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").

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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.

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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.

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Crime Rate On The Rise in Mogoditshane

[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane Police Station commander Superintendent Agreement Mapeu has called on residents within his policing area to join hands with the police to fight the escalating incidents of crime.

[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane Police Station commander Superintendent Agreement Mapeu has called on residents within his policing area to join hands with the police to fight the escalating incidents of crime.

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Museveni Blocks 11 New Loans to Govt

[Observer] In a June 19 letter to the ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, President Museveni warned against the country taking loans that do not add value to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

[Observer] In a June 19 letter to the ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, President Museveni warned against the country taking loans that do not add value to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bobi Wine – Let Us Accept Defeat & Develop the Area

[Observer] Having reasoned at length, consulted on purpose and reviewed the entire electoral process, I now find it prudent to voice my logical opinion on the just-concluded Kyadondo East by-election where I stood as a candidate.

[Observer] Having reasoned at length, consulted on purpose and reviewed the entire electoral process, I now find it prudent to voice my logical opinion on the just-concluded Kyadondo East by-election where I stood as a candidate.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda