Somaliland Journalists Detained, Accused of “False News”​

[PR Newswire] New York -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa’ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false …

[PR Newswire] New York -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa'ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, according to Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the advocacy group Human Rights Center, and Yahye Mohamed, the Somaliland Journalists Association executive director.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

#ANCdecides2017 – Balance Is Key in the Coming Weeks of ‘Two Centres of Power’

[Daily Maverick] Power, when it moves, moves fast, and just after midnight on Wednesday the first stirrings were apparent as newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed President Jacob Zuma from the stage. In the next few days, veterans from …

[Daily Maverick] Power, when it moves, moves fast, and just after midnight on Wednesday the first stirrings were apparent as newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed President Jacob Zuma from the stage. In the next few days, veterans from the ANC are set to approach Zuma, asking him to step down as President, but with a fairly even balance of forces in the national executive committee, it’s not sure which way these forces will move. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

2017 Daily Maverick African Person of the Year – Grace Mugabe, the Vanquisher of Robert

[Daily Maverick] Within two weeks Grace Mugabe went from being on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory to becoming president of Zimbabwe to being expelled from Zanu-PF and her husband removed as party leader. And in that time the First Lady Dr Amai Grace…

[Daily Maverick] Within two weeks Grace Mugabe went from being on a seemingly unstoppable trajectory to becoming president of Zimbabwe to being expelled from Zanu-PF and her husband removed as party leader. And in that time the First Lady Dr Amai Grace Mugabe was finally recast in the ignominious role of the crude secretary-mistress whose Lady Macbeth-level ambition brought to an end one of the longest running presidencies on the continent. By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE.

Finance Minister Congratulates New FIC Director

[SAnews.gov.za] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has congratulated Advocate Xolisile Jennifer Khanyile on her appointment as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre.

[SAnews.gov.za] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has congratulated Advocate Xolisile Jennifer Khanyile on her appointment as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Khama Shows Flames to U.S. at UN on Jerusalem Vote

[Government of Botswana] The Government of Botswana wishes to inform the nation and the international community that it is in receipt of communication from the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley,…

[Government of Botswana] The Government of Botswana wishes to inform the nation and the international community that it is in receipt of communication from the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki Haley, stating that "THE PRESIDENT WILL BE WATCHING THIS VOTE CAREFULLY AND HAS REQUESTED I REPORT BACK ON THOSE COUNTRIES WHO VOTED AGAINST US. WE WILL TAKE NOTE OF EACH AND EVERY VOTE ON THIS ISSUE..."

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Violence Against Women Unabated Despite Laws and Policies

[Africa Renewal] Violence against women is on the increase in Uganda – even in the halls of power – despite the presence of laws and policies to protect victims of abuse.

[Africa Renewal] Violence against women is on the increase in Uganda - even in the halls of power - despite the presence of laws and policies to protect victims of abuse.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How Shark Spotting Can Help Reduce Attacks. a Cape Town Case Study

[The Conversation Africa] It is summer time in the southern hemisphere and locals and tourists are flocking to the coast to enjoy the sunshine, salt air and some of the best beaches this part of the world has to offer.

[The Conversation Africa] It is summer time in the southern hemisphere and locals and tourists are flocking to the coast to enjoy the sunshine, salt air and some of the best beaches this part of the world has to offer.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

VP Launches Spirited Tree Planting Drive

[Daily News] VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan makes a thumbs up gesture shortly after planting a tree at Mzakwe, some 20 kilometres from Dodoma municipality, along the road towards Arusha, yesterday, to signal the launch of a campaign to transform Do…

[Daily News] VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan makes a thumbs up gesture shortly after planting a tree at Mzakwe, some 20 kilometres from Dodoma municipality, along the road towards Arusha, yesterday, to signal the launch of a campaign to transform Dodoma into a green city. (Photo by VPO)

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania