Woodstock Residents Protest On Symbolic Bridge Against Their Evictions

[GroundUp] Over a dozen Woodstock residents and their supporters held up posters and banners on Father Basil van Rensburg Bridge during peak hour traffic on Tuesday afternoon. The posters said “no to Blikkiesdorp” and “Woodstock is my home”. Cars and t…

[GroundUp] Over a dozen Woodstock residents and their supporters held up posters and banners on Father Basil van Rensburg Bridge during peak hour traffic on Tuesday afternoon. The posters said "no to Blikkiesdorp" and "Woodstock is my home". Cars and taxis in bumper-to-bumper traffic leaving the CBD on Nelson Mandela Boulevard today hooted in support of the group who were protesting against recent evictions in the Woodstock area.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Politician Charged With Murdering Cop

[News24Wire] Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) official and charged him with murdering a policeman during skirmishes that erupted in Harare between street vendors and police late last month, his lawyer said.

[News24Wire] Police in Zimbabwe have arrested a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) official and charged him with murdering a policeman during skirmishes that erupted in Harare between street vendors and police late last month, his lawyer said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Debate – Zuma Must Go, but Secret Vote Holds Both Promise and Risks

[Daily Maverick] It is still unclear whether Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete will allow a secret ballot in Parliament’s upcoming vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. If Mbete does allow for secrecy while voting, though, does that have the …

[Daily Maverick] It is still unclear whether Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete will allow a secret ballot in Parliament's upcoming vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. If Mbete does allow for secrecy while voting, though, does that have the potential to set a dangerous precedent for South Africa's democracy? This was one of the questions under discussion on Tuesday night in Cape Town, where an occasionally heated event organised by a coalition of civil society groups saw UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, rogue ANC MP M

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Outrage Over Proposed Town Clerk’s Expensive Vehicle

[New Zimbabwe] Gweru residents have come guns blazing after council sought to buy a new vehicle for town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza, arguing that the purchase is not a priority given the state of council finances and deteriorating service delivery.

[New Zimbabwe] Gweru residents have come guns blazing after council sought to buy a new vehicle for town clerk Elizabeth Gwatipedza, arguing that the purchase is not a priority given the state of council finances and deteriorating service delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Eight-Year Ban for Tsotsobe Under CSA Anti-Corruption Code

[News24Wire] Cricket South Africa (CSA) has banned former Proteas and Highveld Lions player Lonwabo Tsotsobe for several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel (“the Code”).

[News24Wire] Cricket South Africa (CSA) has banned former Proteas and Highveld Lions player Lonwabo Tsotsobe for several breaches of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel ("the Code").

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

11 Killed, 21 Injured in Maiduguri Multiple Suicide Attacks

[Premium Times] At least eleven persons were killed and 21 others injured after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked three separate locations in Maiduguri on Tuesday night, witnesses and officials said.

[Premium Times] At least eleven persons were killed and 21 others injured after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked three separate locations in Maiduguri on Tuesday night, witnesses and officials said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kweneng District Show Back

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Organisers of the Kweneng District Show have promised a much bigger and better show scheduled for July 27-29 at Molepolole show grounds, Garanta ward.

[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -Organisers of the Kweneng District Show have promised a much bigger and better show scheduled for July 27-29 at Molepolole show grounds, Garanta ward.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana