NGO Board in Hot Soup Over Change of Signatories

[Nation] The NGOs Coordination Board is on the spot after it allegedly authorised the change of bank signatories of an organisation that seeks to promote credible elections in Africa.

[Nation] The NGOs Coordination Board is on the spot after it allegedly authorised the change of bank signatories of an organisation that seeks to promote credible elections in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Social Development Minister, Agency Yet to Answer to Constitutional Court

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have failed to meet the Constitutional Court’s deadline to answer the court’s questions about when Sassa knew it would not be able to take o…

[News24Wire] Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have failed to meet the Constitutional Court's deadline to answer the court's questions about when Sassa knew it would not be able to take over the grants payments, when its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) expires on March 31. The court also wanted to know which officials were aware of this.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Museveni Confidante Grabs Asian’s House, Stays in It for 23 Years

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni’s historical confidante is embroiled in a wrangle over a house which was repossessed in 1994 from an Asian family who were kicked out of the house and the property confiscated by the state during president Idi Amin…

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni's historical confidante is embroiled in a wrangle over a house which was repossessed in 1994 from an Asian family who were kicked out of the house and the property confiscated by the state during president Idi Amin's mass expulsion of Asians in 1972.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Illegal Money Lender Targets Pensioners

[GroundUp] ‘Borrow R500, repay R505 and receive free packet of chicken’ says the advertisement on a board outside Ukuvuya Financial Services in East London city centre. But what is happening inside the money lender’s shop is quite different from the ad…

[GroundUp] 'Borrow R500, repay R505 and receive free packet of chicken' says the advertisement on a board outside Ukuvuya Financial Services in East London city centre. But what is happening inside the money lender's shop is quite different from the advertisement.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fake News, the Readiness to Believe a Lie

[The Herald] People have a propensity to look for that which confirms their own prejudices, ignoring that which contradicts their beliefs. Social media is now a cacophony of misinformation, and with a paranoid and even superstitious opposition, God hel…

[The Herald] People have a propensity to look for that which confirms their own prejudices, ignoring that which contradicts their beliefs. Social media is now a cacophony of misinformation, and with a paranoid and even superstitious opposition, God help us.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Image Can’t Disguise Harsh Reality

[HRW] Last week, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir released 193 Darfuri rebel fighters from prison, some of whom had been there for nine years. He also waived the death penalty against 66 others. Days earlier, a Khartoum court released three civil socie…

[HRW] Last week, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir released 193 Darfuri rebel fighters from prison, some of whom had been there for nine years. He also waived the death penalty against 66 others. Days earlier, a Khartoum court released three civil society activists after ten months in detention.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

National Netball Team Coach Dondo Confident

[The Herald] SENIOR national netball team coach Ledwin Dondo is confident her side will rise to the occasion when they take part in the Hong Kong Tri-nations tournament at Kowloon Park Sports Centre this week.

[The Herald] SENIOR national netball team coach Ledwin Dondo is confident her side will rise to the occasion when they take part in the Hong Kong Tri-nations tournament at Kowloon Park Sports Centre this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Frees Activists On Violence Charges, Says State Not Serious

[New Zimbabwe] LEADER of protest group, Tajamuka/Sesijikile, who was on public violence charges was, last week, freed after state witnesses consecutively failed to turn up to testify against him.

[New Zimbabwe] LEADER of protest group, Tajamuka/Sesijikile, who was on public violence charges was, last week, freed after state witnesses consecutively failed to turn up to testify against him.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe