Tattoos in Kinshasa – Overcoming Conflict and Taboos

[Al Jazeera] Tucked off a side road in Lubugi, a rough neighbourhood in the capital Kinshasa, barber Kris Bitenda puts the final touches on a client’s haircut.

[Al Jazeera] Tucked off a side road in Lubugi, a rough neighbourhood in the capital Kinshasa, barber Kris Bitenda puts the final touches on a client's haircut.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

20 Percent Maths Decree Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Schooling

[The Conversation Africa] The department of basic education in South Africa has reacted to pupils’ exceedingly low attainment rates in maths education in a controversial fashion. It has issued an urgent circular to its heads of departments, principals,…

[The Conversation Africa] The department of basic education in South Africa has reacted to pupils' exceedingly low attainment rates in maths education in a controversial fashion. It has issued an urgent circular to its heads of departments, principals, managers, directors and exam and curriculum heads outlining a "special condonation dispensation". This applies to pupils completing grades 7, 8 and 9 in the 2016 academic year which has just ended.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Pushes for Diaspora Voting in 2019

[Daily Trust] The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said.

[Daily Trust] The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs is pushing for Diaspora voting in the coming general elections in 2019, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Sen. Monsurat Sunmonu has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Can U.S.$2.2 Billion Buy Peace and Prosperity?

[IRIN] Bangui -Central African Republic, plagued by insecurity and a related humanitarian crisis, has been pledged $2.2 billion by international donors as part of a five-year rescue plan. It’s a lot of money, but will it really make a difference to the…

[IRIN] Bangui -Central African Republic, plagued by insecurity and a related humanitarian crisis, has been pledged $2.2 billion by international donors as part of a five-year rescue plan. It's a lot of money, but will it really make a difference to the troubled country?

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Prophet Bushiri Spends Millions on Stage Shipped From Germany

[Nyasa Times] The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) founding father and leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, rose to the crescendo of fame last year when he smashed the record of filling up the largest stadium in Africa, the FNB Stadium inJohan…

[Nyasa Times] The Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG) founding father and leader, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, rose to the crescendo of fame last year when he smashed the record of filling up the largest stadium in Africa, the FNB Stadium inJohannesbur South Africa, to the brim has upped his game this time around spending 7 million Rands (about K350million) for a stage shipped from German to be used.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘We Won’t Stop Agitation Until Biafra Republic Is Created’

[Guardian] Abakaliki -One of the groups agitating for autonomy in the southeast, Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday vowed to continue the struggle until their request for sovereignty is granted by the Federal Government.

[Guardian] Abakaliki -One of the groups agitating for autonomy in the southeast, Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday vowed to continue the struggle until their request for sovereignty is granted by the Federal Government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Recession – Maku Urges Governors to Clear Workers’ Salaries

[Daily Trust] Lafia -Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has appealed to state governors to stop further deductions from workers’ salaries and settle all outstanding arrears to cushion the effect of the economic recession in the country.

[Daily Trust] Lafia -Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has appealed to state governors to stop further deductions from workers' salaries and settle all outstanding arrears to cushion the effect of the economic recession in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria