Zuma Not Opposed to ‘State Capture’ Inquiry

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma is not opposed to a commission of inquiry into allegations of “state capture”, but his legal team says that the Public Protector had no legal or constitutional right to tell him what to do, his office said on Friday.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma is not opposed to a commission of inquiry into allegations of "state capture", but his legal team says that the Public Protector had no legal or constitutional right to tell him what to do, his office said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South Africa Opposition Leader Holds Protest At Zambian Embassy

South Africa’s opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has staged a protest at the Zambian Embassy in Pretoria a day after he was deported from Lusaka. Maimane, the Democratic Alliance leader, is protesting the incarceration of Zambian opposition Hakainde Hichilema who has … Continued

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South Africa’s opposition leader Mmusi Maimane has staged a protest at the Zambian Embassy in Pretoria a day after he was deported from Lusaka. Maimane, the Democratic Alliance leader, is protesting the incarceration of Zambian opposition Hakainde Hichilema who has spent a month and two weeks in a Zambian prison for alleged treason which is a non bailable offense. Maimane attempted to visit Hichilema but was deported without alighting from a plane on Thursday at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. The opposition leader flew to Zambia to offer solidarity at Hichilema’s trial currently underway. Maimane says there is no democracy in Zambia. He has demanded the unconditional release of Hichilema. His supporters are currently outside the Zambian Embassy chanting “Free HH” slogans. Maimane has has told Zambians through a LIVE broadcast on his facebook page to “say no to alleged dictatorship. He has accused President Edgar Lungu of being a dictator. Hichilema and 5 others are appearing in court today 12:00hrs. Meanwhile, some Zambians in South Africa have mobilised themselves to support President Edgar Lungu. The post South Africa Opposition Leader Holds Protest At Zambian Embassy appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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A Modest Proposal – Make the Next Minister of Women a Man

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s approach to its gender issues needs a radical shake-up. Here’s one idea: put a man at the helm of the Department of Women in the Presidency. The move could send some imperative messages about gender roles and the need fo…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's approach to its gender issues needs a radical shake-up. Here's one idea: put a man at the helm of the Department of Women in the Presidency. The move could send some imperative messages about gender roles and the need for men to take responsibility for many of the issues currently making life hard for South African women.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#NotInMyName March Against Gender Violence Planned in Soweto

[News24Wire] People are expected to gather to participate in the #NotInMyName march against gender violence at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto Campus to Regina Mundi Church on Friday.

[News24Wire] People are expected to gather to participate in the #NotInMyName march against gender violence at the University of Johannesburg's Soweto Campus to Regina Mundi Church on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Menace of Book Piracy

[East African] Kigogo, a Kiswahili play written by Pauline Kea, was approved late last year as a secondary school set book in Kenya for 2017. So it came as a shock when the book’s publisher, Storymoja, learnt that the book was on sale, four weeks prior…

[East African] Kigogo, a Kiswahili play written by Pauline Kea, was approved late last year as a secondary school set book in Kenya for 2017. So it came as a shock when the book's publisher, Storymoja, learnt that the book was on sale, four weeks prior to its official release.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Art Trying to Heal a Divided Sudan

[East African] Sudan is a country divided — and that’s no secret. To the north are the Muslims with supposedly Arab roots, to the south traditionalists and Christians whose ancestry lies in sub-Saharan Africa — a primary school simplification, I know…

[East African] Sudan is a country divided -- and that's no secret. To the north are the Muslims with supposedly Arab roots, to the south traditionalists and Christians whose ancestry lies in sub-Saharan Africa -- a primary school simplification, I know, but then I'm not a political analyst, just someone trying to make sense of a country that seems determined to destroy itself.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Juba Rubbishes Bashir’s Claims of Backing Sudan Rebels

[East African] South Sudanese authorities have dismissed claims of supporting rebels in Sudan, fighting to oust President Omar al-Bashir. Information minister Michael Makuei said the accusations by President Bashir against Juba and Egypt were completel…

[East African] South Sudanese authorities have dismissed claims of supporting rebels in Sudan, fighting to oust President Omar al-Bashir. Information minister Michael Makuei said the accusations by President Bashir against Juba and Egypt were completely false.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan