Why, a Decade On, a New Book On Zuma’s Rape Trial Has Finally Hit Home

[The Conversation Africa] In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman called “Khwezi” (the name given to Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo during her rape tr…

[The Conversation Africa] In 2007, barely a year after the man who went on to become South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, was acquitted on a charge of raping a young woman called "Khwezi" (the name given to Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo during her rape trial), gender activist Mmatshilo Motsei published "The Kanga and the Kangaroo Court". The book was an unsparing account of a society that allowed a prominent man to get away with acts of violence, of a criminal and justice system that was broken for the vast majority of those who were

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Supporters Back in the Streets

[Nation] Supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Monday returned to the streets as the opposition stepped up its push for reforms at the electoral commission ahead of repeat presidential election.

[Nation] Supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) on Monday returned to the streets as the opposition stepped up its push for reforms at the electoral commission ahead of repeat presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Presidential Candidate Cummings Wants to Bring Business Experience to Liberia

[RFI] A former Coca-Cola executive and the head of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) party, Alexander Cummings is considered one of the frontrunners in the Liberian presidential election. With little traditional political experience, he is up aga…

[RFI] A former Coca-Cola executive and the head of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) party, Alexander Cummings is considered one of the frontrunners in the Liberian presidential election. With little traditional political experience, he is up against 19 other candidates, including a number of veteran politicians. RFI sat down with Cummings at his home in Monrovia to talk about the campaign issues that affect average Liberians.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Confusion Erupts Over 2018 Fees Amid Free Education Promises

[Nation] Heads of hundreds of secondary schools have been thrown into confusion over next year’s fees after both Jubilee and Nasa promised to offer free secondary education if they win the October 26 repeat presidential election.

[Nation] Heads of hundreds of secondary schools have been thrown into confusion over next year's fees after both Jubilee and Nasa promised to offer free secondary education if they win the October 26 repeat presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

State Plans to Set Up Civil Society Funding Framework

[Nation] Jubilee administration is planning to set up a civil society funding framework to cut off dependence on foreign agencies, Senate deputy Speaker Kindiki Kithure has told the Sunday Nation.

[Nation] Jubilee administration is planning to set up a civil society funding framework to cut off dependence on foreign agencies, Senate deputy Speaker Kindiki Kithure has told the Sunday Nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Good Morning Mr President – What About the Other Promises to the Media?

[The Point] Mr. President, first of all, we would like to commend you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since your assumption to the highest office in January, this year.

[The Point] Mr. President, first of all, we would like to commend you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since your assumption to the highest office in January, this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Lunda Sul – Municipalities Enable Country’s Development

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The minister of Territory Administration and State Reform, Adão de Almeida, on Friday in the city of Saurimo, Lunda Sul province, requested special attention to the municipalities, since they enable the development of the country.

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The minister of Territory Administration and State Reform, Adão de Almeida, on Friday in the city of Saurimo, Lunda Sul province, requested special attention to the municipalities, since they enable the development of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola