Social Grant Cards Will Remain Valid Beyond Expiry Date, Sassa Promises

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has assured social grant beneficiaries that Sassa payment cards, which expire on December 31, will continue to operate beyond their expiry dates.

[News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has assured social grant beneficiaries that Sassa payment cards, which expire on December 31, will continue to operate beyond their expiry dates.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Van Breda Expert Witness Never Worked in Forensic Lab – State

[News24Wire] The expert DNA witness hired by Henri Van Breda’s defence team has never worked in a forensic laboratory, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

[News24Wire] The expert DNA witness hired by Henri Van Breda's defence team has never worked in a forensic laboratory, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South Kordofan Family Detained for ‘Rebel Ties’

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Karshola -Five family members have been held under arrest by a group of Sudanese Military Intelligence in South Kordofan for the last two weeks. All of them are accused of associating with the rebel SPLM-N, including a 17-year-old boy.

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Karshola -Five family members have been held under arrest by a group of Sudanese Military Intelligence in South Kordofan for the last two weeks. All of them are accused of associating with the rebel SPLM-N, including a 17-year-old boy.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Artist to Launch ‘Sudan National Geographic’ Media Project

[SudaNow] Khartoum -A Sudanese painter/photographer is in preparations to launch a project for bringing to light what he calls Sudan’s economic riches and hidden beauties via a collection of media outlets he is considering. Khalid Hamid Yousif says he …

[SudaNow] Khartoum -A Sudanese painter/photographer is in preparations to launch a project for bringing to light what he calls Sudan's economic riches and hidden beauties via a collection of media outlets he is considering. Khalid Hamid Yousif says he had already shot a thousand gigabytes of photographs from around the country and its connections with neighboring countries that need someone to edit and prepare them for presentation.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Somalia’s Security Forces Must Learn From Attack, Do Better

[VOA] The death toll keeps climbing after Saturday’s massive truck bombing in Mogadishu. By Monday afternoon, the Somali government put the death count at 276 and wounded at 429. Analysts say the Somali government must be more vigilant against improvis…

[VOA] The death toll keeps climbing after Saturday's massive truck bombing in Mogadishu. By Monday afternoon, the Somali government put the death count at 276 and wounded at 429. Analysts say the Somali government must be more vigilant against improvised explosive devices if the country is to avoid similar attacks in the future.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Senate Summons NNPC Gmd, Shell MD Over Revocation, Re-Award of OML 13

[Vanguard] Abuja -Fresh troubles appear to be looming for the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, as the Senate has begun a probe into alleged revocation of OML 13 and re-award to Nigerian Petrol…

[Vanguard] Abuja -Fresh troubles appear to be looming for the Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, as the Senate has begun a probe into alleged revocation of OML 13 and re-award to Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, a subsidiary of NNPC, through executive fiat.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We Want to Win Against Algeria – Rohr

[Vanguard] Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he will want to win the last Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria even when he said he would field a much changed side, in Algiers.

[Vanguard] Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he will want to win the last Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Algeria even when he said he would field a much changed side, in Algiers.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Disintegration or Restructuring – Which Way Nigeria?

[Vanguard] AS we assemble for this discourse, Nigeria is experiencing the most degrading conditions in her economic, social and political life. Most indices are negative and the worst possible divisions are all over the land.

[Vanguard] AS we assemble for this discourse, Nigeria is experiencing the most degrading conditions in her economic, social and political life. Most indices are negative and the worst possible divisions are all over the land.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uniform Men Lured Us to Be Killed By Herdsmen – Plateau Attack Survivor

[Vanguard] No fewer than 29 persons, mainly women and children, were, yesterday, killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

[Vanguard] No fewer than 29 persons, mainly women and children, were, yesterday, killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Petrol Tanker Fire Wreaks Havoc On Abia Community

[Vanguard] Aba -A tanker laden with petroleum product, yesterday, caught fire in Ehere community in Obingwa Local Government Area near the popular Opobo Junction, Ogbor Hill, the outskirts of the commercial city of Aba, Abia State, inflicting various d…

[Vanguard] Aba -A tanker laden with petroleum product, yesterday, caught fire in Ehere community in Obingwa Local Government Area near the popular Opobo Junction, Ogbor Hill, the outskirts of the commercial city of Aba, Abia State, inflicting various degrees of injuries on pupils of a private school in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria