Ramaphosa Wins ANC Presidency, Succeeding Jacob Zuma

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa witnessed a watershed transition in political leadership today when a succession of governing party leaders who were formerly in exile or prison was replaced by a leader of the internal resistance to apartheid.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa witnessed a watershed transition in political leadership today when a succession of governing party leaders who were formerly in exile or prison was replaced by a leader of the internal resistance to apartheid.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Hotspot

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mi…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and mines, the World Bank said.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Factbox – The World’s Youngest Country Torn By Conflict

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, half of the country’s 12 million population needs aid to cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, half of the country's 12 million population needs aid to cope with the effects of war, hunger and economic decline.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Fear of Bribery Ahead of South Sudan Peace Talks in Addis

[East African] The fear of delegates being comprised looms large as South Sudan groups prepare for next week’s Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) peace talks in Ethiopia.

[East African] The fear of delegates being comprised looms large as South Sudan groups prepare for next week's Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) peace talks in Ethiopia.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Mandela Family Wants Action Against Funeral Cash Thieves

[East African] The Mandela family has called on law enforcement agencies to bring to book government officials who “shamelessly” benefited the late statesman Nelson Mandela’s funeral four years ago.

[East African] The Mandela family has called on law enforcement agencies to bring to book government officials who "shamelessly" benefited the late statesman Nelson Mandela's funeral four years ago.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#ANCdecides2017 – Gwede Mantashe a Happy Man As Stint As Secretary General Ends

[Daily Maverick] In a final briefing at Nasrec on Monday, the man who has spent the last 10 years as the most public face of the ANC bid farewell to his frenemies in the media. Gwede Mantashe hopes to return as ANC chairperson, filling the shoes of the…

[Daily Maverick] In a final briefing at Nasrec on Monday, the man who has spent the last 10 years as the most public face of the ANC bid farewell to his frenemies in the media. Gwede Mantashe hopes to return as ANC chairperson, filling the shoes of the outgoing Baleka Mbete, but his time in the spotlight as Secretary General is over. Though the purpose of the briefing was ostensibly to discuss Mantashe's Organisational Report of the ANC, it really served more as a chance for Mantashe to reflect on his years in the role. By

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sierra Leone Pastor to Get Less Money for Giant Diamond

[Nation] Freetown -The pastor who found Sierra Leone’s giant ‘Peace Diamond’ will not receive the entire proceeds from its sale because he was operating illegally, the government has said.

[Nation] Freetown -The pastor who found Sierra Leone's giant 'Peace Diamond' will not receive the entire proceeds from its sale because he was operating illegally, the government has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Malaria Drug Duo-Cotecxin to Be Recalled From Kenyan Market

[East African] A commonly used antimalarial drug – Duo-Cotecxin – is set to be recalled from the Kenyan market for failing a laboratory quality test, the Health ministry has said.

[East African] A commonly used antimalarial drug - Duo-Cotecxin - is set to be recalled from the Kenyan market for failing a laboratory quality test, the Health ministry has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya