Zuma Has Gone – but the ANC’s Inability to Separate Party From State Is Still a Threat to Democracy

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), glossed over the causes of what nearly degenerated into a political crisis following its momentary affray with former president Jacob Zuma over his removal from…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), glossed over the causes of what nearly degenerated into a political crisis following its momentary affray with former president Jacob Zuma over his removal from office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Justice and Constitutional Development Extends Deadline On Submission of Inputs On Particulars of Proposed Constitution Amendment

[Govt of SA] Deadline extended for submission of inputs on the particulars of a proposed Constitution Amendment as published in Government Gazette No 41276 of 24 November 2017

[Govt of SA] Deadline extended for submission of inputs on the particulars of a proposed Constitution Amendment as published in Government Gazette No 41276 of 24 November 2017

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

State Minister for Defense Declares Krainek Locality Free of Unexploded Devices

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister for Defense, Lt. Gen. Ali Mohamed Salim has declared that the registered areas in Krainek Locality in West Drafur State have been free of unexploded devices.

[SNA] Khartoum -The State Minister for Defense, Lt. Gen. Ali Mohamed Salim has declared that the registered areas in Krainek Locality in West Drafur State have been free of unexploded devices.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

An Education System That Works for Everyone – Is It Impossibly Complicated? or Just Hard Going?

[Daily Maverick] We allow the apparent complexity of the education crisis to paralyse us. But the truth is that education reform is relatively straightforward – even for severely under-performing systems like ours. Our problem is that getting to a work…

[Daily Maverick] We allow the apparent complexity of the education crisis to paralyse us. But the truth is that education reform is relatively straightforward - even for severely under-performing systems like ours. Our problem is that getting to a working system will be tough - it will require us to be diligent, focused, relentless and, above all, hopeful.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Somali Forces in Beledweyne ‘Chasing Down’ Vehicle Packed With Explosives

[Shabelle] An official says Somali security forces in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran province received intelligence information regarding a car packed with explosives in the region.

[Shabelle] An official says Somali security forces in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiran province received intelligence information regarding a car packed with explosives in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

In Memory of President Morgan Tsvangirai

[Fahamu] The best way to remember the late President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, is to keep his legacy of fighting the rule of law and democratic governance in Zimbabwe. The MDC leadership needs to unite to keep that…

[Fahamu] The best way to remember the late President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Morgan Tsvangirai, is to keep his legacy of fighting the rule of law and democratic governance in Zimbabwe. The MDC leadership needs to unite to keep that legacy alive.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Ramaphosa – From Militant-Revolutionary to Corporate Magnate

[Fahamu] In this interesting radio interview, Sharmini Peries of The Real News Network discusses with renowned pan-Africanist, Professor Horace Campbell on the recent changes in South Africa that saw Cyril Ramaphosa, a former working class militant tur…

[Fahamu] In this interesting radio interview, Sharmini Peries of The Real News Network discusses with renowned pan-Africanist, Professor Horace Campbell on the recent changes in South Africa that saw Cyril Ramaphosa, a former working class militant turned corporate magnate become fifth president of that country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Oromo of Eastern Africa – A Mazruiana Perspective

[Fahamu] The Oromo people have not been able to dominate the politics of Ethiopia, as the Amhara and Tigrinya people have dominated the empire’s governance. Nonetheless, the Oromo’s ancestral principle of democracy–a transitional principle of eight ye…

[Fahamu] The Oromo people have not been able to dominate the politics of Ethiopia, as the Amhara and Tigrinya people have dominated the empire's governance. Nonetheless, the Oromo's ancestral principle of democracy--a transitional principle of eight years as a generational unit--has influenced many countries and could one time influence Ethiopia's politics.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia