President Sirleaf Congratulates, Challenges Peace Corps to Do Well in Their Assignments

[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has congratulated and challenged Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia while urging them to go and do well in their various assignments. The Liberian leader spoke at a special swearing-in ceremony for Peace…

[Govt of Liberia] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has congratulated and challenged Peace Corps volunteers in Liberia while urging them to go and do well in their various assignments. The Liberian leader spoke at a special swearing-in ceremony for Peace Corps volunteers on a two-year program that seeks to assist in rebuilding of the educational sector of Liberia as well as revive hope in the next generation of leaders. They will be assigned to various public schools in 13 of the 15 counties.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Assault Accused Minister Still an MP – ANC

[News24Wire] The ANC in Parliament says it has not received a resignation letter from disgraced Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana as a member of Parliament.

[News24Wire] The ANC in Parliament says it has not received a resignation letter from disgraced Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana as a member of Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Assault Accused Minister’s Resignation ‘Too Late’ – Gender Commission

[News24Wire] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomed the resignation of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, on Saturday but said it had come a little too late.

[News24Wire] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomed the resignation of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, on Saturday but said it had come a little too late.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hope, Anxiety As Govt Moves to Deregulate Electricity Meter Acquisition

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola, last week announced plans to liberalise the acquisition of meters by customers for the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to check complaints of overbilling.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola, last week announced plans to liberalise the acquisition of meters by customers for the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to check complaints of overbilling.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Mugabe Owes Engels an Apology, Says Madonsela

[News24Wire] Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels.

[News24Wire] Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Admits Plane Seized in Canada, Blames Opposition

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of sabota…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of sabotaging delivery of the plane.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Amaxhosa King Seeks to Halt Gay Initiation Film

[News24Wire] amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed, his lawyer …

[News24Wire] amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed, his lawyer said. Inxeba (the wound) tells the story of Xolani, a closeted gay factory worker in Queenstown, who served as a caregiver for initiates and subsequently has a relationship with another caregiver.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SACP Welcomes Manana Resignation, Calls for Zuma to Follow Suit

[News24Wire] The South African Communist Party’s (SACP) Solly Mapaila on Saturday morning praised former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana for resigning from Cabinet, adding that President Jacob Zuma should be next to quit.

[News24Wire] The South African Communist Party's (SACP) Solly Mapaila on Saturday morning praised former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana for resigning from Cabinet, adding that President Jacob Zuma should be next to quit.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa