Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. Scandal Hearings Were a Predictable Shambles in Parliament

[DA] The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, was warned that there was a significant risk that the hearings into the scandal surrounding “accounting irregularities” at Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. would turn into a …

[DA] The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, was warned that there was a significant risk that the hearings into the scandal surrounding "accounting irregularities" at Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. would turn into a shambles in Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Capitalizing On the Shared Collective Identity

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country. Apart from a five-year trial by Mussolini’s Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia was considered as a beacon of hope for millions of Africans and other nations around the world….

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country. Apart from a five-year trial by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia was considered as a beacon of hope for millions of Africans and other nations around the world. The country has also a unique feature of being a mosaic of nations, nationalities and peoples.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Tops Turkish Investment Destinations of Africa – EIC

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) says Ethiopia has remained the largest investment destination for Turkey in Africa and has so far attracted over 2.5 billion USD of the total six billion USD Turkish foreign direct investment…

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) says Ethiopia has remained the largest investment destination for Turkey in Africa and has so far attracted over 2.5 billion USD of the total six billion USD Turkish foreign direct investment in Africa.

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Sudan Holds Local Journalist for 12 Days, Confiscates Newspapers

[CPJ] New York -Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] New York -Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Attacks On Medical Facilities Leave People Without Options

[MSF] “The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl,” says Christelle. “I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly.”

[MSF] "The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl," says Christelle. "I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly."

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Opposition Leader Julius Malema Aims for His Master’s Degree

[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has announced that he is diving back into his studies for a master’s degree this year, after being inspired by writer Zakes Mda.

[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has announced that he is diving back into his studies for a master's degree this year, after being inspired by writer Zakes Mda.

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Opinion: Kamanga, City ‘Romance’ Hits The Spotlight

Sports journalist Kennedy Gondwe has given an analytical insight into FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s relations with City of Lusaka. Kamanga has paid K10, 000 to the redundant City of Lusaka at a time when FAZ has rejected to register the … Continued

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Sports journalist Kennedy Gondwe has given an analytical insight into FAZ president Andrew Kamanga’s relations with City of Lusaka. Kamanga has paid K10, 000 to the redundant City of Lusaka at a time when FAZ has rejected to register the club through the owners. Gondwe looks at Kamanga’s membership at City which raises questions about ethics and conduct. IS FAZ PRESIDENT ANDREW KAMANGA’S BENEVOLENCE TO A CITY OF LUSAKA GROUP ETHICAL? By Kennedy Gondwe The confirmation by one of the factions at City of Lusaka that Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) president Andrew Kamanga pays or has been sponsoring the club is very interesting. Don’t get me wrong—nothing wrong with this gesture in a way because where Mr. Kamanga spends his personal money is entirely his prerogative. But from the time two factions emerged at City, this gesture should have been suspended in my opinion. This is because the payment (or sponsorship) of that money to one of the factions as a way of sponsoring the club carries with it an innuendo. Or put differently, Mr. Kamanga’s actions alone mean that he recognizes one of the factions as being legitimate(the ones he’s funding). At a time two parties at a club are fighting, especially that both of them have been wanting FAZ to adjudicate in the matter, the FAZ president should have momentarily suspended his sponsorship till this matter is disposed of. You can’t have a judge funding a group that’s fighting with another yet both seeking you out as an arbitrator! That’s being an anarchist. Likewise, let’s say Mr Kamanga was funding or sponsoring City of Lusaka through the Diego Casilli/Simataa Simataa group, how would Justin Zulu and company feel? That’s the reason Mr. Kamanga should have kept away from City for now because what he’s done with the latest ‘donation’ is tantamount to a parent giving money for sweets to one of his step children after a fight between them. What may have started as a goodwill gesture is now clearly being muddled with misplaced judgement at this moment. So what justice can the other faction that’s not benefiting from the FAZ president’s benevolence expect when this matter comes up at the Disciplinary Committee or FAZ legal committee? Infact, this gesture alone is a message to other FAZ bodies that “as an association, the City of Lusaka executive we recognize is that of Justine Zulu.†Meanwhile, since this seems to be the case, FAZ should perhaps immediately throw away the appeal by Simataa/Diego Casilli so that the latter’s time and that of the association is not wasted any longer. Can someone who’s conversant with the FAZ constitution enlighten me whether it’s ethically right for someone who’s become FAZ president to continue funding a particular club? From what I know, it isn’t. So if, as an example, I am a Real Nakonde member, what will I be thinking when the FAZ president personally funds/sponsors another club and not mine when my club is not in any way a less member of the association? I hope Mr Kamanga will dismiss what I have written or the latest statement that he has continued sponsoring City of Lusaka even after assuming the FAZ presidency as a lie. Sadly, it appears it’s not. But regardless, I hope he comes out clean otherwise if the intention of those that issued the statement was to make the FAZ president appear good in this battle for legitimacy, they’ve just achieved the opposite in my view. And this might prove to be an expensive constitutional and ethical own goal by Mr. Kamanga or the other City of Lusaka faction. If I were Mr Kamanga, I would actually be privately livid with the people that have issued this statement or continue sponsoring City of Lusaka quietly if it’s really necessary and constitutional as a FAZ president. Next time Mr Kamanga, maybe give out the money but tell everyone at the other faction: “Don’t Kubeba.†That’s being smart. The post Opinion: Kamanga, City ‘Romance’ Hits The Spotlight appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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‘Cape Town Mayor Lied About Security Upgrade Expenses at Home’

[News24Wire] Embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille’s claims that the Auditor-General (AG) found nothing irregular about security upgrades at her home is “blatantly false” and it is intolerable that she mislead her party, Democratic Alliance Western Cape le…

[News24Wire] Embattled Mayor Patricia de Lille's claims that the Auditor-General (AG) found nothing irregular about security upgrades at her home is "blatantly false" and it is intolerable that she mislead her party, Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela said on Wednesday.

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