Guptas Wanted ‘The Whole Cake’ – #GuptaLeaks Investigative Team

[Daily Maverick] So, what is it like to work on the #GuptaLeaks, Redi Thlabi asked Scorpio journo Richard Poplak at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering: – Edition on Thursday. Well, Poplak said, we now know the Guptas are very good gangsters. And they worked very, very hard. This story is your peek behind the veil of the #GuptaLeaks, as discussed by Sam Sole, Stefaans Brümmer, Adriaan Basson and Poplak. BY PAULI VAN WYK.

[Daily Maverick] So, what is it like to work on the #GuptaLeaks, Redi Thlabi asked Scorpio journo Richard Poplak at Daily Maverick's The Gathering: - Edition on Thursday. Well, Poplak said, we now know the Guptas are very good gangsters. And they worked very, very hard. This story is your peek behind the veil of the #GuptaLeaks, as discussed by Sam Sole, Stefaans Brümmer, Adriaan Basson and Poplak. BY PAULI VAN WYK.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rwandans Vote Expected to Extend Kagame’s Rule

[Al Jazeera] Polls have opened in Rwanda’s presidential election that is expected to extend the rule of Paul Kagame, who has dominated the East African country’s politics for more than two decades.

[Al Jazeera] Polls have opened in Rwanda's presidential election that is expected to extend the rule of Paul Kagame, who has dominated the East African country's politics for more than two decades.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Appeal Court to Rule on Manual Backup Use

[Nation] The Court of Appeal will Friday afternoon rule whether Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be allowed to use manual backup during Tuesday’s General Election.

[Nation] The Court of Appeal will Friday afternoon rule whether Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be allowed to use manual backup during Tuesday's General Election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Woman Killed After Utility Truck, MyCiti Bus Collide

[News24Wire] Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa has confirmed that a woman was killed after a MyCiti bus and a Corsa utility bakkie collided on the corner of the R27 and Ocean Way, Sunset Beach in Milnerton, Cape Town on Thursday evening.

[News24Wire] Western Cape Traffic Chief Kenny Africa has confirmed that a woman was killed after a MyCiti bus and a Corsa utility bakkie collided on the corner of the R27 and Ocean Way, Sunset Beach in Milnerton, Cape Town on Thursday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Schooling Disrupted, Bus Torched As Crisis Over Klipspruit Principal Escalates

[Daily Maverick] A Putco bus was torched by protesting residents as demonstrations surrounding the appointment of a principal at Soweto’s Klipspruit West Secondary School escalated. BY IHSAAN HAFFAJEE.

[Daily Maverick] A Putco bus was torched by protesting residents as demonstrations surrounding the appointment of a principal at Soweto's Klipspruit West Secondary School escalated. BY IHSAAN HAFFAJEE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Dangers of Fake News As the Nation Goes to the Polls

[Daily Maverick] Like the insults that invariably fly around, false news is fast becoming a feature of highly contested elections campaigns. In a charged environment like pre-elections Kenya, it could have more serious consequences than the change of a…

[Daily Maverick] Like the insults that invariably fly around, false news is fast becoming a feature of highly contested elections campaigns. In a charged environment like pre-elections Kenya, it could have more serious consequences than the change of a mere percentage point at the polls. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

The Art of UCT’s Max Price – Siding With Ignorance and Misperception

[Daily Maverick] Two years ago, 74 artworks on public display at the University of Cape Town were removed to protect them from protesting students. At the time, UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price assured the public that their removal was merely “provisional…

[Daily Maverick] Two years ago, 74 artworks on public display at the University of Cape Town were removed to protect them from protesting students. At the time, UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price assured the public that their removal was merely "provisional". But the longer the artworks are kept out of the public eye, the greater the risk to the integrity of UCT and the more compromised the humanist values at its institutional heart are, writes IVOR POWELL.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigeria Is Built On Falsehood, Deception and Corruption – Osoba

[Guardian] Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State was a member of the merger committee that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chairman of its Constitution drafting committee. He spoke to NIYI BELLO (Head, Politics Desk)…

[Guardian] Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State was a member of the merger committee that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chairman of its Constitution drafting committee. He spoke to NIYI BELLO (Head, Politics Desk) and SEYE OLUMIDE on the position of the APC on restructuring and power devolution before the party took over the reins of government in Nigeria. The septuagenarian politician also identified some factors blocking the country's path to true nationhood and suggested that

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

FNLA Promises to Address Social Issues

[ANGOP] Luanda -The pressing social matters such as energy, housing, health, education and water will be addressed, if the opposition FNLA party wins the elections on August 23, said Thursday the party’s spokesman, João Bengui Vindo.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The pressing social matters such as energy, housing, health, education and water will be addressed, if the opposition FNLA party wins the elections on August 23, said Thursday the party's spokesman, João Bengui Vindo.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola