Pay Your Taxes! – President Sirleaf

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has alarmed that ‘Liberians don’t pay taxes.’ She noted that 142 percent of the national budget comes from external resources, which indicates that domestic taxes are not generated well.

[LINA] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has alarmed that 'Liberians don't pay taxes.' She noted that 142 percent of the national budget comes from external resources, which indicates that domestic taxes are not generated well.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mandela Day – Deputy President Focuses On Children

[SAnews.gov.za] From donating clothes to the needy to volunteering at charity organisations, South Africans came out in their numbers on Tuesday to celebrate Mandela Day in honour of the late iconic former South African President by doing good deeds on…

[SAnews.gov.za] From donating clothes to the needy to volunteering at charity organisations, South Africans came out in their numbers on Tuesday to celebrate Mandela Day in honour of the late iconic former South African President by doing good deeds on what could have been his 99th birthday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Officials Accused of Manipulating Orthodox Church Leader’s Reappearance

[RFI] Eritrean authorities have stage-managed the first public appearance in 10 years of Patriarch Abune Antonios, rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide has told RFI. The former head of the country’s Orthodox Church had been under house arrest fo…

[RFI] Eritrean authorities have stage-managed the first public appearance in 10 years of Patriarch Abune Antonios, rights group Christian Solidarity Worldwide has told RFI. The former head of the country's Orthodox Church had been under house arrest for opposing the government's attempts to control one of the country's largest Christian denominations.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

MEC Fikile Xasa Sends Condolences to the Family of Councilor Thozama Njobe

[Govt of SA] COGTA MEC Fikile Xasa has learnt with sadness the cruel murder of Councillor Thozama Njobe of Newtown location, last night. Councillor Njobe was the Speaker of Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality at the time of her death.

[Govt of SA] COGTA MEC Fikile Xasa has learnt with sadness the cruel murder of Councillor Thozama Njobe of Newtown location, last night. Councillor Njobe was the Speaker of Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality at the time of her death.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Politics of Islam in Mali – Separating Myth From Reality

[ICG] Settling the place of Islam in Mali’s society and politics is a less visible but longer-term challenge to the state than its rebellious north and stalled peace process. The government should work toward a partnership with religious authorities to…

[ICG] Settling the place of Islam in Mali's society and politics is a less visible but longer-term challenge to the state than its rebellious north and stalled peace process. The government should work toward a partnership with religious authorities to enable them to play a stabilising role.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali