SONA – the Winds of Change Are Blowing, and They Will Turn to Storm

[Daily Maverick] SONA has become South Africa’s annual Halloween spectacle. Fancy dress, demon screams from hollowed out vegetables with empty smiles. Over the last three years the show has become a little bit bigger – but very little has actually chan…

[Daily Maverick] SONA has become South Africa's annual Halloween spectacle. Fancy dress, demon screams from hollowed out vegetables with empty smiles. Over the last three years the show has become a little bit bigger - but very little has actually changed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

N’Delta Stakeholders Warn Against Open Destruction of Illegal Refineries

[This Day] Yenagoa -Niger Delta stakeholders, including oil-producing communities, regulators and civil society groups, yesterday warned against the open destruction of illegal refineries by the security forces operating in the region.

[This Day] Yenagoa -Niger Delta stakeholders, including oil-producing communities, regulators and civil society groups, yesterday warned against the open destruction of illegal refineries by the security forces operating in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Magufuli Vows to Hit 10% Economic Growth By 2020

[Daily News] President John Magufuli has said his government has set a target to see the country’s economy grow by 10 per cent come 2020, with the industrial sector being the major contributor.

[Daily News] President John Magufuli has said his government has set a target to see the country's economy grow by 10 per cent come 2020, with the industrial sector being the major contributor.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

War On Drugs Targets Criminals

[Daily News] Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said yesterday the escalating battle against all forms of illicit drugs does not target a section of individuals, insisting that plans to enhance the crackdown on drug barons in a renewed effort to bring to book the big fish.

[Daily News] Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said yesterday the escalating battle against all forms of illicit drugs does not target a section of individuals, insisting that plans to enhance the crackdown on drug barons in a renewed effort to bring to book the big fish.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How Low Must Uganda Sink Before Hitting Rock Bottom?

[Monitor] After reading my opinion bearing the above title, published in the Sunday Monitor of January 22, a friend sent me feedback to say the question posed begs an answer. Well, looks like the answer came sooner than we expected.

[Monitor] After reading my opinion bearing the above title, published in the Sunday Monitor of January 22, a friend sent me feedback to say the question posed begs an answer. Well, looks like the answer came sooner than we expected.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Eala Elections Have Exposed Uganda’s Political Battle Lines

[Monitor] There has been drama (to put it mildly) around the election of political party candidates to be nominated for the nine Ugandan Eala seats. Of the current nine Eala members all the six who went on the NRM ticket have served two terms and are t…

[Monitor] There has been drama (to put it mildly) around the election of political party candidates to be nominated for the nine Ugandan Eala seats. Of the current nine Eala members all the six who went on the NRM ticket have served two terms and are thus barred from seeking another term. The only incumbents eligible to contest are Fred Mukasa Mbidde (DP), Chris Opoka Okumu (UPC) and Susan Nakawuki (Independent). At the time of this writing, all three have presented their nominations and await the MPs who constitute

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

BBC to Appeal Orders Barring It From Airing Report on Wetan’gula

[Nation] British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has filed a notice to appeal a High Court decision stopping the broadcaster from airing a report linking presidential aspirant Moses Wetang’ula to corrupt deals with a tobacco company.

[Nation] British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has filed a notice to appeal a High Court decision stopping the broadcaster from airing a report linking presidential aspirant Moses Wetang'ula to corrupt deals with a tobacco company.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya