KPMG ‘Opening Itself Up to Scrutiny’ With Review of 200 Files

[News24Wire] KPMG chairperson Wiseman Nkuhlu on Sunday announced that the beleaguered auditor will launch an “unprecedented” review of all its work done by partners in the last 18 months in a bid to regain public trust.

[News24Wire] KPMG chairperson Wiseman Nkuhlu on Sunday announced that the beleaguered auditor will launch an "unprecedented" review of all its work done by partners in the last 18 months in a bid to regain public trust.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Genocide Denial Will Not Change Historical Facts’

[East African] Rwanda says attempts by individuals and scholars to advance counter narratives of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are worrisome, but will not alter historical facts.

[East African] Rwanda says attempts by individuals and scholars to advance counter narratives of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi are worrisome, but will not alter historical facts.

Marginalised Namibians Are Trying to Reclaim Photography After Colonialism

[The Conversation Africa] Many people think of photography as the ultimate democratic mass medium. Anyone can take and upload a selfie to global platforms. Photos taken by ordinary people and shared on social media have contributed to political change,…

[The Conversation Africa] Many people think of photography as the ultimate democratic mass medium. Anyone can take and upload a selfie to global platforms. Photos taken by ordinary people and shared on social media have contributed to political change, for example during the Egyptian revolution of 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Abalone Poaching – Lifting the Lid On Why, How and Who

[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More re…

[The Conversation Africa] Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia. Research by biologists, zoologists and environmental scientists mostly focused on the impact of these crimes on wildlife populations and their habitat. More recently, criminologists interested in different types of environmental crimes, have started studying poaching.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ending the Criminalisation of Democracy in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] The electoral fever has unmistakably set on, just about a year to general and presidential elections. But what we are now seeing, we have seen before. It is a replay of the same script: violence and intimidation of opposition parties by t…

[Nyasa Times] The electoral fever has unmistakably set on, just about a year to general and presidential elections. But what we are now seeing, we have seen before. It is a replay of the same script: violence and intimidation of opposition parties by the ruling party, intimidation by incumbents of potential contestants within both ruling and opposition parties, and shady deals involving illicit money and ethnicity.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Joyce Banda Pays Tribute to ‘Mentor’ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

[Nyasa Times] Former president Joyce Banda was among thousands of people who, on Saturday, paid tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela when they gave high profile send off at funeral ceremony in Soweto, Johannesburg in South Africa.

[Nyasa Times] Former president Joyce Banda was among thousands of people who, on Saturday, paid tribute to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela when they gave high profile send off at funeral ceremony in Soweto, Johannesburg in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Puntland Allows UAE Aircraft to Depart Bosaso Airport After Standoff

[Shabelle] Puntland security forces have allowed a UAE airplane to take-off from the airport of Bosaso, the commercial city of the northeastern Federal State on Saturday after a stand-off.

[Shabelle] Puntland security forces have allowed a UAE airplane to take-off from the airport of Bosaso, the commercial city of the northeastern Federal State on Saturday after a stand-off.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Opinion: Chilanga By-Election Could Be More Than Just A Political Contest

With the newly amended constitution there is going to be very little election action in between by-elections. One of the positives to have come out of the January 2016 assent to the people driven constitution that the President, to his … Continued

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With the newly amended constitution there is going to be very little election action in between by-elections. One of the positives to have come out of the January 2016 assent to the people driven constitution that the President, to his credit signed with almost his eyes closed was the tightening of the ease with which by-elections occurred between general elections. It was almost embarrassingly routine for Members of Parliament to cross affiliations and cause by-elections that were deemed a huge drain on the state coffers. The imminent Chilanga by-election provides one of those rare cases that political parties will battle for supremacy. The sentencing to death of Chilanga Member of Parliament Keith Mukata provided the rare circumstances for a by-election notwithstanding his appeal in the Supreme Court. It may not just an ordinary by-election given the high political stakes in the current set up. It could be an opportunity for the Patriotic Front to claim the Chilanga seat for the first time. It has always eluded them having been previously switched handed between the MMD and the UPND. It is not a secret why President Edgar Lungu has taken a more than cursory interest in the Chilanga seat. Not surprisingly the Chilanga victor could win some bragging rights in the political arena. A loss for the UPND could point to their complete annihilation of the miniscule Lusaka urban base that they so desperately crave for. For the Patriotic Front conquering Chilanga will render credence to their indisputable hold on the Lusaka mass that has remained their stronghold since 2006 and they have never let loose of that grip. Chilanga has over the years suffered political volatility as evidenced by high turnover of Members of Parliament in the last 18 years. Given the rare parliamentary by-election occurrence rate under the new constitution, the Chilanga seat could be more than just a political contest. The Electoral Commission of Zambia has not yet set the date for the by-election but Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has notified them of the vacancy. The post Opinion: Chilanga By-Election Could Be More Than Just A Political Contest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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