ANC’s 106th – Ramaphosa Goes to Mandela Heartland

[Daily Maverick] ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been setting the stage for a fresh attempt, mooted for next week, to force President Jacob Zuma out of office. Unity rhetoric has made way for some tough talk as he was warmly received by traditional l…

[Daily Maverick] ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has been setting the stage for a fresh attempt, mooted for next week, to force President Jacob Zuma out of office. Unity rhetoric has made way for some tough talk as he was warmly received by traditional leaders near former president Nelson Mandela's home in the Eastern Cape. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Drilling On Cape Flats Aquifer Starts As Cape Town Dams Dry Up in Drought

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town drilled its first test borehole into the Cape Flats aquifer on Thursday, hoping that the earth’s natural underground reservoirs would provide an extra 80 million litres of water per day as dams dry up in a prolonged d…

[News24Wire] The City of Cape Town drilled its first test borehole into the Cape Flats aquifer on Thursday, hoping that the earth's natural underground reservoirs would provide an extra 80 million litres of water per day as dams dry up in a prolonged drought.

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SARS Wars – KPMG ‘Rogue Unit’ Independent Inquiry Grinds to a Halt

[Daily Maverick] Two months after the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors announced the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry, chaired by Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, into alle…

[Daily Maverick] Two months after the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors announced the establishment of an independent commission of inquiry, chaired by Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, into alleged misconduct by KPMG regarding work done for the Gupta family, and the controversial SARS "rogue" unit report, things appear to have ground to a halt. A key witness willing to testify has been left hanging by IRBA, SAICA, KPMG as well as the commission, who have not made an

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Militant Behind Killing of Military Personnel Surrenders, in JTF’s Custody

[Guardian] Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe, has arrested the Niger Delta militant Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (General Kareowei), whose activities led to a major military offensive in Delta and Bayelsa communities.

[Guardian] Operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe, has arrested the Niger Delta militant Peregbakumo Oyawerikumo (General Kareowei), whose activities led to a major military offensive in Delta and Bayelsa communities.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Petrol Scarcity Ends in Lagos, Persists in Port Harcourt, Others

[Guardian] Residents of Lagos and Abuja have begun heaving sighs of relief from the recent fuel scarcity, leaving people in Imo, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and other parts of the country longing for similar respite.

[Guardian] Residents of Lagos and Abuja have begun heaving sighs of relief from the recent fuel scarcity, leaving people in Imo, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Kano and other parts of the country longing for similar respite.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

No Preferred Bidder for 9Mobile’s Acquisition, Says NCC

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied claims that a particular bidder has been anointed to take over 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat, by all means.

[Guardian] The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has denied claims that a particular bidder has been anointed to take over 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat, by all means.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Herdsmen Challenge – Grow Grass in Chad and Mali

[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is tim…

[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is time we found an enduring solution to it. The unsettling incidences of foreign-looking herdsmen attacks on Nigerians on their legitimate lands are fast approaching emergency proportions, with the Federal Government seeming unnervingly clueless on how to curb the menace, ev

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Zimbabwe – Tsvangirai’s Ill-Health Forces Debate On Succession Into the Open

[Daily Maverick] The ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s new year message has opened up a succession debate that is usually taboo. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

[Daily Maverick] The ailing opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's new year message has opened up a succession debate that is usually taboo. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Massacre, a Jihad Against Christians, CAN Alleges

[Guardian] Yola -The Adamawa State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the killings under the guise of cattle rustling are a jihad against the adherents.

[Guardian] Yola -The Adamawa State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says the killings under the guise of cattle rustling are a jihad against the adherents.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Dangote Sets Up Job Centre to Fight Unemployment in Abia

[This Day] Umuahia -Africa’s richest man and chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has partnered the Government of Abia State to fight the scourge of unemployment and enhance human capital development in God’s own state.

[This Day] Umuahia -Africa's richest man and chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has partnered the Government of Abia State to fight the scourge of unemployment and enhance human capital development in God's own state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria