Zuma’s Dilemma – AU Summit or ANC Policy Conference

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months. Should he slip out of the ANC’s policy conference at the beginning of July to attend the African Union Head of States summit in…

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma faces a somewhat sticky dilemma as he sits down to do his diaries for the next two months. Should he slip out of the ANC's policy conference at the beginning of July to attend the African Union Head of States summit in Addis Ababa - and risk losing some crucial survival battles back home?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Malawi’s First Merchant Bank Takes Over Barclays Bank

[Nyasa Times] Backlays Plc has sold its majority stake in its Zimbabwean operation to Malawi’s First Merchant Bank (FMB), putting an end to months of a fierce bidding war to take over one of the country’s iconic financial institutions, according to rep…

[Nyasa Times] Backlays Plc has sold its majority stake in its Zimbabwean operation to Malawi's First Merchant Bank (FMB), putting an end to months of a fierce bidding war to take over one of the country's iconic financial institutions, according to reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Hearings Resume for Nkandla Upgrade Officials

[News24Wire] The disciplinary hearings of 12 public works officials accused of wrongdoing in the R246m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead are expected to continue on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The disciplinary hearings of 12 public works officials accused of wrongdoing in the R246m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead are expected to continue on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morphy – Two Years Not Enough to Clean Rot Left By PDP

[This Day] Is two years enough to assess a government that is trying to clean the rot created by sisxteen years of misrule? Chief Ray Ugba Morphy, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in an interview with Senator Iroegbu, said no. He al…

[This Day] Is two years enough to assess a government that is trying to clean the rot created by sisxteen years of misrule? Chief Ray Ugba Morphy, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in an interview with Senator Iroegbu, said no. He also spoke on his party's struggles to fulfil the promises made to Nigerians. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mining – Govt Inaugurates Board of Solid Minerals Devt Fund

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF), even as it approved the appointment of Hajia Fatima Shinkafi as the Executive Secretary, Head of Secretariat.

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF), even as it approved the appointment of Hajia Fatima Shinkafi as the Executive Secretary, Head of Secretariat.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Robben Island Boat Operators Face Collusion, Price-Fixing Charges

[News24Wire] Five vessel owners who ferry passengers between Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for alleged price-fixing and collusive tendering, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Five vessel owners who ferry passengers between Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for alleged price-fixing and collusive tendering, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Lonely Death of an Abused Woman – and the Witnesses Who Did Nothing

[Legalbrief] Next time I read of a woman murdered by a relative, close friend or partner, I won’t Tweet my outrage or FB friends moaning about the ‘scourge’ of femicide. Instead, I will think carefully about whether I might have looked away when interv…

[Legalbrief] Next time I read of a woman murdered by a relative, close friend or partner, I won't Tweet my outrage or FB friends moaning about the 'scourge' of femicide. Instead, I will think carefully about whether I might have looked away when intervening could have saved a life.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa