Parallel Lines – Decline and Fall of the ANC Women’s League

[Daily Maverick] If one was running a competition to determine who had fired the starting gun for this year’s ANC leadership campaign, you would probably have to give the prize to the ANC Women’s League. On Saturday night they became the first organ of…

[Daily Maverick] If one was running a competition to determine who had fired the starting gun for this year's ANC leadership campaign, you would probably have to give the prize to the ANC Women's League. On Saturday night they became the first organ of the ANC (as opposed to members of the Alliance) to formally call for a particular person to be the new leader of the party. A lot has been said about why they did it, and the smackdown that was swiftly administered by ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Grants Justice Ademola Accelerated Hearing

[Daily Trust] An FCT High Court yesterday granted a motion filed by a suspended justice of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola seeking for an abridgement of time in his trial.

[Daily Trust] An FCT High Court yesterday granted a motion filed by a suspended justice of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola seeking for an abridgement of time in his trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

APR Women Bc Start Season With a Win

[New Times] Defending champions APR Women Basketball Club started their season with a win after beating The Hoop 49-47 in the national league opener played on Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

[New Times] Defending champions APR Women Basketball Club started their season with a win after beating The Hoop 49-47 in the national league opener played on Sunday at Amahoro Indoor Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Amnesty Office to Establish 10,000 Farms

[Daily Trust] The Presidential Amnesty Programme Office says it plans to establish 10,000 farms with an expected total revenue generation capacity of N58billion annually under its agricultural programme for 2017.

[Daily Trust] The Presidential Amnesty Programme Office says it plans to establish 10,000 farms with an expected total revenue generation capacity of N58billion annually under its agricultural programme for 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UPDF – Muhoozi in, Wamala and Kainerugaba ‘Out’

[Independent (Kampala)] Reports just in indicate that changes have been made in the leadership of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). The top job has been handed to Maj Gen David Muhoozi, formerly head of the land forces.

[Independent (Kampala)] Reports just in indicate that changes have been made in the leadership of the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). The top job has been handed to Maj Gen David Muhoozi, formerly head of the land forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Ganduje Backs Age 18 Yrs Bar for Marriage

[Daily Trust] Kano state governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has backed moves to ensure girls spend more years in school, increasing their chances of ensuring better futures for themselves.

[Daily Trust] Kano state governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has backed moves to ensure girls spend more years in school, increasing their chances of ensuring better futures for themselves.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Sacks Obaze, Orders Reconstitution of FRC Board

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal and replacement of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), Mr Jim Obaze.

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate removal and replacement of the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), Mr Jim Obaze.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria