Parliamentary Notebook – a Tumultuous Mix of SONA, Budget, ANC Machinations And… Zuma

[Daily Maverick] A new date for the State of the Nation Address on Wednesday remained elusive, as ANC political dynamics play out. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa moved to calm the political turbulence, saying his discussions with President Jacob Zuma on…

[Daily Maverick] A new date for the State of the Nation Address on Wednesday remained elusive, as ANC political dynamics play out. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa moved to calm the political turbulence, saying his discussions with President Jacob Zuma on the "transition" and "matters relating to his position" as South Africa's president have laid "the basis for a speedy resolution". But opposition parties said they'll meet again on Monday as the governing party's internal ructions could not "hold our country to ransom".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sahara Negotiations – Redux or Moving Forward ?

[Moroccan American Center] Horst Kohler, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, recently announced his plan to hold talks with Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front. Appointed August 16, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Kohler has invited the two parties to Berlin in the near future, and although this is a first time the talks are to be held there, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be more successful than his predecessors. He is the fourth Personal Envoy s

[Moroccan American Center] Horst Kohler, the United Nations Secretary-General's Personal Envoy for Western Sahara, recently announced his plan to hold talks with Morocco and the Algerian backed Polisario Front. Appointed August 16, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres, Mr. Kohler has invited the two parties to Berlin in the near future, and although this is a first time the talks are to be held there, it remains to be seen whether or not he will be more successful than his predecessors. He is the fourth Personal Envoy s

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

IEC, Stakeholders’ Training Begins

[Foroyaa] The Independent Electoral Commission, yesterday 6th February 2018, started the training of key actors in the political limelight of the country, at the NaNA Conference Hall.

[Foroyaa] The Independent Electoral Commission, yesterday 6th February 2018, started the training of key actors in the political limelight of the country, at the NaNA Conference Hall.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Refugees With Criminal Conduct Not Welcome

[Daily News] THE National Assembly has been told that the State considers tightening security at all refugee camps in the country. This is in response to increasing threats posed by refugees who attempt to escape from the camps.

[Daily News] THE National Assembly has been told that the State considers tightening security at all refugee camps in the country. This is in response to increasing threats posed by refugees who attempt to escape from the camps.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

2nd International Forum On FGM/C Begins

[Foroyaa] The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and Good Practices – From Local to Global – Evidence Into Action.

[Foroyaa] The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and Good Practices - From Local to Global - Evidence Into Action.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Hissène Habré Case – Trust Fund for Victims

[HRW] Addis Ababa -The African Union’s adoption of the Trust Fund Statute for victims of Hissène Habré’s crimes is a major step toward justice, four human rights groups said today. The Trust Fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of the Habré regime.

[HRW] Addis Ababa -The African Union's adoption of the Trust Fund Statute for victims of Hissène Habré's crimes is a major step toward justice, four human rights groups said today. The Trust Fund will now be able to start collecting and disbursing reparations for victims of the Habré regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Outlook for the South African Mining Industry

[SAIIA] Hot on the heels of Davos, the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba provides an opportunity for the new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to send the right signals to the local mining industry and civil society to renew confidence in the sector. Sou…

[SAIIA] Hot on the heels of Davos, the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba provides an opportunity for the new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa, to send the right signals to the local mining industry and civil society to renew confidence in the sector. South Africa's mining industry remains a critical component of the economy; a potential flywheel for upstream manufacturing, downstream beneficiation, and horizontal spillovers. If we are to address the problems of youth unemployment, poverty and inequality, due attenti

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Detained Darfur Bar Assoc. Head’s Wife Demands Visiting Rights

[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -The wife of the detained lawyer Mohamed Abdallah El Doma, co-vice-president of the National Umma Party (NUP) and the chairman of the Darfur Bar Association, has demanded the security authorities reveal her husband’s place of det…

[Radio Dabanga] Darfur -The wife of the detained lawyer Mohamed Abdallah El Doma, co-vice-president of the National Umma Party (NUP) and the chairman of the Darfur Bar Association, has demanded the security authorities reveal her husband's place of detention and allow her to visit him.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Human Trafficking – U.S. Envoy Urges Sudan to Assume Its Responsibilities

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A US State Department official visiting Khartoum has called on Sudan to continue its efforts to combat human trafficking despite Sudan’s presence one the US list of non-cooperative countries in fighting this crime.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A US State Department official visiting Khartoum has called on Sudan to continue its efforts to combat human trafficking despite Sudan's presence one the US list of non-cooperative countries in fighting this crime.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan