Endangering Social Grants Is the ANC’s Own Catastrophic Mistake

[Daily Maverick] Many a big crisis is a series of seemingly isolated events in different sectors at the same time. Sometimes they’re a flash in the pan, doing limited damage. But sometimes they arrive at the same historical moment as other events, merg…

[Daily Maverick] Many a big crisis is a series of seemingly isolated events in different sectors at the same time. Sometimes they're a flash in the pan, doing limited damage. But sometimes they arrive at the same historical moment as other events, merging into messy chaos. They are often the work of different actors, pulling in different directions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Willowvale Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment

[SAPS] Willowvale Regional Magistrate Court convicted and sentenced 34 year old Ongama Madolo to undergo 15 years imprisonment for rape of a 58 year old woman. It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone on 26 October 2013 at about 01:30 at Bhakan…

[SAPS] Willowvale Regional Magistrate Court convicted and sentenced 34 year old Ongama Madolo to undergo 15 years imprisonment for rape of a 58 year old woman. It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone on 26 October 2013 at about 01:30 at Bhakaneni Location, Weza Village, Willowvale. The husband of the victim was attending a night vigil in another village. The children of the victim were sleeping in another room.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Rural Safety – Are Farm Murders Being Underplayed for Politics?

[Daily Maverick] The term “farm murders” has become fundamentally politicised, associated with false right-wing claims about “white genocide”. Farmers say they are under siege, that farm attacks are on the rise and that both the media and the governmen…

[Daily Maverick] The term "farm murders" has become fundamentally politicised, associated with false right-wing claims about "white genocide". Farmers say they are under siege, that farm attacks are on the rise and that both the media and the government prefer to turn a blind eye to their plight rather than take them seriously. A recent report about farm attacks reaching record levels over January and February failed to make it much beyond the Afrikaans press. REBECCA DAVIS takes a look at a deeply emotive topic.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bashir’s Vice President Officially Appointed Prime Minister

[SudaNow] Khartoum -First Vice President, Lt General Bakri Hassan Salih, has been sworn in as new prime minister before president Omer al-Bashir at the Republican Palace on Thursday.

[SudaNow] Khartoum -First Vice President, Lt General Bakri Hassan Salih, has been sworn in as new prime minister before president Omer al-Bashir at the Republican Palace on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

UNAMID Campaigns Against Recruiting Child Soldiers in West Darfur Camp

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei -The Child Protection Unit of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission has launched a campaign in Murnei camp for displaced people, in West Darfur, to raise awareness about ending the use of child soldiers by armed forces.

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei -The Child Protection Unit of the AU-UN peacekeeping mission has launched a campaign in Murnei camp for displaced people, in West Darfur, to raise awareness about ending the use of child soldiers by armed forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Barrow Gets Rid of ‘Drivers of the Repressive Regime’

[News24Wire] The latest political developments in Gambia “are not entirely surprising”, especially now that the country’s new president Adama Barrow is under “extreme pressure” to deliver on his election promises, says a West African think tank, the Op…

[News24Wire] The latest political developments in Gambia "are not entirely surprising", especially now that the country's new president Adama Barrow is under "extreme pressure" to deliver on his election promises, says a West African think tank, the Open Society Initiative.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia