Dark Clouds Hang Over South African Music, yet Silver Linings Shine

[VOA] About two years ago, blues-folk artist Alice Phoebe Lou gave a performance in a park in Berlin, looking for donations as a street entertainer. A listener invited her to perform at a function. Her career has since taken off. Last year, she release…

[VOA] About two years ago, blues-folk artist Alice Phoebe Lou gave a performance in a park in Berlin, looking for donations as a street entertainer. A listener invited her to perform at a function. Her career has since taken off. Last year, she released her debut record, and on Wednesday she played one of the world's premier music festivals: the South by Southwest event in Texas.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Maiyo Defends Gdynia Half Marathon Title

[Capital FM] Gdynia, Poland -Hillary Maiyo became a repeat winner at the second edition of the ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday.

[Capital FM] Gdynia, Poland -Hillary Maiyo became a repeat winner at the second edition of the ONICO Gdynia Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mental Health, the Missing Link in Sustainable Peacebuilding

[Daily Maverick] As communities across the world prepare to accommodate more than 65-million refugees fleeing communities decimated by war and poverty, we need new ways of responding to the associated mental health challenges in order to prevent trauma…

[Daily Maverick] As communities across the world prepare to accommodate more than 65-million refugees fleeing communities decimated by war and poverty, we need new ways of responding to the associated mental health challenges in order to prevent traumatic memory from crippling families and communities in decades to come. By FRIEDERIKE BUBENZER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Africa Needs to Define Its Own Postcolonial Civilisation

[Daily Maverick] We shouldn’t be surprised that we have Helen Zille types to troll us about colonial gifts to civilisation. We have done demonstrably little to define a postcolonial civilisation worthy of its characterisation.

[Daily Maverick] We shouldn't be surprised that we have Helen Zille types to troll us about colonial gifts to civilisation. We have done demonstrably little to define a postcolonial civilisation worthy of its characterisation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Stop Anti-Immigrant March in Rosettenville

[News24Wire] Residents of Rosettenville who wanted to hold a protest march in the suburb south of Johannesburg were frustrated after police denied them permission to proceed on Saturday.

[News24Wire] Residents of Rosettenville who wanted to hold a protest march in the suburb south of Johannesburg were frustrated after police denied them permission to proceed on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Net1 and BEE Deals – a Gift That Keeps On Giving

[Daily Maverick] It is a well-known fact that any government tender awarded in South Africa carries a heavy weighting towards black economic empowerment. The most important criterion taken into account is black ownership. No exceptions… except for Ne…

[Daily Maverick] It is a well-known fact that any government tender awarded in South Africa carries a heavy weighting towards black economic empowerment. The most important criterion taken into account is black ownership. No exceptions... except for Net1, it appears.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Edo Tribunal – Who Is Afraid of the Ballout Count?

[Vanguard] In the attempt to prove their allegation before the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City, that the Edo State Governorship Election of September 28, 2016 was seriously marred in some areas by over-voting, the petitioners, Pastor O…

[Vanguard] In the attempt to prove their allegation before the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin City, that the Edo State Governorship Election of September 28, 2016 was seriously marred in some areas by over-voting, the petitioners, Pastor Osagie Andrew Ize-Iyamu and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, caused the Tribunal to subpoena Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to present the entire ballot papers reportedly cast and recorded in four of the eighteen local government areas, namely: Akoko

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

If Music Be the Food of Unity… Play On

[Daily Maverick] For Africa to achieve unity, more attention needs to be paid to informal relationships being formed on the continent. Collaboration among musicians and the power that they wield needs to be harnessed.

[Daily Maverick] For Africa to achieve unity, more attention needs to be paid to informal relationships being formed on the continent. Collaboration among musicians and the power that they wield needs to be harnessed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa