Cyberspying – the Ghost in Your Machine

[Daily Maverick] Whether it’s Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the “security state” – a cosy en…

[Daily Maverick] Whether it's Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the "security state" - a cosy enclave where we can be beaten, searched, and have our privacy violated by government forces so that they can "keep us safe". Technologically, the security state relies on two things - brute force and communications monitoring. Because, before they can beat, search, or violate

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Denies Museveni, Besigye Talks Reports

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has responded to reports indicating that it is involved in behind the scene talks with the largest Opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), with a view of finding an amicable solution to the country’s polit…

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has responded to reports indicating that it is involved in behind the scene talks with the largest Opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), with a view of finding an amicable solution to the country's political questions.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

EU’s ‘Hostile’ Present for Unsmiling ‘Birthday Boy’ Mugabe

[News24Wire] An unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles on his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday amid news the EU had renewed sanctions on him and his wife Grace.

[News24Wire] An unsmiling President Robert Mugabe blew out the candles on his 93rd birthday cake on Tuesday amid news the EU had renewed sanctions on him and his wife Grace.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Is Salaries ‘Only One’ of 31 Items in Striking Doctors Deal?

[Africa Check] A commentator on Kenyan national television said that only one of the demands by the country’s long-striking doctors was about pay. We dissected the agreement at the centre of the strike.

[Africa Check] A commentator on Kenyan national television said that only one of the demands by the country's long-striking doctors was about pay. We dissected the agreement at the centre of the strike.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Sweeping Changes Threaten Education System

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe’s education system was once the pride of Africa, and through decades of dictatorship has continued to produce generations of skilled graduates. But a raft of controversial new changes may bring the whole system crashing down, …

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabwe's education system was once the pride of Africa, and through decades of dictatorship has continued to produce generations of skilled graduates. But a raft of controversial new changes may bring the whole system crashing down, critics fear. By MAKO MUZENDA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mother Tongue Language Day – Lagos Directs Schools to Conduct Thursdays Assembly in Yoruba

[Vanguard] In order to prevent Nigerian culture from been eroded, Lagos State Government yesterday directed schools in Education District 1 to conduct their Thursday Assembly sessions in Yoruba language, a mother language for the state, just as it laun…

[Vanguard] In order to prevent Nigerian culture from been eroded, Lagos State Government yesterday directed schools in Education District 1 to conduct their Thursday Assembly sessions in Yoruba language, a mother language for the state, just as it launched a teacher's guide for the exercise.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria