Should Politicians Account for the Deaths of 94 Psychiatric Patients

[The Conversation Africa] The MEC for Health in Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health patients. Qedani Mahlangu’s post is the equivalent of a …

[The Conversation Africa] The MEC for Health in Gauteng, South Africa's wealthiest province, resigned on Tuesday 31 January just before the release of a report into the deaths of 94 mental health patients. Qedani Mahlangu's post is the equivalent of a health minister but at provincial level. She faces a class action lawsuit after a report by South Africa's health ombudsman exposed the appalling conditions in which the psychiatric patients died between 23 March and 19 December 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

It’s Discontent, Not Religion, That Draws People to Al-Shabaab

[The Conversation Africa] A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is directly driven by religion. Instead, al-Shabaab – the Somali-based terror group that has wreaked deadly havoc in Kenya – ex…

[The Conversation Africa] A new study of attitudes towards al-Shabaab in Kenya has found no evidence that terrorist violence is directly driven by religion. Instead, al-Shabaab - the Somali-based terror group that has wreaked deadly havoc in Kenya - exploits perceived historical, social and political grievances and draws on extreme interpretations of Islam to craft its propaganda narratives.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Civil Society Group Writes Trump, Demands Return of Stolen Assets

[Vanguard] A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald J. Trump urging his “Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of US-based proce…

[Vanguard] A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald J. Trump urging his "Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of US-based proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lack of Coordination Threatens Cross River’s Cocoa Project

[Daily Trust] The Cross River Government cocoa project is facing implementation challenges due to lack of coordination of activities by government officials, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

[Daily Trust] The Cross River Government cocoa project is facing implementation challenges due to lack of coordination of activities by government officials, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rivers Community Commends Wike for Awarding Road Project

[Daily Trust] The Ibaa community in Emohua council area of Rivers has commended Gov. Nyesom Wike’s administration for awarding the contract for the construction of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Isiokpo road.

[Daily Trust] The Ibaa community in Emohua council area of Rivers has commended Gov. Nyesom Wike's administration for awarding the contract for the construction of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Isiokpo road.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Gunmen Shoot Police Officer

[Daily Trust] Unidentified gunmen on Sunday morning shot Corporal Michael Olujimi, a policeman attached to the Okitipupa Police Division in Ondo State.

[Daily Trust] Unidentified gunmen on Sunday morning shot Corporal Michael Olujimi, a policeman attached to the Okitipupa Police Division in Ondo State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria