Yonela Diko’s Assessment of ‘Black People Who Vote DA’ Is Fact-Free

[Daily Maverick] There is a golden rule in South African politics, predictable as the rising of the sun: whenever the ANC feels nervous, afraid, or under threat, its knee-jerk response is to call its opponents racist and their supporters stupid or worse.

[Daily Maverick] There is a golden rule in South African politics, predictable as the rising of the sun: whenever the ANC feels nervous, afraid, or under threat, its knee-jerk response is to call its opponents racist and their supporters stupid or worse.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

94 Deaths Later – Life Esidimeni Report Brings Light, but Only Justice Awaits

[Daily Maverick] At least 94 of Gauteng’s most vulnerable mental illness patients died after the provincial health department stubbornly moved patients from Life Esidimeni to dodgy NGOs. Let that sink in: 94 people died. Health Ombudsman Professor Male…

[Daily Maverick] At least 94 of Gauteng's most vulnerable mental illness patients died after the provincial health department stubbornly moved patients from Life Esidimeni to dodgy NGOs. Let that sink in: 94 people died. Health Ombudsman Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has explained how it could have been avoided; an MEC has resigned. The families of the victims are ready to begin their quest for justice. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UN Says Somalia Needs Urgent Aid to Avert Famine

[Shabelle] Drought-ridden Somalia is at risk of a repeat of the famine that killed nearly 260,000 people in 2011 if aid is not stepped up over the next two months, United Nations agencies said Wednesday, calling for more funds.

[Shabelle] Drought-ridden Somalia is at risk of a repeat of the famine that killed nearly 260,000 people in 2011 if aid is not stepped up over the next two months, United Nations agencies said Wednesday, calling for more funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Two West Darfur Teachers Raped At Gunpoint

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Two men have been arrested after a group of armed herders entered a school in West Darfur and repeatedly raped two teachers. Journalist Alauldin Babikir told Radio Dabanga that at 12 pm on Tuesday, three young herders allege…

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Two men have been arrested after a group of armed herders entered a school in West Darfur and repeatedly raped two teachers. Journalist Alauldin Babikir told Radio Dabanga that at 12 pm on Tuesday, three young herders allegedly stormed the hostel of El Addar School, about ten kilometres north of the West Darfur capital El Geneina.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Govt Approves New Tax Policy, to Raise VAT On Luxury Goods

[This Day] In an effort to shore up the federal government’s revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods.

[This Day] In an effort to shore up the federal government's revenue base, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved a new tax regime, just as it announced its intention to raise taxes on luxury goods.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Al-Shabaab’ Militants Raid AP Camp in Arabia, Kenya

[Shabelle] Unknown number of police officers were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked an Administration Police camp in Mandera. The Thursday 1.25am raid happened at the camp in Arabia.

[Shabelle] Unknown number of police officers were killed when suspected Al-Shabaab militants attacked an Administration Police camp in Mandera. The Thursday 1.25am raid happened at the camp in Arabia.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Poor Funding Crippling Health Sector – Minister

[The Herald] The country must prioritise funding for health to revitalise the sector and ensure that no-one dies due to poor service delivery, senior Government officials have said.Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the “job free…

[The Herald] The country must prioritise funding for health to revitalise the sector and ensure that no-one dies due to poor service delivery, senior Government officials have said.Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa said the "job freeze policy" must never apply to the health sector as it only complicated the state of affairs while his former deputy, Dr Paul Chimedza, implored on Treasury to increase the health budget to improve health service delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe