Good Reason to Worry About Election

[AfricaFocus] “Like Nairobi’s infamous matatus, the election is barreling along, many times on the wrong side of the law, the noise and vitriol of the campaigns drowning out common sense. For the terrified passengers, whether they — and Kenya — arriv…

[AfricaFocus] "Like Nairobi's infamous matatus, the election is barreling along, many times on the wrong side of the law, the noise and vitriol of the campaigns drowning out common sense. For the terrified passengers, whether they -- and Kenya -- arrive at the other side in one piece seems to be coming down to a wing and a prayer." - Patrick Gathara

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why South Africa’s Communists Need to Cut the ANC Umbilical Cord. or Perish

[The Conversation Africa] The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African National Congress (ANC), its dominant alliance partner.

[The Conversation Africa] The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved at its recent 14th Congress to contest future elections in the country independent of the African National Congress (ANC), its dominant alliance partner.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Election Campaigns Kick Off in Angola

[Deutsche Welle] Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.

[Deutsche Welle] Campaigns for the August presidential election in Angola have begun. The poll will mark the end of the 38-year rule of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who is not running for reelection.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

No More Fish? We’ll Farm Seaweed Instead

[Deutsche Welle] Tampolove -The collapse of fisheries, decline of coral reefs and drought are all hitting Madagascar hard. But fishermen are coping with scarce and stressed resources in the Indian Ocean by coming up with new alternatives.

[Deutsche Welle] Tampolove -The collapse of fisheries, decline of coral reefs and drought are all hitting Madagascar hard. But fishermen are coping with scarce and stressed resources in the Indian Ocean by coming up with new alternatives.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

‘Schools Lacking Toilets’ – UNICEF

[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease.

[Deutsche Welle] Schools in Ghana have been hit by a shortage of toilets and pit latrines which could affect the learning process of pupils, and a possible outbreak of disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Peace Is the ‘Bedrock’ for Women’s Development and Human Rights UN Deputy Chief Says in DR Congo

[UN News] The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women’s and girl’s voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-A…

[UN News] The importance of reversing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensuring that women's and girl's voices are heard in all aspects of society are at the core of the second leg of a high-level United Nations-African Union (AU) mission to Africa, which today visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Liberia Hails China’s Donation of U.S.$2 Million Equipment to Police

[Focac] Monrovia -Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday lauded the Chinese government for donating assorted equipment which worth more than 2 million U.S. dollars to the local police.

[Focac] Monrovia -Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday lauded the Chinese government for donating assorted equipment which worth more than 2 million U.S. dollars to the local police.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

The Refugee Scandal Unfolding in the Country

[IRIN] Yumbe -Uganda, the country with the world’s fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.

[IRIN] Yumbe -Uganda, the country with the world's fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Public Enterprises Minister Backs Power Utility Probe

[SAnews.gov.za] A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

[SAnews.gov.za] A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa