Mnangagwa, Army May Mean More Bad News for Zimbabwe

[The Conversation Africa] The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held in a secure environment. All military leave is cancelled and a senior general has addressed the nation. Yet …

[The Conversation Africa] The military has taken control of the national broadcaster, troops are in the streets and the president is being held in a secure environment. All military leave is cancelled and a senior general has addressed the nation. Yet the Zimbabwean military continues with the pretence that this is not a coup d'etat.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Defends Dialogue With Universities

[ANGOP] Lubango -The dialogue with the universities is an important source of consultation, reflection and debate for the decision-making regarding the definition of policies of the sector, said Thursday in Lubango, the minister of Higher Education, Sc…

[ANGOP] Lubango -The dialogue with the universities is an important source of consultation, reflection and debate for the decision-making regarding the definition of policies of the sector, said Thursday in Lubango, the minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Maria Sambo.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Injustice in the Senate

[This Day] The Independent National Electoral Commission’s refusal to conduct a bye-election in the Anambra Central Senatorial District and the Senate President’s decision not to swear in Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Sen…

[This Day] The Independent National Electoral Commission's refusal to conduct a bye-election in the Anambra Central Senatorial District and the Senate President's decision not to swear in Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District after a court order declared him the lawful person to occupy the seat amounts to injustice and a breach of the constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Zimbabwe’s Very Peculiar Coup

[ICG] Zimbabwe’s military has detained the country’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, and taken control of the streets of the capital and the main television station. The next step – apparently, a legitimate-looking trans…

[ICG] Zimbabwe's military has detained the country's 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, and taken control of the streets of the capital and the main television station. The next step - apparently, a legitimate-looking transfer of power to someone of the army's choosing - may prove less easy.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cape Town Reveals Plan for 200 Water Distribution Points in the Event of ‘Day Zero’

[Daily Maverick] Cape Town’s dams are sitting at just over 36%. With the last 10% of water unsuitable for drinking, the city could be forced to turn off the taps next year if water consumption is not drastically reduced. In this worst-case scenario, pr…

[Daily Maverick] Cape Town's dams are sitting at just over 36%. With the last 10% of water unsuitable for drinking, the city could be forced to turn off the taps next year if water consumption is not drastically reduced. In this worst-case scenario, projected to be reached on 13 May, residents could be forced to collect water at distribution points around the city. Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille announced the City's disaster management plans in the event of "Day Zero" - the day the dams run dry. By LEILA DOUGA

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hassabo Affirms State Keenness to Support Nomads Communities

[SNA] Khartoum -Vice – President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, received in his office Thursday the Chairman of the Council for Development of Nomads, Dr. Ahmed Suleiman Balah, and gave a directive to all the concerned institutions to p…

[SNA] Khartoum -Vice - President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman, received in his office Thursday the Chairman of the Council for Development of Nomads, Dr. Ahmed Suleiman Balah, and gave a directive to all the concerned institutions to provide water, health and education services for the nomads at their locations.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Assembly Speaker Meets Indonesian Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -National Assembly Speaker, Pro. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer met, Thursday, at his office, the Indonesian Ambassador on the occasion of the expiry of his term of office in the country.

[SNA] Khartoum -National Assembly Speaker, Pro. Ibrahim Ahmed Omer met, Thursday, at his office, the Indonesian Ambassador on the occasion of the expiry of his term of office in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Hassabo Affirms Firmness of Sudan-France Relations

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has affirmed the strong relations between Sudan and France and his keenness to strengthen these relations to realize the joint interests.

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohammed Abdul Rahman has affirmed the strong relations between Sudan and France and his keenness to strengthen these relations to realize the joint interests.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Hassabou Stresses State’s Keenness to Support Nomadic Communities

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice President of the Republic, Hassabou Mohamed Abdul- Rahman has asserted the state’s keenness to support the nomadic communities in Darfur state, and the treatment of all the challenges facing them.

[SNA] Khartoum -The Vice President of the Republic, Hassabou Mohamed Abdul- Rahman has asserted the state's keenness to support the nomadic communities in Darfur state, and the treatment of all the challenges facing them.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Ibrahim Mahmoud Receives French Ambassador

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Thursday the French envoy to Sudan and South Sudan State, Steven Gruenberg.

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Thursday the French envoy to Sudan and South Sudan State, Steven Gruenberg.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan