Unlearning Toxic Behaviour

[Daily Maverick] Over the past couple of weeks we have seen horrific gender-based violence, in particular rape, hit the front pages of papers. We gasped as a nation in shock at the brutal death of Karabo Mokoena, the numerous cases of kidnapping of you…

[Daily Maverick] Over the past couple of weeks we have seen horrific gender-based violence, in particular rape, hit the front pages of papers. We gasped as a nation in shock at the brutal death of Karabo Mokoena, the numerous cases of kidnapping of young women, and the gang-rape of a 22-year-old pregnant women by 11 men. These incidents, among thousands of others, require of us to re-analyse a few critical social values that we lack as a society, and for us to address the ongoing violent culture that permeates South Africa

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Arts and Culture Hosts Colloquia to Celebrate Africa Month, 22 May to 14 Jun

[Govt of SA] As part of Africa Month celebrations, the Department of Arts and Culture will conduct a series of colloquia under the theme, “The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World” to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to pro…

[Govt of SA] As part of Africa Month celebrations, the Department of Arts and Culture will conduct a series of colloquia under the theme, "The Year of OR Tambo: Building a Better Africa and a Better World" to celebrate the legacy of OR Tambo and to promote African Unity. A panel comprising of leading minds in the country and the continent has been assembled to deliberate on issues of decolonization, given the lingering legacy of colonialism and apartheid, especially that in recent years there has been an upsurge in thi

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

As Culture Wars Intensify, Some White Afrikaners Push Back

[Daily Maverick] There’s something in the air. From private militias to private prosecutions, a certain segment of white Afrikaners are pushing back against perceived (or actual) threats to their lives, language and culture. They may not have political…

[Daily Maverick] There's something in the air. From private militias to private prosecutions, a certain segment of white Afrikaners are pushing back against perceived (or actual) threats to their lives, language and culture. They may not have political power, but there is still one tool: money, used to bolster groups like Afriforum and Solidarity, fund or defend legal actions such as the current school religion case being heard by the Johannesburg High Court, and punish businesses like Spur. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Explainer – What’s Driving the Deadly Conflict in the DRC?

[Daily Maverick] A conflict between the DRC’s armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By…

[Daily Maverick] A conflict between the DRC's armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Blowing the Whistle On the Speaker – Refusing a Secret Ballot Would Be a Parliamentary Obstruction

[Daily Maverick] We go to great lengths to protect Corruption Watch’s reporting channels from infiltration. Most journalists would sooner go to prison than reveal the identities of confidential sources. Legislatures, including our own, pass laws solely…

[Daily Maverick] We go to great lengths to protect Corruption Watch's reporting channels from infiltration. Most journalists would sooner go to prison than reveal the identities of confidential sources. Legislatures, including our own, pass laws solely intended for the protection of whistle-blowers. So, why the demand for an open ballot in the pending vote on a motion of no confidence?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senegalo-Gambian Planned Business Forum Deferred

[Daily Observer] Ambassador Paul Badji, Executive Secretary of the Senegalo – Gambiene Permanent Secretariat based in the Gambia has disclosed that the proposed Senegalo – GambieneBusiness Forum initially scheduled to take place in Dakar from 25 and 26…

[Daily Observer] Ambassador Paul Badji, Executive Secretary of the Senegalo - Gambiene Permanent Secretariat based in the Gambia has disclosed that the proposed Senegalo - GambieneBusiness Forum initially scheduled to take place in Dakar from 25 and 26 May 2017 has been rescheduled to October 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gen. Sulayman Badjie, Eight Other Soldiers Charged for Beheading American Citizens

[Daily Observer] General Sulayman Badjie, a former chief of Republican National Guard -RNG- of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh’s regime has been charged, alongside eight soldiers for their alleged participation in the murder of Ebou Jobe and Al…

[Daily Observer] General Sulayman Badjie, a former chief of Republican National Guard -RNG- of Gambia's former president, Yahya Jammeh's regime has been charged, alongside eight soldiers for their alleged participation in the murder of Ebou Jobe and Alhagie Mamud Ceesay, who were reported to be Americas citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Qualify, Responsible Journalists Must Embark On Investigative Journalism’ – Dr. Carrol

[Daily Observer] Journalists who are responsible and qualified to practice must engage in investigative journalism, says Dr. Hendry Carrol, legal luminary and Law lecturer at the University of The Gambia.

[Daily Observer] Journalists who are responsible and qualified to practice must engage in investigative journalism, says Dr. Hendry Carrol, legal luminary and Law lecturer at the University of The Gambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia