UN Boss in Somalia As Deaths From Starvation Rises

[Dalsan Radio] The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited drought hit region South West State and called for a swift action by the international community yo avert famine

[Dalsan Radio] The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday visited drought hit region South West State and called for a swift action by the international community yo avert famine

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Acclaimed Writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o Interrupted During UCT Lecture

[News24Wire] A lecture by Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o was briefly interrupted by students on Friday, with one telling him to ask the “oppressors to leave” the venue before his address.

[News24Wire] A lecture by Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o was briefly interrupted by students on Friday, with one telling him to ask the "oppressors to leave" the venue before his address.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zuma’s ‘Basket of Deplorables’ – Making the Country Not So Great Again

[Daily Maverick] Donald Trump has his “deplorables” and so does Jacob Zuma. While Trump’s troops might extend over millions of people, President Zuma has a select few villains who are essential to his wrecking ball machinery. Social Development Ministe…

[Daily Maverick] Donald Trump has his "deplorables" and so does Jacob Zuma. While Trump's troops might extend over millions of people, President Zuma has a select few villains who are essential to his wrecking ball machinery. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is a champion of the deplorables, and despite pushing the country to the brink on the social grants crisis, Zuma still has her back. Like Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Dudu Myeni, Brian Molefe, Faith Muthambi and Mosebenzi Zwane, Dlamini has high-level political prot

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Committees to Gather Views On Peace Bill

[The Herald] The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Senate Thematic Committee on Peace and Security will next week embark on another round of public hearings to gather views on the revised National Pea…

[The Herald] The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Senate Thematic Committee on Peace and Security will next week embark on another round of public hearings to gather views on the revised National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill. Government withdrew the Bill last year after members of the public expressed reservations on some provisions during public hearings conducted by the same committees.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Anti-Govt Activist Masarira Vows To Appeal Sentence

[The Herald] Tendai Rupapa -Opposition activist Linda Masarira yesterday escaped jail by a whisker after her jail term was set aside on condition she performs 385 hours of community service at Marlborough Clinic in Harare. Masarira was facing charges o…

[The Herald] Tendai Rupapa -Opposition activist Linda Masarira yesterday escaped jail by a whisker after her jail term was set aside on condition she performs 385 hours of community service at Marlborough Clinic in Harare. Masarira was facing charges of contravening section 38 (c) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act) by obstructing pedestrians and vehicles during the July 6, 2016 demonstrations which they code named #ShutdownZim.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Liberalises Ethanol Production

[The Herald] Government has liberalised local ethanol production as the country’s sole producer, Green Fuel has constantly failed to provide adequate supplies especially during the rainy season rains.

[The Herald] Government has liberalised local ethanol production as the country's sole producer, Green Fuel has constantly failed to provide adequate supplies especially during the rainy season rains.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Sassa’s Forgotten 17 Million Are Real People

[Daily Maverick] After having visited people who are beneficiaries of Sassa grants and asking myself questions, I now see their faces in front of me – and I am a very angry South African.

[Daily Maverick] After having visited people who are beneficiaries of Sassa grants and asking myself questions, I now see their faces in front of me - and I am a very angry South African.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt to Launch $248m Agricultural Project

[Monitor] Kampala -The ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in partnership with the World Bank, is rolling out a $248m (Shs893b) agricultural project to help farmers build capacity.

[Monitor] Kampala -The ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), in partnership with the World Bank, is rolling out a $248m (Shs893b) agricultural project to help farmers build capacity.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Social Grants – While Bathabile Dlamini Waffles At Scopa, Court Papers Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Chaos

[Daily Maverick] Even the most sympathetic listener at Tuesday’s Scopa meeting addressed by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini with regard to the payout of social grants after March 31 would have left the session none the wiser. The only …

[Daily Maverick] Even the most sympathetic listener at Tuesday's Scopa meeting addressed by Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini with regard to the payout of social grants after March 31 would have left the session none the wiser. The only "certainty" is that grants will be paid on April 1. Whether the new contract with CPS is legal or whether the company is BEE compliant is still outstanding. Meanwhile CPS, in an affidavit responding to a ConCourt application by the Black Sash, has revealed the behind-the-scen

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa