Land Debate Clouded By Misrepresentation and Lack of Data

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has generated a storm of gigantic proportions as political parties, citizens, white farmers…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation. The decision has generated a storm of gigantic proportions as political parties, citizens, white farmers and commentators anticipate either the moment of salvation ('real land reform at last!') or disaster ('the collapse of the market economy!').

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rebuilding Trust Is Ramaphosa’s Next Struggle

[Democracy Works] On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa promised: “a new beginning” for the party …

[Democracy Works] On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa promised: "a new beginning" for the party and the country under his watch.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Struggles to Recalibrate Itself for Elections

[Democracy Works] The death of opposition heavyweight Morgan Tsvangirai robbed Zimbabwe of the strongest challenger to Robert Mugabe for almost 20 years – and no successor will be able to emulate him fully. Mugabe has now gone, but Tsvangirai’s party, …

[Democracy Works] The death of opposition heavyweight Morgan Tsvangirai robbed Zimbabwe of the strongest challenger to Robert Mugabe for almost 20 years - and no successor will be able to emulate him fully. Mugabe has now gone, but Tsvangirai's party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is bitterly divided.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kenya Requests Extension of IMF Standby Loan

[East African] Kenya has requested for a six month extension to the $1.5 billion IMF standby facility that is due to expire next week pending a completion of scheduled reviews of the programme, the Bretton Woods institution has said.

[East African] Kenya has requested for a six month extension to the $1.5 billion IMF standby facility that is due to expire next week pending a completion of scheduled reviews of the programme, the Bretton Woods institution has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Exclusive Interview With New Opposition Leader Chamisa

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe’s new opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is 40 years old and he intends to run against President Mnangagwa on a youth ticket. DW’s Privilege Musvanhiri asked him how he plans to do lead the party.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's new opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is 40 years old and he intends to run against President Mnangagwa on a youth ticket. DW's Privilege Musvanhiri asked him how he plans to do lead the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nation Awaits Outcome of Landmark Poll

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead.

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

U.S. Secretary Tillerson Says Ethiopia Needs ‘Greater Freedom’

[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.

[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Mcebisi Jonas On State Capture, the Economy and Nelson Mandela Bay

[Daily Maverick] Mcebisi Jonas keeps a level head amid talks of expropriation of land without compensation and a potential mayorship candidacy for Nelson Mandela Bay. By NKATEKO MABASA.

[Daily Maverick] Mcebisi Jonas keeps a level head amid talks of expropriation of land without compensation and a potential mayorship candidacy for Nelson Mandela Bay. By NKATEKO MABASA.