Drama in Senate As Ndume Resumes

[Guardian] Abuja -Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, resumed sitting yesterday after serving out 90 legislative days of suspension creating a drama in the chamber.

[Guardian] Abuja -Former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, resumed sitting yesterday after serving out 90 legislative days of suspension creating a drama in the chamber.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Hell or High Water – Face to Face With Patricia De Lille and the Battle to Stave Off Day Zero

[Daily Maverick] A cautiously optimistic Patricia de Lille told Daily Maverick this week that the City of Cape Town’s disaster management plan had managed to stave off the projected March 2018 date of Day Zero for the city’s water supply. But structura…

[Daily Maverick] A cautiously optimistic Patricia de Lille told Daily Maverick this week that the City of Cape Town's disaster management plan had managed to stave off the projected March 2018 date of Day Zero for the city's water supply. But structural and bureaucratic challenges still stand in the way of bringing augmentation initiatives online, and officials are working overtime to make up for lost time to avoid running out of water.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Military Officials Must Safeguard Human Rights

[AI London] In response to the military takeover and subsequent control of certain streets of the capital city Harare and the state-run broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southern Africa Deprose…

[AI London] In response to the military takeover and subsequent control of certain streets of the capital city Harare and the state-run broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Amnesty International's Regional Director for Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said:

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Government Urged to Abolish Capital Punishment

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The government has been urged to abolish capital punishment and commute all death sentences to life imprisonment. This position was canvassed yesterday in Port Harcourt by a group called Citizens United for the Rehabilitation …

[Guardian] Port Harcourt -The government has been urged to abolish capital punishment and commute all death sentences to life imprisonment. This position was canvassed yesterday in Port Harcourt by a group called Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE-Nigeria) after it visited several prisons across the country.

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Parliament – Lynne Brown’s Background Machinations to the State Capture Inquiry Exposed

[Daily Maverick] When in a tight corner, call in the lawyers and go on the attack, singling out an individual for intimidation. The State Attorney, at the behest of Public Enterprises, has threatened to report Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to the General …

[Daily Maverick] When in a tight corner, call in the lawyers and go on the attack, singling out an individual for intimidation. The State Attorney, at the behest of Public Enterprises, has threatened to report Advocate Ntuthuzelo Vanara to the General Council of the Bar for his conduct as evidence leader of Parliament's public enterprises committee inquiry into State Capture. That lawyer's letter followed two earlier ones by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown also questioning the timing, rationale and processes of the

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Grace Mugabe’s Fast Rise Rubbed Zimbabwe the Wrong Way

[VOA] For 37 years, Robert Mugabe withstood challenges to his rule from former allies, from sanctions, from the opposition that nearly toppled him in the 2008 election. Today, it appears he has finally lost his grip on power, undone in part by the acti…

[VOA] For 37 years, Robert Mugabe withstood challenges to his rule from former allies, from sanctions, from the opposition that nearly toppled him in the 2008 election. Today, it appears he has finally lost his grip on power, undone in part by the actions of his wife, first lady Grace Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Family, Community and University Support Helps Lesbian Students Thrive

[The Conversation Africa] During a ceremony at the University of Fort Hare earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching some students who’d participated in one of my research projects graduate. As they crossed the stage to receive their degree cer…

[The Conversation Africa] During a ceremony at the University of Fort Hare earlier this year, I had the pleasure of watching some students who'd participated in one of my research projects graduate. As they crossed the stage to receive their degree certificates their families, friends and lecturers all ululated with delight.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Worrying Talk of ‘Colour Revolution’ By Ruling Party

[The Conversation Africa] The term “colour revolution” has recently found its way into South Africa’s political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in government and ruling party speeches.

[The Conversation Africa] The term "colour revolution" has recently found its way into South Africa's political vocabulary. The evocative phrase is increasingly cropping up in government and ruling party speeches.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa