KwaZulu-Natal Health On Running of St Mary’s Hospital

[Govt of SA] On the 29th of September last year (2016), the department together with trustees of the insolvent St Mary’s Catholic Mission Hospital Trust and the Missionary sisters of the Precious Blood, held a joint media briefing to announce the start…

[Govt of SA] On the 29th of September last year (2016), the department together with trustees of the insolvent St Mary's Catholic Mission Hospital Trust and the Missionary sisters of the Precious Blood, held a joint media briefing to announce the start of negotiations on the planned disposal of the institution.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

What Odinga’s Election Pullout Means for Kenya’s Turbulent Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] The leader of Kenya’s opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country’s Supreme Court. Only two candidates were scheduled to compete in the upcoming poll, the othe…

[The Conversation Africa] The leader of Kenya's opposition coalition, Raila Odinga, has withdrawn from the repeat presidential election ordered by the country's Supreme Court. Only two candidates were scheduled to compete in the upcoming poll, the other being the incumbent president, Uhuru Kenyatta.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Thabo Mbeki On the Pope, the Bible, Mandela and His Successors

[allAfrica] The former President of South Africa reflects on a memoir by Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, on his life and his ministry to Nelson Mandela in the last five years of Madiba’s life. In his wide-ranging review of Faith & Courage: Praying with Mandela, Mbeki deploys quotations from a Papal encyclical, the Old Testament and Alfred Tennyson’s poetry, and delivers an excoriating assessment of South Africa’s current political leaders.

[allAfrica] The former President of South Africa reflects on a memoir by Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church in Southern Africa, on his life and his ministry to Nelson Mandela in the last five years of Madiba's life. In his wide-ranging review of Faith & Courage: Praying with Mandela, Mbeki deploys quotations from a Papal encyclical, the Old Testament and Alfred Tennyson's poetry, and delivers an excoriating assessment of South Africa's current political leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Arrest of Iranian Fishermen By Somalia Illegal

[Shabelle] Deputy Governor General of Sistan and Balochestan province for security and disciplinary affairs said on Tuesday that arrest of Konarak Port sailors by Somalia in trans-coastal waters is illegal and Foreign Ministry is following up the case.

[Shabelle] Deputy Governor General of Sistan and Balochestan province for security and disciplinary affairs said on Tuesday that arrest of Konarak Port sailors by Somalia in trans-coastal waters is illegal and Foreign Ministry is following up the case.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

AMISOM and UN Handover New Police Headquarters to Jubbaland State

[Shabelle] African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations have handed over a new police headquarters and a vehicle to Jubbaland state to help boost security in the region.

[Shabelle] African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations have handed over a new police headquarters and a vehicle to Jubbaland state to help boost security in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

AU Donates Food Items to Drought-Hit Somalia

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Wednesday that it had donated an assortment of food items worth 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Somali government to aid victims affected by drought.

[Shabelle] The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said on Wednesday that it had donated an assortment of food items worth 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Somali government to aid victims affected by drought.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Cholera Deaths Soaring, Says UNICEF

[Shabelle] MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year.

[Shabelle] MORE than 1 550 people have died from a raging cholera outbreak afflicting Somalia and the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions since the beginning of the year.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Can the Real ANC Please Stand Up – the Era of Lawfare Is Upon Us

[Daily Maverick] I’m very worried about lawfare. Increasingly, as the courts are put in untenable situations, they will sooner rather than later also be seen to be part of the problem.

[Daily Maverick] I'm very worried about lawfare. Increasingly, as the courts are put in untenable situations, they will sooner rather than later also be seen to be part of the problem.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Israel’s Lack of Siege Mentality, Africa’s Cornucopia of It

[Addis Fortune] The state of Israel is arguably the world’s only country where its four-star generals are subject to court marshal for overachievement. The reverse is true for most parts of the world. For example, the late Ariel Sharon, an army general…

[Addis Fortune] The state of Israel is arguably the world's only country where its four-star generals are subject to court marshal for overachievement. The reverse is true for most parts of the world. For example, the late Ariel Sharon, an army general and later a prime minister, was among the top brass from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) who has been mired in controversy. And yet, the merits for anyone in the armed forces of Israel, including the generals, is often weighed up against their flawless military acumen to m

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia