A War Without End – Neighbours Carry the Burden of Fleeing Millions

[IRIN] Kijaria -More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of des…

[IRIN] Kijaria -More than a million South Sudanese refugees have now crossed the border into Uganda in what is the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. Analysts say the chances of forging peace are becoming slimmer and so the war and the flow of desperate people is set to continue, further straining an already struggling aid operation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Politically Closed Elections

[HRW] Nairobi -Presidential elections in Rwanda on August 4, 2017, took place in a context of very limited free speech or open political space, Human Rights Watch said today, as President Paul Kagame is sworn in for a seven-year term. Human Rights Watc…

[HRW] Nairobi -Presidential elections in Rwanda on August 4, 2017, took place in a context of very limited free speech or open political space, Human Rights Watch said today, as President Paul Kagame is sworn in for a seven-year term. Human Rights Watch released a chronology of violations of the right to freedom of expression, association, and assembly in Rwanda between the country's December 2015 referendum -- allowing the president to run for a third term -- and the election, which Kagame won with a rep

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ex-COBUSU Leader Says Restructuring UNZA Will Be Counter Productive

Former Copperbelt University president Kelvin Chaamba says the planned restructuring of UNZA is counter-productive and will only lower the education standards. Chaambwa says the restructuring will also comprise the quality of acquired qualifications from UNZA. “It is literally like downgrading … Continued

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Former Copperbelt University president Kelvin Chaamba says the planned restructuring of UNZA is counter-productive and will only lower the education standards. Chaambwa says the restructuring will also comprise the quality of acquired qualifications from UNZA. “It is literally like downgrading an established institution to mini colleges. I wish that the government had consulted more on this matter. “Most people that have passed through UNZA / CBU understand the real issues at the two major universities in this country. “And I am speaking as a former student leader and so have background information and a deeper understanding of how UNZA / CBU are run. “It is basically just poor funding and management issues. Dismantling a university that has built institutional capacity and leverage as well as reputation since 1966 for whatever reason is not the way to go,” he said. Chaambwa says the decision was as retrogressive as the move to ban student unionism at public universities. The post Ex-COBUSU Leader Says Restructuring UNZA Will Be Counter Productive appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Has Minister Mandiwanzira Illegally Altered Cyber Crime Bill?

[New Zimbabwe] Technology and Courier Services minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, has clandestinely twisted Computer and Cyber Crime Bill and smuggled it to the Attorney General’s office for perfection, a senior government official has suggested.

[New Zimbabwe] Technology and Courier Services minister, Supa Mandiwanzira, has clandestinely twisted Computer and Cyber Crime Bill and smuggled it to the Attorney General's office for perfection, a senior government official has suggested.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Irony as Sauti Sol Beg for Pirated ‘Game of Thrones’ Episode

[Nation] They are at the forefront of asking their fans to buy their original music. But irony was lost on Sauti Sol when they begged their fans to share links where they can watch the vaunted pirated Episode 7 of Season 7 of the popular Game of Thron…

[Nation] They are at the forefront of asking their fans to buy their original music. But irony was lost on Sauti Sol when they begged their fans to share links where they can watch the vaunted pirated Episode 7 of Season 7 of the popular Game of Thrones TV series.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Timbuktu – ‘No Justice Befitting for Victims,’ Says Lawyer Following ICC Ruling

[Deutsche Welle] The ICC has ruled that a Malian jihadist be fined $3.2 million for the destruction of Timbuktu shrines. International Bar Association executive director, Mark Ellis, told DW he welcomed the court’s landmark ruling.

[Deutsche Welle] The ICC has ruled that a Malian jihadist be fined $3.2 million for the destruction of Timbuktu shrines. International Bar Association executive director, Mark Ellis, told DW he welcomed the court's landmark ruling.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Minister Tokozile Xasa Welcomes Approval of Coastal and Marine Tourism Implementation Plan

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa welcomes the Cabinet approval of the Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) as it will advance the Nine-Point Plan through Operation Phakisa’s Oceans Economy. The Implementation Plan led by the Department o…

[Govt of SA] The Minister of Tourism, Tokozile Xasa welcomes the Cabinet approval of the Coastal and Marine Tourism (CMT) as it will advance the Nine-Point Plan through Operation Phakisa's Oceans Economy. The Implementation Plan led by the Department of Tourism was developed in partnership with various tourism stakeholders. The vision is to grow a world class and sustainable coastal and marine tourism destination that leverages South Africa's competitive advantage in nature, culture, and heritage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Khoza’s Axing Shows the ANC Cannot Be Trusted

[DA] The axing of the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, Makhosi Khoza, is the clearest example yet of how the ANC’s in-fighting is preventing Parliament from doing the people’s business.

[DA] The axing of the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, Makhosi Khoza, is the clearest example yet of how the ANC's in-fighting is preventing Parliament from doing the people's business.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa