What Uhuru Will Do If He Gets Another Five Years At the Top

[Nation] When we got a call last Friday from one of our colleagues, saying State House was offering a 15-minute interview with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, we were taken aback.

[Nation] When we got a call last Friday from one of our colleagues, saying State House was offering a 15-minute interview with President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday, we were taken aback.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mandela’s Last Years – a Narrative Shrouded in Conflict and Assumption

[The Conversation Africa] Amid conjecture, speculation and a sea of assumptions about a book – “Mandela’s last years” – that most people have not been at liberty to read, including myself – it’s only fair and reasonable to raise a number of questions w…

[The Conversation Africa] Amid conjecture, speculation and a sea of assumptions about a book - "Mandela's last years" - that most people have not been at liberty to read, including myself - it's only fair and reasonable to raise a number of questions we hope will be addressed in the near future.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Elections and the Ethnicity Factor

[Al Jazeera] A convoy of pick-up trucks wrapped in shiny touched-up photos of candidates and mounted with huge speakers drive slowly in front of Anne Wanjiru Kamau’s food stall in Nairobi’s Pangani area, blasting campaign speeches by politicians from K…

[Al Jazeera] A convoy of pick-up trucks wrapped in shiny touched-up photos of candidates and mounted with huge speakers drive slowly in front of Anne Wanjiru Kamau's food stall in Nairobi's Pangani area, blasting campaign speeches by politicians from Kenya's opposition coalition. On August 8, Kamau and millions of Kenyan voters will cast their ballots in the country's general election, but today, Kamau is not paying much attention to the campaign slogans passing by, nor are her customers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Amnesty International Welcomes Judicial Probe of Nigerian Military’s Human Rights Abuses

[Premium Times] Amnesty International has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for setting up a judicial commission to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by Nigeria’s security agencies.

[Premium Times] Amnesty International has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for setting up a judicial commission to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian and human rights law by Nigeria's security agencies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

3 Killed, One Injured, When Car Drives Into Tree

[News24Wire] Three people were killed and another moderately injured when their vehicle crashed into a tree along the R507, approximately 20km from Hartbeesfontein in the North West on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] Three people were killed and another moderately injured when their vehicle crashed into a tree along the R507, approximately 20km from Hartbeesfontein in the North West on Saturday afternoon, paramedics said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Homeless Man Sells Dog Meat for a Living

[The Herald] A homeless Bulawayo man has allegedly been skinning carcases of dogs that have been put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and selling the meat to residents.

[The Herald] A homeless Bulawayo man has allegedly been skinning carcases of dogs that have been put down by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and selling the meat to residents.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Zuma to Unveil Statue of Late Struggle Veteran

[SAnews.gov.za] President Jacob Zuma will today unveil a new historic statue honouring the great “Lion of the Midlands” and the late liberation struggle veteran, Harry Themba Gwala, at the Caluza Sports Field in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

[SAnews.gov.za] President Jacob Zuma will today unveil a new historic statue honouring the great "Lion of the Midlands" and the late liberation struggle veteran, Harry Themba Gwala, at the Caluza Sports Field in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa