Senate Amends Electoral Act to Legalise Electronic Voting

[Premium Times] Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country’s Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday.

[Premium Times] Nigeria now comes close to using electoral voting system in the conduct of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, after the country's Senate amended the Electoral Act on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

MMM, Other Ponzi Schemes Thrive, Despite Past Woes

[Premium Times] In spite of the bitter experience that millions of Nigerians have had since the foremost Ponzi scheme in the country, MMM, pulled a break on its operation last December, similar schemes are springing up and many Nigerians are investing …

[Premium Times] In spite of the bitter experience that millions of Nigerians have had since the foremost Ponzi scheme in the country, MMM, pulled a break on its operation last December, similar schemes are springing up and many Nigerians are investing in them.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Federal Lawmaker Arraigned for Certificate ‘Forgery’

[Premium Times] A member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, was on Thursday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged forgery of a polytechnic diploma.

[Premium Times] A member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, was on Thursday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, for alleged forgery of a polytechnic diploma.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Meningitis Outbreak – 282 Deaths Confirmed in Five States

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in five states with at least 282 deaths related to the disease.

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis, CSM, in five states with at least 282 deaths related to the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Zuma Fires Finance Minister, Deputy

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Jacob Zuma fired his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, in a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night, precipitating an immediate drop in the value of the South African currency, the rand.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Jacob Zuma fired his finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, in a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night, precipitating an immediate drop in the value of the South African currency, the rand.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S. to Expand Fire Support of African Union Mission in Somalia

[DOD] Washingtron, DC -President Donald J. Trump has approved a Defense Department proposal to provide additional precision fires in support of   African Union Mission in Somalia   and Somali security forces operations to defeat al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said today in a   statement .

[DOD] Washingtron, DC -President Donald J. Trump has approved a Defense Department proposal to provide additional precision fires in support of   African Union Mission in Somalia   and Somali security forces operations to defeat al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said today in a   statement .

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Briefing on U.S. Africa Command by General Thomas D. Waldhauser, commander, U.S. Africa Command

[Africom] Washington, DC -GENERAL THOMAS D. WALDHAUSER:  Good afternoon everybody it’s — it’s Friday afternoon in — and I’m impressed that there’s so many here (inaudible) slow news day in D.C., I don’t know. Well, listen, thank you very much for coming out this afternoon, I really appreciate it. It’s a great opportunity for — to speak on behalf of those who work every day in AFRICOM and — I — I — I really do view this as a great opportunity.

[Africom] Washington, DC -GENERAL THOMAS D. WALDHAUSER:  Good afternoon everybody it's -- it's Friday afternoon in -- and I'm impressed that there's so many here (inaudible) slow news day in D.C., I don't know. Well, listen, thank you very much for coming out this afternoon, I really appreciate it. It's a great opportunity for -- to speak on behalf of those who work every day in AFRICOM and -- I -- I -- I really do view this as a great opportunity.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

SACP Takes On Zuma – ‘We Can’t Keep Quiet’

[Daily Maverick] The South African Communist Party is taking on President Jacob Zuma and the ANC. It’s part of a broad coalition building against the president’s move to replace the finance minister. The question is: Will its efforts make an impact? By…

[Daily Maverick] The South African Communist Party is taking on President Jacob Zuma and the ANC. It's part of a broad coalition building against the president's move to replace the finance minister. The question is: Will its efforts make an impact? By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why South Africa’s Courts Cannot Rein in a Delinquent Government

[The Conversation Africa] South Africans sighed with relief when the Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment in the country’s social grant saga, averting a catastrophic constitutional crisis. About 17 million social grant beneficiaries wou…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africans sighed with relief when the Constitutional Court recently handed down a judgment in the country's social grant saga, averting a catastrophic constitutional crisis. About 17 million social grant beneficiaries would not be left without support.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa