Schooling Disrupted, Bus Torched As Crisis Over Klipspruit Principal Escalates

[Daily Maverick] A Putco bus was torched by protesting residents as demonstrations surrounding the appointment of a principal at Soweto’s Klipspruit West Secondary School escalated. BY IHSAAN HAFFAJEE.

[Daily Maverick] A Putco bus was torched by protesting residents as demonstrations surrounding the appointment of a principal at Soweto's Klipspruit West Secondary School escalated. BY IHSAAN HAFFAJEE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Dangers of Fake News As the Nation Goes to the Polls

[Daily Maverick] Like the insults that invariably fly around, false news is fast becoming a feature of highly contested elections campaigns. In a charged environment like pre-elections Kenya, it could have more serious consequences than the change of a…

[Daily Maverick] Like the insults that invariably fly around, false news is fast becoming a feature of highly contested elections campaigns. In a charged environment like pre-elections Kenya, it could have more serious consequences than the change of a mere percentage point at the polls. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

The Art of UCT’s Max Price – Siding With Ignorance and Misperception

[Daily Maverick] Two years ago, 74 artworks on public display at the University of Cape Town were removed to protect them from protesting students. At the time, UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price assured the public that their removal was merely “provisional…

[Daily Maverick] Two years ago, 74 artworks on public display at the University of Cape Town were removed to protect them from protesting students. At the time, UCT Vice Chancellor Max Price assured the public that their removal was merely "provisional". But the longer the artworks are kept out of the public eye, the greater the risk to the integrity of UCT and the more compromised the humanist values at its institutional heart are, writes IVOR POWELL.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigeria Is Built On Falsehood, Deception and Corruption – Osoba

[Guardian] Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State was a member of the merger committee that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chairman of its Constitution drafting committee. He spoke to NIYI BELLO (Head, Politics Desk)…

[Guardian] Chief Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun State was a member of the merger committee that gave birth to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and chairman of its Constitution drafting committee. He spoke to NIYI BELLO (Head, Politics Desk) and SEYE OLUMIDE on the position of the APC on restructuring and power devolution before the party took over the reins of government in Nigeria. The septuagenarian politician also identified some factors blocking the country's path to true nationhood and suggested that

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

FNLA Promises to Address Social Issues

[ANGOP] Luanda -The pressing social matters such as energy, housing, health, education and water will be addressed, if the opposition FNLA party wins the elections on August 23, said Thursday the party’s spokesman, João Bengui Vindo.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The pressing social matters such as energy, housing, health, education and water will be addressed, if the opposition FNLA party wins the elections on August 23, said Thursday the party's spokesman, João Bengui Vindo.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Casa-Ce Accredits List Delegates in Lunda Norte

[ANGOP] Dundo -The Broad Convergence for Angolan’s Salvation- Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) started Wednesday in Tchitato municipalityin eastern Lunda Norte province the accreditation of its list delegates.

[ANGOP] Dundo -The Broad Convergence for Angolan's Salvation- Electoral Coalition (CASA-CE) started Wednesday in Tchitato municipalityin eastern Lunda Norte province the accreditation of its list delegates.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Soccer – Angolan Referees Officiate Cote d’Ivoire, Niger Match

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan international referee Hélder Martins was appointed to officiate Cote d’Ivoire and Niger game set for August 19 in Abidjan, for the second leg game of the last round of qualification to the final phase of the CHAN soccer Tournament, ANGOP learned from an official source.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan international referee Hélder Martins was appointed to officiate Cote d'Ivoire and Niger game set for August 19 in Abidjan, for the second leg game of the last round of qualification to the final phase of the CHAN soccer Tournament, ANGOP learned from an official source.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Ruling Party Bets On Tourist Sector

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ruling MPLA party presidential candidate pledged Thursday investment in works and staff training to develop tourism in the country in order to attract more investment and better welcome visitors.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ruling MPLA party presidential candidate pledged Thursday investment in works and staff training to develop tourism in the country in order to attract more investment and better welcome visitors.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

UNITA Leader in Cuango Seeking Vote

[ANGOP] Dundo -The president of opposition UNITA, Isaias Samakuva, presented Thursday the electoral manifesto of his party to university students of the High Polytechnic School of Cuango municipality eastern Lunda Norte province.

[ANGOP] Dundo -The president of opposition UNITA, Isaias Samakuva, presented Thursday the electoral manifesto of his party to university students of the High Polytechnic School of Cuango municipality eastern Lunda Norte province.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Govt Supports Farming

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has reassured farmers that government’s commitment towards agriculture will continue undiminished.

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -President Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has reassured farmers that government's commitment towards agriculture will continue undiminished.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana