Fort Hare Students End Boycott After Chaotic Two Weeks

[GroundUp] Students at the University of Fort Hare returned to class on Tuesday. This followed two weeks of protests aimed at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for not paying over a thousand students their travel and meal allowances. Th…

[GroundUp] Students at the University of Fort Hare returned to class on Tuesday. This followed two weeks of protests aimed at the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) for not paying over a thousand students their travel and meal allowances. The protests were also directed at university management for power cuts, water outages and poor wifi connectivity in student residences.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Gauteng to Declare Parts of Province Disaster Areas

[SAnews.gov.za] Gauteng Premier David Makhura will declare parts of the province disaster areas following the severe storms and strong winds that hit the province on Monday.

[SAnews.gov.za] Gauteng Premier David Makhura will declare parts of the province disaster areas following the severe storms and strong winds that hit the province on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dogara Gives Committees One Week to Present Pending Bills

[Premium Times] The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked committees with pending bills of about six months to forward to them to “Committee of the Whole” within one week.

[Premium Times] The Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has asked committees with pending bills of about six months to forward to them to "Committee of the Whole" within one week.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Passes Bill to Enforce Inauguration of President, Vice-President At National Assembly

[Premium Times] A bill which will enforce that an elected President and Vice President of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly was on Thursday passed by the Senate.

[Premium Times] A bill which will enforce that an elected President and Vice President of Nigeria be inaugurated at the premises of the National Assembly was on Thursday passed by the Senate.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in the North

[ICG] Jihadist violence in the West African Sahel has now spread to the north of Burkina Faso. The response of Ouagadougou and its partners must go beyond the obvious religious and security dimensions of the crisis, and any solution must take into acco…

[ICG] Jihadist violence in the West African Sahel has now spread to the north of Burkina Faso. The response of Ouagadougou and its partners must go beyond the obvious religious and security dimensions of the crisis, and any solution must take into account deep-rooted social and local factors.

source: AllAfrica News: Burkina Faso

EU Opposes Death Penalty

[NEWS] On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union have reaffirmed their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases.

[NEWS] On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union have reaffirmed their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Court Orders Forfeiture of N3.3 Billion Property Linked to Alison-Madueke

[Guardian] Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and Calabar -A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petro…

[Guardian] Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and Calabar -A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hawks Obtain Preservation Order for Mnquma Local Municipality Alleged Fraud and Corruption

[SAPS] Pretoria -The Hawk’s Asset Forfeiture Investigation team together with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) have obtained two preservation orders and a restraint order into allegations of fraud, corruption and m…

[SAPS] Pretoria -The Hawk's Asset Forfeiture Investigation team together with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) have obtained two preservation orders and a restraint order into allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering estimated at R3 million.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa