One Year Later, Challenges Weigh Museveni Down

[Observer] When President Museveni took oath to serve another five years on May 12 last year, a kilogram of maize flour was retailing at Shs 1,200 while the dollar was trad- ing at Shs 3,350 against the shilling.

[Observer] When President Museveni took oath to serve another five years on May 12 last year, a kilogram of maize flour was retailing at Shs 1,200 while the dollar was trad- ing at Shs 3,350 against the shilling.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Weather Forces Sani2c’s Hand On Stage 2

[News24Wire] Higher than predicted rainfall overnight has forced race organisers to make the iconic second stage of the sani2c from Mackenzie Club to Jolivet a neutral stage, meaning that no riders will be racing due to safety concerns.

[News24Wire] Higher than predicted rainfall overnight has forced race organisers to make the iconic second stage of the sani2c from Mackenzie Club to Jolivet a neutral stage, meaning that no riders will be racing due to safety concerns.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Uganda Needs an Engaged Intelligentsia

[Observer] Yesterday, we launched a think tank at Makerere University, the Society for Justice and National Unity (SoJNU). Majority of the founder members are senior scholars at Makerere, a few of them veterans in the Ugandan democratic struggle.

[Observer] Yesterday, we launched a think tank at Makerere University, the Society for Justice and National Unity (SoJNU). Majority of the founder members are senior scholars at Makerere, a few of them veterans in the Ugandan democratic struggle.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Runtown Releases New Single Titled “For Life”

[Vanguard] Still basking in the euphoria of the huge success of his last single ‘Mad Over You’, Nigerian popstar, Runtown is back with his first official song of the year 2017.

[Vanguard] Still basking in the euphoria of the huge success of his last single 'Mad Over You', Nigerian popstar, Runtown is back with his first official song of the year 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cyril Ramaphosa’s Marikana Massacre ‘Apology’ Is Disingenuous and Dishonest

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has “apologised” for his actions in the run up the Marikana massacre when police killed 34 striking mineworkers on August 16, 2012. His supposed apology during a speech at Rhod…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has "apologised" for his actions in the run up the Marikana massacre when police killed 34 striking mineworkers on August 16, 2012. His supposed apology during a speech at Rhodes University on May 7, 2017 - reportedly followed advice by struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela that he make amends and visit Marikana.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Moral Courage and Ethical Leadership in the ANC

[Daily Maverick] The quality of our leadership is the biggest liability that confronts us today. But there is an opportunity to remedy this situation. We must be relentless in calling out bad actions. Moreover, we must mobilise for the election of a va…

[Daily Maverick] The quality of our leadership is the biggest liability that confronts us today. But there is an opportunity to remedy this situation. We must be relentless in calling out bad actions. Moreover, we must mobilise for the election of a values-based leadership cadre, which will demonstrate its ability to "pass through the eye of the needle".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Unpacking ‘Very High Suicide Rate’ Claims

[The Conversation Africa] Three years ago the World Health Organisation launched the first ever world suicide report and claimed that Mozambique had the highest suicide rate in Africa at 27.4 per 100,000 people. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spoon…

[The Conversation Africa] Three years ago the World Health Organisation launched the first ever world suicide report and claimed that Mozambique had the highest suicide rate in Africa at 27.4 per 100,000 people. The Conversation Africa's Samantha Spooner asked Dr. Brad Wagenaar about his research which sought to fill the knowledge gap on Mozambique's suicide attempts and deaths.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Eskom, a Slow-Moving Train Wreck

[Daily Maverick] The South African government, it seems, loves policy-making space and resists anything that would constrain this space. It is therefore a pity that very little policy, good or bad, gets to be implemented. Part of the problem is the top…

[Daily Maverick] The South African government, it seems, loves policy-making space and resists anything that would constrain this space. It is therefore a pity that very little policy, good or bad, gets to be implemented. Part of the problem is the top-down approach to policy-making. It means that while we get a never-ending supply of policy documents, too little consideration is given to "the facts on the ground".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in Libya ‘Slave Markets’

[IPS] Rome -Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports “can be added to a l…

[IPS] Rome -Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria