Look in the Mirror, Helen

[Daily Maverick] Helen Zille should have known that sending a tweet to sing praises about colonialism is a very “bad” idea because she, herself, is a beneficiary of the colonial system.

[Daily Maverick] Helen Zille should have known that sending a tweet to sing praises about colonialism is a very "bad" idea because she, herself, is a beneficiary of the colonial system.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mixed Reactions Trail Imo’s Paris Club Refund

[Vanguard] Mixed reactions have started trailing the expected release of $185,451,792.92, the second tranche of the Paris Club refund to Imo State, recently ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

[Vanguard] Mixed reactions have started trailing the expected release of $185,451,792.92, the second tranche of the Paris Club refund to Imo State, recently ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Buhari Vs Yar’Adua – a Lesson for INEC, Political Parties

[Vanguard] A University teacher, Dr. Kayode Oyende, has sent a strong warning to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and all political parties to learn from the past mistakes made in previous electoral processes in the country with a v…

[Vanguard] A University teacher, Dr. Kayode Oyende, has sent a strong warning to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and all political parties to learn from the past mistakes made in previous electoral processes in the country with a view to avoiding same in future.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ruling Party Youths Join Anti-Sandi Moyo, Mahoka Demo

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Women’s League members from across the country are planning a grand demonstration in Bulawayo today against the wing’s deputy chairperson Cde Eunice Sandi-Moyo and treasurer Cde Sarah Mahoka to send a clear message to the pair that…

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Women's League members from across the country are planning a grand demonstration in Bulawayo today against the wing's deputy chairperson Cde Eunice Sandi-Moyo and treasurer Cde Sarah Mahoka to send a clear message to the pair that its services are no longer needed in the revolutionary party.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

PDP Crisis – Supreme Court to Hear Motion Against Makarfi’s Appeal May 4

[Vanguard] The Supreme Court, yesterday, adjourned till May 4, 2017 to hear a motion filed to strike out the notice of appeal challenging the restoration of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

[Vanguard] The Supreme Court, yesterday, adjourned till May 4, 2017 to hear a motion filed to strike out the notice of appeal challenging the restoration of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Chairman.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rivers Re-Run – Police Parade Alleged Ballot Box Snatchers

[Vanguard] The Police at Force Headquarters, yesterday, paraded two suspects, Briggs Dinabo and Harry Omeba, arrested over alleged unlawful possession of firearms and violence during the Rivers State supplementary election to the state House of Assembly.

[Vanguard] The Police at Force Headquarters, yesterday, paraded two suspects, Briggs Dinabo and Harry Omeba, arrested over alleged unlawful possession of firearms and violence during the Rivers State supplementary election to the state House of Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Senate Rejected 82-Year-Old Ambassadorial Nominee

[Vanguard] The 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, who told a Senate panel that Information Technology was not meant for people of his age and failed to recite the National Anthem, yesterday, had his nomination to be an ambas…

[Vanguard] The 82-year-old retired judicial officer, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, who told a Senate panel that Information Technology was not meant for people of his age and failed to recite the National Anthem, yesterday, had his nomination to be an ambassador rejected by the Senate.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zille, Colonialism and Free Speech – Responding to Ferial Haffajee

[Daily Maverick] When somebody expresses unpopular, shockingly bigoted or other incendiary views on social media or elsewhere and the inevitable backlash follows, there are always people who caution that the resultant outcry threatens the freedom of ex…

[Daily Maverick] When somebody expresses unpopular, shockingly bigoted or other incendiary views on social media or elsewhere and the inevitable backlash follows, there are always people who caution that the resultant outcry threatens the freedom of expression of the wrongdoer. This happened after Helen Zille tweeted about her admiration for aspects of colonialism. The problem is that this argument is based on a rather crude and uninformed view of the nature of free speech in a democracy.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Drug Research Institute in Darkness for Nine Months

[Premium Times] An institute established more than 36 years ago to develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria is presently hampered by lack of funds.

[Premium Times] An institute established more than 36 years ago to develop drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous resources in Nigeria is presently hampered by lack of funds.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria