Bokamoso – ANC’s Hate Crimes Bill Draws the Right Line in the Wrong Place

[DA] South Africa’s 1994 “miracle” ended centuries of legislated racial discrimination. But the heads and hearts of South Africans were not miraculously wiped clean in that seminal moment. The racism constructed during those centuries and passed down t…

[DA] South Africa's 1994 "miracle" ended centuries of legislated racial discrimination. But the heads and hearts of South Africans were not miraculously wiped clean in that seminal moment. The racism constructed during those centuries and passed down through them is still very much a part of our society today, along with the racist acts and speech it provokes. The question we must now debate as a nation is: how do we navigate our way towards the non-racial society envisaged by our Constitution?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Soldier Hands Himself Over After Durban Shooting Spree – Police

[News24Wire] A soldier who allegedly went on a shooting spree in Durban earlier this week, killing one person and injuring another three, has handed himself over, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

[News24Wire] A soldier who allegedly went on a shooting spree in Durban earlier this week, killing one person and injuring another three, has handed himself over, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

IVF Babies and the Stigma – Finding a Way Out

[This Day] Surprisingly, a group of parents who have benefitted from Assisted reproductive technology (ART) at various points in time have done something very rare. They have chose not to carry on with secrecy any more, like many have done. Rather, the…

[This Day] Surprisingly, a group of parents who have benefitted from Assisted reproductive technology (ART) at various points in time have done something very rare. They have chose not to carry on with secrecy any more, like many have done. Rather, they have collectively agreed to break out of the cubicle by coming together to boldly talk about it openly without shame, so as to create awareness in the society, through an established organisation called, Fertility Awareness Advocate Initiative (FAAI), that IVF babies

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

SGF, Senate Rift Worsens As Lawal Fails to Appear for Budget Defence

[This Day] The stand-off between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, resurfaced yesterday as the SGF failed to appear before the Committee on Federal Character to defend the 2017 budget proposal from his…

[This Day] The stand-off between the Senate and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, resurfaced yesterday as the SGF failed to appear before the Committee on Federal Character to defend the 2017 budget proposal from his office.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Campaign to Save Nigerian Children From Measles, Polio

[This Day] Odimegwu Onwumere writes that if not for the nonstop campaign by the United Nations to put the health of Nigerian children on the global focus especially children in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram, much might not be known of measles an…

[This Day] Odimegwu Onwumere writes that if not for the nonstop campaign by the United Nations to put the health of Nigerian children on the global focus especially children in the North-east ravaged by Boko Haram, much might not be known of measles and polio taking tolls on children.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cook, Nortje Share Plaudits After Rain-Hit Day One

[News24Wire] Stephen Cook struck a half-century and Anrich Nortje took three wickets as the Warriors and Highveld Lions ended a rain-affected opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash with honours even at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Stephen Cook struck a half-century and Anrich Nortje took three wickets as the Warriors and Highveld Lions ended a rain-affected opening day of their Sunfoil Series clash with honours even at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mawarire Faces ‘Flag Insult’ Charges

[Zimbabwe Independent] SOCIAL movement activist and cleric Evan Mawarire, who was arrested on Wednesday by security agents immediately upon arrival at the Harare International Airport after six months in exile, is expected to appear in court today faci…

[Zimbabwe Independent] SOCIAL movement activist and cleric Evan Mawarire, who was arrested on Wednesday by security agents immediately upon arrival at the Harare International Airport after six months in exile, is expected to appear in court today facing fresh charges of "insulting" the Zimbabwean national flag, inciting public violence and subverting a constitutionally-elected government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Lauded for Dismissing Bauchi Govt’s Probe of Yuguda

[This Day] The Peoples Movement Bauchi (PMB) has hailed a Bauchi State High Court presided over by Justice Gurama M. Mahmood for displaying what it described as uncommon courage and integrity in declaring as improper, illegal and unconstitutional attem…

[This Day] The Peoples Movement Bauchi (PMB) has hailed a Bauchi State High Court presided over by Justice Gurama M. Mahmood for displaying what it described as uncommon courage and integrity in declaring as improper, illegal and unconstitutional attempts in its judgment delivered on November 1, 2016 by the state government to raise committees to probe the Isa Yuguda administration over an alleged spending of N213 billion for contracts in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NNPC Introduces Additional Criteria for Selection of Firms for Crude Swaps

[This Day] Abuja -Oil companies bidding for 2017 oil-for-products deals, otherwise known as crude oil swaps or Direct-Sales-Direct-Purchases (DSDP), would have to meet additional criteria, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum …

[This Day] Abuja -Oil companies bidding for 2017 oil-for-products deals, otherwise known as crude oil swaps or Direct-Sales-Direct-Purchases (DSDP), would have to meet additional criteria, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanthi Baru has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria