UN, EU Free to Monitor Our Elections – President

[The Herald] The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) are welcome to monitor the country’s elections to be held this year, President Mnangagwa has said. In an interview with The Financial Times of Britain this week, President Mnangagwa indic…

[The Herald] The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) are welcome to monitor the country's elections to be held this year, President Mnangagwa has said. In an interview with The Financial Times of Britain this week, President Mnangagwa indicated that Zimbabwe would rejoin the Commonwealth, from where it moved out 16 years ago. He reiterated that the country was going to hold free, fair and peaceful elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa Claims Aged Mugabe Forgot He Had Fired Him

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has claimed that predecessor Robert Mugabe appeared unaware that he had fired him from the ruling party and government just two weeks after the dramatic dismissal.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has claimed that predecessor Robert Mugabe appeared unaware that he had fired him from the ruling party and government just two weeks after the dramatic dismissal.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

By Paying for Interview, Bathabile Dlamini Has Destroyed SABC’s Journalistic Credibility

[Daily Maverick] South African journalism has had some low points in its 200-year history. This week’s admission that the SABC sells interviews without telling the audience is one of the lowest.

[Daily Maverick] South African journalism has had some low points in its 200-year history. This week's admission that the SABC sells interviews without telling the audience is one of the lowest.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cities Insist Drinking Water Is Safe After Listeriosis Scare

[News24Wire] The cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Thursday insisted that drinking water in the metropolitan areas was safe for consumption, following a surge in Listeriosis outbreaks countrywide.

[News24Wire] The cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth on Thursday insisted that drinking water in the metropolitan areas was safe for consumption, following a surge in Listeriosis outbreaks countrywide.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Zuma Appeals Ruling That He Can’t Choose Prosecutions Boss

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice of appeal in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria over its ruling that the deputy president should appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice of appeal in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria over its ruling that the deputy president should appoint a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

English Band Morcheeba Coming to Cape Town

[News24Wire] English band Morcheeba are coming to Cape Town and will play a show at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Friday, 6 April.General admission for the concert costs R495 per person and tickets can be bought on Friday 19 January.

[News24Wire] English band Morcheeba are coming to Cape Town and will play a show at Kirstenbosch Gardens on Friday, 6 April.General admission for the concert costs R495 per person and tickets can be bought on Friday 19 January.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Fights to Quell Rebellion in Ruling Party

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has stepped in to quell nascent rebellion within his Jubilee Party, ordering members of four National Assembly committees to remove the chairmen they elected against his wishes.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has stepped in to quell nascent rebellion within his Jubilee Party, ordering members of four National Assembly committees to remove the chairmen they elected against his wishes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Northern Province Record 96% Pass Rate At Grade 12

Northern Province has recorded the best passing rate for grade 12 national examinations hitting the 96 percent mark in 2017. Eastern, Luapuala, Muchinga and Copperbelt provinces complete the top five best performers with the capital Lusaka coming out in 6th … Continued

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Northern Province has recorded the best passing rate for grade 12 national examinations hitting the 96 percent mark in 2017. Eastern, Luapuala, Muchinga and Copperbelt provinces complete the top five best performers with the capital Lusaka coming out in 6th place. Southern province which has previously recorded some of the most impressive results has dropped to the bottom of the country with a disappointing 43% pass rate. According to the Ministry of Education Central, Western, Northwestern and Southern provinces are under-performing because parents of school going children are forcing them into agricultural activities as well as early marriages and pregnancy. The ministry further states that in Southern province particularly, parents and village elders are forcing their children into getting married,” 2017 GRADE 12 PERFORMANCE BY PROVINCE Northern Province 96.4% Eastern Province 87% Luapula Province 84% Muchinga Province 80% Copperbelt Province 78.9% Lusaka Province 75.3% Central Province 50.0% Western Province 50% Northwestern Province 50% Southern Province 43.7% The post Northern Province Record 96% Pass Rate At Grade 12 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Thinking, Researching and Writing Africa – Insights From Nigeria’s Tutuola

[The Conversation Africa] For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in 1997, was despised, ridiculed and made to appear exotic and primitive. He was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past…

[The Conversation Africa] For many years, Amos Tutuola, the Nigerian author who was born in 1920 and died in 1997, was despised, ridiculed and made to appear exotic and primitive. He was dismissed by his critics as a relic of a dying and forgotten past of a dark continent that was awakening and harkening to the call of Europe's colonising civilisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Key Zimbabwean Politician Roy Bennett Killed in Helicopter Crash

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's opposition leader Roy Bennett was killed when a helicopter he was traveling on crashed in the US state of New Mexico. Bennett has been harshly criticized by Robert Mugabe due to his white farmer background.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe