Protesters March Against Coal Plant

[VOA] As the planet marks World Environment Day, protesters in Kenya took to the streets to demand the government stop building a coal power plant in the country.

[VOA] As the planet marks World Environment Day, protesters in Kenya took to the streets to demand the government stop building a coal power plant in the country.

DA Doesn’t Need ‘Good Reason’ to Remove Mayor, Lawyers Argue

[Daily Maverick] On the second day of the court hearing to determine whether Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille was lawfully stripped of her DA membership, the DA’s lawyers fought back. Even if the manner in which De Lille was ousted was procedurally fl…

[Daily Maverick] On the second day of the court hearing to determine whether Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille was lawfully stripped of her DA membership, the DA's lawyers fought back. Even if the manner in which De Lille was ousted was procedurally flawed, they argued, it was clear that her relationship with the party was over. But judges hearing the matter had a different concern: should this internal party issue be brought before a court at all?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Governments Should Sanction Leaders of Conflict – UN Official

[VOA] A senior U.N. official is calling on governments to target the leaders of South Sudan’s warring factions with painful financial measures and other actions to persuade them to change the behavior that has plunged their country into a state of perp…

[VOA] A senior U.N. official is calling on governments to target the leaders of South Sudan's warring factions with painful financial measures and other actions to persuade them to change the behavior that has plunged their country into a state of perpetual conflict and suffering.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

MPs Hope That ‘Madam Fix It’ Can Mend Outstanding Issues At Prasa

[Daily Maverick] Despite optimism over the appointment of a new interim Prasa board, MPs at Parliament’s portfolio committee on transport threw cold water on the hope that the new board will improve operations at the entity, especially in Cape Town.

[Daily Maverick] Despite optimism over the appointment of a new interim Prasa board, MPs at Parliament's portfolio committee on transport threw cold water on the hope that the new board will improve operations at the entity, especially in Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Government Should Enact the Muslim Marriages Bill As Soon As Possible

[Daily Maverick] When the Muslim Judicial Council hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa, he indicated the government’s commitment to ensuring Muslim marriages are afforded recognition. I indicated that the composition of an advisory committee needs to be in…

[Daily Maverick] When the Muslim Judicial Council hosted President Cyril Ramaphosa, he indicated the government’s commitment to ensuring Muslim marriages are afforded recognition. I indicated that the composition of an advisory committee needs to be inclusive and ensure experts in the different religious marriage laws are represented. There is a broader context within which the above suggestion was made, which I would like to elaborate upon.

Bafana Bafana to Face Botswana in the Cosafa Cup Plate Final

[SAFA] Bafana Bafana will take on Botswana in the 2018 COSAFA Cup Plate final on Friday, 8 June 2018 – a repeat of the main Cup decider in 2016 that was won by a youthful South Africa.

[SAFA] Bafana Bafana will take on Botswana in the 2018 COSAFA Cup Plate final on Friday, 8 June 2018 - a repeat of the main Cup decider in 2016 that was won by a youthful South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Parents Besiege UNTH With Children for Heart Surgeries

[Guardian] Enugu and Jos -The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State was a Mecca of sorts yesterday, as parents across the federation besieged the facility with their children for open heart surgeries.

[Guardian] Enugu and Jos -The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu State was a Mecca of sorts yesterday, as parents across the federation besieged the facility with their children for open heart surgeries.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria Has High Tuberculosis Burden, Ranks 7th Globally

[Leadership] The minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewale has said that Nigeria emerged 7th amongst the high TB burden countries globally and second in Africa, which has further underscored the need for concerted efforts towards the reduction of the burd…

[Leadership] The minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewale has said that Nigeria emerged 7th amongst the high TB burden countries globally and second in Africa, which has further underscored the need for concerted efforts towards the reduction of the burden of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria