Ex-Presidential Guards Protest ‘Wrongful’ Retirement

[Observer] Twenty-nine (29) officers/agents of the Executive Protective Service (EPS) – the Presidential Secret Guard – on Wednesday affixed their signatures to a protest letter against their “wrongful retirement.” The EPS provides security protection …

[Observer] Twenty-nine (29) officers/agents of the Executive Protective Service (EPS) - the Presidential Secret Guard - on Wednesday affixed their signatures to a protest letter against their "wrongful retirement." The EPS provides security protection to the President and Vice President of Liberia, as well as members of their immediate families. Along with providing security protection to key government officials and their families, the agency also provides security protection to candidates of the upcoming presidenti

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Elections – Different Name, Same Game for Civil Society?

[Fahamu] Over the last 38 years, particularly since the end of the civil war in 2002, President Dos Santos has ruled Angola through securitisation of the society, repressing all dissent and restricting freedom of expression, association and assembly. W…

[Fahamu] Over the last 38 years, particularly since the end of the civil war in 2002, President Dos Santos has ruled Angola through securitisation of the society, repressing all dissent and restricting freedom of expression, association and assembly. Will space for civil participation open up after one of Africa's longest serving rulers leaves power following elections this week?

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

University Students Protest Over Accommodation

[GroundUp] Classes and exams at Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Cape Town campus were cancelled on Monday after students disrupted a hall where exams were to be held.

[GroundUp] Classes and exams at Cape Peninsula University of Technology's Cape Town campus were cancelled on Monday after students disrupted a hall where exams were to be held.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Treasury Urged to Review Double Tax On Expat Workers

[News24Wire] Tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the economic implications of repealing a provision that exempts certain South Africans who work overseas from paying tax in South Africa.

[News24Wire] Tax experts on Tuesday urged National Treasury to give careful consideration to the economic implications of repealing a provision that exempts certain South Africans who work overseas from paying tax in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Surprise Bonus for Welkom Yizani Shareholders

[News24Wire] Shareholders of Welkom Yizani, the biggest black economic empowerment share offer in the media industry in South Africa, received an unexpected cash bonus when the board of directors announced a special dividend from the unbundling of Novu…

[News24Wire] Shareholders of Welkom Yizani, the biggest black economic empowerment share offer in the media industry in South Africa, received an unexpected cash bonus when the board of directors announced a special dividend from the unbundling of Novus on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kenya’s Bakari Loses Aiba Bout

[Nation] Kenya’s light flyweight boxer, Shaffi Bakari, lost to Germany’s Omar Ibrahim 5:0 on unanimous points in the International Boxing Association (Aiba) World Championships in Hamburg on Sunday night.

[Nation] Kenya's light flyweight boxer, Shaffi Bakari, lost to Germany's Omar Ibrahim 5:0 on unanimous points in the International Boxing Association (Aiba) World Championships in Hamburg on Sunday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Moves to Attract More Cement Makers to Boost Local Production

[New Times] the local construction and real estate sectors have registered enormous growth rates over the past decade, a situation that hiked cement demand. However, what is manufactured by the existing producers does not meet market demand, with exper…

[New Times] the local construction and real estate sectors have registered enormous growth rates over the past decade, a situation that hiked cement demand. However, what is manufactured by the existing producers does not meet market demand, with experts predicting the supply gap to continue widening in the next few years.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Local Girls Trafficked to Gulf

[Iwacu] After a period of decline, girls and women trafficking to Gulf countries has been intensifying since the last few days. Minors also try to return to Tanzania through Ruyigi and Cankuzo provinces.

[Iwacu] After a period of decline, girls and women trafficking to Gulf countries has been intensifying since the last few days. Minors also try to return to Tanzania through Ruyigi and Cankuzo provinces.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi