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

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Land Reform Ministry Releases 2016 Resettlement List

[Namibian] LAND reform ministry spokesperson Chrispin Matongela last week revealed a list of resettlement beneficiaries for 2016 in a bid to dispel perceptions of bias and corruption in resettlement processes.

[Namibian] LAND reform ministry spokesperson Chrispin Matongela last week revealed a list of resettlement beneficiaries for 2016 in a bid to dispel perceptions of bias and corruption in resettlement processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Oktoberfest

[Addis Fortune] At the Hilton Hotel, Addis Abeba, the annual Oktoberfest is being held. The event, the 23rd of its kind, will last for three consecutive days, until October 8, 2017, taking place inside a beer tent. For 850 Birr a person, Oktoberfest of…

[Addis Fortune] At the Hilton Hotel, Addis Abeba, the annual Oktoberfest is being held. The event, the 23rd of its kind, will last for three consecutive days, until October 8, 2017, taking place inside a beer tent. For 850 Birr a person, Oktoberfest offers Bavarian food and alcoholic beverages, as witness the beer towers pictured above. Some of the alcoholic drinks that were served at the event were Walia, a product of Heineken Breweries S.C, and St. George lager. Oktoberfest, always held on the first weekend of October,

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Opposition Calls On Zuma to Suspend Public Protector Amid Inquiry

[News24Wire] The DA has piled the pressure on the ANC and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, calling on President Jacob Zuma to suspend her now that Parliament has agreed to hold an inquiry into her conduct.

[News24Wire] The DA has piled the pressure on the ANC and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, calling on President Jacob Zuma to suspend her now that Parliament has agreed to hold an inquiry into her conduct.

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Now ANC Caucus Slams Public Protector Inquiry Despite Agreeing to It

[News24Wire] In a bizarre series of statements, the African National Congress caucus has tried to distance itself from its decision to hold a portfolio committee inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

[News24Wire] In a bizarre series of statements, the African National Congress caucus has tried to distance itself from its decision to hold a portfolio committee inquiry into Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town’s Marikana Community Mourns Victims of Massacre

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people packed into Vuyiseka Secondary School on Tuesday to participate in a memorial service for the 11 people murdered in Marikana, Philippi East on 29 September.

[GroundUp] Hundreds of people packed into Vuyiseka Secondary School on Tuesday to participate in a memorial service for the 11 people murdered in Marikana, Philippi East on 29 September.

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Police Boss Chihuri Challenges Top Cops

[The Herald] Police Commissioner-General Dr Augustine Chihuri has challenged senior officers to consider investing part of the proceeds from the Commissioner-General’s Funfair to ensure a steady and reliable income to cater for orphaned and disadvantag…

[The Herald] Police Commissioner-General Dr Augustine Chihuri has challenged senior officers to consider investing part of the proceeds from the Commissioner-General's Funfair to ensure a steady and reliable income to cater for orphaned and disadvantaged children. Comm-Gen Chihuri was speaking at the handover of various prizes that included 10 vehicles to winners of the raffle conducted during the funfair on Saturday at the Morris Depot Grounds.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Frugality for Fiscal Liberals to Fetch Development

[Addis Fortune] As many of the theories of economic growth and development state, saving is a significant determinant of economic growth. Sustainability depends on a country’s ability to save and invest in productive enterprises. It is also an essentia…

[Addis Fortune] As many of the theories of economic growth and development state, saving is a significant determinant of economic growth. Sustainability depends on a country's ability to save and invest in productive enterprises. It is also an essential foundation for domestic financial resource mobilisation and, by financing development, accelerates growth.

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Mugabe’s Cabinet Reshuffle – an Exercise of Power

[Daily Maverick] Following comments by Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe that it was time to review the performance of his cabinet ministers, a cabinet reshuffle was announced by the Chief Secretary in the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, on Mo…

[Daily Maverick] Following comments by Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe that it was time to review the performance of his cabinet ministers, a cabinet reshuffle was announced by the Chief Secretary in the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, on Monday. And while the reshuffle did not go all out to end Emmerson Mnangagwa's political career, it has weakened him. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe