RPF Ponders Succession Plan Should Kagame Quit After New Term

[East African] It was supposed to be a moment of jubilation on the afternoon of June 17, but President Paul Kagame was pensive and measured in his speech as he accepted his nomination as the Rwanda Patriotic Front’s flagbearer in the August 4 polls.

[East African] It was supposed to be a moment of jubilation on the afternoon of June 17, but President Paul Kagame was pensive and measured in his speech as he accepted his nomination as the Rwanda Patriotic Front's flagbearer in the August 4 polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Filda/2017 – Water Firm Epal Presents ‘Luanda Gravitica’ Project

[ANGOP] Luanda -The state-owned Luanda Water Company (EPAL) last Sunday presented the project dubbed “Luanda Gravitica”, an alternative for a sustainable distribution of the precious liquid to Luanda through the adoption of measures that make it possib…

[ANGOP] Luanda -The state-owned Luanda Water Company (EPAL) last Sunday presented the project dubbed "Luanda Gravitica", an alternative for a sustainable distribution of the precious liquid to Luanda through the adoption of measures that make it possible a supply by gravity.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

All Bets Off As Magufuli’s Resource Nationalism Moves Up a Notch

[The Conversation Africa] The Tanzanian government has asked Acacia Mining, a subsidiary of the world’s largest gold mining company Barrick Gold, to pay approximately USD$190 billion in revised taxes, interest and fines. This latest development is a ga…

[The Conversation Africa] The Tanzanian government has asked Acacia Mining, a subsidiary of the world's largest gold mining company Barrick Gold, to pay approximately USD$190 billion in revised taxes, interest and fines. This latest development is a game changer in a dispute that pits mining companies against President John Magufuli's government. It makes both nationalisation and mine closures more likely.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mandela the ‘Sell Out’ – Our Memories Have Been Blunted By Time

[The Journalist] A “sell-out” is defined as someone who intentionally betrays a cause for personal advancement. A sell-out is someone who sacrifices their core values for money. The Mandela sell-out trope is populism as its best- uttered with no apprec…

[The Journalist] A "sell-out" is defined as someone who intentionally betrays a cause for personal advancement. A sell-out is someone who sacrifices their core values for money. The Mandela sell-out trope is populism as its best- uttered with no appreciation for or interest in facts or nuance. LWANDO XASO recalls Mandela's legacy, the horrific violence of the 90s and the tough decisions the first democratic president had to make.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Gun Will Protect the People – War Veterans Warn Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] War veterans have urged Zimbabweans to unite and stop the establishment of a Mugabe dynasty, warning the veteran leader that while the gun should not lead politics, it could be used to crash a dictatorship.

[New Zimbabwe] War veterans have urged Zimbabweans to unite and stop the establishment of a Mugabe dynasty, warning the veteran leader that while the gun should not lead politics, it could be used to crash a dictatorship.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Schabir Shaik’s Medical Parole Needs to Be Revisited By the Courts

[DA] The DA will write to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, to invite him to take the matter of Schabir Shaik’s parole to Court to determine whether he should return to prison to serve the rest of his term of imprisonm…

[DA] The DA will write to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, to invite him to take the matter of Schabir Shaik's parole to Court to determine whether he should return to prison to serve the rest of his term of imprisonment, or whether his parole conditions should be altered in such a way that the South African public no longer have to be fed the lie that he is still terminally ill - eight years after his release.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa