Former Cape Flats Grass Cutter Receives PhD

[News24Wire] A PhD graduate, who once worked alongside ex-convicts as a grass cutter for the South African Navy, says his high school teacher motivated him to rise above his poverty-stricken community.

[News24Wire] A PhD graduate, who once worked alongside ex-convicts as a grass cutter for the South African Navy, says his high school teacher motivated him to rise above his poverty-stricken community.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Grace Mugabe Absent As Crowds March for Her

[New Zimbabwe] First Lady Grace Mugabe failed to turn up and address hundreds of bussed Zanu PF supporters who marched in solidarity with her following recent reports that she assaulted her son’s girlfriend in South Africa.

[New Zimbabwe] First Lady Grace Mugabe failed to turn up and address hundreds of bussed Zanu PF supporters who marched in solidarity with her following recent reports that she assaulted her son's girlfriend in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ugandan Traders Return to War-Ravaged S. Sudan

[Monitor] Juba -Ugandan traders have started returning to South Sudan a year after they were evacuated by Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF). This followed fighting between forces loyal to president Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar.

[Monitor] Juba -Ugandan traders have started returning to South Sudan a year after they were evacuated by Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF). This followed fighting between forces loyal to president Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

KCCA Chokes On Shs40 Billion Court Debts

[Monitor] Kampala -Even as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) continues to grapple with funding gaps following their budget cut from Shs563b to Shs337b for this financial year, the institution is expected to pay Shs40b accrued from court cases lost.

[Monitor] Kampala -Even as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) continues to grapple with funding gaps following their budget cut from Shs563b to Shs337b for this financial year, the institution is expected to pay Shs40b accrued from court cases lost.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Seven Years of Political Fights Crippling Development in Mitooma

[Monitor] Mitooma -Ever since its establishment in July 2010, Mitooma District leaders have been engaged in endless infighting and wrangles that have led to slow development of the area.

[Monitor] Mitooma -Ever since its establishment in July 2010, Mitooma District leaders have been engaged in endless infighting and wrangles that have led to slow development of the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

State Urged to Pay Placement Fees for Needy Workers

[Monitor] Kayunga -Ugandan companies that export labourers, under their association, Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA), want government to pay placement fees for those who secure job opportunities abroad.

[Monitor] Kayunga -Ugandan companies that export labourers, under their association, Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA), want government to pay placement fees for those who secure job opportunities abroad.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mudslide – The Harrowing Tales of Victims

[East African] A spot on the main highway of Hill Station, an uptown residential area in west of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, offers a near perfect view of what has become a scar on the country’s conscience.

[East African] A spot on the main highway of Hill Station, an uptown residential area in west of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, offers a near perfect view of what has become a scar on the country's conscience.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

DP Leaders Only Criticise, Says Museveni

[Monitor] Kalungu -President Museveni has said the Democratic Party (DP) leaders are only good at criticising government and talking ill about its programmes, which he says are designed to empower Ugandans.

[Monitor] Kalungu -President Museveni has said the Democratic Party (DP) leaders are only good at criticising government and talking ill about its programmes, which he says are designed to empower Ugandans.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda