Kenya to Receive First Batch of Cuban Doctors in July

[East African] Kenya is expecting the first batch of Cuban doctors in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics.

[East African] Kenya is expecting the first batch of Cuban doctors in July to help tackle the malaria pandemic, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday, brushing aside rising opposition from local medics.

State to Build Mega Dam in Mt Kenya Forest

[Nation] The national government has pledged to finance the building of a mega dam in Mt Kenya Forest at a cost of Sh8 billion in a bid to alleviate water shortages in parts of Laikipia County.

[Nation] The national government has pledged to finance the building of a mega dam in Mt Kenya Forest at a cost of Sh8 billion in a bid to alleviate water shortages in parts of Laikipia County.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Probe Into ACK Clergy Gay Claims Illegal, Court Told

[Nation] A tribunal formed by the Anglican Church of Kenya Mt Kenya West Diocese head to investigate claims of homosexuality levelled at three priests was illegal, the High Court in Nyeri has been told.

[Nation] A tribunal formed by the Anglican Church of Kenya Mt Kenya West Diocese head to investigate claims of homosexuality levelled at three priests was illegal, the High Court in Nyeri has been told.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Winning Communities

[Fahamu] The author argues that arable land that is used for entertainment and other recreational activities in South Africa could be used for agriculture to feed millions of South Africans who cannot afford a decent meal. Trying to “safeguard” the int…

[Fahamu] The author argues that arable land that is used for entertainment and other recreational activities in South Africa could be used for agriculture to feed millions of South Africans who cannot afford a decent meal. Trying to "safeguard" the interests of the middle class by keeping that land for leisure instead of using it for the general good will not protect the interests of the middle class either.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why South African Constitution Must Be Amended

[Fahamu] Almost 24 years after the creation of “New South Africa,” there are loud and angry voices that the constitution of South Africa must be amended and there is a strong demand that there be expropriation of land without compensation. If the const…

[Fahamu] Almost 24 years after the creation of "New South Africa," there are loud and angry voices that the constitution of South Africa must be amended and there is a strong demand that there be expropriation of land without compensation. If the constitution is amended, the author demonstrates why it is important that another mistake is not made with regard to the country's constitution on the fundamental issue such as land.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Land, Factions and Capital in South Africa

[Fahamu] In this piece, I argue that there is a historical continuity that should be put into perspectives that in times of difficulty, capitalist interests find ways to reconcile ideological differences to cohesively self-correct. Using this dialectic…

[Fahamu] In this piece, I argue that there is a historical continuity that should be put into perspectives that in times of difficulty, capitalist interests find ways to reconcile ideological differences to cohesively self-correct. Using this dialectical materialism approach, I conclude that the ANC-led government has been its own impediment on land redistribution through a combination of bureaucratic lethargy, corruption and dogmatic adherence to artificial constructs of the "market".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Urban Land Question – Universities in Cities

[Fahamu] The property relations of a city in South Africa are a phenomenon that has its roots on the colonial interruption of our history and they, today, affect the political economy of higher education generally and the living experiences of students…

[Fahamu] The property relations of a city in South Africa are a phenomenon that has its roots on the colonial interruption of our history and they, today, affect the political economy of higher education generally and the living experiences of students in particular. The fact that universities, old and new, are buildings with a physical address stationed in cities, they are, therefore, not immune from the overall economic challenges facing the nation and how these structurally impact the daily life of a people.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Unknown Soldier – the Inglorious Nigerian Generals

[Fahamu] The sting in the comments by erstwhile British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt” will linger for a long time. Perhaps what makes the animadversion more jarring was that it was made within hearing dist…

[Fahamu] The sting in the comments by erstwhile British Prime Minister, David Cameron, describing Nigeria as "fantastically corrupt" will linger for a long time. Perhaps what makes the animadversion more jarring was that it was made within hearing distance of Nigeria's supposed incorruptible leader, President Buhari. The throng of hierophants eager to define Nigeria's identity before its youth can shape their own destiny, capitalised on the nation's perceived weakness. Nigeria was described as a nation of huts (Don

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria