Security Service Denies Involvement in Killings During Protests

[News24Wire] The Red Ant Security Services has dismissed media reports that some of its members were involved in killings in Unaville, near Lenasia and Midvaal, south of Johannesburg.

[News24Wire] The Red Ant Security Services has dismissed media reports that some of its members were involved in killings in Unaville, near Lenasia and Midvaal, south of Johannesburg.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fresh Twirl as Court Orders IEBC to Include Aukot in Oct 26 Poll

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The High Court has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to include Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot in the October 26 fresh presidential election.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The High Court has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to include Thirdway Alliance candidate Ekuru Aukot in the October 26 fresh presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Former Springbok Toks Fighting Cancer One Tee At a Time

[News24Wire] The massive frame of Toks van der Linde is seldom too difficult to spot, but it was even easier to know where the former Springbok prop was on Tuesday during the second round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge because he was wearing a bright o…

[News24Wire] The massive frame of Toks van der Linde is seldom too difficult to spot, but it was even easier to know where the former Springbok prop was on Tuesday during the second round of the Sanlam Cancer Challenge because he was wearing a bright orange sun hat around the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Celebrated Looters Chombo, Mpofu Get Top Jobs – Opposition

[New Zimbabwe] Opposition parties have condemned President Robert Mugabe’s cabinet reshuffle, accusing the veteran leader of appointing celebrated looters to key government departments.

[New Zimbabwe] Opposition parties have condemned President Robert Mugabe's cabinet reshuffle, accusing the veteran leader of appointing celebrated looters to key government departments.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Western Cape Cop, Gun Dealer Arrested in Massive Firearms Probe

[News24Wire] A firearms dealer from Stellenbosch and a police sergeant based in Delft have been arrested as part of a massive probe into the illegal gun trade in the Western Cape.

[News24Wire] A firearms dealer from Stellenbosch and a police sergeant based in Delft have been arrested as part of a massive probe into the illegal gun trade in the Western Cape.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Liberia Elections – Who Will Succeed Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?

[Deutsche Welle] Liberians are voting to elect a successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The peace Nobelist is stepping down after 12 years in office. The vote is seen as a crucial test for the country’s democracy.

[Deutsche Welle] Liberians are voting to elect a successor for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The peace Nobelist is stepping down after 12 years in office. The vote is seen as a crucial test for the country's democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Cape Peninsula University of Technology – Case Study of a Campus in Crisis

[Daily Maverick] The government’s report on funding for higher education has not been made public yet, but already tensions are brewing on university campuses once again. A particular pressure cooker has been the Cape Peninsula University of Technology…

[Daily Maverick] The government's report on funding for higher education has not been made public yet, but already tensions are brewing on university campuses once again. A particular pressure cooker has been the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, where violent protests have been occurring over the last few months. On Tuesday, the campus was shut down. What's happening at CPUT exhibits now familiar features of South Africa's student protests. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Communications Committee to Meet With Media Union, #SABC8

[News24Wire] The portfolio committee on communications will meet with members of the SABC8 and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) after they wrote open letters to the committee, decrying the “recapture” of the public …

[News24Wire] The portfolio committee on communications will meet with members of the SABC8 and the Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) after they wrote open letters to the committee, decrying the "recapture" of the public broadcaster.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How the Gulf Crisis Is Destabilising Somalia

[ISS] The Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates (UAE) decision to break relations with Qatar, and more importantly their insistence for others to follow their lead, has pitted the Federal Government of Somalia (‘Somali government’) against many of its fede…

[ISS] The Saudi Arabia-United Arab Emirates (UAE) decision to break relations with Qatar, and more importantly their insistence for others to follow their lead, has pitted the Federal Government of Somalia ('Somali government') against many of its federal member states. This has created a serious challenge for the country's nascent state-building process.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Poet Tsitsi Jaji in Class of Her Own

[The Herald] The year-end ‘torrent’ of new books of different genres by established and first-time Zimbabwean writers has begun to hit the Bookshelf. Last week, it was “Mukufunga”, a Shona short stories anthology by Samuel Makawa and this week, poet Ts…

[The Herald] The year-end 'torrent' of new books of different genres by established and first-time Zimbabwean writers has begun to hit the Bookshelf. Last week, it was "Mukufunga", a Shona short stories anthology by Samuel Makawa and this week, poet Tsitsi Ella Jaji invites us to further stretch our minds and experience her different type of poetry!

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe