Telecoms Workers Form New Union

[Financial Gazette] A BREAKWAY trade union for telecommunications workers has applied for registration with the acting registrar of labour, a development likely to divide sector workers.

[Financial Gazette] A BREAKWAY trade union for telecommunications workers has applied for registration with the acting registrar of labour, a development likely to divide sector workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Will Govt Spokesman Dausi to Apologise Over ‘Racist Remarks’?

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government spokesman Nicholas Dausi has come under intense fire for a racist remark he made to an official of renowned South Africa-based social political organisation Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa).

[Nyasa Times] Malawi government spokesman Nicholas Dausi has come under intense fire for a racist remark he made to an official of renowned South Africa-based social political organisation Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Dead Man Talking-the Kathrada Funeral, and a Warning for Zuma From Beyond the Grave

[Daily Maverick] As we learned from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, the dead do not go out quietly in South Africa. The remarkable life of Madiba’s great friend and struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada, ended in an equally unforgettable manner. He issued a …

[Daily Maverick] As we learned from Nelson Mandela's memorial service, the dead do not go out quietly in South Africa. The remarkable life of Madiba's great friend and struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada, ended in an equally unforgettable manner. He issued a warning to President Jacob Zuma from an ANC-flag draped coffin: death will not stop us from fighting for a movement we lived for. By RICHARD POPLAK.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gang Activity Has Paarl East Parents, Pupils On Edge

[News24Wire] Gang activity in Paarl East has left parents and pupils concerned for their safety, the community policing forum head in the Winelands area said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Gang activity in Paarl East has left parents and pupils concerned for their safety, the community policing forum head in the Winelands area said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Legislators Question Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Makonda

[Daily News] Dodoma -THE Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee yesterday interrogated the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, in connection with allegations of interfering with powers of the legislature.

[Daily News] Dodoma -THE Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee yesterday interrogated the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, in connection with allegations of interfering with powers of the legislature.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Govt Steps Up Reforestation Efforts – but Forest Loss Continues

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Forest restoration is welcome, but it’s more critical to protect existing forests, which provide the greatest benefits in terms of limiting climate change and protecting biodiversity

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Forest restoration is welcome, but it's more critical to protect existing forests, which provide the greatest benefits in terms of limiting climate change and protecting biodiversity

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Graduate Schools in Uganda Increasing, but Lack of Funding, Low Staff Morale Still Major Setbacks

[East African] The liberalisation of university education in Uganda has over the past two decades given way to phenomenal growth both in the number of institutions and enrolment of students, but debate about the quality of education in these institutio…

[East African] The liberalisation of university education in Uganda has over the past two decades given way to phenomenal growth both in the number of institutions and enrolment of students, but debate about the quality of education in these institutions still rages on.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Tanzania Varsity Body Revokes 8,000 Student Admissions

[East African] Early this month, the Tanzania Universities Commission (TCU) revoked the admission of 8,000 students it had earlier admitted to various universities, citing “lack of academic qualifications.”

[East African] Early this month, the Tanzania Universities Commission (TCU) revoked the admission of 8,000 students it had earlier admitted to various universities, citing "lack of academic qualifications."

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania