Appeals Court Defends Decision on IEBC

[Nation] The Court Of Appeal has dismissed some lawyers’ claims that it did not sit on October 25 to suspend a High Court decision declaring appointment of IEBC returning officers illegal.

[Nation] The Court Of Appeal has dismissed some lawyers' claims that it did not sit on October 25 to suspend a High Court decision declaring appointment of IEBC returning officers illegal.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Davies-Okundaye – the Textile Queen From Yoruba

[East African] Traditionally, vocations were learnt in the family and skills passed down generations. This is how Nigerian textile artist, Nike Davis-Okundaye, born into a poor family, exploited her cloth-painting skills to become an internationally ce…

[East African] Traditionally, vocations were learnt in the family and skills passed down generations. This is how Nigerian textile artist, Nike Davis-Okundaye, born into a poor family, exploited her cloth-painting skills to become an internationally celebrated creator.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

DR Congo – A Dangerous Stalemate

[ICG] Political uncertainty and increasing polarisation between government and opposition, combined with escalating violence in many provinces, have set the DRC on a dangerous trajectory. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2017 – Third Update early wa…

[ICG] Political uncertainty and increasing polarisation between government and opposition, combined with escalating violence in many provinces, have set the DRC on a dangerous trajectory. In this excerpt from the Watch List 2017 - Third Update early warning report for European policy makers, Crisis Group urges the European Union and its member states to denounce attempts by the DRC government to further delay the polls and offer technical electoral support to the Electoral Commission.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Treasury Steps in to Break Social Grants Deadlock

[GroundUp] National Treasury has until Tuesday to evaluate the “fairness and transparency” in awarding the social grants payment contract to the South African Post Office (SAPO). This is a last bid to resolve the deadlock between the South African Soci…

[GroundUp] National Treasury has until Tuesday to evaluate the "fairness and transparency" in awarding the social grants payment contract to the South African Post Office (SAPO). This is a last bid to resolve the deadlock between the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and SAPO.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Platinum Producer Takes Delivery of Base Metals Refinery

[The Herald] The country’s largest platinum producer, Zimplats, says it has received delivery of equipment for the refurbishment of its non-operational base metals refinery (BMR) in Selous. The mothballed base metal refinery was set up by BHP, but fail…

[The Herald] The country's largest platinum producer, Zimplats, says it has received delivery of equipment for the refurbishment of its non-operational base metals refinery (BMR) in Selous. The mothballed base metal refinery was set up by BHP, but failed to work because of technical difficulties. The platinum producer said it has to date spent around $23 million for the BMR project, which had been put on hold early last year on the back of a significant drop in international metal prices. Zimplats head of corporate aff

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe