Man Sets Family House On Fire, 5 Die Including 4 Kids

[Daily Trust] Police in Oyo state have arrested a man who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep. Five members of the family, four of them children, including an eight month old baby , died.

[Daily Trust] Police in Oyo state have arrested a man who allegedly set his family house on fire, while the occupants were asleep. Five members of the family, four of them children, including an eight month old baby , died.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Finance Minister ‘Working Hard to Revive Dead Diamond Sector’

[New Zimbabwe] The decision to consolidate diamond mining killed the sector and government is currently re-engaging the Chinese companies that were operating in Marange to reach an amicable settlement, finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, has said.

[New Zimbabwe] The decision to consolidate diamond mining killed the sector and government is currently re-engaging the Chinese companies that were operating in Marange to reach an amicable settlement, finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

HIV Positive Children in Katakwi Starve As Drought Hits Hard

[Monitor] Authorities in Katakwi district have warned that HIV positive children and elders in Katakwi district are in the verge of starving as drought hits the district hard.

[Monitor] Authorities in Katakwi district have warned that HIV positive children and elders in Katakwi district are in the verge of starving as drought hits the district hard.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Former Mugabe Ally Mutasa Hires Opposition Lawyer Mwonzora

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) co-founder Didymus Mutasa has hired MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora as his lawyer in a case in which he is fighting to recover his property seized by the Messenger of Court after allegedly failing t…

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE People First (ZimPF) co-founder Didymus Mutasa has hired MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora as his lawyer in a case in which he is fighting to recover his property seized by the Messenger of Court after allegedly failing to pay for legal costs for services rendered before.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Life of Brian – Mexican Standoff Looms for Zuma Over Guptas’ New Cabinet Deployee

[Daily Maverick] The 1979 British satire Monty Python’s Life of Brian was the story of a young Jewish man born on the same day and in the stable next door to Jesus Christ. Later in life, he gets mistaken for the messiah and his mother’s house is mobbed…

[Daily Maverick] The 1979 British satire Monty Python's Life of Brian was the story of a young Jewish man born on the same day and in the stable next door to Jesus Christ. Later in life, he gets mistaken for the messiah and his mother's house is mobbed. Brian's mother exclaims: "There's no messiah in here. There's a mess all right, but no messiah." Like his namesake in the parody, Brian Molefe is seen as the "chosen one" by his political backers. But Molefe's entry into the Cabinet would only add to the mess, and President

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Zuma’s Great Gamble

[Daily Maverick] On Friday afternoon Parliament’s new spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, issued a statement confirming that Brian Molefe was going to be sworn in as an MP. Considering his perceived role at Eskom, especially in helping the Gupta family purch…

[Daily Maverick] On Friday afternoon Parliament's new spokesperson, Moloto Mothapo, issued a statement confirming that Brian Molefe was going to be sworn in as an MP. Considering his perceived role at Eskom, especially in helping the Gupta family purchase a mine, and the sheer number of times he visited Saxonwold, speculation immediately sprung up about why he would be going to Parliament. No matter how you look at it, it's not to simply bolster the back-benches. Considering his history, his ability, and the roles he's pla

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Denies Killing 11 IPOB Members

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army has denied claims by a pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that soldiers murdered no fewer than 11 pro-Biafra agitators in Port Harcourt on January 20, 2017.

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army has denied claims by a pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that soldiers murdered no fewer than 11 pro-Biafra agitators in Port Harcourt on January 20, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Women Drumming Away the Trauma of Genocide

[East African] For Marta, joining Rwanda’s first female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya — a co-operative of formed 10 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi — has helped her cope with the trauma of losing her husband in the killings.

[East African] For Marta, joining Rwanda's first female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya -- a co-operative of formed 10 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi -- has helped her cope with the trauma of losing her husband in the killings.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ruling Party Masvingo Province to Vote

[The Herald] Masvingo -Newly-appointed Zanu-PF Masvingo interim provincial chairperson Cde Joram Gumbo yesterday officially assumed his position and pledged fairness and professionalism in leading the province towards fresh elections on Thursday. The P…

[The Herald] Masvingo -Newly-appointed Zanu-PF Masvingo interim provincial chairperson Cde Joram Gumbo yesterday officially assumed his position and pledged fairness and professionalism in leading the province towards fresh elections on Thursday. The Politburo last week appointed Cde Gumbo interim Masvingo provincial chairperson. This followed dissolution of the provincial executive after some cadres left their positions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe