Ruling Party Affirms Support for President, Rejects Secret Ballot Proposal

[News24Wire] The national executive committee of the ANC did not support calls for the president to step down says the party following a marathon NEC meeting in Pretoria over the weekend.

[News24Wire] The national executive committee of the ANC did not support calls for the president to step down says the party following a marathon NEC meeting in Pretoria over the weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party Resolves to Keep President Zuma in Power

[Focac] Johannesburg -The National Executive Committee (NEC) of South Africa’ s ruling party debated calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign and resolved to keep him, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters here on Tuesday.

[Focac] Johannesburg -The National Executive Committee (NEC) of South Africa' s ruling party debated calls for President Jacob Zuma to resign and resolved to keep him, party secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters here on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Steering Committee’s Role in Bungling of Team Kenya

[Nation] National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) took advantage of a vacuum left by an ineffective Team Kenya Steering Committee to run the show, taking charge of areas where it had no competence.

[Nation] National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) took advantage of a vacuum left by an ineffective Team Kenya Steering Committee to run the show, taking charge of areas where it had no competence.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Wesley Korir Denies Wife Duty in Ottawa Cost Him Medal

[Nation] Team Kenya captain Wesley Korir has said that his participation at Ottawa Marathon three months before the Rio Olympics could not have affected his performance at the Games.

[Nation] Team Kenya captain Wesley Korir has said that his participation at Ottawa Marathon three months before the Rio Olympics could not have affected his performance at the Games.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Telling Women to Hide Domestic Violence Behind Make-Up?

[HRW] “We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life,” said a make-up artist on the morning show Sabahiyat on Morocco’s state television last Wednesday. But this was no typical make-up advice: She was teaching women how to cover…

[HRW] "We hope these beauty tips will help you carry on with your daily life," said a make-up artist on the morning show Sabahiyat on Morocco's state television last Wednesday. But this was no typical make-up advice: She was teaching women how to cover up bruises from domestic violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Egypt – Draft Law Bans Independent Civil Society Groups

[HRW] Beirut -A new law drafted by Egypt’s parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human R…

[HRW] Beirut -A new law drafted by Egypt's parliament would effectively prohibit independent non-governmental groups in the country by subjecting their work and funding to control by government authorities, including powerful security agencies, Human Rights Watch said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Uganda – Investigate Killings in Rwenzori Region

[HRW] Nairobi -Ugandan authorities should investigate the conduct of security forces in response to recent clashes in western Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces killed dozens of people and arrested at least 139 during violence on No…

[HRW] Nairobi -Ugandan authorities should investigate the conduct of security forces in response to recent clashes in western Uganda, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces killed dozens of people and arrested at least 139 during violence on November 26 and 27, 2016, in the town of Kasese between Royal Guards of the region's cultural kingdom, Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu (Bakonzo), and government forces.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Defence Minister Receives Ambassadors, U.S. Military Attaché

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Defence, Lt. General, Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibn-Auf, received at his officeTuesday, the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Khartoum and reviewed progress of the bilateral relations and the Arab joint work.

[SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Defence, Lt. General, Awad Mohammed Ahmed Ibn-Auf, received at his officeTuesday, the United Arab Emirates' Ambassador to Khartoum and reviewed progress of the bilateral relations and the Arab joint work.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan