The Massive Task of Rebuilding the Gambia

[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia’s new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh’s successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.

[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow is going to be officially sworn in as The Gambia's new president on Saturday. The challenges awaiting Yahya Jammeh's successor include restoring an ailing economy and cementing democratic governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

South Africa Isn’t Budgeting for Its Care Economy, What Can Be Done About It

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ – as little as R500 (US$39) a month. These include social workers, home-based care providers as well as counsellors who help victims …

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government pays dedicated care workers less than anyone else in its employ - as little as R500 (US$39) a month. These include social workers, home-based care providers as well as counsellors who help victims of domestic violence and child abuse. This is despite the fact that they do some of the most important jobs. They deserve more respect and better rewards.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Social Grants Matter in South Africa – They Support 33 Percent of the Nation

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government’s failure to fix a corrupted R10 billion social grant payment contract has caused a crisis that threatens to disturb monthly payments to millions of vulnerable households. The Conversation Africa’s…

[The Conversation Africa] The South African government's failure to fix a corrupted R10 billion social grant payment contract has caused a crisis that threatens to disturb monthly payments to millions of vulnerable households. The Conversation Africa's business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to explain what's at stake.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenya Shifts Focus From Capital City to Grow Economy

[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country’s transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.

[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country's transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Togo to Lead the Fight Against Rural Poverty

[IPS] Rome -Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in…

[IPS] Rome -Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo, former Prime Minister of Togo, has been appointed as the sixth President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised UN agency and international financial institution that invests in eradicating rural poverty in developing countries around the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How South Africa Can Turn the Rising Tide Against Vigilantism

[The Conversation Africa] A wave of vigilante violence has recently rocked the working class suburb of Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg. It’s the latest instalment of a now all too familiar phenomenon in South Africa.

[The Conversation Africa] A wave of vigilante violence has recently rocked the working class suburb of Rosettenville, south of Johannesburg. It's the latest instalment of a now all too familiar phenomenon in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Who Cares About the ICC’s Trial of LRA Fighter Dominic Ongwen?

[African Arguments] Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the conflict with the Lord’s Resistance Army. So why aren’t more Ugandans following the first public trial on the matter?

[African Arguments] Thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the conflict with the Lord's Resistance Army. So why aren't more Ugandans following the first public trial on the matter?

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rwanda, Burundi Row ‘Hurting’ the Region

[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state.

[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another state.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Gambia’s New President Barrow Sworn in, For Second Time

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands watched as President Adama Barrow’s public swearing in ceremony was held in the city of Bakau. The occasion ends a months-long political crisis after the country’s longtime leader refused to step down. 

[Deutsche Welle] Thousands watched as President Adama Barrow's public swearing in ceremony was held in the city of Bakau. The occasion ends a months-long political crisis after the country's longtime leader refused to step down. 

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia