Fragmenting and Diffusing State Capture Probe a Recipe for Disaster

[Daily Maverick] The announcement this week by National Assembly House chairperson, Cedric Frolick, that four separate portfolio committees will be tasked with instituting “investigations” into state capture is both disturbing and bizarre. Frolick has …

[Daily Maverick] The announcement this week by National Assembly House chairperson, Cedric Frolick, that four separate portfolio committees will be tasked with instituting "investigations" into state capture is both disturbing and bizarre. Frolick has seemingly tasked the Home Affairs, Public Enterprises, Mineral Resources and Transport portfolio committees of the National Assembly with engaging with the relevant ministers "to ensure Parliament gets to bottom of the allegations". This announcement is nothing more than a cy

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Unpacking Radical Economic Transformation

[Daily Maverick] Radical economic transformation is not a break with existing policy. It does not represent a new, uncertain path. Radical economic transformation indicates a new phase of accelerated implementation of the long-standing economic policy …

[Daily Maverick] Radical economic transformation is not a break with existing policy. It does not represent a new, uncertain path. Radical economic transformation indicates a new phase of accelerated implementation of the long-standing economic policy positions of the ANC and government. By CYRIL RAMAPHOSA.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Achieving Universal Health Coverage Through Innovative Financing

[IPS] Nairobi -Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy.

[IPS] Nairobi -Every year, one million Kenyans are driven below the poverty line by healthcare-related expenditures. Poverty predisposes them to disease and slows all aspects of growth in the economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Rwigara Presents Nomination Papers

[New Times] Diane Shima Rwigara yesterday submitted her nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), officially declaring her interest to stand for the presidency.

[New Times] Diane Shima Rwigara yesterday submitted her nomination papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC), officially declaring her interest to stand for the presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

UN Secretary General Expected to Arrive in Uganda for Refugee Summit

[Monitor] Kampala -The Secretary General of United Nations (UN) António Guterres is expected to arrive today in the country for the Refugee Solidarity Summit that starts tomorrow.

[Monitor] Kampala -The Secretary General of United Nations (UN) António Guterres is expected to arrive today in the country for the Refugee Solidarity Summit that starts tomorrow.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

40 Years After – Ebonyi Constructs Road, Bridge Across 5 Agrarian Communities

[Vanguard] Abakaliki -THE present administration has begun the massive construction of roads and bridges across different communities in the state in line with its campaign promises to better the lot of the people of the State. What is striking about t…

[Vanguard] Abakaliki -THE present administration has begun the massive construction of roads and bridges across different communities in the state in line with its campaign promises to better the lot of the people of the State. What is striking about the construction of these projects in the state is Governor David Umahi's large heartedness towards constructing all roads, both urban and rural, irrespective of whether they are State or Federal government-owned.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kudos to Police On Arrest of ‘Evans’

[Vanguard] The much-vilified Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has something to crow about after consistently being in the news for its inability to rein in rampaging criminals across the country. The Force has the right to celebrate the recent exploits of it…

[Vanguard] The much-vilified Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has something to crow about after consistently being in the news for its inability to rein in rampaging criminals across the country. The Force has the right to celebrate the recent exploits of its men in tracking and nabbing Chukwudubem George Onwuamadike, popularly known as "Evans", the leader of a highly- organised syndicate responsible for the kidnap of prominent Nigerians across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senior UN Official Urges Steps Towards Political Dialogue Amid Ongoing Fragility

[UN News] Amid Burundi’s “fragile” security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for…

[UN News] Amid Burundi's "fragile" security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building measures that would be conducive for holding an inclusive and credible political dialogue in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

NHRC Not Entitled to Pre-Action Notice – Court of Appeal

[Vanguard] The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has held that the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, was not entitled to pre-action notice before any legal action can be brought against it.

[Vanguard] The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has held that the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, was not entitled to pre-action notice before any legal action can be brought against it.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria