Abuja Records First Rainfall of 2017

[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja recorded its first rain on Monday. The evening rain was recorded in parts of the metropolis, Daily Trust reports.

[Daily Trust] The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja recorded its first rain on Monday. The evening rain was recorded in parts of the metropolis, Daily Trust reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Labour Minister Cuts Funding to Critical Job-Saving Entity

[DA] The DA has requested that the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Labour, Ms Lumka Yengeni, summon the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, to account for the mess in her department, especially the crisis at Productivity SA.

[DA] The DA has requested that the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Labour, Ms Lumka Yengeni, summon the Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, to account for the mess in her department, especially the crisis at Productivity SA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Life in No-Internet Cameroon

[This is Africa] The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been facing a government-ordered Internet shutdown since 17 January. This shutdown was imposed in the wake of ongoing strikes, violence and protests against the continued marginalisation of…

[This is Africa] The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been facing a government-ordered Internet shutdown since 17 January. This shutdown was imposed in the wake of ongoing strikes, violence and protests against the continued marginalisation of English-speakers. Monique Kwachou describes life in No-Internet Cameroon

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Fire Dlamini and Give Grants Negotiations to Gordhan

[DA] With only a month until the expiration of the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract and the switchover of social grants payments to 17 million vulnerable South Africans, the eleventh hour withdrawal of SASSA’s Constitutional Court application by …

[DA] With only a month until the expiration of the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract and the switchover of social grants payments to 17 million vulnerable South Africans, the eleventh hour withdrawal of SASSA's Constitutional Court application by Minister Bathabile Dlamini is a clear display of her disdain for the law and her firm commitment to disregard every piece of advice she has received from key government institutions and her legal counsel.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ghana Honours Three WWII Veterans Who Sparked the Fight for Independence

[This is Africa] To mark the 69th anniversary of the Christiansborg shooting, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana laid a wreath in honour of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, at the Nationalism Park, Accra, Ghana. The shoot…

[This is Africa] To mark the 69th anniversary of the Christiansborg shooting, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana laid a wreath in honour of Sergeant Adjetey, Corporal Attipoe and Private Odartey Lamptey, at the Nationalism Park, Accra, Ghana. The shooting sparked the 1948 Accra riots, and led to the arrest of the Big Six, leaders of Ghana's fight for independence including, Kwame Nkrumah, and Edward Akufo-Addo, the father of current president.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Soludo Visits IPOB Leader, Says Nigeria More Divided Now

[Daily Trust] A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo said the nation is drifting to a failed state having been in the ‘Red Alert’ position in the global failed state index, adding that Nigeria has never bee…

[Daily Trust] A former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo said the nation is drifting to a failed state having been in the 'Red Alert' position in the global failed state index, adding that Nigeria has never been more divided than now.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria