Congress of Trade Unions Boss Mutasa Faces Chop

[Zimbabwe Independent] ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa is facing a vote-of-no-confidence at the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board amid accusations that he has been leaking confidential information to the la…

[Zimbabwe Independent] ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa is facing a vote-of-no-confidence at the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board amid accusations that he has been leaking confidential information to the labour union's senior officials and to the media.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nation’s Tragedy – Band Plays On As Ship Sinks

[Financial Gazette] RECENTLY, I was speaking to an old friend who is now based in the United States, debating on topical issues in the country. He said that he had stopped paying attention to the unfolding drama on the political scene because he believ…

[Financial Gazette] RECENTLY, I was speaking to an old friend who is now based in the United States, debating on topical issues in the country. He said that he had stopped paying attention to the unfolding drama on the political scene because he believes it is all stage-managed by ZANU-PF to divert national attention from its economic failures.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

If South Africa Goes, We Are Doomed

[Financial Gazette] MY research interest was in finding the Methodist connection with early African nationalism. From South Africa came Enoch Sontonga, a Shangani who bequeathed to us the anthem: Nkosi Sikelela iAfrica. Another giant who walked on this…

[Financial Gazette] MY research interest was in finding the Methodist connection with early African nationalism. From South Africa came Enoch Sontonga, a Shangani who bequeathed to us the anthem: Nkosi Sikelela iAfrica. Another giant who walked on this earth was Chief Albert Lithuli, president of the African National Congress (ANC), 1952-1967.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Scores Missing As Migrants’ Boat Sinks

[Al Jazeera] At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard.

[Al Jazeera] At least 97 people are missing and believed to have drowned after their Europe-bound boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday, according to the Libyan coast guard.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

ADF’s Jamil Mukulu Cries Out Over Mistreatment in Luzira

[Observer] The captured leader of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Alirabaki Mukulu, is reeling in horror at how he is being treated in Luzira Maximum Security prison.

[Observer] The captured leader of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Jamil Alirabaki Mukulu, is reeling in horror at how he is being treated in Luzira Maximum Security prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Judges Shoot Down Mnangagwa’s Plan

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) — which includes top judges — is resisting Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Constitutional Amendment (No 1 Bill) 2016 whose main agenda is to amend Section 180 of the four-year-old const…

[Zimbabwe Independent] THE Judicial Service Commission (JSC) -- which includes top judges -- is resisting Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Constitutional Amendment (No 1 Bill) 2016 whose main agenda is to amend Section 180 of the four-year-old constitution to allow the president to appoint a chief justice and other senior judges.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Government Has Suspended MSD Party for Six Months

[Iwacu] Three main allegations made against the Movement for Democracy and Solidarity-MSD party are the violation of the Burundi Constitution, breaking the rules of political parties and a plan to form an armed group to fight against the government. Fo…

[Iwacu] Three main allegations made against the Movement for Democracy and Solidarity-MSD party are the violation of the Burundi Constitution, breaking the rules of political parties and a plan to form an armed group to fight against the government. Following these accusations, Pascal Barandagiye, Minister of Home Affairs decided on 4 April to suspend the activities and close all MSD party's offices for six months.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Ministers Being Led to Bite More Than They Can Chew?

[Observer] The televised arrest of minister of state for labour Herbert Kabafunzaki at Kampala Serena hotel last weekend for alleged bribery raises many questions, but we’ will restrict ourselves to just one: is it really the job of a minister, even on…

[Observer] The televised arrest of minister of state for labour Herbert Kabafunzaki at Kampala Serena hotel last weekend for alleged bribery raises many questions, but we' will restrict ourselves to just one: is it really the job of a minister, even one directly in charge of labour, to visit workplaces in a bid to solve labour and other disputes?

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda