‘Dancing the Death Drill’ – Historical Fiction That Tells Us About Today

[The Conversation Africa] In his keynote speech at the recent Sunday Times Literary Awards novelist, Zakes Mda, said that “we write historical fiction to take history to the level of what was it like to be in what happened”. Mda said that as a historic…

[The Conversation Africa] In his keynote speech at the recent Sunday Times Literary Awards novelist, Zakes Mda, said that "we write historical fiction to take history to the level of what was it like to be in what happened". Mda said that as a historical novelist, he writes, historical fiction to grapple with the present. Great historical fiction is more about the present than it is about the past.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Military Strategises to Curb Security Challenges

[This Day] Abuja, Ilorin and Yola -The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Monday revealed that apart from the fight against insurgency in the North-east region, the Nigeria Army was strategising to curb the rate of kidnapping, herds…

[This Day] Abuja, Ilorin and Yola -The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Buratai, Monday revealed that apart from the fight against insurgency in the North-east region, the Nigeria Army was strategising to curb the rate of kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers crisis, pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft bedeviling the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uber Offers Free Rides to Polling Stations for Persons With Disabilities

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Uber has partnered with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ferry Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) to and from their respective polling stations in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa on August 8, 2017, fr…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Uber has partnered with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ferry Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWDs) to and from their respective polling stations in Nairobi, Thika and Mombasa on August 8, 2017, free of charge.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

We Will Do Wonders in London, Coach Kirwa Believes

[Capital FM] Nairobi -“We will do wonders in London,” that is the message Team Kenya coach for the IAAF London World Championships, Julius Kirwa sounded as the first batch of 28 athletes departed for the United Kingdom capital on Tuesday ahead of the c…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -"We will do wonders in London," that is the message Team Kenya coach for the IAAF London World Championships, Julius Kirwa sounded as the first batch of 28 athletes departed for the United Kingdom capital on Tuesday ahead of the competition that runs from August 4-13.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

South African Revenue Services On Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme Deadline

[Govt of SA] Taxpayers are reminded of the looming deadline for the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) on 31 August 2017. SVDP is a window period for individuals and companies to regularise undisclosed or unauthorised foreign assets and asso…

[Govt of SA] Taxpayers are reminded of the looming deadline for the Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) on 31 August 2017. SVDP is a window period for individuals and companies to regularise undisclosed or unauthorised foreign assets and associated income. It came into effect on 1 October 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Those That Told Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra to Steer Clear of Lagos, Yorubaland Are Talking Bunkum’

[Vanguard] “Those who strive to keep Nigeria one find themselves as enemies of a certain category of Nigerians. I don’t see those who hate to see Nigeria as one as a group but a clique that exploits the country, a clique that mismanages the future, a c…

[Vanguard] "Those who strive to keep Nigeria one find themselves as enemies of a certain category of Nigerians. I don't see those who hate to see Nigeria as one as a group but a clique that exploits the country, a clique that mismanages the future, a clique that invests in disintegration, a clique that invests in misinformation and creating division among Nigerians, a clique that promotes hatred, a clique that distorts our history..."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Telecoms Turn to Data as Voice Revenues Dip

[New Times] With growing competition and diminishing voice revenues, Rwanda’s telecom firms are increasingly turning to the data market segment to stay competitive and profitable. The situation (low voice earnings) is compounded by the declining (activ…

[New Times] With growing competition and diminishing voice revenues, Rwanda's telecom firms are increasingly turning to the data market segment to stay competitive and profitable. The situation (low voice earnings) is compounded by the declining (active) subscriber numbers and the increasing popularity of messaging services such as WhatsApp, Messenger or Viber, industry insiders say, adding that the market is 'overcrowded' and stagnated.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda