Reflections On a Patriarchal Society and the Broad Tent of Non-Accountability

[Daily Maverick] This past weekend Mduduzi Manana allegedly violently assaulted Mandisa Duma. The conduct and actions of Manana, South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Higher Education, should not surprise us. Violence against women is meted out each day wi…

[Daily Maverick] This past weekend Mduduzi Manana allegedly violently assaulted Mandisa Duma. The conduct and actions of Manana, South Africa's Deputy Minister of Higher Education, should not surprise us. Violence against women is meted out each day with very little consequence for those perpetrators. In fact, violence against women in many circles is even celebrated and praised. Importantly, patriarchy and the misogynistic tendencies in our society is not isolated to those that have been sworn to serve as Deputy Ministers

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cabinet Approves Financial Report of First Half of Year 2017

[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers has approved in its meeting, Tuesday, chaired by the First Vice President of the Republic, the National Prime Minister, the report of the first half of the financial year 2017, which was presented by the state M…

[SNA] Khartoum -The Council of Ministers has approved in its meeting, Tuesday, chaired by the First Vice President of the Republic, the National Prime Minister, the report of the first half of the financial year 2017, which was presented by the state Minister of Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Abdul-Rahman Dirar

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Whenever Zuma Goes – a Warning From Brazil

[Daily Maverick] Brazil. Mexico. Argentina. Italy. Each has had a moment of “renewal” or “reform”. An old regime, corrupt or decaying, forced or fallen from power. The reformers turned to serious adults in serious rooms, to pass serious policies. None …

[Daily Maverick] Brazil. Mexico. Argentina. Italy. Each has had a moment of "renewal" or "reform". An old regime, corrupt or decaying, forced or fallen from power. The reformers turned to serious adults in serious rooms, to pass serious policies. None delivered on the promise of renewal. Their popularity plummeted, and crisis resumed. That is what awaits us, whatever happens this week, or in December, or in 2019. The only way out is to turn away from conventional wisdom, and back to the Freedom Charter and its first demand

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Quick Response Critical to Stem Year-Long Cholera Outbreak – UN Agency

[UN News] Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, accord…

[UN News] Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million people displaced by conflict, according to the UN migration agency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

UN Chief Says ‘Disagreements’ Over Referendum Results Must Be Addressed Peacefully

[UN News] Following Mauritania’s 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

[UN News] Following Mauritania's 5 August constitutional referendum, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully within the confines of the law and respect for the rights to freedom of assembly and expression.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

Land Dispute Over Fire Station Location in Masiphumelele

[News24Wire] Following the devastating fire which left 4 000 Masiphumelele residents homeless in 2015, the City of Cape Town promised to build a fire station in the area. It was expected to be completed by the end of this year.

[News24Wire] Following the devastating fire which left 4 000 Masiphumelele residents homeless in 2015, the City of Cape Town promised to build a fire station in the area. It was expected to be completed by the end of this year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa