Going Beyond Lip Service to Protect and Promote a Woman’s Right to Choose

[Daily Maverick] The availability of and access to basic sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion services, is a crucial aspect of ensuring women’s health and rights.

[Daily Maverick] The availability of and access to basic sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion services, is a crucial aspect of ensuring women's health and rights.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Governors Call National Assembly’s Will to Amend Constitution to Question

[This Day] Abuja -Governors on the platform of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Tuesday in Abuja subtly called to question the ability of the National Assembly to carry out people-oriented amendments to the 1999 Constitution as they constituted a fres…

[This Day] Abuja -Governors on the platform of Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) on Tuesday in Abuja subtly called to question the ability of the National Assembly to carry out people-oriented amendments to the 1999 Constitution as they constituted a fresh committee to examine amendments being carried out by the apex legislative institution.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

#ANCDecides2017 Analysis – Media Isolation a Symbol of ANC Paranoia

[Daily Maverick] Cyril Ramaphosa’s first comments to the media after being elected ANC president weren’t defined by his plans to stabilise the economy, curtail corruption or unify the party. They’ll be remembered for the ANC’s securitised approach to d…

[Daily Maverick] Cyril Ramaphosa's first comments to the media after being elected ANC president weren't defined by his plans to stabilise the economy, curtail corruption or unify the party. They'll be remembered for the ANC's securitised approach to dealing with the media. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ZSE Enters Festive Period in Sluggish Mood

[CAJ News] Harare -TRADE on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has opened on a slightly subdued note with the industrial index shedding 1,03 points (0,31 percent) to end at 327,41 points.

[CAJ News] Harare -TRADE on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) has opened on a slightly subdued note with the industrial index shedding 1,03 points (0,31 percent) to end at 327,41 points.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Women’s League Says OR Tambo ‘Spinning in His Grave’ At Gender Imbalance of Top Six

[Daily Maverick] The ANC Women’s League is not happy with the ruling party’s new top six. That was made clear at a press briefing at Nasrec on Tuesday, where the Women’s League executive told media that the ANC has failed women by electing only one fem…

[Daily Maverick] The ANC Women's League is not happy with the ruling party's new top six. That was made clear at a press briefing at Nasrec on Tuesday, where the Women's League executive told media that the ANC has failed women by electing only one female member into its top leadership. President Bathabile Dlamini blamed the loss of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on prevailing patriarchal attitudes within the party, and hinted that new ANC deputy president DD Mabuza had won his position by riding on Dlamini Zuma's coat tails. By R

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Veni, Vidi, Vici – ‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

[Daily Maverick] Jacob Zuma has been defeated. Cyril Ramaphosa is officially the 13th President of the 105-year-old liberation movement, the ANC. The mood at the 54th ANC Elective conference from day one was filled with utter confidence from both camps…

[Daily Maverick] Jacob Zuma has been defeated. Cyril Ramaphosa is officially the 13th President of the 105-year-old liberation movement, the ANC. The mood at the 54th ANC Elective conference from day one was filled with utter confidence from both camps. Depending on who you spoke to, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma was streaks ahead with regards to the voting delegate numbers and the arrogance from them was palpable. On the other hand, CR17 lobbyists were equally confident that they had it in the bag. Little did either side know th

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Soccer – Rollers Narrowly Beat Gunners to End 2017 Top

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Township Rollers ended 2017 top of the BTC Premiership log after narrowly defeating Extension Gunners 1-0 in a match played at the Lobatse Sports Complex on December 17.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Township Rollers ended 2017 top of the BTC Premiership log after narrowly defeating Extension Gunners 1-0 in a match played at the Lobatse Sports Complex on December 17.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

How the ANC Managed to Birth the Ramabuza Monstrosity

[Daily Maverick] As it arrived at the 54th National Electoral Conference in Nasrec, Gauteng, the ANC was speeding not towards a crossroads, but straight at a T-junction. On the right was a candidate and a slate with a level of competence who, to some g…

[Daily Maverick] As it arrived at the 54th National Electoral Conference in Nasrec, Gauteng, the ANC was speeding not towards a crossroads, but straight at a T-junction. On the right was a candidate and a slate with a level of competence who, to some greater or lesser extent, would have ended the Zuma era and returned the country to a version of credibility. On the left, a continuation and a deepening of the gangster state, with the same old don and some new players. Instead of picking a direction, the ANC careened into th

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