Wide Reforms Needed to Have Credible Elections. but It May Be Too Late

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe’s Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the country’s political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election is free and fair. The opposition will therefore be at a …

[The Conversation Africa] Zimbabwe's Constitution requires it to hold elections by July 2018. It seems unlikely that the country's political system will be reformed in time to ensure the election is free and fair. The opposition will therefore be at a disadvantage again. It seems to have abandoned its calls for reform and is focusing on building coalitions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ As Conflict Spreads

[IPS] United Nations -Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the pr…

[IPS] United Nations -Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Cops Ban Brutality Day Commemorations

[New Zimbabwe] Police have banned the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) from commemorating its Police Brutality Day, also known as September 13, saying they did not know the significance of the event.

[New Zimbabwe] Police have banned the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) from commemorating its Police Brutality Day, also known as September 13, saying they did not know the significance of the event.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Neck Broken in Alimony Brawl

[New Zimbabwe] Masvingo -A woman landed herself in court after she severely assaulted her husband’s ex-wife for pestering the couple demanding child maintenance money, a magistrate heard Tuesday.

[New Zimbabwe] Masvingo -A woman landed herself in court after she severely assaulted her husband's ex-wife for pestering the couple demanding child maintenance money, a magistrate heard Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Muthambi Clarifies Misleading Reports

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi has appeared before the Portfolio Committee where she clarified misleading reports that she was dodging Parliament and refusing to account.

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi has appeared before the Portfolio Committee where she clarified misleading reports that she was dodging Parliament and refusing to account.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Judges, Judiciary Workers to Write Appointment, Promotion Exam in Delta

[Guardian] Asaba and Lokoja -Aspiring judges and judiciary workers in Delta State would henceforth be subjected to compulsory written examinations for appointment, promotion and inter-cadre transfer.

[Guardian] Asaba and Lokoja -Aspiring judges and judiciary workers in Delta State would henceforth be subjected to compulsory written examinations for appointment, promotion and inter-cadre transfer.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria