Is Sacked VP Mnangagwa Behind Military Action?

[Daily Maverick] Emmerson Mnangagwa may – or may not – turn out to be Zimbabwe’s saving grace. But that would be a rather peripheral benefit of the military coup (or non-coup) that happened early on Wednesday morning, almost certainly masterminded by M…

[Daily Maverick] Emmerson Mnangagwa may - or may not - turn out to be Zimbabwe's saving grace. But that would be a rather peripheral benefit of the military coup (or non-coup) that happened early on Wednesday morning, almost certainly masterminded by Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

South Africa’s ‘Cape Crusaders’, the Politics of Rugby and Historical Amnesia

[The Conversation Africa] Politics and sport are inseparable. To paraphrase the famous military thinker Carl von Clausewitz, sport could be politics – or even warfare – by other means. This is even truer of sport at a national level: teams represent th…

[The Conversation Africa] Politics and sport are inseparable. To paraphrase the famous military thinker Carl von Clausewitz, sport could be politics - or even warfare - by other means. This is even truer of sport at a national level: teams represent the political entity of a nation-state. This close relationship between sport and politics has always been apparent in South Africa, during apartheid and after.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Can New Leaders Fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin Economy?

[ISS] When President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party swept to victory in 2013, the resigned riposte of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party was: ‘Let’s see you …

[ISS] When President Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party swept to victory in 2013, the resigned riposte of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party was: 'Let's see you govern!'

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Security Council Renews Mandate of UN Peacekeeping Force in Abyei for Six Months

[UN News] The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border.

[UN News] The Security Council on Wednesday extended until 15 May 2018 the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei, a contested area on the Sudan-South Sudan border.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Angola Attends Conference On Security in Washington

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is participating since Thursday in Washington, U.S.A, in the ministerial conference on trade, investment, security and good governance, which is an initiative of the U.S State Department.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is participating since Thursday in Washington, U.S.A, in the ministerial conference on trade, investment, security and good governance, which is an initiative of the U.S State Department.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

UN Peacekeeper in Honoured for Combatting Sexual Violence On the Frontlines

[UN News] United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Rep…

[UN News] United Nations peacekeeper Major Seitebatso Pearl Block was commended on Wednesday for developing a Mission-wide, short message service (SMS) campaign to combat gender-based abuse by connecting with women in remote parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Nearly a Third of Darfur’s People Still Displaced, Despite Drop in Violence, Security Council Told

[UN News] The armed groups in Darfur have largely been defeated and the ferocity of intercommunal violence has declined, but anxiety over safety continues to keep many people from returning to their homes, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official …

[UN News] The armed groups in Darfur have largely been defeated and the ferocity of intercommunal violence has declined, but anxiety over safety continues to keep many people from returning to their homes, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Buhari Fails to Reconcile Ebonyi APC Crisis in Close Door Meeting With Stakeholders

[This Day] Abakaliki -Two warring factions of the Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress last Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in a closed-door meeting as the embattled state Chairman, Ben Nwobasi, insisted against the claims o…

[This Day] Abakaliki -Two warring factions of the Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress last Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in a closed-door meeting as the embattled state Chairman, Ben Nwobasi, insisted against the claims of the factional Chairman, Eze Nwachukwu, that the crisis has not been resolved.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria