Ten Cops, Eight Home Affairs Officials Arrested for Extortion

[News24Wire] Ten police officers and eight home affairs officials were arrested in the Free State on Wednesday morning for allegedly extorting money from foreigners, the South African Police Service said.

[News24Wire] Ten police officers and eight home affairs officials were arrested in the Free State on Wednesday morning for allegedly extorting money from foreigners, the South African Police Service said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

US Ambassador -UN Aiding ‘Corrupt’ Government

[VOA] U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a “corrupt” government in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

[VOA] U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused the world body of aiding a "corrupt" government in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

120 000 Workers Unpaid For 3 Years

[Financial Gazette] THE majority of employees outside the public sector are toiling for months on end without pay while their bosses are living large as the gap between the haves and have-nots continues to widen in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, the Financial Ga…

[Financial Gazette] THE majority of employees outside the public sector are toiling for months on end without pay while their bosses are living large as the gap between the haves and have-nots continues to widen in crisis-hit Zimbabwe, the Financial Gazette can exclusively report.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Twitter Head On to #SavePravin After Kathrada’s Funeral

[News24Wire] Following the burial service of the late struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada earlier on Wednesday, the name of finance minister Pravin Gordhan has been making rounds on social media.

[News24Wire] Following the burial service of the late struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada earlier on Wednesday, the name of finance minister Pravin Gordhan has been making rounds on social media.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Catholic Church Calls For Responsible Parenthood

[Nyasa Times] The Secretary General for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Reverend Father Henry Saindi has expressed the need for responsible parenthood and proper guidance especially to the youths as a way of controlling population which is fa…

[Nyasa Times] The Secretary General for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), Reverend Father Henry Saindi has expressed the need for responsible parenthood and proper guidance especially to the youths as a way of controlling population which is fast growing at an alarming rate.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Simone Gbagbo Acquittal Brings Accusations of ‘Flawed’ Trial

[Deutsche Welle] Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3,000 dead.

[Deutsche Welle] Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast's former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3,000 dead.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

South African Wonder Artist – Percy Maimela

[This is Africa] Percy Maimela is one of South Africa’s talented artists making waves. The 32 year-old artist whose portrait of Joe Mafela, which he created with salt went viral. A man of many talents, Maimela also reproduced the first coloured picture…

[This is Africa] Percy Maimela is one of South Africa's talented artists making waves. The 32 year-old artist whose portrait of Joe Mafela, which he created with salt went viral. A man of many talents, Maimela also reproduced the first coloured picture of the iconic image of the 1976 Soweto Uprising, Hector Pieterson.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Do Not Sabotage Ruling Party Votes, Says Youth Leader

[Namibian] ACTING Swapo Party Youth League secretary Veikko Nekundi said institutions like the City of Windhoek are sabotaging the ruling party’s chances of getting votes by dismantling shacks without a court order, and closing down car washes.

[Namibian] ACTING Swapo Party Youth League secretary Veikko Nekundi said institutions like the City of Windhoek are sabotaging the ruling party's chances of getting votes by dismantling shacks without a court order, and closing down car washes.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

What Powers and Rights Does Zuma Have to Sack Members of His Cabinet?

[Daily Maverick] As rumours continue to swirl that President Jacob Zuma will reshuffle his Cabinet, possibly removing the Minister of Finance from his post, the question is what constitutional or political considerations may limit the powers of the pre…

[Daily Maverick] As rumours continue to swirl that President Jacob Zuma will reshuffle his Cabinet, possibly removing the Minister of Finance from his post, the question is what constitutional or political considerations may limit the powers of the president to hire or fire individual Cabinet ministers. The short answer is that the president has the absolute power, bestowed on him by the Constitution, to decide who serves in his Cabinet. But this does not mean that there are no informal political limitations on how this po

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa