Johannesburg’s Bike Lanes Are Not Well Used. Here’s Why

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world’s bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn’t feature. That’s not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa’s most populou…

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of the world's bicycle friendly cities, Johannesburg probably doesn't feature. That's not for lack of trying. Over the past few years bicycle lanes have been built in various parts of South Africa's most populous city.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Vuwani Shutdown Continues

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By G…

[Daily Maverick] After a short hiatus, protesters in Vuwani will continue a shutdown of the community on Tuesday, with all but emergency services set to close. The ANC has urged protesters not to target schools, while the police are on high alert. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Respect My VP! President Khama Warns Brother

[The Patriot] President Ian Khama is said to have finally reigned over his younger brother Tshekedi Khama, demanding that he stops his negative public utterances against Government and Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Recently, President Khama is said…

[The Patriot] President Ian Khama is said to have finally reigned over his younger brother Tshekedi Khama, demanding that he stops his negative public utterances against Government and Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Recently, President Khama is said to have called a family meeting at Ruretse farm in the outskirts of Gaborone where he is said to have raised concern that the continued negative public comments by Tshekedi Khama was giving the opposition a lee way and polarising the ruling party.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Two Claim Millions in Compensation From Govt Over ‘Wrongful Imprisonment’

[Nyasa Times] Petros Tembo and Geoffrey Doff Botoman who are among 15 people suspected to have had a hand in the killing of Robert Chasowa, a former fourth-year engineering student at the Polytechnic, are claiming K60 million compensation from governme…

[Nyasa Times] Petros Tembo and Geoffrey Doff Botoman who are among 15 people suspected to have had a hand in the killing of Robert Chasowa, a former fourth-year engineering student at the Polytechnic, are claiming K60 million compensation from government for what they argue was wrongful imprisonment.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

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