#noconfidence – Speaker Playing Games On Secret Ballot Decision

[DA] The Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has replied to my request to expedite her decision on whether the DA’s Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma, scheduled for 8 August 2017, should proceed via secret ballot. True to form…

[DA] The Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, has replied to my request to expedite her decision on whether the DA's Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma, scheduled for 8 August 2017, should proceed via secret ballot. True to form, she has said nothing of significance.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Yet More Dodgy Allegations About New Sassa CEO Under Minister Dlamini

[DA] After less than a week at the helm of SASSA, a number of serious allegations surrounding the independence and character of the new acting CEO, Ms Pearl Bhengu, are now being raised.

[DA] After less than a week at the helm of SASSA, a number of serious allegations surrounding the independence and character of the new acting CEO, Ms Pearl Bhengu, are now being raised.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jean Bigirimana ‘Is Not On Holidays’!

[Iwacu] On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague … A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of “disappearance”? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It’…

[Iwacu] On 22 July 2017, day after day, it will be a year without our colleague ... A confused feeling invades us. Commemorating a year of "disappearance"? But, apart from his absence of 365 days, we have no concrete evidence to conclude his death. It's always this atrocious doubt. Desperate, one clings to the smallest, the most doubtful hope.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Abducted Journalist Remains Missing, One Year On

[Iwacu] Iwacu Press Group commemorates one year of the disappearance of its journalist, Jean Bigirimana, who has gone missing since 22 July 2016. No evidence of his death so far .

[Iwacu] Iwacu Press Group commemorates one year of the disappearance of its journalist, Jean Bigirimana, who has gone missing since 22 July 2016. No evidence of his death so far .

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Corruption Causes Losses of U.S.$750Million in Mining Revenues

[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said.

[Al Jazeera] The Democratic Republic of Congo is losing a fifth of all of mining revenues because of corruption and mismanagement, a campaign group has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Govt Blocks Access to Independent Websites

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

[Deutsche Welle] Internet and mobile phone users in South Sudan are not able to access the websites of at least four independent media outlets. The government has grown increasingly hostile to the media since civil war began in 2013.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

‘Nation’s Debt Scandal – Impunity is the Catch of the Day’

[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

[African Arguments] With crucial details about the $2 billion loans still secret, the people are paying the price for decisions made by elites and international banks.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Insights into Agulhas Current Can Shed Light on Climate Patterns

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has one of the fastest and strongest flowing currents in the world running along its east coast: the Agulhas Current. It influences local as well as global rainfall and climate. Katherine Hutchinson explains why i…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has one of the fastest and strongest flowing currents in the world running along its east coast: the Agulhas Current. It influences local as well as global rainfall and climate. Katherine Hutchinson explains why it's important to monitor a current that plays a significant role in the global ocean conveyor belt.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa