A Degree With a Difference – Using South African Sign Language Instead of the Written Word

[The Conversation Africa] Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika was a year into her Master’s dissertation in English, and she was struggling. This has nothing to do with her work ethic: the problem lay with her hearing. Nyeleti was born deaf and like many others in…

[The Conversation Africa] Nyeleti Nokwazi Nkwinika was a year into her Master's dissertation in English, and she was struggling. This has nothing to do with her work ethic: the problem lay with her hearing. Nyeleti was born deaf and like many others in her situation, she battles with written language.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How Warlords Triggered Extreme Hunger in a Land of Plenty

[The Conversation Africa] A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011.

[The Conversation Africa] A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Mkapa Seeks Special Summit On Burundi Talks Boycott

[East African] Former Tanzania president and facilitator of the Intra-Burundi Dialogue Benjamin Mkapa wants East African Community leaders to convene an extraordinary summit on the boycott of talks by some parties.

[East African] Former Tanzania president and facilitator of the Intra-Burundi Dialogue Benjamin Mkapa wants East African Community leaders to convene an extraordinary summit on the boycott of talks by some parties.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Chiloba – Despite the Hurdles, We’re On Course for August 8 Elections

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body’s preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled ou…

[East African] The chief executive of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Ezra Chiloba spoke to Fred Oluoch about the electoral body's preparedness to hold free and fair elections. We are generally on course, since EOP was rolled out in January 2016, despite the various challenges that include transition of the Commission and the courts halting certain processes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Intrigues As Nasa and Jubilee Vie for 19.7m Kenyan Votes

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country’s seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

[East African] Two major political groups in Kenya will be scrambling for 19.7 million votes in the August 8 general election as talks on amending the country's seven-year-old Constitution take shape.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Whistleblower Protection Bill Workshop Ends Today

[Observer] The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with integrity institutions, government functionaries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will end a three-day workshop for stakeholders to create a platform for discussions o…

[Observer] The Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) in collaboration with integrity institutions, government functionaries and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will end a three-day workshop for stakeholders to create a platform for discussions on the drafting of a Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

NSA Disagrees With ‘Illegal Gun’ Charge Against Samukai

[Observer] Disagreement broke out yesterday in Criminal Court ‘A’ when the National Security Agency (NSA) denied that the defendant ‘possessed’ the gun in question illegally. Illegal firearm possession is one of the series of charges brought against Mi…

[Observer] Disagreement broke out yesterday in Criminal Court 'A' when the National Security Agency (NSA) denied that the defendant 'possessed' the gun in question illegally. Illegal firearm possession is one of the series of charges brought against Michael Samukai by the Liberia National Police (LNP).

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

ULD Candidate Emerges Winner in Lofa By-Election

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday announced Francis Sackila Nyumalin, Sr. winner of the representative by-elections held in Lofa County Electoral District 1.

[Observer] The National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday announced Francis Sackila Nyumalin, Sr. winner of the representative by-elections held in Lofa County Electoral District 1.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Abidjan-Dakar Highway Construction in Sight

[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.

[Observer] Phase II of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) experts meeting to construct a six-lane road to connect seven coastal countries in West Africa will end today in Monrovia.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia