Mugabe Stands Election Strategy Backfires, Youths Demand Refund From Mnangagwa

[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Former President Robert Mugabe’s election strategy to parcel out stands to youths is now backfiring as youths who were fleeced of their hard earned cash are now demanding refund from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Former President Robert Mugabe's election strategy to parcel out stands to youths is now backfiring as youths who were fleeced of their hard earned cash are now demanding refund from President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Flights Cancelled As Sandstorm Engulfs Sudanese Capital

[East African] A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children and office workers stayed indoors while vehicles kept off roads as a thick o…

[East African] A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children and office workers stayed indoors while vehicles kept off roads as a thick orange haze shrouded the capital from early morning.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Does the Constitution Need to Change to Effect Land Reform?

[Daily Maverick] As the two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Rights came to an end in Johannesburg on Wednesday, a number of key points emerged from the talks. One was whether amending the Constitution is really necessary to effect…

[Daily Maverick] As the two-day National Forum for Dialogue on Land, Heritage and Rights came to an end in Johannesburg on Wednesday, a number of key points emerged from the talks. One was whether amending the Constitution is really necessary to effect land reform now that political will around the issue has been galvanised. Another was that the current administration of land-related matters needs to change significantly. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Vivacell President Visits Juba After Shutdown

[East African] Telecom firm Vivacell’s president Pierre Fattouch has held talks with South Sudan officials in Juba in a bid to unlock the dispute that occasioned the closure of its operations.

[East African] Telecom firm Vivacell's president Pierre Fattouch has held talks with South Sudan officials in Juba in a bid to unlock the dispute that occasioned the closure of its operations.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Kenya Re Hits Sh3.5 Billion Profit on Premiums Rise

[Nation] Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has posted an 8.8 per cent rise in after-tax profit in the year ended December, which the listed re-insurer attributed to an increase in its gross written premiums and investment income.

[Nation] Kenya Reinsurance Corporation (Kenya Re) has posted an 8.8 per cent rise in after-tax profit in the year ended December, which the listed re-insurer attributed to an increase in its gross written premiums and investment income.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tannahill Shield Is All About ‘Friendly Rivalry’ in Golf

[Nation] After last weekend’s most successful 50th Barclays Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club, this weekend we shall be treated to the oldest running competition in Kenya — The Tannahill Shield — at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

[Nation] After last weekend's most successful 50th Barclays Kenya Open at Muthaiga Golf Club, this weekend we shall be treated to the oldest running competition in Kenya -- The Tannahill Shield -- at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘We Are Under Siege,’ Says Lesufi After Second Robbery At School in Week

[News24Wire] Robbers have hit Dr WF Nkomo High School for the second time in a week, Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Robbers have hit Dr WF Nkomo High School for the second time in a week, Gauteng Department of Education spokesperson Steve Mabona said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Puntland Police on Alert as Terror Threat Moves North

[VOA] A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state.

[VOA] A checkpoint in the desert of northern Somalia is the first line of defense against Al-Shabab and Islamic State from reaching the port city of Bossaso, the economic hub of the semi-autonomous Puntland state.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Police a ‘Matrix of Corruption’ – Invesigative Directorate Head

[News24Wire] A “matrix of corruption” that is the “biggest threat to national security”. This is how Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride described the police’s highest level, bar a “few exceptions”, when he appeared …

[News24Wire] A "matrix of corruption" that is the "biggest threat to national security". This is how Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride described the police's highest level, bar a "few exceptions", when he appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Police on Thursday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ANC Should Focus On Post-Settlement Support to Facilitate Self-Sufficiency for Black Farmers

[DA] This statement follows an oversight visit to Diyatalawa located between Harrismith and Kerstell by the DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annette Steyn MP, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Free State Provincial Legi…

[DA] This statement follows an oversight visit to Diyatalawa located between Harrismith and Kerstell by the DA Shadow Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Annette Steyn MP, Leader of the Official Opposition in the Free State Provincial Legislature, Dr Roy Jankielson and DA Member in the Free State Provincial Legislature, Leona Kleynhans MPL.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa