Col. Sait Njie Urges Soldiers to Desist From Partisan Politics

[Daily Observer] The outgoing CO of the 1st Infantry Battalion of Yundum Barracks, Colonel Sait Njie has urged soldiers of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) to desist from participating in partisan politics.

[Daily Observer] The outgoing CO of the 1st Infantry Battalion of Yundum Barracks, Colonel Sait Njie has urged soldiers of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) to desist from participating in partisan politics.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

The Cannabis Chronicles – Dagga Couple Go Global

[Daily Maverick] From the end of July to the middle of August, South Africa will be on the front lines of international drug policy reform. World experts are descending on the country to fight out the merits of cannabis legalisation in the first truly …

[Daily Maverick] From the end of July to the middle of August, South Africa will be on the front lines of international drug policy reform. World experts are descending on the country to fight out the merits of cannabis legalisation in the first truly scientific constitutional hearing -- and the Dagga Couple, after seven years in the trenches, will finally get their day in court. Will we show the world what freedom is, or will we sell our heritage to the Canadians? By KEVIN BLOOM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gender-Based Violence and the Return to Kwamuhle

[Daily Maverick] Unfortunately, in free South Africa today, there are men who have assumed the role of KwaMuhle apparatchiks, humiliating women sexually, physically, economically and psychologically.

[Daily Maverick] Unfortunately, in free South Africa today, there are men who have assumed the role of KwaMuhle apparatchiks, humiliating women sexually, physically, economically and psychologically.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister to Hand Over Donated Clothing, Food Parcels to the Homeless During Mandela Day

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi will be joining forces with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), The National School of Government, Unisa and Export Credit Insurance Corporation to feed the homeles…

[Govt of SA] The Minister for Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi will be joining forces with the Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF), The National School of Government, Unisa and Export Credit Insurance Corporation to feed the homeless in the capital city for this year's Mandela Day.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Uncertainty Over Kenya Polls – Violence and Fears of War

[Daily Maverick] Kenya has been through dark periods before. Uncertainty surrounding polls, amid massive irregularities have degenerated into something other before. It seems to be happening again, and it casts doubts about the country’s readiness to h…

[Daily Maverick] Kenya has been through dark periods before. Uncertainty surrounding polls, amid massive irregularities have degenerated into something other before. It seems to be happening again, and it casts doubts about the country's readiness to hold polls. By NJERI KIMANI.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Social Security Agency Chief Faces Death Threats, Plot to Oust Him

[Daily Maverick] Matters have taken a sinister turn in the slipstream of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magawaza’s cancellation on 29 June of costly R47-million workstream contracts set up by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini. Magwaza, who is likel…

[Daily Maverick] Matters have taken a sinister turn in the slipstream of Sassa CEO Thokozani Magawaza's cancellation on 29 June of costly R47-million workstream contracts set up by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini. Magwaza, who is likely to testify against Dlamini in a public enquiry into her role in the Sassa scandal, is being pressured to accept an "exit package". Daily Maverick has also received reliable information that Magwaza was informed that his life is under threat. By MARIANNE THAMM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa