Political War By Social Media – and the Plot Still Goes On

[Ghanaian Chronicle] In the bestselling novel, In High Places by Arthur Hailey, the Chairman of the opposition party made a statement to this effect to a young lawyer: “The work of the opposition is to always find faults in the ruling government, even …

[Ghanaian Chronicle] In the bestselling novel, In High Places by Arthur Hailey, the Chairman of the opposition party made a statement to this effect to a young lawyer: "The work of the opposition is to always find faults in the ruling government, even if what it is pursuing is the right way. When you come to power, and you will have to do same things, you only have to find very good excuses."

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

DA Requests Briefing On Current State of South Africa’s Cyber Security Following Global Cyber-Attacks

[DA] The DA notes with concern reports that the recent global cyber ransom attack has also spread to South Africa. The attack is considered to be the biggest global cyber-attack in history.

[DA] The DA notes with concern reports that the recent global cyber ransom attack has also spread to South Africa. The attack is considered to be the biggest global cyber-attack in history.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Germany, Italy Float EU Mission to Stop Migrants in Southern Libya

[Deutsche Welle] Germany and Italy have reportedly demanded an EU mission along Libya’s southern desert border to stop migrants trying to reach Europe. Both countries said current efforts to stop human smuggling are not working.

[Deutsche Welle] Germany and Italy have reportedly demanded an EU mission along Libya's southern desert border to stop migrants trying to reach Europe. Both countries said current efforts to stop human smuggling are not working.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Eskom – DA Requests Ramatlhodi’s Damning Allegations Be Added to Parliamentary Inquiry

[DA] The damning allegations by the former Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, that Eskom’s then CEO Brian Molefe and Chairperson Ben Ngubane tried to force him to withdraw Glencore’s Optimum mining licences in a bid to help the Gupta’s t…

[DA] The damning allegations by the former Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, that Eskom's then CEO Brian Molefe and Chairperson Ben Ngubane tried to force him to withdraw Glencore's Optimum mining licences in a bid to help the Gupta's takeover Glencore's coal mines, are astounding and deserve a full scale investigation as part of the Parliamentary inquiry into Eskom which the DA has requested.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The ANC Is Dead. Long Live South Africa.

[DA] Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Constitution Hill today. The speech centered the realignment of South African politics and the Road to 2019.

[DA] Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, on Constitution Hill today. The speech centered the realignment of South African politics and the Road to 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

After Buhari… ?

[African Arguments] With the president on medical leave again, ambitious figures are positioning themselves favourably for what might happen next.

[African Arguments] With the president on medical leave again, ambitious figures are positioning themselves favourably for what might happen next.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Improved Services Essential for Better Industrialization

[Addis Fortune] These days various issues overwhelm a typical Ethiopian. From the release of an album by a popular Ethiopian pop musician – often considered as the voice of dissent against the political establishment, if not a reminder of the glory day…

[Addis Fortune] These days various issues overwhelm a typical Ethiopian. From the release of an album by a popular Ethiopian pop musician - often considered as the voice of dissent against the political establishment, if not a reminder of the glory days of the Great Abyssinian Empire, Tewodros Kassahun a.k.a. Teddy Afro, who is received with huge fanfare - to the rather murky state of affairs of the ruling party (EPRDF), the public space is crowded by tensions, concerns, excitements and worries. Much as it is common to li

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Co-Accused Killed in Quarrel Over Stolen Cellphone

[SAPS] Mlindeli Khathi (19), Nkosingiphile Sokhulu (19) and Sphiwe Sokhulu (24) appeared in the Umzinto Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 15 May on a charge of robbery. Khathi also appeared on a second charge of murder. All three accused have been remanded…

[SAPS] Mlindeli Khathi (19), Nkosingiphile Sokhulu (19) and Sphiwe Sokhulu (24) appeared in the Umzinto Magistrates' Court on Monday, 15 May on a charge of robbery. Khathi also appeared on a second charge of murder. All three accused have been remanded back into police custody until 7 June for a bail application hearing.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa