Who Wants to Be the Next ANC Secretary-General?

[Daily Maverick] There is now only one thing we know for sure about the ANC’s December elective conference. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said on Friday that he would not contest his position again at the 54th national conference. That means tha…

[Daily Maverick] There is now only one thing we know for sure about the ANC's December elective conference. ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe said on Friday that he would not contest his position again at the 54th national conference. That means that there will definitely be a new secretary-general running the affairs of the ANC. While the focus remains on the top job, the secretary-general position is key to the party's internal functioning and its main interface with society. Like with the presidency, this is set to b

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Five-Day Power Outage in Lagos Announced

[Premium Times] Electricity supply would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos this week as Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday announced five days power outage in the city.

[Premium Times] Electricity supply would be disrupted in many parts of Lagos this week as Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Monday announced five days power outage in the city.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Office Repairing 30,000 Km Road Annually

[Ethiopian Herald] Despite challenges in financing road maintenance activities across the country, the office has managed to repair 30,000 km of road per year, said the Ethiopian Road Fund Office Director General Reshid Mohamed.

[Ethiopian Herald] Despite challenges in financing road maintenance activities across the country, the office has managed to repair 30,000 km of road per year, said the Ethiopian Road Fund Office Director General Reshid Mohamed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Rebels Accuse Sudan of Preparing War

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum / Nierteti -The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minawi (SLM-MM) has accused the Government of Sudan of preparing a full-scale war against the armed movements in North Darfur. The visiting African Union ambassadors rep…

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum / Nierteti -The rebel Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minawi (SLM-MM) has accused the Government of Sudan of preparing a full-scale war against the armed movements in North Darfur. The visiting African Union ambassadors reported that insecurity in Jebel Marra prevent displaced people of returning home.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

University of Johannesburg Centre Shines Light On African Philosophy

[News24Wire] African philosophy – especially around areas on knowledge production and science – will be at the heart of a new centre opened by the University of Johannesburg, the institution said on Sunday.

[News24Wire] African philosophy - especially around areas on knowledge production and science - will be at the heart of a new centre opened by the University of Johannesburg, the institution said on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition – ‘Sudan Planned to Abort National Dialogue Outputs’

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -The National Umma Party (NUP) claimed that the Sudanese government aborted several outcomes of the National Dialogue, aimed at changing current principles and restrictions on freedoms, to keep the policies unchanged.

[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -The National Umma Party (NUP) claimed that the Sudanese government aborted several outcomes of the National Dialogue, aimed at changing current principles and restrictions on freedoms, to keep the policies unchanged.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Budget 2017/18 – Who Gets What?

[Observer] Next financial year’s budget, to be read in June, is thin on surprises. Just like last year, at least five sectors continue to dominate allocations: works and transport, energy and mineral development, education, health, and security.

[Observer] Next financial year's budget, to be read in June, is thin on surprises. Just like last year, at least five sectors continue to dominate allocations: works and transport, energy and mineral development, education, health, and security.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda