Tensions Revealed in DA Western Cape As Leadership Battle Looms

[Daily Maverick] It’s not a good look for both the Cape Town mayor and one of the city’s most prominent councillors to be placed on “special leave”. But this was the unusual move announced by the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday following an acrimonious …

[Daily Maverick] It's not a good look for both the Cape Town mayor and one of the city's most prominent councillors to be placed on "special leave". But this was the unusual move announced by the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday following an acrimonious dispute between Mayor Patricia de Lille and councillor JP Smith. Allegations and counterallegations have been hurled regarding upgrades to De Lille's private home and the disbanding of a special police investigative unit. The wider picture, however, is with regards to the DA'

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Preserving Cultural Heritage Responsibility of Every Citizen

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Muhad Suleiman, cultural researcher at the Culture and Sports Commission, said that preserving cultural heritage and especially that of intangible is the responsibility of every citizen.

[Shabait] Asmara -Mr. Muhad Suleiman, cultural researcher at the Culture and Sports Commission, said that preserving cultural heritage and especially that of intangible is the responsibility of every citizen.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

‘Persistence and Contribution of Conscious Youth Vital for Ensuring Continuity of a Nation’ – General Philipos

[Shabait] Asmara -At a seminar conducted on 01 October in Sawa for the 31st round members of the national service, General Philipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, said that ensuring the continuity of a nation depends on y…

[Shabait] Asmara -At a seminar conducted on 01 October in Sawa for the 31st round members of the national service, General Philipos Woldeyohannes, Chief of Staff of the Eritrean Defense Forces, said that ensuring the continuity of a nation depends on youth with clear vision, conscious as well as possessing developed way of thinking and equipped with the necessary knowledge.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

How U.S. Surveillance Helps Repressive Regimes – the Ethiopia Case

[HRW] Recent stories from Edward Snowden’s disclosures show how the US government’s involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillan…

[HRW] Recent stories from Edward Snowden's disclosures show how the US government's involvement with Ethiopia presents a case study in enabling repressive regimes to carry out surveillance on their own citizens. In the case of Ethiopia, such surveillance powers can play a significant role in a government's criminalization of dissent and politically motivated detentions. The United States is not alone in its assistance. Ethiopia has also used hacking technologies obtained from abroad to spy on diaspora living in

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Farmers Turn to Raw Sewage For Irrigation

[Nyasa Times] Residents of Zingwangwa and Manyowe Townships in Blantyre have expressed concern over the use of sewage waste disposal to irrigate vegetables by some farmers in the area.

[Nyasa Times] Residents of Zingwangwa and Manyowe Townships in Blantyre have expressed concern over the use of sewage waste disposal to irrigate vegetables by some farmers in the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

More Demos Planned in U.S. as Jubilee Supporters Take on Nasa

[Nation] Supporters of the Nasa coalition based in the US have launched a massive global campaign to raise funds from supporters and well wishers spread around the world to enable Raila led coalition compete in the presidential re-run scheduled to take…

[Nation] Supporters of the Nasa coalition based in the US have launched a massive global campaign to raise funds from supporters and well wishers spread around the world to enable Raila led coalition compete in the presidential re-run scheduled to take place October 26.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

NMU to Boost Security After Students Attacked and Raped

[News24Wire] The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) has committed to beefing up security across all its campuses to ensure the safety of staff and students following a vicious attack against two students at its Second Avenue Campus on Monday night.

[News24Wire] The Nelson Mandela University (NMU) has committed to beefing up security across all its campuses to ensure the safety of staff and students following a vicious attack against two students at its Second Avenue Campus on Monday night.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa