ART X Lagos – Second Installment of West Africa’s International Art Fair

[This is Africa] ART X Lagos is an International Art Fair created to widen Nigeria’s connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa and the world. Its second instalment is set to be bigger and bolder than the last.

[This is Africa] ART X Lagos is an International Art Fair created to widen Nigeria's connection to the contemporary art scene across Africa and the world. Its second instalment is set to be bigger and bolder than the last.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Finance Minister Okays Cape Town’s Deviation From Municipal Act

[News24Wire] Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approved the City of Cape Town’s request to deviate from Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) regulations in order to urgently deal with the drought, the City said on Monday.

[News24Wire] Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba has approved the City of Cape Town's request to deviate from Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) regulations in order to urgently deal with the drought, the City said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

When Your Advert Is Irresponsible

[Guardian] Many advertisers and their advertising agencies often miss the social responsibility embedded in their jobs. As a rookie reporter with The Guardian in 1990, I took an interest in advertising messages and my opinion was that most of the adverts I saw were below par in terms of how effectively they communicated brand benefits. When I had an opportunity to speak with one of the leading lights in Nigerian advertising at the time, Julia Oku of S O & U (later S O & U Saatchi & Saatchi), I told her I

[Guardian] Many advertisers and their advertising agencies often miss the social responsibility embedded in their jobs. As a rookie reporter with The Guardian in 1990, I took an interest in advertising messages and my opinion was that most of the adverts I saw were below par in terms of how effectively they communicated brand benefits. When I had an opportunity to speak with one of the leading lights in Nigerian advertising at the time, Julia Oku of S O & U (later S O & U Saatchi & Saatchi), I told her I

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Agent Provocateurs,’ President Calls Protesting Parties

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through her press secretary Jerolimmek Piah, has termed the ruling Unity Party(UP), as well as the oppositions Liberty Party (LP) and the All Liberian Party (ALP), as “agent provocateurs to undermine Liberia’…

[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, through her press secretary Jerolimmek Piah, has termed the ruling Unity Party(UP), as well as the oppositions Liberty Party (LP) and the All Liberian Party (ALP), as "agent provocateurs to undermine Liberia's democratic process," following their joint statement alleging "widespread, systematic elections fraud" at the hands of the National Elections Commission (NEC), and with the President's interference.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Social Security Agency, Post Office Agree to Secure Grants Deal

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will “sit through the night” to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) will "sit through the night" to thrash out a deal for the social grants scheme before Wednesday evening, MPs have heard.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

WFP Begins Harvesting, Donates Rice Thresher to Women’s Group

[Observer] The World Food Program (WFP) on last Friday kicked off the Magarma Farm Rice Harvest in Kpekor, rural Montserrado County. The rice harvesting, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), brought together local farmers and p…

[Observer] The World Food Program (WFP) on last Friday kicked off the Magarma Farm Rice Harvest in Kpekor, rural Montserrado County. The rice harvesting, done in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), brought together local farmers and partners.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Alleged Police Assault Angers Zogos

[Observer] Armah Barrie, dead or alive, was deposited before the LBS gate, as by his friends who riot police eventually pushed away to secure the entrance to the broadcast station

[Observer] Armah Barrie, dead or alive, was deposited before the LBS gate, as by his friends who riot police eventually pushed away to secure the entrance to the broadcast station

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia