Opposition Principal Ruto Moves to Kenyatta’s Camp

[Nation] Nasa principal and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted allegiance to Jubilee and announced that he is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 17 repeat poll.

[Nation] Nasa principal and former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has shifted allegiance to Jubilee and announced that he is supporting the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in the October 17 repeat poll.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

A Shift in Thinking Is Needed to Counter South Africa’s Startling Rise in Poverty

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population. New figures reveal an increase of three million South Africans living in poverty over the last five years. More tha…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa urgently needs new policy ideas to reverse the alarming increase in poverty among its population. New figures reveal an increase of three million South Africans living in poverty over the last five years. More than half (55%) of the population lives on less than R1,138 (USD$107) a month, up from 53% in 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Human Trafficking Accused Pastor Denied Bail Again

[News24Wire] The charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso failed to present any new facts to the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court in his second bail application, and will therefore remain behind bars for now.

[News24Wire] The charismatic Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso failed to present any new facts to the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court in his second bail application, and will therefore remain behind bars for now.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

SARS Intercepts Cocaine Bullets Hidden in Socks

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Services (SARS) customs and the detector dog unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets, estimated at R632 000, at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday.

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Services (SARS) customs and the detector dog unit intercepted 2.2kg of cocaine bullets, estimated at R632 000, at OR Tambo International Airport on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deputy President’s Hypocrisy On Spying By the State

[The Conversation Africa] In the run up to the election of the next president of South Africa’s governing ANC in December, unknown entities are clearly working hard to discredit candidates who have spoken out against state capture.

[The Conversation Africa] In the run up to the election of the next president of South Africa's governing ANC in December, unknown entities are clearly working hard to discredit candidates who have spoken out against state capture.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Health Minister Diagnoses Weakness in Wake of Cancer Treatment Crisis

[Daily Maverick] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi diagnosed what he identified as the underlying causes of the crisis in treatment of KZN cancer patients, namely weaknesses in the provincial human resources processes and anomalies peculiar to KZN in…

[Daily Maverick] Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi diagnosed what he identified as the underlying causes of the crisis in treatment of KZN cancer patients, namely weaknesses in the provincial human resources processes and anomalies peculiar to KZN in its procurement supply chain systems. But while he is awaiting a report from the MEC for Treasury on the failed maintenance of the oncology machines at Addington hospital, and for a list of the number of posts that need to be filled, the SA Human Rights Commission identified

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa