Zuma Skips MKMVA Gala Dinner Due to ‘Ill Health’

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma, who was meant to give a keynote address at the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association’s (MKMVA) gala dinner on Thursday night, did not attend due to ill health.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma, who was meant to give a keynote address at the Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans Association's (MKMVA) gala dinner on Thursday night, did not attend due to ill health.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Experts Welcome Govt’s Expansionary 2017 Budget

[This Day] Some financial market analysts have expressed satisfaction with the expansionary 2017 Appropriation Bill that was presented to members of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

[This Day] Some financial market analysts have expressed satisfaction with the expansionary 2017 Appropriation Bill that was presented to members of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We’ll Provide Evidence Against SGF to Buhari – Saraki

[Daily Trust] Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday said incriminating evidence against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal on contract scandal at the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) would be fo…

[Daily Trust] Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday said incriminating evidence against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal on contract scandal at the Presidential Initiative on North East (PINE) would be forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

1 Dead As Militia Fight Pro-Govt Army Near Abudwak

[Shabelle] At least one soldier was killed, and two others wounded in a heavy fighting between fighters to Ahlu Sunna militia group and the semi-autonomous Galmudug state forces in central Somalia on Thursday.

[Shabelle] At least one soldier was killed, and two others wounded in a heavy fighting between fighters to Ahlu Sunna militia group and the semi-autonomous Galmudug state forces in central Somalia on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

At Least Seven Injured in Mogadishu Car Accident

[Shabelle] A car accident in Somali capital, Mogadishu has left at least seven people wounded, an eyewitness said on Thursday. The witness speaking on condition of anonymity said that the mishap occurred after a speeding luxury car veered off the road …

[Shabelle] A car accident in Somali capital, Mogadishu has left at least seven people wounded, an eyewitness said on Thursday. The witness speaking on condition of anonymity said that the mishap occurred after a speeding luxury car veered off the road and run over children at a playground.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Immigration Law Lacks Key Protections

[HRW] Berlin -Egypt’s first law addressing irregular migration is a positive step toward shielding asylum seekers and migrants from criminal responsibility but fails to affirm important refugee rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

[HRW] Berlin -Egypt's first law addressing irregular migration is a positive step toward shielding asylum seekers and migrants from criminal responsibility but fails to affirm important refugee rights, Human Rights Watch said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Security Forces Must Put Human Rights Above Loyalty to Yahya Jammeh

[HRW] Gambia’s political crisis has entered a dangerous phase. After publicly conceding defeat in the December 1 presidential election, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh reversed his position on December 9 and rejected the election results. The longer h…

[HRW] Gambia's political crisis has entered a dangerous phase. After publicly conceding defeat in the December 1 presidential election, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh reversed his position on December 9 and rejected the election results. The longer he refuses to agree to step down, the greater the risk of human rights violations.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia