Prepare for Tough Campaigns, Kihika Tells Women Eyeing Top Seats

[Nation] Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Susan Wakarura Kihika has challenged women to join the race for gubernatorial and senatorial seats in August 8 elections instead of waiting for nominations.

[Nation] Nakuru County Assembly Speaker Susan Wakarura Kihika has challenged women to join the race for gubernatorial and senatorial seats in August 8 elections instead of waiting for nominations.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mugabe’s Ex-VP Mujuru ‘Fights for Political Survival’

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe opposition leader Joice Mujuru has moved with speed to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party after a dramatic fallout with founding members last week.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe opposition leader Joice Mujuru has moved with speed to consolidate her position in the crisis-riddled Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) party after a dramatic fallout with founding members last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Sh26 Billion to Cushion Agriculture

[Nation] The World Bank has approved a new loan totalling $250 million (Sh25.8 billion) to finance efforts to cushion Kenya’s agricultural sector from adverse weather.

[Nation] The World Bank has approved a new loan totalling $250 million (Sh25.8 billion) to finance efforts to cushion Kenya's agricultural sector from adverse weather.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Sona2017 Debate, Day One – Insults, Heckling and Profanity in the House

[Daily Maverick] Much has been said about the need to restore the decorum of Parliament. But Tuesday’s parliamentary debate on the presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA), despite appeals for dignity, again showed that some are more equal than …

[Daily Maverick] Much has been said about the need to restore the decorum of Parliament. But Tuesday's parliamentary debate on the presidential State of the Nation Address (SONA), despite appeals for dignity, again showed that some are more equal than others. ANC MP Bongani Mkongi hauled out the racial slurs - first speaking in English and, when asked to withdraw, repeating them without sanction in isiXhosa. It was the latest display of shenanigans which, alongside opposition complaints of biased presiding, continues to hi

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zuma Is an Illegitimate President

[Daily Maverick] We shall not participate in the debate of Jacob Zuma’s illegitimate and redundant speech presented to Parliament last Thursday. This is in keeping with the programme of the protest action we have adopted against his occupation of the h…

[Daily Maverick] We shall not participate in the debate of Jacob Zuma's illegitimate and redundant speech presented to Parliament last Thursday. This is in keeping with the programme of the protest action we have adopted against his occupation of the highest office of president despite the Constitutional Court ruling that declared that he violated his oath of office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Trainspotter – Point of Disorder – Julius Malema Sums Up His Sona2017

[Daily Maverick] On Valentine’s Day, the party that wears red all year offered South Africans a gift-wrapped quagmire: the violence of SONA2017 was the new normal. The Fighters are not going to entertain President Jacob Zuma’s presence in Parliament. A…

[Daily Maverick] On Valentine's Day, the party that wears red all year offered South Africans a gift-wrapped quagmire: the violence of SONA2017 was the new normal. The Fighters are not going to entertain President Jacob Zuma's presence in Parliament. And they want to compel the National Assembly to finally do something about last year's Constitutional Court ruling that found Zuma to be in breach of his oath of office. Which means they're lawyering up. And Zuma will face an old war on a new front.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

50 New Radio Stations Get Licences

[Nyasa Times] Director of Information Gideon Munthali has commended the Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for reviewing its broadcasting licensing framework, a development that has seen 50 radio stations getting licenses in the country.

[Nyasa Times] Director of Information Gideon Munthali has commended the Malawi Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for reviewing its broadcasting licensing framework, a development that has seen 50 radio stations getting licenses in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Woman Entrepreneur Survives Wild West of Informal Gold Mining

[GroundUp] Kensani [not her real name], an immigrant from Mozambique, is unusual in that she is a woman running an informal mining business. A widower with two children, she inherited five gold refining machines [phendukas] from her husband and employs…

[GroundUp] Kensani [not her real name], an immigrant from Mozambique, is unusual in that she is a woman running an informal mining business. A widower with two children, she inherited five gold refining machines [phendukas] from her husband and employs five young men to work the cylindrical machines that have to be spun by hand.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Life Esidimeni Tragedy Not an Aberration

[Daily Maverick] While fiscal consolidation and shrinking budgets are likely to stay with us for some time, policymakers need to consider the impact of austerity measures on the most vulnerable in our society, including people living with mental disord…

[Daily Maverick] While fiscal consolidation and shrinking budgets are likely to stay with us for some time, policymakers need to consider the impact of austerity measures on the most vulnerable in our society, including people living with mental disorders.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa