12 Points for the New AU Commission Chair

[ICG] Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation’s re…

[ICG] Africa is experiencing the highest number of humanitarian crises since the 1990s. As the new chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, takes office, International Crisis Group suggests how he can strengthen the organisation's response to threats to continental peace and security.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Teachers’ Union to Call for Strike If No New Teachers

[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers will call its members to go on strike in May if the government fails to amend its budget, due next month, and factor in the employment of 5,000 more teachers.

[Nation] The Kenya National Union of Teachers will call its members to go on strike in May if the government fails to amend its budget, due next month, and factor in the employment of 5,000 more teachers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Suffering of Patients to End As Doctors Say Deal Close

[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials say they have agreed on everything with the government that would see them call off the strike, but are stuck at “how the doctors will go back to work” following…

[Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) officials say they have agreed on everything with the government that would see them call off the strike, but are stuck at "how the doctors will go back to work" following their 99 days strike.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police Must Compensate Torture Victims – Court

[CAJ News] Mutare -ZIMBABWEAN courts have ordered the deduction from a police officer’s salary as compensation for torturing a high school student to induce a confession. Pupil Brighton Sanyanga had in 2014 been tortured at a fearsome police station ea…

[CAJ News] Mutare -ZIMBABWEAN courts have ordered the deduction from a police officer's salary as compensation for torturing a high school student to induce a confession. Pupil Brighton Sanyanga had in 2014 been tortured at a fearsome police station east of the country in a case of malicious damage to property after student rioting.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

ANC Proposes Tax On Unused Land to Force Owners to Sell to the State

[News24Wire] The ANC has proposed more taxes for unused land to force owners to sell their land to the state in an attempt to fast-track its failed land redistribution programme.

[News24Wire] The ANC has proposed more taxes for unused land to force owners to sell their land to the state in an attempt to fast-track its failed land redistribution programme.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Junior Chipolopolo Crowned U20 AFCON Champs

[Zambia Reports] God is Great. I’m still shaking as I write this, I didn’t want to talk too much before/during the match, but now I’ve got EVERY RIGHT to do so, we’re the Under-20 African champs.

[Zambia Reports] God is Great. I'm still shaking as I write this, I didn't want to talk too much before/during the match, but now I've got EVERY RIGHT to do so, we're the Under-20 African champs.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

4G Licences On the Cards but Already the Digital Transition Is Under Way in Kinshasa

[Balancing Act] London -According to a report in Le Potentiel Online, Minister of Posts, Telephones, New Information and Communication Technologies (PT-NTIC), Amy Ambatob announced at the end of February that 4G licences would be published within days….

[Balancing Act] London -According to a report in Le Potentiel Online, Minister of Posts, Telephones, New Information and Communication Technologies (PT-NTIC), Amy Ambatob announced at the end of February that 4G licences would be published within days. This has turned out to be a bit optimistic but changes are already under way in the market. Russell Southwood looks at how those changes are affecting the market.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

South Africa, Zambia Biggest Winners At CAF Awards

[CAJ News] Lusaka -NEWLY crowned champions, Zambia, and fellow Southern African rivals, South Africa have dominated the TOTAL Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations awards. Striker Patson Daka of Zambia was named the player of the tournament. His compatriot wa…

[CAJ News] Lusaka -NEWLY crowned champions, Zambia, and fellow Southern African rivals, South Africa have dominated the TOTAL Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations awards. Striker Patson Daka of Zambia was named the player of the tournament. His compatriot was man of the match in the 2-0 win over Senegal in the final on Sunday. South Africa won the Fair Play award. The team's forward, Luther Singh, finished topscorer with four goals and two assists. Daka and Singh also made the CAF Best XI for the junior tournament. Zambia, Senegal

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Emergency Shelter Offered to 15 000 Homeless From Hout Bay Blaze

[News24Wire] Emergency shelter has been made available to the 15 000 people affected by a devastating fire which on Saturday destroyed 3 500 homes in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday.

[News24Wire] Emergency shelter has been made available to the 15 000 people affected by a devastating fire which on Saturday destroyed 3 500 homes in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mining Firm Donates to 400 Families

[The Herald] Platinum producer Mimosa Mining Company has donated 20 tonnes of maize, five tonnes of sugar beans, 10 tonnes of soya chunks, two tonnes of potatoes, two tonnes of onions, 1 000 blankets and grocery to 400 families affected by recent flood…

[The Herald] Platinum producer Mimosa Mining Company has donated 20 tonnes of maize, five tonnes of sugar beans, 10 tonnes of soya chunks, two tonnes of potatoes, two tonnes of onions, 1 000 blankets and grocery to 400 families affected by recent floods in Mberengwa and Zvishavane.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe