Former Ruling Party Under Fire for Criticizing Chibok Girls’ Prisoner Swap

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Monday came under fire for criticising the prisoner swap brokered by the Muhammadu Buhari administration and its international partners to secure the releas…

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Monday came under fire for criticising the prisoner swap brokered by the Muhammadu Buhari administration and its international partners to secure the release of 82 Chibok girls who were kidnapped from their secondary school dormitory by Boko Haram terrorists three years ago.

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Social Grants – Has Belamant Answered His Critics?

[GroundUp] Net1 CEO Serge Belamant has hit back at critics of the company’s management of its contract with the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA), accusing them of conspiracy theories and political agendas. He has referred investors in his company to a…

[GroundUp] Net1 CEO Serge Belamant has hit back at critics of the company's management of its contract with the SA Social Security Agency (SASSA), accusing them of conspiracy theories and political agendas. He has referred investors in his company to a 37-page auditors' report which according to Net1, "sets the record straight". But does it?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenya Warns Citizens Against Travelling to SA, Cites ‘Rising Wave of Crime’

[News24Wire] The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of “a rising wave of crime”.

[News24Wire] The Kenyan government has reportedly issued a travel warning to Kenyans planning to travel to South Africa, urging them to be wary of "a rising wave of crime".

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Anti-Corruption Commission Probes Five Municipalities in Erongo

[New Era] Swakopmund -The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigation five local authorities in the Erongo Region for alleged irregularities, ranging from suspect tender procedures to illegal plot sales and subleasing. The municipalities under in…

[New Era] Swakopmund -The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is investigation five local authorities in the Erongo Region for alleged irregularities, ranging from suspect tender procedures to illegal plot sales and subleasing. The municipalities under investigation are Walvis Bay, Henties Bay, Karibib, Usakos and Omaruru.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Oshikoto Scholars Urged to Study in Norway

[New Era] Omuthiya -Norwegians have expressed an interest to see more Namibian people studying in their country, specifically those from Oshikoto Region, in order to benefit from a twinning agreement signed in 2015.

[New Era] Omuthiya -Norwegians have expressed an interest to see more Namibian people studying in their country, specifically those from Oshikoto Region, in order to benefit from a twinning agreement signed in 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Opposition Targets Rural Kunene Ahead of 2019

[New Era] Opuwo -DTA members, including those from its central committee, are mobilising the masses in rural parts of northern Kunene to regain the votes the party lost during the local and regional elections of 2014. The visits by the DTA are also aim…

[New Era] Opuwo -DTA members, including those from its central committee, are mobilising the masses in rural parts of northern Kunene to regain the votes the party lost during the local and regional elections of 2014. The visits by the DTA are also aimed at preparing for the 2019 elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Police for Elections 2017 Doubled

[Nation] The number of police officers who will man the August 2017 elections has been doubled to 180,000, up from 95,000 in 2013, as the electoral agency gears up for the start of official campaigns on May 28.

[Nation] The number of police officers who will man the August 2017 elections has been doubled to 180,000, up from 95,000 in 2013, as the electoral agency gears up for the start of official campaigns on May 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Millers Say No Unga Price Relief Until July

[Nation] Maize flour (unga) prices are unlikely to come down until July when the stock of grain available locally is expected to meet the country’s needs, millers said, setting up consumers for two and half more months of pain at the shop.

[Nation] Maize flour (unga) prices are unlikely to come down until July when the stock of grain available locally is expected to meet the country's needs, millers said, setting up consumers for two and half more months of pain at the shop.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya