High Turnout At Nimba District # 4 Election Re-Run

[Observer] There was high turnout at the Nimba County District # 4 rerun election held on Tuesday, October 17 in one of the precincts in the town of Beo Bongarplay near the border with Ivory Coast.

[Observer] There was high turnout at the Nimba County District # 4 rerun election held on Tuesday, October 17 in one of the precincts in the town of Beo Bongarplay near the border with Ivory Coast.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Parliament – Minister Zwane and Former Eskom CEO Dames Provide Opposing Takes On State Capture

[Daily Maverick] Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday made it clear he took exception to facing questions on State Capture, rather than “real issues that affect our people” and his department’s “many positives… nobody knows about b…

[Daily Maverick] Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Wednesday made it clear he took exception to facing questions on State Capture, rather than "real issues that affect our people" and his department's "many positives... nobody knows about because we are seized with this (State Capture) matter". He expressed surprised at MPs' invitation as State Capture was before the courts - the legal review of the public protector's commission of inquiry brought by President Jacob Zuma starts next week - and "legal platforms"

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Suspected Arson At Journalist’s House

[Observer] A suspected arson attack was carried out on the residence of Journalist Smith Toby early Wednesday morning, October 18, in the Tower Hill community along the Robertsfield Highway, Margibi County. The fire was detected at an early stage by on…

[Observer] A suspected arson attack was carried out on the residence of Journalist Smith Toby early Wednesday morning, October 18, in the Tower Hill community along the Robertsfield Highway, Margibi County. The fire was detected at an early stage by one of the young lads living there with him.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

A To-Do List for the New Communications Minister

[DA] As the third Communications Minister in 7 months, Mmamoloko Kubayi now faces the monumental task of bringing much-needed stability to the various entities of her department, almost all of which face serious governance and financial crises.

[DA] As the third Communications Minister in 7 months, Mmamoloko Kubayi now faces the monumental task of bringing much-needed stability to the various entities of her department, almost all of which face serious governance and financial crises.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

MPs Grill Regulator Over Train Safety

[GroundUp] Safety on trains eclipsed the Auditor General’s report to the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Wednesday.

[GroundUp] Safety on trains eclipsed the Auditor General's report to the Select Committee on Economic and Business Development of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Myeni Still SAA Board Chairperson Until 3 November

[DA] The DA notes with concern the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba’s, statement which effectively means that Dudu Myeni shall remain as Chairperson of the South African Airways (SAA) board until his “special meeting with the new board” on the 3rd of…

[DA] The DA notes with concern the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba's, statement which effectively means that Dudu Myeni shall remain as Chairperson of the South African Airways (SAA) board until his "special meeting with the new board" on the 3rd of November 2017, which also seems to have replaced the scheduled and vital AGM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

School Students Picket Coega Offices

[GroundUp] On Wednesday, members of Equal Education (EE) picketed outside the East London and Port Elizabeth offices of the Coega Development Corporation (Coega), one of the agencies responsible for building and upgrading schools in the Eastern Cape.

[GroundUp] On Wednesday, members of Equal Education (EE) picketed outside the East London and Port Elizabeth offices of the Coega Development Corporation (Coega), one of the agencies responsible for building and upgrading schools in the Eastern Cape.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

OR Tambo Had the Calling to Serve SA – Zuma

[News24Wire] Former ANC president Oliver Reginald Tambo was the type of leader who served his people with love and selflessness because he knew they owed him nothing, said President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Former ANC president Oliver Reginald Tambo was the type of leader who served his people with love and selflessness because he knew they owed him nothing, said President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Christian Cole – Oxford University’s First Black Student Celebrated With a New Plaque

[This is Africa] Not many know about the first black student who sat in lecture halls of the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford recently honoured Christian Cole, its first black student with a plaque. Cole was from Sierra Leone and he studi…

[This is Africa] Not many know about the first black student who sat in lecture halls of the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford recently honoured Christian Cole, its first black student with a plaque. Cole was from Sierra Leone and he studied Classics, and he was called to the Bar in 1883, becoming the first African barrister to practise Law in the English courts.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone