Why Does President Akufo-Addo Need an ‘Elephant-Sized’ Cabinet?

[Daily Maverick] It’s not easy running a country, and Nana Akufo-Addo needs all the friends he can get – 110 of them, to be precise. That’s the size of the new president’s new cabinet, which is the largest in Ghanaian history. But critics say that a bl…

[Daily Maverick] It's not easy running a country, and Nana Akufo-Addo needs all the friends he can get - 110 of them, to be precise. That's the size of the new president's new cabinet, which is the largest in Ghanaian history. But critics say that a bloated bureaucracy doesn't necessarily equate to good governance. By SIMON ALLISON.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Final Arguments to Be Heard in Schoombie Murder Case

[News24Wire] Final arguments in the case against two men accused of beating Stellenbosch University graduate Carl Schoombie to death, will be heard in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Final arguments in the case against two men accused of beating Stellenbosch University graduate Carl Schoombie to death, will be heard in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Happy Human Rights Day – 57 Years Later, Political Thugs Threaten Fragile Democracy

[Daily Maverick] Former Director-General of the Department of Social Development, Zane Dangor, who resigned out of protest in the wake of the Sassa/CPS scandal, spent Human Rights Day providing police with a statement after a mysterious invasion of his…

[Daily Maverick] Former Director-General of the Department of Social Development, Zane Dangor, who resigned out of protest in the wake of the Sassa/CPS scandal, spent Human Rights Day providing police with a statement after a mysterious invasion of his home by two men who arrived in an unmarked car on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Prawn Fisheries Turn Up Roses

[Daily News] FISHERIES division is set to boost the country’s foreign exchange with the lifting of a ban on prawns fishing in Tanzanian waters, the government has announced.

[Daily News] FISHERIES division is set to boost the country's foreign exchange with the lifting of a ban on prawns fishing in Tanzanian waters, the government has announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Police Kill Suspect, Torture Relatives After Failed Gun Search

[Monitor] On March 2, 2015, Peter Egwalu received a telephone call from one Olobo, seeking information on the whereabouts of the former’s brother, Moses Okello. It was an unusual curt conversation that left Egwalu suspicious. Something ominous was unde…

[Monitor] On March 2, 2015, Peter Egwalu received a telephone call from one Olobo, seeking information on the whereabouts of the former's brother, Moses Okello. It was an unusual curt conversation that left Egwalu suspicious. Something ominous was underway, he thought.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Big Problem With Opposing Legal Rhino Horn Sales

[Daily Maverick] In an opinion piece written for News24, Melanie Verwoerd, a former member of Parliament’s portfolio committee on environmental affairs, argues against legalising trade in rhino horn. Prohibition has failed the rhino, however.

[Daily Maverick] In an opinion piece written for News24, Melanie Verwoerd, a former member of Parliament's portfolio committee on environmental affairs, argues against legalising trade in rhino horn. Prohibition has failed the rhino, however.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stop Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees, UN Tells Cameroon

[Premium Times] The UN has expressed concern over the forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in spite of recent tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring voluntary returns of nationals.

[Premium Times] The UN has expressed concern over the forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in spite of recent tripartite agreement aimed at ensuring voluntary returns of nationals.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon