Bell Pottinger Has Taught Us What to Treasure in the Long, Painful Haul Back to Freedom

[Daily Maverick] Propaganda and disinformation has to find a remotely plausible foothold in a society in order to ignite and flare into an inferno. Racial tension and economic inequality were obvious stirrups in South Africa. UK-based PR firm Bell Pott…

[Daily Maverick] Propaganda and disinformation has to find a remotely plausible foothold in a society in order to ignite and flare into an inferno. Racial tension and economic inequality were obvious stirrups in South Africa. UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger knew these issues could serve as the perfect smoke bomb, obfuscating wide-scale plunder and capture of the state by their clients the Gupta family. What BP didn't anticipate is the resistance and pushback from ordinary South Africans. The cost could have been so high. S

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IEBC Ordered to Respond to Presidential Results Case

[Nation] A High court in Kisumu has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to respond to an application filed by three voters seeking to have the body declare presidential results within seven hours to avert violence.

[Nation] A High court in Kisumu has ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to respond to an application filed by three voters seeking to have the body declare presidential results within seven hours to avert violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Khayelitsha Occupiers Say They Won’t Back Down

[GroundUp] Backyarders from Khayelitsha’s Town Two, who have been occupying land next to the township’s magistrates’ court, say they will continue the occupation until they get houses of their own.

[GroundUp] Backyarders from Khayelitsha's Town Two, who have been occupying land next to the township's magistrates' court, say they will continue the occupation until they get houses of their own.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rwanda Gets Rwf136 Billion to Fight Poverty, Boost Trade

[New Times] Rwanda and the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), have signed a development partnership agreement worth Rwf136 billion to fast-track the country’s development initiatives and spur growth. Of this, £64 million (about Rwf69 billion) will be disbursed this fiscal year, and another £62 million (about Rwf67 billion) is targeted for next financial year.

[New Times] Rwanda and the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), have signed a development partnership agreement worth Rwf136 billion to fast-track the country's development initiatives and spur growth. Of this, £64 million (about Rwf69 billion) will be disbursed this fiscal year, and another £62 million (about Rwf67 billion) is targeted for next financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Two Killed in South Kordofan Dispute Over Gold Extraction Plant

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a clash between residents of Merifein village, south of Abu Jubeiha in eastern South Kordofan, on Saturday.

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a clash between residents of Merifein village, south of Abu Jubeiha in eastern South Kordofan, on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Women Protest Water Outages in Port Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -On Sunday, dozens of women from El Mirghaniya and El Matar districts in the Red Sea capital of Port Sudan took to the streets in protest against repeated and long cuts in the water provision.

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -On Sunday, dozens of women from El Mirghaniya and El Matar districts in the Red Sea capital of Port Sudan took to the streets in protest against repeated and long cuts in the water provision.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan