Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a Worthy Ibrahim Prize Winner?

[ISS] Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first-ever female head of state and, until recently, the president of Liberia.

[ISS] Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first-ever female head of state and, until recently, the president of Liberia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Analysts Expect Budget to Focus On Growth and Economic Stabilisation

[New Era] Windhoek -Economic analysts expect that the national budget, which is scheduled to be tabled in March, will focus on themes of pro-growth, fiscal consolidation, economic stabilisation and a return to growth. These themes have been suggested a…

[New Era] Windhoek -Economic analysts expect that the national budget, which is scheduled to be tabled in March, will focus on themes of pro-growth, fiscal consolidation, economic stabilisation and a return to growth. These themes have been suggested as the government grapples with slow economic growth of two percent or less and as it scrambles to reduce the national debt down to 35 percent from over 40 percent.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

TUN Disturbed By Teachers Recruiting Teachers

[New Era] Windhoek -The Teachers’ Union of Namibia (TUN) is disturbed by the current ‘internal policies’ of some schools whereby teachers are requested to find stand-ins for their positions when they go on leave.

[New Era] Windhoek -The Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) is disturbed by the current 'internal policies' of some schools whereby teachers are requested to find stand-ins for their positions when they go on leave.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Delta Air Plane Catches Fire Mid Air, Makes Emergency Landing

[Vanguard] Delta Air plane in the early hours of Wednesday, made emergency landing at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos shortly after taking off when the pilot of the plane noticed that the left engine of the aircraft caught fire mid …

[Vanguard] Delta Air plane in the early hours of Wednesday, made emergency landing at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos shortly after taking off when the pilot of the plane noticed that the left engine of the aircraft caught fire mid air in-flight.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Deputy Ministers Reduced

[New Era] Windhoek -In an attempt to curtail ballooning public expenditure, President Hage Geingob has decided there will no longer be a ministry served by two deputy ministers.

[New Era] Windhoek -In an attempt to curtail ballooning public expenditure, President Hage Geingob has decided there will no longer be a ministry served by two deputy ministers.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Monitoring Populations Helps to Put the Right Health Services in Place

[The Conversation Africa] Fourteen years ago South African researchers first picked up rising rates of high blood pressure in the population that led to people dying earlier than expected.

[The Conversation Africa] Fourteen years ago South African researchers first picked up rising rates of high blood pressure in the population that led to people dying earlier than expected.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town Should Serve As a Wake Up Call for Managing Water

[The Conversation Africa] There has been fierce finger pointing across various levels of government in Cape Town’s water crisis. There have also been accusations of a lack of collaboration between the national government, which is run by the African Na…

[The Conversation Africa] There has been fierce finger pointing across various levels of government in Cape Town's water crisis. There have also been accusations of a lack of collaboration between the national government, which is run by the African National Congress, and the local and provincial governments that are run by the main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa