Is SA #1 in the World for Death, Nigeria for Scrabble Players & Kenya for Tea?

[Africa Check] A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

[Africa Check] A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hassabo Chairs Meeting of Team Work Assigned to Prepare Study for Ending Hunger By 2030

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman chaired, Tuesday, at the Republican Palace, the meeting of the team work assigned to work out study to end hunger by 2030 in accordance with the objectives of the sustain…

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman chaired, Tuesday, at the Republican Palace, the meeting of the team work assigned to work out study to end hunger by 2030 in accordance with the objectives of the sustainable development.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Chronicle of a Banking Scandal Foretold

[Daily Maverick] All of a sudden, the governing class has woken up to the nefarious doings of the bad guys in suits. But last year, while 17 banks were colluding to rig the ZAR and rip off the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a report that was…

[Daily Maverick] All of a sudden, the governing class has woken up to the nefarious doings of the bad guys in suits. But last year, while 17 banks were colluding to rig the ZAR and rip off the country, PricewaterhouseCoopers published a report that was entirely -- and we mean entirely -- slept on. It laid bare the scale of the problem -- a problem that everyone in power seemed intent to ignore, right up until it was politically convenient to do otherwise. By RICHARD POPLAK.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why We Put Our Dead Child in Sack and Threw Her Into Canal – Father

[Premium Times] The police on Tuesday arraigned a 49-year-old man before a Chief Magistrate Court on Ebutte Meta, Lagos, for disposing the remains of his four-year-old daughter into a canal

[Premium Times] The police on Tuesday arraigned a 49-year-old man before a Chief Magistrate Court on Ebutte Meta, Lagos, for disposing the remains of his four-year-old daughter into a canal

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sarah Chepchirchir Eyes Podium in Tokyo Marathon

[Nation] As athletes prepare for Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, Sarah Chepchirchir, who is also the Lisbon Marathon champion, is ambitiously eyeing a podium finish in her first World Marathon Majors race.

[Nation] As athletes prepare for Sunday's Tokyo Marathon, Sarah Chepchirchir, who is also the Lisbon Marathon champion, is ambitiously eyeing a podium finish in her first World Marathon Majors race.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Secondary Completion Remains Low As Performance Improves

[Monitor] Kampala -The number of candidates who sat for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations significantly increased compared to those who sat in 2015 but overall, the number completing secondary education remained low.

[Monitor] Kampala -The number of candidates who sat for the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Examinations significantly increased compared to those who sat in 2015 but overall, the number completing secondary education remained low.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Inside Former Power Utility Chief’s Paradise

[News24Wire] It might not have a shebeen, but the upmarket residential estate former Eskom boss Brian Molefe now calls home boasts plenty of other perks for “discerning families”.

[News24Wire] It might not have a shebeen, but the upmarket residential estate former Eskom boss Brian Molefe now calls home boasts plenty of other perks for "discerning families".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cyberspying – the Ghost in Your Machine

[Daily Maverick] Whether it’s Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the “security state” – a cosy en…

[Daily Maverick] Whether it's Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants or French police forcing a Muslim woman to remove her burqa, we live in a time when governments openly terrrorise citizens. Underpinning the violence: the "security state" - a cosy enclave where we can be beaten, searched, and have our privacy violated by government forces so that they can "keep us safe". Technologically, the security state relies on two things - brute force and communications monitoring. Because, before they can beat, search, or violate

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa