Opposition to Push Speaker on Zuma No Confidence Decision

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance (DA) has requested an urgent meeting with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to press her on making a decision on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance (DA) has requested an urgent meeting with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to press her on making a decision on a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Map Maker Who Finds the Bodies in Land Battle

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It was late 2015 when Endalk Chala began documenting deaths in his home country of Ethiopia, scouring Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to piece together who had died and where.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It was late 2015 when Endalk Chala began documenting deaths in his home country of Ethiopia, scouring Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to piece together who had died and where.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Prominent Lawyer Mahere Enters Mainstream Politics

[New Zimbabwe] Harare lawyer and political activist Fadzai Mahere says she will run for Parliament in next year’s general elections as an independent candidate, targeting a seat currently held by the ruling Zanu PF party.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare lawyer and political activist Fadzai Mahere says she will run for Parliament in next year's general elections as an independent candidate, targeting a seat currently held by the ruling Zanu PF party.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Poachers Bag More Rhinos and Elephants

[Namibia Economist] Poaching in the country continues unabated as 8 more rhino carcasses were discovered in the country’s flagship wildlife conservation, Etosha National Park, during aerial patrols conducted between June 23 and 25.

[Namibia Economist] Poaching in the country continues unabated as 8 more rhino carcasses were discovered in the country's flagship wildlife conservation, Etosha National Park, during aerial patrols conducted between June 23 and 25.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Former Hichilema Spokesperson Praises Lungu

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu’s stance on criticism from some Church leaders is proof that he is a humble leader who respects the Church, former spokesperson to Hakainde Hichilema, Edward Mumbi, has said.

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu's stance on criticism from some Church leaders is proof that he is a humble leader who respects the Church, former spokesperson to Hakainde Hichilema, Edward Mumbi, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Congolese Musicians Rarely Provide Critique, but Continue to Provide Solace

[The Conversation Africa] The “Indépendance Cha-Cha” is one of the best-known songs in the Congolese cannon. It was composed and first performed by the father of modern popular Congolese music, Joseph Kabasele, and his band African Jazz in Brussels in January 1960 during the negotiations for Congolese independence. It proved a huge hit all over Africa in the years to come and is performed to this day.

[The Conversation Africa] The "Indépendance Cha-Cha" is one of the best-known songs in the Congolese cannon. It was composed and first performed by the father of modern popular Congolese music, Joseph Kabasele, and his band African Jazz in Brussels in January 1960 during the negotiations for Congolese independence. It proved a huge hit all over Africa in the years to come and is performed to this day.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Bank Launches World’s First Africa China Banking Centre

[Namibia Economist] In efforts to capture the lucrative Chinese clientèle in Africa, Standard Bank SA has opened the world’s first dedicated Africa China Banking Centre (ACBC) at its Simmonds Street offices in Johannesburg.

[Namibia Economist] In efforts to capture the lucrative Chinese clientèle in Africa, Standard Bank SA has opened the world's first dedicated Africa China Banking Centre (ACBC) at its Simmonds Street offices in Johannesburg.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia