by government to consider them for salary enhancements and payment of their arrears in the next financial…

[Monitor] Kampala -The teaching and the non-teaching staff from the nine public universities yesterday announced a nationwide strike after failure by government to consider them for salary enhancements and payment of their arrears in the next financial year's budget.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Wizkid, Naomi Campbell Walk Dolce and Gabbana Runway

[Vanguard] Musician Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun walked the runway for international fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana, alongside super model Naomi Campbell and Nigerian international artist Tinie Tempah.

[Vanguard] Musician Ayo 'Wizkid' Balogun walked the runway for international fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana, alongside super model Naomi Campbell and Nigerian international artist Tinie Tempah.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Teachers’ Strike to Disrupt Term

[Monitor] Kampala -Activities in public secondary schools are likely to be disrupted next week if government does not agree to harmonise teachers’ salaries as earlier negotiated before June 23.

[Monitor] Kampala -Activities in public secondary schools are likely to be disrupted next week if government does not agree to harmonise teachers' salaries as earlier negotiated before June 23.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

ANC NEC Meets As More Members Threaten to Take the Party to Court

[News24Wire] The ANC national executive committee (NEC) is in a last-ditch effort to try and avoid more legal battles as disgruntled members continue to turn to the courts over disputed regional and provincial congresses in various provinces.

[News24Wire] The ANC national executive committee (NEC) is in a last-ditch effort to try and avoid more legal battles as disgruntled members continue to turn to the courts over disputed regional and provincial congresses in various provinces.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Retired Professor Asks Government to Train More Pathologists

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Amid acute shortage of specialised personnel who can conduct autopsies, renowned retired pathologist Professor George Liomba has asked government to train some clinicians and nurses in pathology.

[Malawi News Agency] Mzuzu -Amid acute shortage of specialised personnel who can conduct autopsies, renowned retired pathologist Professor George Liomba has asked government to train some clinicians and nurses in pathology.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Govt to Buy Out Namugongo Martyrs Shrine Neighbours

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has set aside Shs15 billion to buy out land owners neighbouring the Catholic, Anglican and Muslim Martyrs shrines in Namugongo, Wakiso District, a senior government official has said.

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has set aside Shs15 billion to buy out land owners neighbouring the Catholic, Anglican and Muslim Martyrs shrines in Namugongo, Wakiso District, a senior government official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mulanje Chief Jailed for Defrauding Oxfam

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Phalombe on Thursday sentenced Group Village Headman Kamwendo of Traditional Authority (TA) Nkanda in Mulanje to 30 months Iimprisonment for obtaining by fraud K792, 000.00 cash from Ox…

[Malawi News Agency] Phalombe -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Phalombe on Thursday sentenced Group Village Headman Kamwendo of Traditional Authority (TA) Nkanda in Mulanje to 30 months Iimprisonment for obtaining by fraud K792, 000.00 cash from Oxfam.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi