South Africa’s Soothsayers Busy Predicting AFCON Soccer Results

[VOA] A thunderstorm rages east of Johannesburg. Rain hammers the corrugated iron roof of a small house in a bleak township. An elderly woman, strings white beads around her wrinkled neck, head and wrists, sitting on a cement floor in a corner of a room.

[VOA] A thunderstorm rages east of Johannesburg. Rain hammers the corrugated iron roof of a small house in a bleak township. An elderly woman, strings white beads around her wrinkled neck, head and wrists, sitting on a cement floor in a corner of a room.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

‘The Public Hearings Show That We Are Equal Before the Law’

[Parliament of South Africa] Vryheid, the site of the Battle of Blood River where Zulu warriors fought fiercely to defend the Zulu monarchy, hoisted the next instalment of the public hearings on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. Given the p…

[Parliament of South Africa] Vryheid, the site of the Battle of Blood River where Zulu warriors fought fiercely to defend the Zulu monarchy, hoisted the next instalment of the public hearings on the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill. Given the pride of place and respect accorded to the heritage of traditional leadership in KwaZulu-Natal Province, people came in droves and filled the hall of the Eeeufees Sports Centre in great anticipation. Among them were kings, chiefs and headmen presiding over this jurisdiction.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

History Proves Elections Are About Emotions, Not Policies

[Daily Maverick] Last year was a fascinating opportunity to study how voters behave. In the UK we had Brexit, in South Africa we had the municipal elections, and in the US we had the presidential elections. And there are two fundamentally important tak…

[Daily Maverick] Last year was a fascinating opportunity to study how voters behave. In the UK we had Brexit, in South Africa we had the municipal elections, and in the US we had the presidential elections. And there are two fundamentally important take-aways from all three elections.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Children Drop Out of School as Drought Worsens in Garissa

[Nation] Many pupils in Garissa County have stopped going to school and joined their parents in search of water and pasture for their livestock as drought continues to ravage the region.

[Nation] Many pupils in Garissa County have stopped going to school and joined their parents in search of water and pasture for their livestock as drought continues to ravage the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Insecurity, Drought Affect Voter Listing in North Rift

[Nation] The fresh cases of insecurity and persistent dry spell being experienced in many counties in the North Rift is threatening the ongoing voter registration in the region.

[Nation] The fresh cases of insecurity and persistent dry spell being experienced in many counties in the North Rift is threatening the ongoing voter registration in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bissouma Equaliser Cost Cranes Players Shs10.8 Million

[Monitor] Kampala -When Yves Bissouma’s thunderous strike earned Mali a 1-all draw with Uganda last Wednesday in Oyem, Cranes’ players lost Shs10.8m (US$3, 000), instantly.

[Monitor] Kampala -When Yves Bissouma's thunderous strike earned Mali a 1-all draw with Uganda last Wednesday in Oyem, Cranes' players lost Shs10.8m (US$3, 000), instantly.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda