The War That Provided the Soundtrack for Subversive Afrikaans Rock

[The Conversation Africa] In 1967, military conscription became compulsory for all white men in South Africa over the age of 16. In the subsequent two decades the country got ever deeper involved in the so-called “Border War” on the Namibian/Angolan bo…

[The Conversation Africa] In 1967, military conscription became compulsory for all white men in South Africa over the age of 16. In the subsequent two decades the country got ever deeper involved in the so-called "Border War" on the Namibian/Angolan border. The war was primarily fought between the South African Defence Force (SADF) and the South West African People's Organisation (Swapo). Under the hawk-ish President PW Botha, the role of the military was expanded.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cape Town Announces U-Turn On Social Housing

[GroundUp] “We are in need of housing that is why we’re here,” said Woodstock resident Faghmeeda Desiree Ling. She was one of a group of 15 supporters of Recaim the City carrying placards and standing outside the fourth annual Affordable Housing Africa…

[GroundUp] "We are in need of housing that is why we're here," said Woodstock resident Faghmeeda Desiree Ling. She was one of a group of 15 supporters of Recaim the City carrying placards and standing outside the fourth annual Affordable Housing Africa Conference held at a hotel in Cape Town's CBD on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Organisers of ‘Affordable Housing’ Conference in Cape Town Try to Bar Housing Activists

[News24Wire] A scuffle broke out between Reclaim the City protesters, conference organisers and hotel staff on Tuesday morning when the activists were barred entrance to an affordable housing conference at the swish African Pride Hotel in Cape Town.

[News24Wire] A scuffle broke out between Reclaim the City protesters, conference organisers and hotel staff on Tuesday morning when the activists were barred entrance to an affordable housing conference at the swish African Pride Hotel in Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Islamic Movement Alleges Plot to Assassinate El-Zakzaky, Attack Followers

[Premium Times] The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has alleged that there is “a mischievous plot hatched by the enemies of peace in Nigeria” to kill its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been in government custody since December 2015.

[Premium Times] The Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, has alleged that there is "a mischievous plot hatched by the enemies of peace in Nigeria" to kill its leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky who has been in government custody since December 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Aid Official Visits as Security, Humanitarian Conditions Worsen

[VOA] Since mid-May, a series of attacks on towns throughout Central African Republic have resulted in the deaths of more than 300 people and the displacement of more than 100,000.

[VOA] Since mid-May, a series of attacks on towns throughout Central African Republic have resulted in the deaths of more than 300 people and the displacement of more than 100,000.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Is Ethiopia the Ideal Investment Spot in Africa?

[Ethiopian Herald] Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been steadily growing in Ethiopia due to the various incentives both federal and regional governments offer to investors. The incentives include tax holidays, improved bureaucracy and infrastructur…

[Ethiopian Herald] Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been steadily growing in Ethiopia due to the various incentives both federal and regional governments offer to investors. The incentives include tax holidays, improved bureaucracy and infrastructure development. The government has been investing heavily to improve the country's infrastructure that added values to the steady investment growth in the nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia