Miss Seychelles Contestant Nerli Haide Promoting Cultural Heritage Through Traditional Dance

[Seychelles News Agency] Building her self-confidence and bettering her traditional dance moves are the aims of Nerli Haide in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant.

[Seychelles News Agency] Building her self-confidence and bettering her traditional dance moves are the aims of Nerli Haide in the Miss Seychelles beauty pageant.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Mbeki – Situation in DRC ‘Is Worrying, SADC Must Act’

[News24Wire] Former President Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is “worrying”, adding that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must act to avoid the killing of more people.

[News24Wire] Former President Thabo Mbeki has reportedly said that the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo is "worrying", adding that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) must act to avoid the killing of more people.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Police Deny UPND Permit To Hold Card Renew Event

Police in Lusaka has denied the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) permit to hold its card renew exercise set for Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Sunday. Lusaka Province commissioner Nelson Phiri has advised the UPND organisers that circumstances … Continued

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Police in Lusaka has denied the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) permit to hold its card renew exercise set for Mulungushi International Conference Centre on Sunday. Lusaka Province commissioner Nelson Phiri has advised the UPND organisers that circumstances leading to the invocation of Article 31 have not improved and therefore such a meeting could not go ahead. “…as such you are advised not to proceed with your intentions,” he says. Meanwhile, police this morning cancelled a UPND event that was due to be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross as an inter denominational event. Pastor Chileshe Kangwa who organised a prayer Thanksgiving on the release of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema was summoned by police. Pastor Kangwa of City of Refugee church was advised to get permission from the Ministry of Religion to hold such a meeting. The event was due to be held at 14:00 in Lusaka. The post Police Deny UPND Permit To Hold Card Renew Event appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Freetown’s Mudslides and the Slippery Slope of Urban Risk in Africa

[IRIN] On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s rapidly urbanising capital.

[IRIN] On Monday 14 August, the world awoke to reports of devastation caused by large-scale mudslides and localised flooding in Freetown, Sierra Leone's rapidly urbanising capital.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Grace – When Not Even George Charamba Can Defend Her

[New Zimbabwe] Last week, Grace Mugabe unashamedly exported her voluble mischief to South Africa where she brutally attacked 20-year old model Gabriella Engels whom she had found in the company of her equally mischievous sons, Robert Junior and Chatung…

[New Zimbabwe] Last week, Grace Mugabe unashamedly exported her voluble mischief to South Africa where she brutally attacked 20-year old model Gabriella Engels whom she had found in the company of her equally mischievous sons, Robert Junior and Chatunga Bellarmine.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S.$20 Million Eastern Ports Scam – Govt Silent On Indicted 4 Ex-NPA Top Shots, Cyprian Firm

[Vanguard] More than three months after the Swiss government alerted its Nigerian counterpart that some top officials of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, connived with a Cyprian firm to defraud the nation of over $20 million through bribe-for-contract, t…

[Vanguard] More than three months after the Swiss government alerted its Nigerian counterpart that some top officials of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, connived with a Cyprian firm to defraud the nation of over $20 million through bribe-for-contract, the Federal Government is yet to take action against the suspects.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

I’d Rather Have a Tall, Dark, Hardworking Man Than a Handsome One

[Nation] I have been mulling over this for a while now. No. For long enough. Since my early twenties when I met my first crush. Hmm… He was tall, with a dark, smooth face, strong legs and arms. Ja Karateng was also among the most brilliant students i…

[Nation] I have been mulling over this for a while now. No. For long enough. Since my early twenties when I met my first crush. Hmm... He was tall, with a dark, smooth face, strong legs and arms. Ja Karateng was also among the most brilliant students in class. It is like he knew it that he had the physical appeal, as he walked with a swag in and out of lecture rooms. It still excites me to think of it even today.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya