Botswana’s Mogae Asks Machar to Announce Ceasefire

[Monitor] Mr Festus Mogae, the chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has asked South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to declare a unilateral ceasefire.

[Monitor] Mr Festus Mogae, the chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) has asked South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to declare a unilateral ceasefire.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Helen Zille Faces Party Expulsion Over Colonialism Tweets

[Al Jazeera] South Africa’s main opposition party has formally charged its former leader with misconduct after a series of social media posts where she suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country.

[Al Jazeera] South Africa's main opposition party has formally charged its former leader with misconduct after a series of social media posts where she suggested colonialism brought benefits to the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘How Professionalism Can Enhance Planning Practice’

[Guardian] Driven by the need to have core professionals in its folds, experts have challenged town planners to rise to the level of generating ideas through innovative thinking and marketing.

[Guardian] Driven by the need to have core professionals in its folds, experts have challenged town planners to rise to the level of generating ideas through innovative thinking and marketing.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

On Buhari’s and Melaye’s Certificate Sagas

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Nigeria is a funny country. We cry when we are supposed to be quiet while we keep quiet when we are supposed to cry. I see no end to Nigeria’s problems. In 1999 the Speaker, House of Representative leader, Salisu Buhari, was f…

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -Nigeria is a funny country. We cry when we are supposed to be quiet while we keep quiet when we are supposed to cry. I see no end to Nigeria's problems. In 1999 the Speaker, House of Representative leader, Salisu Buhari, was forced to resign and later was prosecuted on charges of falsification of date of birth and forgery of Toronto University's certificate. Even when the 360-member House of Representatives voted that Salisu be forgiven, the Olusegun Obasanjo-led federal executive still prosecuted him.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Remembering the Anti-Apartheid Giant Ahmed Kathrada

[Al Jazeera] Johannesburg, South Africa -Flags were lowered to half-mast and mourners lined the streets outside Westpark Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Many embraced tearfully as the white hearse, escorted by a fleet of police motorcycles and bearing t…

[Al Jazeera] Johannesburg, South Africa -Flags were lowered to half-mast and mourners lined the streets outside Westpark Cemetery on Wednesday morning. Many embraced tearfully as the white hearse, escorted by a fleet of police motorcycles and bearing the coffin draped in the ruling African National Congress flag of green, yellow and black, made its way towards Heroes' Acre. This burial site for prominent South Africans is the final resting place for Ahmed Kathrada, stalwart of the anti-apartheid struggle, activist and former political prisoner.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Power and Principle – Has Zuma Checked Reason and Rationality At the Door?

[Daily Maverick] If the ANC government continues to be seen as continually despising and disregarding the people or the law, if suddenly as this government we are held no better than the caprice of a mob, then the alienation of people’s affections for …

[Daily Maverick] If the ANC government continues to be seen as continually despising and disregarding the people or the law, if suddenly as this government we are held no better than the caprice of a mob, then the alienation of people's affections for the ANC and the government will be the natural consequence.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Kenyatta, Seychellois Counterpart to Hold Bilats Monday

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday hold bilateral talks with Seychelles President Danny Faure who will jet into the country for a two day state visit.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Monday hold bilateral talks with Seychelles President Danny Faure who will jet into the country for a two day state visit.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Indigenous Traders, Foreigners Clash Over Retail Business

[Monitor] Kampala -Indigenous business people who operate in Kampala city have renewed their demands to the government to stop foreigners from operating retail businesses in Uganda’s capital.

[Monitor] Kampala -Indigenous business people who operate in Kampala city have renewed their demands to the government to stop foreigners from operating retail businesses in Uganda's capital.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda