Mugabe Suffering From Hayatousis

[Zimbabwe Independent] IN a shock development across the African football landscape, Madagascar’s unheralded football chief Ahmad Ahmad — whose campaign manager was Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa — defeated the Godfather of the soccer continental go…

[Zimbabwe Independent] IN a shock development across the African football landscape, Madagascar's unheralded football chief Ahmad Ahmad -- whose campaign manager was Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa -- defeated the Godfather of the soccer continental governing body, Confederation of African Football (Caf), Issa Hayatou, in power for 29 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Social Grants Crisis Tests the Powers of South Africa’s Constitutional Court

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Constitutional Court is once again being asked to deal with a highly politically charged matter that affects the government of the country. The last time was over the question of President Jacob Zuma’s failure t…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Constitutional Court is once again being asked to deal with a highly politically charged matter that affects the government of the country. The last time was over the question of President Jacob Zuma's failure to repay state money spent on his personal homestead at Nkandla. This time the government's Minister for Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, is at the centre of a storm over the payment of 17 million social grants. The contract to do this was given to an independent contractor whose

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenya’s Treasury Dithers On Date to Present Budget

[East African] Kenya’s National Treasury has left the public uncertain over when the 2017/18 budget would be read with speculations mounting that the annual ceremony could be held on Thursday, March 23.

[East African] Kenya's National Treasury has left the public uncertain over when the 2017/18 budget would be read with speculations mounting that the annual ceremony could be held on Thursday, March 23.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Addis-Nairobi Initiative Confronts Poverty, Border Tensions

[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to disastrous societal consequen…

[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -Consider this. The communities around the Kenya-Ethiopia border in Moyale-Borona area, have long been associated with internecine violence, extreme poverty, and environmental stress. These have led to disastrous societal consequences, including displacement, criminality and violent extremism.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Second U.S. Hearing for German Colonial-Era Genocide Case

[Deutsche Welle] Traditional Namibian leaders have filed a complaint with a US court against Germany demanding compensation for colonial-era genocide and inclusion in talks. A second hearing was scheduled at a pretrial conference.

[Deutsche Welle] Traditional Namibian leaders have filed a complaint with a US court against Germany demanding compensation for colonial-era genocide and inclusion in talks. A second hearing was scheduled at a pretrial conference.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

South Sudan Keeps Buying Weapons Amid Famine – UN

[Al Jazeera] The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba’s military operations, according to a confidential United Nations report.

[Al Jazeera] The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba's military operations, according to a confidential United Nations report.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Mass Grave Still a Mystery After Two Years

[HRW] On the night of March 18-19, 2015, security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo secretly dug a mass grave on the edge of a cemetery near the capital, Kinshasa, and dumped several hundred bodies inside.

[HRW] On the night of March 18-19, 2015, security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo secretly dug a mass grave on the edge of a cemetery near the capital, Kinshasa, and dumped several hundred bodies inside.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Zanzibar Should Show Their Real Colours Now

[Citizen] Zanzibar is in a jubilant mood. They have got what they craved for, for quite a long time. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted on Thursday to admit Zanzibar as a full member of the continental body at its annual meeting in Ethio…

[Citizen] Zanzibar is in a jubilant mood. They have got what they craved for, for quite a long time. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted on Thursday to admit Zanzibar as a full member of the continental body at its annual meeting in Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania