John Magufuli Utterances Heighten Border Tensions

[Nation] The border dispute between Kenya and Tanzania, over pasture land, is threatening to become a full blown diplomatic crisis, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli declaring that his country is not grazing land for Kenyan cows.

[Nation] The border dispute between Kenya and Tanzania, over pasture land, is threatening to become a full blown diplomatic crisis, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli declaring that his country is not grazing land for Kenyan cows.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Post Office to Pay Social Grants

[GroundUp] By Friday 17 November, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will have signed a contract with the SA Post Office (SAPO) for the payment of over 17 million grants. This “hybrid model” will include SASSA, SAPO, Home Affairs and the …

[GroundUp] By Friday 17 November, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will have signed a contract with the SA Post Office (SAPO) for the payment of over 17 million grants. This "hybrid model" will include SASSA, SAPO, Home Affairs and the State Security Agency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Department of Education Under Fire for Shoddy Statistics

[GroundUp] The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of learners needing transport.

[GroundUp] The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of learners needing transport.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Poor Service Leads to Illegal Water Connections

[GroundUp] Some residents in Du Noon say they have had their water cut off through no fault of their own. The problems arise because of water management devices (WMD). These are fitted by contractors for the City of Cape Town to restrict “indigent hous…

[GroundUp] Some residents in Du Noon say they have had their water cut off through no fault of their own. The problems arise because of water management devices (WMD). These are fitted by contractors for the City of Cape Town to restrict "indigent households" to 350 free litres of water per day (70 litres per person or less in households of five or more people). However, if there are leaks, people find their water allocation has been used up while they "were sleeping" says Du Noon resident Zinzi Mwigwi.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Military Coup Can’t Be Ruled Out, Says Former Mugabe Ally

[VOA] Former Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa says a military coup cannot be ruled out in Zimbabwe as some members of the Zimbabwe National Army are not happy about the sacking of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

[VOA] Former Home Affairs Minister Dumiso Dabengwa says a military coup cannot be ruled out in Zimbabwe as some members of the Zimbabwe National Army are not happy about the sacking of former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Will Active Managers Soon Throw in the Towel?

[Daily Maverick] We’ve been here many times before… remember tobacco companies casting doubt over evidence that smoking causes cancer, or the motor manufacturers and oil industry questioning the existence of climate change? As with all temporary vict…

[Daily Maverick] We've been here many times before... remember tobacco companies casting doubt over evidence that smoking causes cancer, or the motor manufacturers and oil industry questioning the existence of climate change? As with all temporary victories of hope over experience, the evidence is eventually so compelling that no one will doubt it. Perhaps we are reaching that point in the debate about active versus passive investing. By 10X Investments chief executive officer STEVEN NATHAN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IOC Suspends Frank Fredericks Over French Corruption Charges

[Namibian] The International Olympic Committee suspended Frank Fredericks as a member on Tuesday, four days after he was charged in a French investigation of suspected bribery in the 2016 Olympic host city vote.

[Namibian] The International Olympic Committee suspended Frank Fredericks as a member on Tuesday, four days after he was charged in a French investigation of suspected bribery in the 2016 Olympic host city vote.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Learning Chinese Now a Necessity – DPS Foreign

[Kingdom of Lesotho] A three-month long course on Chinese language for Lesotho government officials was opened at the Chinese Confucius classroom (culture and language centre) established within the Machabeng College in Maseru on Tuesday.

[Kingdom of Lesotho] A three-month long course on Chinese language for Lesotho government officials was opened at the Chinese Confucius classroom (culture and language centre) established within the Machabeng College in Maseru on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Civilians Caught in Middle as War Nears 4-year Mark

[VOA] The mourners carried the casket through the tall grass along Uganda’s border with war-torn South Sudan. A church choir sang graveside hymns as the deceased relatives wailed, tears streaming down their faces.

[VOA] The mourners carried the casket through the tall grass along Uganda's border with war-torn South Sudan. A church choir sang graveside hymns as the deceased relatives wailed, tears streaming down their faces.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan