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

Men Found Guilty of Exhuming Body of Girl With Albinism

[News24Wire] A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism – for traditional rituals, says a report.

[News24Wire] A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism - for traditional rituals, says a report.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

IG Shuns Hearing As Senate Committee Threatens Warrant of Arrest

[This Day] Abuja -The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, Wednesday refused to appear before the Senate Committee meant to investigate him for alleged corrupt practises and misappropriation of N7.2 billion budgeted funds.

[This Day] Abuja -The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, Wednesday refused to appear before the Senate Committee meant to investigate him for alleged corrupt practises and misappropriation of N7.2 billion budgeted funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria