Sassagate Reloaded – Sassa v Sapo Showdown in Parliament, the Halloween Edition

[Daily Maverick] Parliament’s committee room V454 promises to be the scene of a major showdown between Sassa and the South African Post Office on Tuesday, a day after Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini announced that Sassa would launch an…

[Daily Maverick] Parliament's committee room V454 promises to be the scene of a major showdown between Sassa and the South African Post Office on Tuesday, a day after Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini announced that Sassa would launch an open tender process for three services she claims SAPO cannot provide. The short window period for the bid has already raised multiple red flags among Scopa committee members. SAPO CEO Mark Barnes will attend the joint sitting, and even Dlamini may make a surprise appearance

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mugabe’s Food Security Doctorate ‘Is a Thoroughly Ill’

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has described as “thoroughly ill”, the granting of an honorary doctorate in agricultural Sciences to President Robert Mugabe by the Lupane State University (LSU), says a…

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has described as "thoroughly ill", the granting of an honorary doctorate in agricultural Sciences to President Robert Mugabe by the Lupane State University (LSU), says a report.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

South Darfur’s Habaniya, Salamat Agree On Reconciliation

[Radio Dabanga] Buram -Leaders of the Habaniya and Salamat tribes signed a peace agreement in West Darfur’s Buram on Monday. They handed 1,420 weapons to the regular forces.

[Radio Dabanga] Buram -Leaders of the Habaniya and Salamat tribes signed a peace agreement in West Darfur's Buram on Monday. They handed 1,420 weapons to the regular forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

North Darfur – RSF Troops Shoot Two, Shave Mahameed Girl’s Head

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum / Damrat El Sheikh -Two people were wounded when members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia opened fire on a vehicle in Kutum in North Darfur on Monday. The vehicle was carrying a Mahameed tribesman and his daughter from Da…

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum / Damrat El Sheikh -Two people were wounded when members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia opened fire on a vehicle in Kutum in North Darfur on Monday. The vehicle was carrying a Mahameed tribesman and his daughter from Damrat El Sheikh, who were on their way to Kutum to complain that militiamen had shaved the girl's head.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

14 Years, Lashes, and Fine for Rape of West Darfur Teachers

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -On Sunday, El Geneina Criminal Court sentenced four men convicted of raping two West Darfur teachers to imprisonment, lashes, and a fine. The sentence has been branded ‘too lenient’ by Darfur lawyers.

[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -On Sunday, El Geneina Criminal Court sentenced four men convicted of raping two West Darfur teachers to imprisonment, lashes, and a fine. The sentence has been branded 'too lenient' by Darfur lawyers.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Gunmen Wreak Havoc in Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

[Radio Dabanga] Deribat -Militiamen have free rein killing and robbing people in the area of Deribat in East Jebel Marra without any action buy authorities to stop them, according to several residents.

[Radio Dabanga] Deribat -Militiamen have free rein killing and robbing people in the area of Deribat in East Jebel Marra without any action buy authorities to stop them, according to several residents.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Telma Madagascar Fuels Growth, Innovation Using Sicap’s Mobile Device Solutions

[CIO] Sicap Schweiz AG, the global mobile device management vendor announced that Telma Group (Madagascar) the leading telecom operator in the country utilizes the company’s Mobile Device Management Centre (DMC), USSD and USSD Menu Browser solutions fo…

[CIO] Sicap Schweiz AG, the global mobile device management vendor announced that Telma Group (Madagascar) the leading telecom operator in the country utilizes the company's Mobile Device Management Centre (DMC), USSD and USSD Menu Browser solutions for fueling its mobile growth and enabling innovative value-added services such as its MVola mobile banking application and prepaid online reload service.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar