EU Naval Official Offers Appreciation for Seychelles’ Role in Piracy Fight

[Seychelles News Agency] The support of Seychelles is crucial in deterring future pirate attacks in the region, said a top official of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) delegation during a meeting with the President of Seychelles on Friday.

[Seychelles News Agency] The support of Seychelles is crucial in deterring future pirate attacks in the region, said a top official of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) delegation during a meeting with the President of Seychelles on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

President Withdraws From 16 Days of Activism Launch

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will not attend the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children at the Nelson Mandela University’s Missionvale Campus on Saturday morning.The Presidency initially sent out an advisory o…

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma will not attend the launch of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children at the Nelson Mandela University's Missionvale Campus on Saturday morning.The Presidency initially sent out an advisory on Friday that Zuma would launch the campaign.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

PDP Invites Atiku, Rules Out Automatic Ticket for Him

[Guardian] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, urged former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to return to its fold, following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

[Guardian] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, urged former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to return to its fold, following his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Unveils Plan to Reward Investigative Journalists

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government on Friday unveiled plans to promote transparency and openness in the affairs of governance by rewarding journalists who report the best investigative stories.

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Federal Government on Friday unveiled plans to promote transparency and openness in the affairs of governance by rewarding journalists who report the best investigative stories.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Let Peace, Unity Be the Watchwords Zimbabwe

[The Herald] THE events leading to the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe this week as Head of State and Government were characterised by scenes that were emotionally charged, developments that needed to be meticulously managed.

[The Herald] THE events leading to the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe this week as Head of State and Government were characterised by scenes that were emotionally charged, developments that needed to be meticulously managed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa’s Inauguration Speech – the Full Text

[The Herald] Fellow countrymen, I feel deeply humbled by the decision of my Party, Zanu-PF, inviting me to serve our great nation, the Republic of Zimbabwe, in the capacity of President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, with effect…

[The Herald] Fellow countrymen, I feel deeply humbled by the decision of my Party, Zanu-PF, inviting me to serve our great nation, the Republic of Zimbabwe, in the capacity of President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, with effect from today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mosque Bombing Kills More Than 200 Worshippers

[Deutsche Welle] Egyptian air strikes have targeted vehicles and weapons stashes reportedly linked to the attackers. Suspected militants had targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 235 people.

[Deutsche Welle] Egyptian air strikes have targeted vehicles and weapons stashes reportedly linked to the attackers. Suspected militants had targeted a mosque in the north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 235 people.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Four Peacekeepers Killed in Two Deadly Attacks Against UN Mission in Mali

[UN News] Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called “outrageous” attacks against the UN mission in the country.

[UN News] Four United Nations peacekeepers and a member of the Malian armed forces were killed and 21 others were wounded on Friday in what Secretary-General António Guterres called "outrageous" attacks against the UN mission in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Rating Downgrade to ‘Junk Status’ Is a Vote of No Confidence in the Presidential Fiscal Committee

[DA] Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba’s strategy to delay the hard decisions necessary to hold the fiscal line and allow the budget to “blowout” with national debt ballooning to R3.4 trillion, or 60% of GDP, in 2020/21 has backfired.

[DA] Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba's strategy to delay the hard decisions necessary to hold the fiscal line and allow the budget to "blowout" with national debt ballooning to R3.4 trillion, or 60% of GDP, in 2020/21 has backfired.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa