Vice President’s Wife Urges Women to Push for Legislative Reforms

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana’s Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has charged women to rise up to the challenge by pushing for legislation and other reforms that can make their governments appoint them into various leadership positions in their countries.

[Ghana Govt.] Ghana's Second Lady, Mrs Samira Bawumia, has charged women to rise up to the challenge by pushing for legislation and other reforms that can make their governments appoint them into various leadership positions in their countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Cancer and Corruption – a Metaphor for These Times?

[Daily Maverick] “Cut it out … Destroy it before it destroys us …” The metaphor of cancer is being used by everyone from leaders of political parties to journalists to describe corruption in the body politic. Unfortunately, cancer cells often move …

[Daily Maverick] "Cut it out ... Destroy it before it destroys us ..." The metaphor of cancer is being used by everyone from leaders of political parties to journalists to describe corruption in the body politic. Unfortunately, cancer cells often move to a new location where they continue to grow. The same is true in politics.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

What Is the Class Agenda of the Latest #ZumaMustFall Campaign?

[Daily Maverick] As we up the ante to have President Jacob Zuma removed, the critical question to be asked in 2017, as we did in 2015 is – which class forces stand to gain the most from this important site of struggle?

[Daily Maverick] As we up the ante to have President Jacob Zuma removed, the critical question to be asked in 2017, as we did in 2015 is - which class forces stand to gain the most from this important site of struggle?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs

[Addis Fortune] Meles Alem has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He replaces Tewelde Mulugeta, who has been at the post since he replaced Dina Mufti, who is now Ambassador to Kenya.

[Addis Fortune] Meles Alem has been appointed as the new spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He replaces Tewelde Mulugeta, who has been at the post since he replaced Dina Mufti, who is now Ambassador to Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Partnership to Develop Hospitality Industry

[Addis Fortune] MIDROC Technology Group Subsidiaries and Ozzie Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultancy signed Memorandums of Understanding on April 12, 2017 for the advancement of Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry. This partners…

[Addis Fortune] MIDROC Technology Group Subsidiaries and Ozzie Hospitality and Tourism Management Consultancy signed Memorandums of Understanding on April 12, 2017 for the advancement of Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry. This partnership was created with the aim of transforming the Ethiopian tourism, travel and hospitality industry into one of the major sources of foreign currency earnings and national income as well as means of household job creation.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Horn of Africa Must Build Long-Term Resilience Against Drought

[Ethiopian Herald] The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years, leaving more than 17 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan food insecure. Recurrences of droughts are more pronounced and the region con…

[Ethiopian Herald] The Horn of Africa is experiencing its worst drought in 60 years, leaving more than 17 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan food insecure. Recurrences of droughts are more pronounced and the region continues to suffer its devastating effects. While this could be worst drought in six decades, the region has suffered a number of serious droughts in between.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bus Strikes – Unions ‘Wait and See’ As Minister Set to Intervene

[Daily Maverick] Passengers remained stranded on Thursday and feared for their Easter weekend plans as the strike in the bus sector entered a second day. There’s hope, however, with the intervention of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. By GREG NICOLSON & BHEKI C SIMELANE.

[Daily Maverick] Passengers remained stranded on Thursday and feared for their Easter weekend plans as the strike in the bus sector entered a second day. There's hope, however, with the intervention of Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. By GREG NICOLSON & BHEKI C SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The SACP, the Crisis in the Liberation Movement and the State of Our Country

[Daily Maverick] Today, as our country teeters on the brink of a social, political and economic meltdown, the focus is predictably on the ANC and its weaknesses. But the SACP leadership in office today has a lot to answer for. It is clear that there ha…

[Daily Maverick] Today, as our country teeters on the brink of a social, political and economic meltdown, the focus is predictably on the ANC and its weaknesses. But the SACP leadership in office today has a lot to answer for. It is clear that there has been infiltration of the SACP by counter-revolutionary elements who have basically sought to destroy the party.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Boat Tragedy Survivor Recalls Bag of Flour That Saved His Life

[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.

[Nyasa Times] A 67-year-old Graciam Kondowe who was among 54 passengers who police say survived after the Kayokha boat overturned in stormy weather on Lake Malawi in Rumphi, Sunday has said he escaped death by clinging to a bag of maize flour.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Analysis – the Aggressively Factional World According to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

[Daily Maverick] It is evidence of how odd are some aspects of our politics that the person everyone has been talking about as the possible next President has been, up until a couple of weeks ago, also one of the quietest people in our politics. For ye…

[Daily Maverick] It is evidence of how odd are some aspects of our politics that the person everyone has been talking about as the possible next President has been, up until a couple of weeks ago, also one of the quietest people in our politics. For years, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been seen as the favourite for the position, and yet she has made very few public comments about our country, her own vision of the country's future, or pretty much anything at all. And yet, since President Jacob Zuma shook the ANC's fault-line

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa