Eskom, a Slow-Moving Train Wreck

[Daily Maverick] The South African government, it seems, loves policy-making space and resists anything that would constrain this space. It is therefore a pity that very little policy, good or bad, gets to be implemented. Part of the problem is the top…

[Daily Maverick] The South African government, it seems, loves policy-making space and resists anything that would constrain this space. It is therefore a pity that very little policy, good or bad, gets to be implemented. Part of the problem is the top-down approach to policy-making. It means that while we get a never-ending supply of policy documents, too little consideration is given to "the facts on the ground".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in Libya ‘Slave Markets’

[IPS] Rome -Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets’ in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports “can be added to a l…

[IPS] Rome -Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Instruments of Pain (III) – Conflict and Famine in Somalia

[ICG] Chronic conflict is preventing effective response to Somalia’s prolonged drought and humanitarian crisis. This special briefing, the third in a series of four examining the famine threats there and in Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria, urges Somalia…

[ICG] Chronic conflict is preventing effective response to Somalia's prolonged drought and humanitarian crisis. This special briefing, the third in a series of four examining the famine threats there and in Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria, urges Somalia to improve governance and promote countrywide clan reconciliation to end the war.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Hunger Crisis – ‘If We Don’t Help the People Here, They Will Die’

[Deutsche Welle] The drought facing several African countries is escalating, about 20 million people need food aid. The situation is especially dire in the Somaliland and Puntland regions in the Horn of Africa. Arndt Pelter reports.

[Deutsche Welle] The drought facing several African countries is escalating, about 20 million people need food aid. The situation is especially dire in the Somaliland and Puntland regions in the Horn of Africa. Arndt Pelter reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Somalia On the Brink of Humanitarian Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] War-torn Somalia has been crippled by famine and al-Shabab fighters. International donors have been meeting in London to avert a humanitarian crisis. But critics say it’s not enough to solve the country’s many problems.

[Deutsche Welle] War-torn Somalia has been crippled by famine and al-Shabab fighters. International donors have been meeting in London to avert a humanitarian crisis. But critics say it's not enough to solve the country's many problems.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Domestic Worker Wins Battle to Upgrade Her Dwelling

[News24Wire] A Stellenbosch domestic worker will be allowed to upgrade her quarters at her own expense after a long battle with the farm owners she worked for was concluded in the Constitutional Court on Thursday.

[News24Wire] A Stellenbosch domestic worker will be allowed to upgrade her quarters at her own expense after a long battle with the farm owners she worked for was concluded in the Constitutional Court on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

University Elections – Ruling Party Doles Out Food to Students

[New Zimbabwe] A ZANU PF aligned group, the Zimbabwe National Congress Union (ZICOSU), distributed chocolates, meal tickets and $10 notes to University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students in the recently ended Students Representative Council Presidential electio…

[New Zimbabwe] A ZANU PF aligned group, the Zimbabwe National Congress Union (ZICOSU), distributed chocolates, meal tickets and $10 notes to University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students in the recently ended Students Representative Council Presidential elections which they won, rivals have claimed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Man Airlifted to Hospital After Falling Three Floors

[News24Wire] A 32-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he fell three floors at a construction site in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, paramedics said.

[News24Wire] A 32-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after he fell three floors at a construction site in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon, paramedics said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa