Hull City to Field ‘Just a Few Regulars’ Against Sportpesa All Stars

[Nation] Hull City will field a mixed line-up comprising both first team players and those from the development teams for Monday’s friendly match against Kenya’s SportPesa All Stars.

[Nation] Hull City will field a mixed line-up comprising both first team players and those from the development teams for Monday's friendly match against Kenya's SportPesa All Stars.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

President Fires Cabinet Minister Over Maize Deal Scandal

[VOA] Malawi’s president has fired his minister of agriculture after investigators found cash worth nearly $200,000 in the minister’s home. The raid was part of ongoing investigations into what has been deemed a suspicious maize procurement process fro…

[VOA] Malawi's president has fired his minister of agriculture after investigators found cash worth nearly $200,000 in the minister's home. The raid was part of ongoing investigations into what has been deemed a suspicious maize procurement process from Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Xenophobic Attacks Mask Deep Fault Lines Within South African Society

[Daily Maverick] The xenophobia, as it is simplistically referred to, is an early signal of a social lesion – a crack that later becomes a chasm into which goodwill and neighbourliness quickly vanishes. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.

[Daily Maverick] The xenophobia, as it is simplistically referred to, is an early signal of a social lesion - a crack that later becomes a chasm into which goodwill and neighbourliness quickly vanishes. By MARIUS OOSTHUIZEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA’s Poverty Alleviation Plans – Almost, but Not Quite

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered some good news to the country’s poorest, announcing an increase in social grants that would bring total expenditure in this area to R490.4-billion. But the devil is in the detail: there was no …

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered some good news to the country's poorest, announcing an increase in social grants that would bring total expenditure in this area to R490.4-billion. But the devil is in the detail: there was no allocation to cover the Social Development Ministry's SASSA conundrum, and there are nagging questions about how the allocations of social grants will interact with the proposed national minimum wage. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Trump Is Right On Congo’s Minerals, but for All the Wrong Reasons

[The Conversation Africa] A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in Congolese gold, tin, coltan and tungsten.

[The Conversation Africa] A few weeks ago a British newspaper leaked the draft of an executive order proposing the suspension of a US law that imposes tight controls over the trade in Congolese gold, tin, coltan and tungsten.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Minister of Home Affairs to Brief Media On Xenophobic Violence

[News24Wire] Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is on Thursday expected to brief the media in Parliament on the recent outbreaks of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

[News24Wire] Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba is on Thursday expected to brief the media in Parliament on the recent outbreaks of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

I Wore a Piece of Cloth, Not National Flag, Mugadza Tells Court

[New Zimbabwe] THE trial of an anti-government pastor who is accused of abusing the national flag continued Tuesday with the cleric arguing that he never wore the banner around his neck, but a lookalike piece of cloth.

[New Zimbabwe] THE trial of an anti-government pastor who is accused of abusing the national flag continued Tuesday with the cleric arguing that he never wore the banner around his neck, but a lookalike piece of cloth.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe