Don’t Blame Nahcon for 2017 Hajj Fare Hike – Muric

[Premium Times] A rights group, Muslims Rights Concern on Wednesday asked Nigerians not to blame the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria for the increase in this year’s hajj fare compared to that of 2016.

[Premium Times] A rights group, Muslims Rights Concern on Wednesday asked Nigerians not to blame the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria for the increase in this year's hajj fare compared to that of 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Protesting Pupils Block Jogoo Road

[Nation] Transport has been paralysed on Jogoo Road after St Anne’s Primary School pupils barricaded it to protest the knocking down of a volunteer who helps them cross the busy road.

[Nation] Transport has been paralysed on Jogoo Road after St Anne's Primary School pupils barricaded it to protest the knocking down of a volunteer who helps them cross the busy road.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Acacia Says Row With Magufuli’s Govt a Risk to the Economy

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Acacia Mining Company has reiterated the call to amicably end the dispute with the government, cautioning that a prolonged standoff may not be to the country’s economic interests.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Acacia Mining Company has reiterated the call to amicably end the dispute with the government, cautioning that a prolonged standoff may not be to the country's economic interests.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

A Sex Worker’s View On South Africa’s Latest Plans to Beat HIV

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa recently launched a five-year plan to improve the country’s response to HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections. The plan was deemed necessary because of the persistently high rates of infections – the country…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa recently launched a five-year plan to improve the country's response to HIV, TB and sexually transmitted infections. The plan was deemed necessary because of the persistently high rates of infections - the country has the highest TB and HIV rates in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Eskom – So Many Red Flags It’s Hard to Know Where to Start

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has seen its CEO Brian Molefe res…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has seen its CEO Brian Molefe resign, then return, and then be fired - all in the space of seven months. This was followed by the unexpected resignation of Eskom Chairperson Ben Ngubane. The Conversation Africa's Sibonelo Radebe asked Owen Skae to make sense of it all.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Is a Single Human Rights Body in Nation’s Best Interest?

[Democracy Works] Ten years ago, South Africa’s Parliament formed a committee to review the country’s ‘Chapter 9’ and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The committee’s most controversial recommen…

[Democracy Works] Ten years ago, South Africa's Parliament formed a committee to review the country's 'Chapter 9' and associated institutions tasked with supporting democracy, human rights and accountability. The committee's most controversial recommendation was to amalgamate five of the numerous institutions into a single human rights body.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party MPs Split Over Presidential Age-Limit

[Observer] Ahead of their planned annual retreat this year, ruling NRM MPs are struggling to build broad support for their push for the lifting of the presidential age limit in the Constitution.

[Observer] Ahead of their planned annual retreat this year, ruling NRM MPs are struggling to build broad support for their push for the lifting of the presidential age limit in the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

‘Cashgate Witness Jenya a Theorist Economist’

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development chief economist Daniel Jenya who is prosecution witness in the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 18 others has told the court that he was an…

[Nyasa Times] Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development chief economist Daniel Jenya who is prosecution witness in the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and 18 others has told the court that he was an admirer of Mphwiyo but was dubbed by defence attorney as a "theorist economist."

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi