Senator Denies Influencing Voters

[NEWS] Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Nathan has reacted to a story recently aired on Truth FM, linking him to using cash to influence voters in the county against the Liberty Party (LP) candidate, Prince Tormetie.

[NEWS] Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Nathan has reacted to a story recently aired on Truth FM, linking him to using cash to influence voters in the county against the Liberty Party (LP) candidate, Prince Tormetie.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko On Building Capacity of Inspections to Tackle Occupational Health and Safety Contraventions

[Govt of SA] Public Works Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko has expressed concern regarding occupational health and safety contraventions in the construction sector. Minister Nhleko highlighted the urgent need to build capacity of inspections to prevent coll…

[Govt of SA] Public Works Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko has expressed concern regarding occupational health and safety contraventions in the construction sector. Minister Nhleko highlighted the urgent need to build capacity of inspections to prevent collapse of private buildings and public infrastructure on the second day of the three-day South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) 5th Conference that ends today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Media Freedom Remains Fragile in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Four decades after the Black Wednesday crackdown on the media and the black consciousness movement, South Africa is a different country. Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution and a slew of institutions and la…

[The Conversation Africa] Four decades after the Black Wednesday crackdown on the media and the black consciousness movement, South Africa is a different country. Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution and a slew of institutions and laws support the guarantee. At the same time, powerful groups continue to seek ways to limit and undermine journalism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hopes That New Nigeria DNA Lab Will Embolden Rape Victims

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria's first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ghana, Others for Lagos Taekwondo Classics

[Guardian] Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the 2017 Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from November 23 to 25 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It is the fourth in the se…

[Guardian] Ghana has indicated her willingness to attend the 2017 Lagos International Taekwondo Classics scheduled to hold from November 23 to 25 at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. It is the fourth in the series.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

National Assembly Proposes 10-Year Jail Term for Examination Fraudsters

[Guardian] The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine.

[Guardian] The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Treatment Waiting Times Continue to Surge As KZN Cancer Services Fail

[Bhekisisa] Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal’s cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC’s report but Democratic…

[Bhekisisa] Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal's cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC's report but Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information. Keeka alleges the data does not reflect patient backlogs at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital fuelled by a breakdown of treatment machines at Addington Hos

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Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

National Elections Commission Needs to Do Soul Searching

[FrontPageAfrica] NOW THAT IT IS OFFICIAL that the nation is heading to a runoff election between Vice President Joseph Boakai’s Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), one thing that we think the Commission ne…

[FrontPageAfrica] NOW THAT IT IS OFFICIAL that the nation is heading to a runoff election between Vice President Joseph Boakai's Unity Party (UP) and Senator George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), one thing that we think the Commission needs to do now is soul searching.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia