Country’s ‘Short-Term Pain’ or ‘Long-Term Gain’ Future

[ISS] South Africa is at a crossroads. The political choices to be made during the African National Congress’s (ANC) leadership elections on 17 December will determine the country’s economic and developmental future for years to come.

[ISS] South Africa is at a crossroads. The political choices to be made during the African National Congress's (ANC) leadership elections on 17 December will determine the country's economic and developmental future for years to come.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA Electoral System Lacks Accountability

[Democracy Works] We have heard it said many times before: the South African electoral system does not provide a sufficient link between the citizen and the elected representative. Many have argued that our proportional representation-list system dimin…

[Democracy Works] We have heard it said many times before: the South African electoral system does not provide a sufficient link between the citizen and the elected representative. Many have argued that our proportional representation-list system diminishes levels of accountability.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt ‘Orders Land Grabbers to Vacate Farms’ – Report

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s new minister of lands, agriculture and rural settlement, Retired Air Marshal Perrance Shiri, has reportedly ordered those who have illegally occupied farm lands to leave “immediately” or face the wrath of law.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's new minister of lands, agriculture and rural settlement, Retired Air Marshal Perrance Shiri, has reportedly ordered those who have illegally occupied farm lands to leave "immediately" or face the wrath of law.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

IMF Executive Board Approves US$170.1 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Guinea

[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56….

[IMF] On December 11, 2017, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to SDR 120.488 million (about US$170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea's quota).

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Blind Dad Raises the Roof At His Graduation Ceremony

[News24Wire] All Ornette Danse can remember about his walk across the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) auditorium stage to receive his diploma in public management is the loud and extended applause he received.

[News24Wire] All Ornette Danse can remember about his walk across the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's (CPUT) auditorium stage to receive his diploma in public management is the loud and extended applause he received.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Plateau Utd Gets Eding Sport, MFM Draws Real Bamako

[Guardian] Nigerian champion, Plateau United will meet Cameroun’s Eding Sport in the first round of the CAF Champions League, according to the draws held yesterday. Its compatriots, MFM FC, which came second in the 2016/2017 Nigerian League, will battl…

[Guardian] Nigerian champion, Plateau United will meet Cameroun's Eding Sport in the first round of the CAF Champions League, according to the draws held yesterday. Its compatriots, MFM FC, which came second in the 2016/2017 Nigerian League, will battle with Mali's Real Bamako also in the first round of the competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

South Africa Reaffirms Commitment to Saharawi People

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -The Ambassador of South Africa in Algeria, Dennis Dlomo, reaffirmed, on Tuesday, in the Forum of the Memory, dedicated to the Martyr Mohamed Abdelaziz, the commitment of his country with the right of the Saharawi people to free…

[SPS] Algiers (Algeria) -The Ambassador of South Africa in Algeria, Dennis Dlomo, reaffirmed, on Tuesday, in the Forum of the Memory, dedicated to the Martyr Mohamed Abdelaziz, the commitment of his country with the right of the Saharawi people to freedom and independence.

source: AllAfrica News: Western Sahara

Zanu-PF Politburo Endorses Mugabe Recalling

[263Chat] Zanu PF Extra Ordinary Congress has kicked off in Harare with ruling party’s 314th politburo session endorsing the central committee resolution to recall former President Robert Mugabe from his position and replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa.

[263Chat] Zanu PF Extra Ordinary Congress has kicked off in Harare with ruling party's 314th politburo session endorsing the central committee resolution to recall former President Robert Mugabe from his position and replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Signs Big Financing Agreement to Boost Food and Nutritional Security

[IFAD] Rome -A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regi…

[IFAD] Rome -A new financial agreement, signed today between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Madagascar, will sustainably improve incomes and food and nutrition security for 320,000 Malagasy rural households in eight regions located in the southern part of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar