Troika Statement on South Sudan

[State Department] Washington, DC -The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and United Nations to end the conflict in South Sudan, and join in their recent calls on all armed parties, including the Government of South Sudan, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition, and other armed groups, to commit to a ceasefire.  The Troika welcomes the recent com

[State Department] Washington, DC -The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) reiterate their strong support for the combined efforts of the African Union (AU), Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), and United Nations to end the conflict in South Sudan, and join in their recent calls on all armed parties, including the Government of South Sudan, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition, and other armed groups, to commit to a ceasefire.  The Troika welcomes the recent com

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Minister Dlamini Filed to Court On Deadline

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The attorneys of the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, has served electronically the 140 page affidavit as per the Constitutional Court order before 4pm today.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The attorneys of the Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, has served electronically the 140 page affidavit as per the Constitutional Court order before 4pm today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘White Monopoly Capital’ – an Excuse to Avoid South Africa’s Real Problems

[The Conversation Africa] The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says “white monopoly capital” is to blame for…

[The Conversation Africa] The call for radical economic transformation has grown louder following President Jacob Zuma's 2017 State of the Nation Address. Accompanying these calls is a line of argument that says "white monopoly capital" is to blame for the fact that the majority of black South Africans remain marginalised from the mainstream economy 22 years after apartheid ended.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UN and Regional Partners Express Concern About Kasaï Unrest

[UN News] The United Nations and regional partner organizations today expressed deep concern about the situation in the central Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where at least two United Nations experts disappeared two weeks ago and dozens of police officers were reportedly found dead.

[UN News] The United Nations and regional partner organizations today expressed deep concern about the situation in the central Kasaï region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where at least two United Nations experts disappeared two weeks ago and dozens of police officers were reportedly found dead.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Violence Flares in CAR

[UN News] With a new outbreak of violence erupting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movem…

[UN News] With a new outbreak of violence erupting in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged warring parties to protect vulnerable civilian populations as a matter of priority and ensure free movements of relief aid workers.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Zuma’s Deputy Comes Out Against Him

[Deutsche Welle] South Africans have lashed out at President Jacob Zuma after he sacked Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. The opposition has called for a vote of no-confidence as the business community warns of economic repercussions.

[Deutsche Welle] South Africans have lashed out at President Jacob Zuma after he sacked Pravin Gordhan as finance minister. The opposition has called for a vote of no-confidence as the business community warns of economic repercussions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Allegations Against Myself and Jonas Are Sickening – Gordhan

[News24Wire] Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi have slammed allegations contained in a dubious intelligence report which said they had a secret meeting during a roadshow abroad, in an attempt to undermine the …

[News24Wire] Outgoing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi have slammed allegations contained in a dubious intelligence report which said they had a secret meeting during a roadshow abroad, in an attempt to undermine the country and its economy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gordhan Axing a Severe Blow for Economy – CEOs

[News24Wire] The CEO Initiative, formed in 2016 to help put South Africa’s economy back on a growth trajectory and stave off credit rating downgrades, added its voice to a number of parties who expressed grave concern following President Jacob Zuma’s o…

[News24Wire] The CEO Initiative, formed in 2016 to help put South Africa's economy back on a growth trajectory and stave off credit rating downgrades, added its voice to a number of parties who expressed grave concern following President Jacob Zuma's overnight cabinet reshuffle.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Outa Seeks Legal Action On Gordhan Axing

[News24Wire] Civil action body the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) said on Friday that it is seeking legal action against President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle, which resulted in the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

[News24Wire] Civil action body the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) said on Friday that it is seeking legal action against President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, which resulted in the axing of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa