Parliament Hears How Prasa Is Going Off the Rails

[GroundUp] Parliament’s Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by PRASA on Wednesday about the extent of vandalism and violence on public trains and how this affects its service. Members heard that during the 2016-17 financial year 322 carria…

[GroundUp] Parliament's Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by PRASA on Wednesday about the extent of vandalism and violence on public trains and how this affects its service. Members heard that during the 2016-17 financial year 322 carriages were set alight and 3,591 crime incidents were reported on Metrorail. During this period 77% of trains ran on time, the committee was told.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

60 000 Informal Settlement Residents Wins Case Against City

[GroundUp] The City of Cape Town has been ordered to negotiate with the owners to purchase the land on which the Marikana informal settlement is located. Judge Chantal Fortuin handed down this landmark judgment in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesd…

[GroundUp] The City of Cape Town has been ordered to negotiate with the owners to purchase the land on which the Marikana informal settlement is located. Judge Chantal Fortuin handed down this landmark judgment in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, ensuring that about 60,000 people will not be evicted from their homes in Philippi East.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Nigeria Advances in Natural Medicine

[Guardian] Today is African Traditional Medicine Day. A day set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the African Union (AU) to promote and develop traditional medicines. CHUKWUMA MUANYA examines progress made by private and government agencie…

[Guardian] Today is African Traditional Medicine Day. A day set out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the African Union (AU) to promote and develop traditional medicines. CHUKWUMA MUANYA examines progress made by private and government agencies in the development of traditional medicine.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Herdsmen and Our Collective Helplessness

[Guardian] In this article I am arguing that as willing as President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and all security personnel may be in stopping the menace of the Fulani herdsmen, they cannot, because it is a racial attitude that goes beyon…

[Guardian] In this article I am arguing that as willing as President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and all security personnel may be in stopping the menace of the Fulani herdsmen, they cannot, because it is a racial attitude that goes beyond their authority, their individual preferences and socialisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Shots Fired at Cape Peninsula University of Technology Campus

[News24Wire] Staff members, including academics, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Cape Town campus have fled from the campus after shots were fired during a violent protest by a group of students on Thursday morning.

[News24Wire] Staff members, including academics, at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's (CPUT) Cape Town campus have fled from the campus after shots were fired during a violent protest by a group of students on Thursday morning.

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Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire Sign Eight Cooperation Agreements

[New Dawn] Relations between Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire have reached new heights with the revival of the Joint Commission and the signing of several cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between both countries.

[New Dawn] Relations between Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire have reached new heights with the revival of the Joint Commission and the signing of several cooperation agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation between both countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Integrate Informal Waste Pickers Into the Mainstream Economy

[Daily Maverick] The waste sector has the potential to contribute meaningfully towards GDP and economic growth and we are exploring new, innovative ways of building its capacity and creating opportunities for new entrants.

[Daily Maverick] The waste sector has the potential to contribute meaningfully towards GDP and economic growth and we are exploring new, innovative ways of building its capacity and creating opportunities for new entrants.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Pension Fund ‘Not Funding’ National Carrier

[News24Wire] The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) assured its members, pensioners and beneficiaries that it has not received any proposal to help fund South African Airways (SAA).

[News24Wire] The Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) assured its members, pensioners and beneficiaries that it has not received any proposal to help fund South African Airways (SAA).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ukrainian, Ghanaians, Pakistani, Others Remanded in Nigerian Prison for Oil Theft

[Premium Times] Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has remanded nine foreigners and two Nigerians in Port Harcourt’s prison for alleged oil theft.

[Premium Times] Justice J. K. Omotosho of the Federal High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has remanded nine foreigners and two Nigerians in Port Harcourt's prison for alleged oil theft.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria