MPs Look at Abolishing Age Limit for Museveni

[VOA] Uganda’s ruling party, the National Resistance Movement, has proposed scrapping the age-75 limit for presidential candidates and extending the length of a presidential term from five to seven years.

[VOA] Uganda's ruling party, the National Resistance Movement, has proposed scrapping the age-75 limit for presidential candidates and extending the length of a presidential term from five to seven years.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Rights Group Pleads for New Government to Ensure Free Elections

[VOA] The International Commission of Jurists is calling for Zimbabwe’s new government to ensure free and fair elections next year. It is not the only the rights group making that appeal.

[VOA] The International Commission of Jurists is calling for Zimbabwe's new government to ensure free and fair elections next year. It is not the only the rights group making that appeal.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

SCA Ruling – Single Parents Don’t Need Partners’ Consent for Fees Exemptions

[News24Wire] Single parents who are separated or divorced can now apply for a fee exemption for their children without their partners, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Single parents who are separated or divorced can now apply for a fee exemption for their children without their partners, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Eleven Fighters Sentenced for Raping Children

[VOA] Eleven members of a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been sentenced to life in prison for the gang rape of dozens of children, and for murder.

[VOA] Eleven members of a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been sentenced to life in prison for the gang rape of dozens of children, and for murder.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane – Outstanding Municipal Water Debt

[Govt of SA] On 27 November 2017, we announced that as the department of water and sanitation we had embarked on a process aimed at recovering a total outstanding debt of R10, 7 billion owed to the department and water boards by various municipalities …

[Govt of SA] On 27 November 2017, we announced that as the department of water and sanitation we had embarked on a process aimed at recovering a total outstanding debt of R10, 7 billion owed to the department and water boards by various municipalities for the delivery of bulk water services.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ex Public Protector Welcomes Ruling Against President Zuma

[News24Wire] Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the finding by the North Gauteng High Court that President Jacob Zuma was reckless resonates with her view of how he dealt with the State of Capture report.

[News24Wire] Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says the finding by the North Gauteng High Court that President Jacob Zuma was reckless resonates with her view of how he dealt with the State of Capture report.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South Sudanese Turn to Illegal Mining for Survival

[VOA] South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell…

[VOA] South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell as much as 30 grams of gold in a week in a country where six million people are going hungry each day.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Government Must Be in Touch With Citizens

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi says government undertakes visits to communities such as Diepsloot to get first-hand experience of the challenges residents face so as to respond to them properly.

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi says government undertakes visits to communities such as Diepsloot to get first-hand experience of the challenges residents face so as to respond to them properly.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa