Queen Con – Bathabile Dlamini, the Face of the ANC’s Future

[Daily Maverick] Under ordinary circumstances, there would be no reason for us to mention Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and struggle giant Ahmed Kathrada in the same sentence. On Sunday, they both featured on the news agenda as Dlamini …

[Daily Maverick] Under ordinary circumstances, there would be no reason for us to mention Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and struggle giant Ahmed Kathrada in the same sentence. On Sunday, they both featured on the news agenda as Dlamini had a public meltdown over the social grants crisis and news broke that Kathrada was recovering from brain surgery. These two people epitomise the ANC of the past and the present. One stood at the side of South Africa's first president and the other has taken it upon herself

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigeria Army and Amnesty International’s Sabre Rattling

[Daily Trust] Abuja -In a wintry night somewhere in Edo State, a man and his wife were fast asleep in their home when their privacy was breached. An armed young man by name Thankgod Ebos, a member of the underworld, had come visiting uninvited, and his…

[Daily Trust] Abuja -In a wintry night somewhere in Edo State, a man and his wife were fast asleep in their home when their privacy was breached. An armed young man by name Thankgod Ebos, a member of the underworld, had come visiting uninvited, and his intention was anything but noble. After inducing so much fear in the innocent couple, Ebos succeeded in robbing them of their belongings. But he did not stop at that. The armed robber also callously raped the wife in the presence of her husband. Then he did something unthinkable

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Olusegun Obasanjo At 80 – African Icon, Global Treasure

[Daily Maverick] Olusegun Obasanjo, retired general and former president, turned 80 on Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, the presidential library bearing his name was opened in his home town the previous day, drawing current and former presidents fr…

[Daily Maverick] Olusegun Obasanjo, retired general and former president, turned 80 on Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, the presidential library bearing his name was opened in his home town the previous day, drawing current and former presidents from across Africa. There is much to celebrate in the great man's life, which spans the history of independent Africa. By GREG MILLS.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

3-Phase Plan to Take Over Grant Payments

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has a plan in place to take over the distribution of social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has a plan in place to take over the distribution of social grants to 17 million beneficiaries.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Simbine Makes National History, Runs Fastest 100m

[News24Wire] Akani Simbine made history on the track in Tshwane, Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and distance runner Melikhaya Frans broke new ground on the road in Uitenhage, on Saturday of records for South African athl…

[News24Wire] Akani Simbine made history on the track in Tshwane, Clarence Munyai smashed a long-standing national junior record and distance runner Melikhaya Frans broke new ground on the road in Uitenhage, on Saturday of records for South African athletics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Wrong Coordinates’ Cause of Deadly Rann Bombing

[VOA] A senior Nigerian military official said the cause of the accidental bombing of a displaced persons camp in the country’s northeast in January was the result of incorrect coordinates.

[VOA] A senior Nigerian military official said the cause of the accidental bombing of a displaced persons camp in the country's northeast in January was the result of incorrect coordinates.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Waives 10% Payment On Housing Mortgages Below N5 Million

[Vanguard] Abuja -As a demonstration of its commitment to provide affordable housing to Nigerians, especially the low income earners, the Federal Government has approved 10 percent waiver on housing mortgages below N5million for Nigerians.

[Vanguard] Abuja -As a demonstration of its commitment to provide affordable housing to Nigerians, especially the low income earners, the Federal Government has approved 10 percent waiver on housing mortgages below N5million for Nigerians.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

I Didn’t Reject UK Offer to Rescue Chibok Girls – Former President

[Daily Trust] The office of the former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted claims that the last administration rejected an offer made by British forces to rescue the kidnapped Chibok school girls.

[Daily Trust] The office of the former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted claims that the last administration rejected an offer made by British forces to rescue the kidnapped Chibok school girls.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mujuru Accused of Stealing New Party Name

[New Zimbabwe] BARELY a week after announcing that she had rebranded her political outfit to National People’s Party (NPP), former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has been accused of “stealing” the name.

[New Zimbabwe] BARELY a week after announcing that she had rebranded her political outfit to National People's Party (NPP), former vice president, Joice Mujuru, has been accused of "stealing" the name.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe