Faf to Lead Proteas in All Three Formats

[News24Wire] The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) today approved the recommendation of the National Selection Panel to appoint Faf du Plessis as captain of the ODI squad with immediate effect.

[News24Wire] The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) today approved the recommendation of the National Selection Panel to appoint Faf du Plessis as captain of the ODI squad with immediate effect.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Wants Free IDs for Poor Ahead of 2018 Polls

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has urged the Registrar General’s office to consider issuing free identity documents (IDs) to poor Zimbabweans ahead of the 2018 general elections, says a report.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has urged the Registrar General's office to consider issuing free identity documents (IDs) to poor Zimbabweans ahead of the 2018 general elections, says a report.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Church Leader Helps Broker Polls Body Deal

[Nation] Electoral Commission chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba was last evening thrust back into the team that will manage the fresh presidential election on October 17, after a church-mediated retreat in Naivasha.

[Nation] Electoral Commission chief executive officer Ezra Chiloba was last evening thrust back into the team that will manage the fresh presidential election on October 17, after a church-mediated retreat in Naivasha.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nurses’ Strike Forces Patients to Seek Treatment in Tanzania

[Nation] People in need of medical services in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties are now trooping to Tanzania seeking for treatment after medical services in most public hospitals at the Coast remain grounded.

[Nation] People in need of medical services in Taita Taveta and Kwale counties are now trooping to Tanzania seeking for treatment after medical services in most public hospitals at the Coast remain grounded.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Petra Shares Tumble As Woes Pile Up

[Daily News] PETRA Diamonds shares at London Stock Exchange continued to plunge as it faces a review of its local mining contract and investigation into allegations of under-declared diamond exports.

[Daily News] PETRA Diamonds shares at London Stock Exchange continued to plunge as it faces a review of its local mining contract and investigation into allegations of under-declared diamond exports.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

UDC Founder Speaks Out

[The Patriot] Businessman Lebang Mpotokwane was a key player in seeing to the formation of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) that brought together three parties which heavily dented the ruling party’s hold on power in the 2014 General Elections….

[The Patriot] Businessman Lebang Mpotokwane was a key player in seeing to the formation of the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) that brought together three parties which heavily dented the ruling party's hold on power in the 2014 General Elections. Of recent however those leading the movement appear to be ignoring his wise counsel. In this wide-ranging interview, he warns:

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Somalia – Three Journalists Wounded in Suicide Bombing

[IFJ] A suicide bombing on Sunday 10 September in the central Somalian town of Beledweyne has killed at least 6 people and wounded over 15 others, including 3 journalists.

[IFJ] A suicide bombing on Sunday 10 September in the central Somalian town of Beledweyne has killed at least 6 people and wounded over 15 others, including 3 journalists.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

From War in DRC to Swimming the Open Ocean

[GroundUp] He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2012 and travelled 3,400km to Cape Town, an arduous journey that took several weeks. He was only 17 at the time, and came with his sister and two cousins, all of them under 20….

[GroundUp] He escaped conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2012 and travelled 3,400km to Cape Town, an arduous journey that took several weeks. He was only 17 at the time, and came with his sister and two cousins, all of them under 20. This Saturday, almost five years after being granted asylum in South Africa, Arafat Gatabazi will embark on a 12km swim from Robben Island to Sea Point, raising funds for a creche in Khayelitsha.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa