Opportunity for a New Political Culture

[Fahamu] The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichm…

[Fahamu] The political crisis offers citizens an opportunity to examine the path Zimbabwe has traveled since independence. Zimbabwe needs to build a new democracy. Citizens must ask themselves whether they want to join the rat race towards self-enrichment of a few or work towards solutions that benefit all. That requires a new leadership that is totally accountable and dedicated to the people.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Stress-Testing Liberia’s Democratic Resilience

[ISS] Over 1.6 million Liberians voted in twin parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 October, registering a record participation rate of 75.2%. Ten days later, Liberia’s National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that former footballer Geor…

[ISS] Over 1.6 million Liberians voted in twin parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 October, registering a record participation rate of 75.2%. Ten days later, Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that former footballer George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) had scored 38.4% and outgoing vice president and ruling Unity Party (UP) standard bearer Joseph Boakai won 28.8% of the vote. Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP) came third with 9.6% of votes cast.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Before an Education Plan Becomes a Missed Opportunity

[Guardian] Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estim…

[Guardian] Education may, at last, be receiving some attention in Nigeria. In Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai is wielding the broom of his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), against teachers in a controversial proposal to sweep away an estimated 22,000 of them who're apparently unfit for the vocation. The supply line for competent replacements on this scale is unclear. President Muhammadu Buhari's 2018 budget proposes N605.8 billion to education, with N435.1 billion for recurrent, N61.73 billion for capita

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Son of PDP Ex-Chairman Stabbed to Death By Wife

[Daily Trust] Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has allegedly been stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

[Daily Trust] Bilyamin Muhammed Bello, son of a former People's Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed, has allegedly been stabbed to death by his wife, Maryam Sanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe Flips Script, Absolves Army From Coup Claims

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has distanced the country’s military from alleged claims of a coup as the siege on him and allies took a dramatic twist Sunday evening.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has distanced the country's military from alleged claims of a coup as the siege on him and allies took a dramatic twist Sunday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Human Trafficking, Illegal Migration, Threat to National Security – Saraki

[Vanguard] Abuja -Senate President, Bukola Saraki has described human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that required urgent response.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Senate President, Bukola Saraki has described human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that required urgent response.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Queries Total On Nigerian Content of Egina’s $16bn Project

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate has requested Total Upstream Nigeria Liited to furnish it with all information regarding the Nigerian content of the multi-billion dollar Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading, FPSO, of Egina Project, which it was cu…

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate has requested Total Upstream Nigeria Liited to furnish it with all information regarding the Nigerian content of the multi-billion dollar Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading, FPSO, of Egina Project, which it was currently constructing.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jonathan @60 – You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Almajiris – Reno

[Vanguard] Number one bestselling author and pastor, Reno Omokri, continues his bromance with former President Jonathan in a touching tribute he shared exclusively with Vanguard.

[Vanguard] Number one bestselling author and pastor, Reno Omokri, continues his bromance with former President Jonathan in a touching tribute he shared exclusively with Vanguard.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria