Stakeholders, Not JAMB Fixed Admission Cut-Off Marks – Oloyede

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said contrary to insinuations that it fixed the Tuesday’s tertiary institutions minimum admission cut-off marks, it was rather a collective decision of stakeholders in the educat…

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said contrary to insinuations that it fixed the Tuesday's tertiary institutions minimum admission cut-off marks, it was rather a collective decision of stakeholders in the education sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Now Monitor Social Media for Anti-Govt, Anti-Military Information – Defence Spokesman

[Vanguard] abuja–The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military.

[Vanguard] abuja--The activities of Nigerians on the social media are now being monitored for hate speech, anti-government and anti-security information by the military.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Labour and Economic Policy in South Africa

[ISS] Ahead of the 1994 elections, the ANC was dependent on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to provide it with a national election machine. Since then, labour has effectively framed South Africa’s broad economic policies and options…

[ISS] Ahead of the 1994 elections, the ANC was dependent on the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) to provide it with a national election machine. Since then, labour has effectively framed South Africa's broad economic policies and options to the detriment of employment creation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Miss Seychelles Contestant Nerli Haide Promoting Cultural Heritage Through Traditional Dance

[Seychelles News Agency] Building her self-confidence and bettering her traditional dance moves are the aims of Nerli Haide in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant.

[Seychelles News Agency] Building her self-confidence and bettering her traditional dance moves are the aims of Nerli Haide in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Mbeki – Situation in DRC ‘Is Worrying, SADC Must Act’

[News24Wire] Former President Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worrying”, adding that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must act to avoid the killing of more people.

[News24Wire] Former President Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is "worrying", adding that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must act to avoid the killing of more people.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Police Deny UPND Permit To Hold Card Renew Event

Police in Lusaka has denied the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) permit to hold its card renew exercise set for Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Sunday. Lusaka Province commissioner Nelson Phiri has advised the UPND organisers that circumstances … Continued

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Police in Lusaka has denied the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) permit to hold its card renew exercise set for Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Sunday. Lusaka Province commissioner Nelson Phiri has advised the UPND organisers that circumstances leading to the invocation of Article 31 have not improved and therefore such a meeting could not go ahead. “…as such you are advised not to proceed with your intentions,” he says. Meanwhile, police this morning cancelled a UPND event that was due to be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as an inter denominational event. Pastor Chileshe Kangwa who organised a prayer Thanksgiving on the release of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was summoned by police. Pastor Kangwa of City of Refugee church was advised to get permission from the Ministry of Religion to hold such a meeting. The event was due to be held at 14:00 in Lusaka. The post Police Deny UPND Permit To Hold Card Renew Event appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Freetown’s Mudslides and the Slippery Slope of Urban Risk in Africa

[IRIN] On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.

[IRIN] On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone's rapidly urbanising capital.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone