2017 – Is Isis Attack Likely in South Africa?

[Daily Maverick] Terrorism is about opportunity, and where the Islamic State can gain propaganda value from an attack, it has proven not to hesitate. Add to this a propaganda message to all supporters of using whatever means available to execute an atrocity, and South Africa’s vulnerability to an attack speaks for itself. Compiled by JASMINE OPPERMAN, Director Africa at the Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium – TRAC) and JESSIE MARI BROICH, analyst at the TRAC Africa Office.

[Daily Maverick] Terrorism is about opportunity, and where the Islamic State can gain propaganda value from an attack, it has proven not to hesitate. Add to this a propaganda message to all supporters of using whatever means available to execute an atrocity, and South Africa's vulnerability to an attack speaks for itself. Compiled by JASMINE OPPERMAN, Director Africa at the Terrorism, Research & Analysis Consortium - TRAC) and JESSIE MARI BROICH, analyst at the TRAC Africa Office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sudan UN Envoy Affirms Improvement of Situations in Darfur

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan Permanent Envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Omer Dahab underscored improvement of situations in Darfur, in security, political and humanitarian domains at testimony of a number of regional and international parties thanks to…

[SNA] Khartoum -Sudan Permanent Envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Omer Dahab underscored improvement of situations in Darfur, in security, political and humanitarian domains at testimony of a number of regional and international parties thanks to efforts being exerted by the Government of Sudan in collaboration with its partners from international community.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Safaricom Valued More Than 9 Top NSE Firms Combined

[Nation] Safaricom’s market valuation now outstrips the combined capitalisation of the next nine largest companies at the NSE, meaning the telecoms operator accounts for 40 per cent of the bourse’s total investor wealth.

[Nation] Safaricom's market valuation now outstrips the combined capitalisation of the next nine largest companies at the NSE, meaning the telecoms operator accounts for 40 per cent of the bourse's total investor wealth.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fleeing Suspects Threw Rhino Horn Out of Car Window

[News24Wire] Three men will appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of illegally possessing a rhino horn, thought to have been cut off a rhino shot with her calf.

[News24Wire] Three men will appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of illegally possessing a rhino horn, thought to have been cut off a rhino shot with her calf.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Villages Re-Grouping in Elabered

[Shabait] Elabered -The task of re-grouping villages for better access to social services undertaken in Elabered sub-zone will continue with added momentum, the managing director of Elabered sub-zone, Mr. Teages Tesfay indicated.

[Shabait] Elabered -The task of re-grouping villages for better access to social services undertaken in Elabered sub-zone will continue with added momentum, the managing director of Elabered sub-zone, Mr. Teages Tesfay indicated.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

ANC Assaults DA Ward Candidate in Uniondale

[DA] On Friday 13 January ANC members assaulted the DA Candidate for ward 25, Marchell Kleynhans. The assault took place as he entered the Uniondale police station to report the ANC for peddling misinformation to community members. Another DA activist …

[DA] On Friday 13 January ANC members assaulted the DA Candidate for ward 25, Marchell Kleynhans. The assault took place as he entered the Uniondale police station to report the ANC for peddling misinformation to community members. Another DA activist was also assaulted and threatened by ANC members on the same day. The incident took place in her home.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ex-Minister Amos Kimunya Declares Bid for Parliament

[Nation] After five years of maintaining a low profile, former Finance minister Amos Kimunya is set to make a comeback in politics after declaring that he will vie for the Kipipiri Constituency seat in the August elections.

[Nation] After five years of maintaining a low profile, former Finance minister Amos Kimunya is set to make a comeback in politics after declaring that he will vie for the Kipipiri Constituency seat in the August elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya