South Africa Needs a Fresh Approach to Its Stubbornly High Levels of Inequality

[The Conversation Africa] It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world – the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all income and own 95% of all assets. But there are significant and critical gaps in t…

[The Conversation Africa] It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world - the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all income and own 95% of all assets. But there are significant and critical gaps in the understanding of how this inequality is produced, and the systems of power that support its reproduction.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Violence Against Women Spikes During Heated Electioneering

[Africa Renewal] Although Kenya has attempted to address rising incidents of violence against women by enacting specific laws and policies, huge challenges have limited the success of these laws and policies. Recent statistics received by the State Dep…

[Africa Renewal] Although Kenya has attempted to address rising incidents of violence against women by enacting specific laws and policies, huge challenges have limited the success of these laws and policies. Recent statistics received by the State Department of Gender Affairs are worrying.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Policeman Killed in Fire Exchange With Bandits

[Citizen] A police officer and one bandit have been killed in an exchange of fire between police and a man who is believed to be a bandit during the incident that occurred on Sunday in Butiama District. The Mara Regional Police Commander, Mr Jaffari Mo…

[Citizen] A police officer and one bandit have been killed in an exchange of fire between police and a man who is believed to be a bandit during the incident that occurred on Sunday in Butiama District. The Mara Regional Police Commander, Mr Jaffari Mohamed confirmed the occurrence of the incident, saying the exchange of gunfire occurred at Irimba village around 1pm. He named the police who died as Ephraim Lazaro Fredy, who died on the way to hospital after he was shot by the accused,. He also named the accused who

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

TV Journalist Killed in Mogadishu Car Explosion

[Dalsan Radio] The National Union of Somali Journalists is deeply shocked and condemns by the senseless murder of the Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Monday December 11, 2017 .

[Dalsan Radio] The National Union of Somali Journalists is deeply shocked and condemns by the senseless murder of the Somali journalist in Mogadishu on Monday December 11, 2017 .

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Electoral Authorities Launch 5-Year Strategic Plan for 2020 Polls

[Shabelle] Somalia’s electoral authorities today launched a five-year roadmap – known as the Strategic Plan – to guide the management and administration of the country’s 2020-2021 elections, also known as the ‘one-person, one-vote’ elections.

[Shabelle] Somalia's electoral authorities today launched a five-year roadmap - known as the Strategic Plan - to guide the management and administration of the country's 2020-2021 elections, also known as the 'one-person, one-vote' elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

What Can We Expect at the ANC’s 54th National Conference?

[Daily Maverick] It’s upon us at last, so, what to expect during the ANC’s 54th national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg starting on Saturday? It’s hard to say, but there will be a programme which will include, somewhere along the …

[Daily Maverick] It's upon us at last, so, what to expect during the ANC's 54th national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg starting on Saturday? It's hard to say, but there will be a programme which will include, somewhere along the line, opening speeches, closing speeches, and some voting and policy work in between. This could, however, all change and, in the case of an extreme and very unlikely emergency, not happen at all. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Chinese Firms Awarded U.S. 312 Billion Road Contracts

[Citizen] The government yesterday awarded a Sh702.95 billion tender to four Chinese firms to upgrade two road projects from Tabora and Koga and from Mbinga and Mbamba Bay.

[Citizen] The government yesterday awarded a Sh702.95 billion tender to four Chinese firms to upgrade two road projects from Tabora and Koga and from Mbinga and Mbamba Bay.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania