Ramaphosa’s New Cabinet Is a Motley Crew – What He’ll Need to Make It Work

[The Conversation Africa] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced sweeping changes to the Cabinet he inherited from Jacob Zuma. Notably, respected former finance ministers Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan, who were both controversially fi…

[The Conversation Africa] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced sweeping changes to the Cabinet he inherited from Jacob Zuma. Notably, respected former finance ministers Nhlanhla Nene and Pravin Gordhan, who were both controversially fired by Zuma, are back. Ramaphosa said the changes made his government better equipped to carry out its mandate. Politics and Society editor Thabo Leshilo asked Mashupye Maserumule for his thoughts.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tourism Minister Begins Re-Engagement Series Tour

[263Chat] The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon. Prisca Mupfumira (MP) is leading a delegation comprising of The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), the tourism industry and media on her second international re-engagement series tour acro…

[263Chat] The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Hon. Prisca Mupfumira (MP) is leading a delegation comprising of The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), the tourism industry and media on her second international re-engagement series tour across major tourism source markets; South Africa, United Kingdom and Germany.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Fish Ban Extension Hailed

[Times of Zambia] Aquaculture Development of Zambia chairperson Fisho Mwale has welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to extend the fish ban period in Zambia.

[Times of Zambia] Aquaculture Development of Zambia chairperson Fisho Mwale has welcomed the announcement by the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries to extend the fish ban period in Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

‘Superhero’ Awarded for Work to End ‘Spirit Child’ Killings

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -When Angela was born without lower legs, her father believed she was an evil spirit and should be taken to a “concoction man” – a traditional herbalist who would kill the baby and bury her.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -When Angela was born without lower legs, her father believed she was an evil spirit and should be taken to a "concoction man" - a traditional herbalist who would kill the baby and bury her.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Politics – a Career for the Evil?

[263Chat] When I was in my childhood and youth, I always had a fascination with politics – and its ability to improve people’s lives – such that, I actually harbored dreams of one day becoming a politician – and even, the president of Zimbabwe.

[263Chat] When I was in my childhood and youth, I always had a fascination with politics - and its ability to improve people's lives - such that, I actually harbored dreams of one day becoming a politician - and even, the president of Zimbabwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Morocco Prepares to Make Its Mark On Security in Africa

[ISS] In the entrance hall of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, a huge portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco was strategically placed to greet delegates attending the AU summit in January. Photographs illustrating Morocco’s contribu…

[ISS] In the entrance hall of the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, a huge portrait of King Mohammed VI of Morocco was strategically placed to greet delegates attending the AU summit in January. Photographs illustrating Morocco's contribution to peacekeeping in Africa, dating back to the 1960s, as well as its numerous humanitarian missions on the continent, completed the exhibition.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Bid to Create Ruler PM, Weak President

[Nation] Exactly seven-and-a-half years after the Constitution was promulgated, a former journalist-turned-politician yesterday became the first to test the will of Members of Parliament to alter the supreme law of the land.

[Nation] Exactly seven-and-a-half years after the Constitution was promulgated, a former journalist-turned-politician yesterday became the first to test the will of Members of Parliament to alter the supreme law of the land.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘It’s Cold Outside Zifa’

[The Herald] Former ZIFA treasurer Fabian Vanganayi says he once took $21 090 in cash from the association’s funds on a night trip to the University of Zimbabwe where he was studying, in a graphic revelation of the shocking culture of how funds were be…

[The Herald] Former ZIFA treasurer Fabian Vanganayi says he once took $21 090 in cash from the association's funds on a night trip to the University of Zimbabwe where he was studying, in a graphic revelation of the shocking culture of how funds were being handled at the country's football governing body which had slipped into bankruptcy.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Promotes 20 Senior Army Officers

[The Herald] Zimbabwe National Army senior officers have been urged to always be on high alert and to analyse situations in order to make timeous decisions to defend the country.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe National Army senior officers have been urged to always be on high alert and to analyse situations in order to make timeous decisions to defend the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe