#MduduziManana – Shocking, Yes. Surprising? Not So Much

[Daily Maverick] It’s barely Tuesday, and South Africa’s high-drama news diet has already served up Higher Education Deputy Minister, Mduduzi Manana, allegedly assaulting Mandisa Duma for calling him gay. Yet, subsequent discussions and apologies have …

[Daily Maverick] It's barely Tuesday, and South Africa's high-drama news diet has already served up Higher Education Deputy Minister, Mduduzi Manana, allegedly assaulting Mandisa Duma for calling him gay. Yet, subsequent discussions and apologies have unpacked neither the homophobia in her using the word as a slur, nor his frame of reference for clearly agreeing it was an insult.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S. Pledges U.S.$137 Million in Drought Aid

[Addis Fortune] The United States has granted 137 million dollars for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia where more than 7.8 million people are in need of urgent food aid due to the surge in drought in five regional states of the country.

[Addis Fortune] The United States has granted 137 million dollars for humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia where more than 7.8 million people are in need of urgent food aid due to the surge in drought in five regional states of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Chamber Brings in New Faces After Controversy

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Chamber of Sectoral Associations (ECSA), in its general assembly meeting held last Thursday, brought in 11 new faces, electing Iyasu Mosisa, head of the Oromia Chamber of Sectoral Associations (OCSA), as president for the …

[Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Chamber of Sectoral Associations (ECSA), in its general assembly meeting held last Thursday, brought in 11 new faces, electing Iyasu Mosisa, head of the Oromia Chamber of Sectoral Associations (OCSA), as president for the next two years.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Not Too Soon for Cynical Bird’s-Eye View

[Addis Fortune] The idiom that one rotten apple spoils the barrell was given a reality check in an experiment undertaken by sociologist and physician Nicholas A. Christakis. The purpose was to discover how long a person could remain incorruptible again…

[Addis Fortune] The idiom that one rotten apple spoils the barrell was given a reality check in an experiment undertaken by sociologist and physician Nicholas A. Christakis. The purpose was to discover how long a person could remain incorruptible against the powerful pull of unethical (not necessarily illegal) acts.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Oilibya Expands With 17 More Stations

[Addis Fortune] OiLibya, one of the biggest fuel suppliers in the country, has made the most significant expansion in eight years by opening 17 additional petrol stations with an estimated cost of 75 million Br in partnership with individual developers…

[Addis Fortune] OiLibya, one of the biggest fuel suppliers in the country, has made the most significant expansion in eight years by opening 17 additional petrol stations with an estimated cost of 75 million Br in partnership with individual developers. This will raise the number of stations of OiLibya to 167.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Orchid, Yonas Set Out On Another Battle Yet

[Addis Fortune] Justices at the Supreme Court have sent back the 42 million Br court battle between Orchid Business Group and Yonas Kassahun to the Federal High Court, claiming lack of evidence to prove the case.

[Addis Fortune] Justices at the Supreme Court have sent back the 42 million Br court battle between Orchid Business Group and Yonas Kassahun to the Federal High Court, claiming lack of evidence to prove the case.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Another Opposition Split Looms

[The Herald] MDC-T is on the verge of another major split after its Matabeleland leadership allegedly resolved to go it alone if party leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai continues belittling them. Simmering tensions came to a head on Sunday after Mr Tsvangira…

[The Herald] MDC-T is on the verge of another major split after its Matabeleland leadership allegedly resolved to go it alone if party leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai continues belittling them. Simmering tensions came to a head on Sunday after Mr Tsvangirai allegedly hired thugs to assault his lieutenants in the region for snubbing Saturday's launch of the MDC Alliance in Harare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mia Rides Higher in Malawi Congress Party

[Nyasa Times] That the joining of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) by Muhamad Sidik Mia has sent shivers down the spine of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is palpably clear. Since Mia’s move to MCP some two weeks ago, the ruling DPP has been b…

[Nyasa Times] That the joining of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) by Muhamad Sidik Mia has sent shivers down the spine of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is palpably clear. Since Mia's move to MCP some two weeks ago, the ruling DPP has been behaving like a hysterical and confused rabbit.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Bank, Econet in Talks Over Ecocash

[The Herald] Foreign-owned bank MBCA and the country’s largest mobile network provider Econet Wireless Zimbabwe are finalising a deal which will see the bank integrate with the latter’s mobile money platform EcoCash so joining the majority of banks.

[The Herald] Foreign-owned bank MBCA and the country's largest mobile network provider Econet Wireless Zimbabwe are finalising a deal which will see the bank integrate with the latter's mobile money platform EcoCash so joining the majority of banks.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe