Standard & Poor’s 1 – Jacob Zuma 0

[Daily Maverick] Standard & Poor’s fired its first shot by downgrading South Africa’s long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to “junk” status. This may sound like financial mumbo-jumbo to most South Africans, and it is. So, let me explain.

[Daily Maverick] Standard & Poor's fired its first shot by downgrading South Africa's long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to "junk" status. This may sound like financial mumbo-jumbo to most South Africans, and it is. So, let me explain.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why the New Education Curriculum Is a Triumph for Kenya’s Children

[The Conversation Africa] Every child and parent in Kenya knows all too well that grades matter. During the final year of primary school, pupils sit to write a nationally administered exam that determines their progression to secondary school. Children…

[The Conversation Africa] Every child and parent in Kenya knows all too well that grades matter. During the final year of primary school, pupils sit to write a nationally administered exam that determines their progression to secondary school. Children have to attain high grades in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) to secure places in the best secondary schools - public or private.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Somaliland Suspends Development Programs in Face of Famine

[VOA] Somaliland authorities say famine looms in the breakaway republic as the government suspends development programs due to a crippling drought that has killed dozens of people and most of the livestock in eastern regions.

[VOA] Somaliland authorities say famine looms in the breakaway republic as the government suspends development programs due to a crippling drought that has killed dozens of people and most of the livestock in eastern regions.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

‘Some Ruling Party Officials Politicizing Food Aid’

[New Zimbabwe] PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Priscah Mupfumira admitted Monday that some Zanu PF officials were politicizing food aid meant for vulnerable citizens and diverting it to party members.

[New Zimbabwe] PUBLIC Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Priscah Mupfumira admitted Monday that some Zanu PF officials were politicizing food aid meant for vulnerable citizens and diverting it to party members.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

How Effective Have Cricket’s Transformation Policies Been At Domestic Level?

[Daily Maverick] While participation numbers of players of colour – particularly black Africans – have increased across the board in both professional and semi-professional cricket structures, opportunity and quality of opportunity remain problematic. …

[Daily Maverick] While participation numbers of players of colour - particularly black Africans - have increased across the board in both professional and semi-professional cricket structures, opportunity and quality of opportunity remain problematic. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa