South Africans Don’t Know Much About Science. Why This Is a Problem

[The Conversation Africa] From the microchips in smart phones to the largest jumbo jets, science and technology influences the way people interact with the world around them. It brings them closer to friends and family, enhances health care, secures as…

[The Conversation Africa] From the microchips in smart phones to the largest jumbo jets, science and technology influences the way people interact with the world around them. It brings them closer to friends and family, enhances health care, secures assets and keeps the world moving forward.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Obaseki 60, Not 58, Says Aide

[This Day] Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who at the weekend celebrated his birthday, has corrected public belief on his age, revealing that he was not 58 years old as earlier believed, but 60.

[This Day] Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, who at the weekend celebrated his birthday, has corrected public belief on his age, revealing that he was not 58 years old as earlier believed, but 60.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Border Police Impound Foodstuffs Destined for ‘Export’ Into Kenya

[Daily News] A CONSIGNMENT of maize that was seized at the small township of Himo and surrounding areas, Kilimanjaro region, allegedly to be smuggled out of the country has now been moved to Arusha awaiting stern measures against anyone defying the sta…

[Daily News] A CONSIGNMENT of maize that was seized at the small township of Himo and surrounding areas, Kilimanjaro region, allegedly to be smuggled out of the country has now been moved to Arusha awaiting stern measures against anyone defying the standing ban on such exports, including court charges under economic sabotage offences.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Some Notes On White Monopoly Capital – Definition, Use and Denial

[Fahamu] Dismantling white monopoly capital in South Africa has always been central to the national liberation struggle. White monopoly capital simultaneously implies colonialism of a special type. The two concepts are inter-twined. To fail to mention …

[Fahamu] Dismantling white monopoly capital in South Africa has always been central to the national liberation struggle. White monopoly capital simultaneously implies colonialism of a special type. The two concepts are inter-twined. To fail to mention the racial character of monopoly capital is to fail to acknowledge the colonial character of South Africa and the special nature of that colonialism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S And U.K. Issue Warning to Their Citizens

[Fahamu] What exactly is the message the U.S. and the U.K. governments are communicating by issuing travel warnings in Ethiopia? On the surface, a travel warning is just that. But does it signify something deeper about U.S./U.K. perceptions of the poli…

[Fahamu] What exactly is the message the U.S. and the U.K. governments are communicating by issuing travel warnings in Ethiopia? On the surface, a travel warning is just that. But does it signify something deeper about U.S./U.K. perceptions of the political situation in the country? Is there a hidden message buried in the warnings?

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Wherever This Canadian Mining Company Goes, Violence Seems to Follow

[Fahamu] Banro operates in a region that has seen incredible violence over the past two decades and the secretive company has been accused of fuelling the conflict. In 1996 Banro paid $3.5 million for 47 mining concessions that covered more than one mi…

[Fahamu] Banro operates in a region that has seen incredible violence over the past two decades and the secretive company has been accused of fuelling the conflict. In 1996 Banro paid $3.5 million for 47 mining concessions that covered more than one million hectares of land in Congo's North and South Kivu.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Frodebu Party Commemorates Months of Democracy Victory

[Iwacu] The opposition party, Sahwanya Frodebu, celebrates June and July as months of democracy victory in Burundi. It says genuine democracy hasn’t yet taken root in the country.

[Iwacu] The opposition party, Sahwanya Frodebu, celebrates June and July as months of democracy victory in Burundi. It says genuine democracy hasn't yet taken root in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Newborn Baby Death Due to ‘Lack of Communication’, Doctor Says

[Iwacu] Earlier this week at a Bujumbura hospital, a baby born to a mother in a coma died after no doctors were available to help. Dr Pontient Ndabashinze, Director of Kamenge University Hospital, known as Roi Khaled, has told IWACU that the absence of…

[Iwacu] Earlier this week at a Bujumbura hospital, a baby born to a mother in a coma died after no doctors were available to help. Dr Pontient Ndabashinze, Director of Kamenge University Hospital, known as Roi Khaled, has told IWACU that the absence of doctors was due to "a lack of communication between doctors"

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Acting President Osinbajo Leaves for AU Summit

[Leadership] The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday morning, left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).

[Leadership] The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday morning, left Nigeria for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to participate in the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Nigerians in U.S. Condemn Bello’s Hospital Shooting

[Leadership] The Nigerian community in the U.S. has condemned the shooting on Friday of seven people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York by Nigeria-born Dr Michael Henry Bello.

[Leadership] The Nigerian community in the U.S. has condemned the shooting on Friday of seven people at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Centre in New York by Nigeria-born Dr Michael Henry Bello.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria