Seize This Chance for Peace

[IRIN] Oslo -In the coming weeks South Sudan’s leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats over the war-ravaged nation.

[IRIN] Oslo -In the coming weeks South Sudan's leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats over the war-ravaged nation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Sinoxolo Mafevuka Murder-Accused’s Discharge Bid Fails

[News24Wire] Two cousins accused of the rape and murder of 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka, have failed in their bid for freedom after the Western Cape High Court refused their application for a discharge on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Two cousins accused of the rape and murder of 19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka, have failed in their bid for freedom after the Western Cape High Court refused their application for a discharge on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The ANC’s Strength Will Be Determined By Unity Within Its Ranks

[Daily Maverick] With the national general elections of 2019 not far away, any candidate for ANC president who seeks to echo the much needed call for unity needs to be up to the difficult task of holding the political elite accountable.

[Daily Maverick] With the national general elections of 2019 not far away, any candidate for ANC president who seeks to echo the much needed call for unity needs to be up to the difficult task of holding the political elite accountable.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pathologists Can’t Cope With Western Cape Crime Wave

[GroundUp] Cases of gunshot deaths examined at Cape Town’s forensic pathology services have increased by more than 56% over the last year, according to Marika Champion, director of communications for the Western Cape Department of Health.

[GroundUp] Cases of gunshot deaths examined at Cape Town's forensic pathology services have increased by more than 56% over the last year, according to Marika Champion, director of communications for the Western Cape Department of Health.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Government to Review 1951 Wakf Commissioners Act

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Attorney General Githu Muigai has assured the Muslim community of the government’s commitment to restructure the Wakf commission, a body tasked with overseeing the management and utilization of Muslim property in line with the Con…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Attorney General Githu Muigai has assured the Muslim community of the government's commitment to restructure the Wakf commission, a body tasked with overseeing the management and utilization of Muslim property in line with the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Maternal Deaths Increase as Nurses’ Strike Persists

[Nation] The number of mothers who have died in childbirth doubled to 857 in the first half of this year, driven by prolonged doctors and nurses’ strikes that have left most women without medical attention during critical hours of delivery.

[Nation] The number of mothers who have died in childbirth doubled to 857 in the first half of this year, driven by prolonged doctors and nurses' strikes that have left most women without medical attention during critical hours of delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bid to Prosecute President’s Son Fits Private Prosecution Bill

[Daily Maverick] AfriForum might have to jump through legal hurdles to prosecute Duduzane Zuma, but they appear to have found the right target for its first private prosecution team’s case. That’s as long as politics and money don’t get in the way. By …

[Daily Maverick] AfriForum might have to jump through legal hurdles to prosecute Duduzane Zuma, but they appear to have found the right target for its first private prosecution team's case. That's as long as politics and money don't get in the way. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa