Money Has Little to Do With Why Military Is Failing to Do Its Job

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been said about the size of South Africa’s defence budget, the tension between commitments and capabilities, and the need to arrest the decline in defence. Despite the fact that the South African National Defence Forc…

[The Conversation Africa] Much has been said about the size of South Africa's defence budget, the tension between commitments and capabilities, and the need to arrest the decline in defence. Despite the fact that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is still a major player in Southern Africa, it has real problems.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Burundi – ‘Horrific Times’ for Critical Press

[Deutsche Welle] One year ago in Burundi, journalist Jean Bigirimana disappeared without a trace. The government is playing down the case, but critics say freedom of the press is in dire straits in the crisis-torn East African country.

[Deutsche Welle] One year ago in Burundi, journalist Jean Bigirimana disappeared without a trace. The government is playing down the case, but critics say freedom of the press is in dire straits in the crisis-torn East African country.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Citizens Firmly Defend Democracy. Will They Stand Up Against Lungu?

[The Conversation Africa] After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures. Ordinary citizens are clearly disposed to stand by their democratic ideals and reject dict…

[The Conversation Africa] After a year of authoritarian backsliding under President Edgar Lungu in their once-proud democracy, Zambians face a choice of futures. Ordinary citizens are clearly disposed to stand by their democratic ideals and reject dictatorship.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Bill Dispute Has Hospital Holding Corpse for Eight Months

[Vanguard] Anambra State Police Command and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the refusal of the director of an in Ozubulu to release the body of a patient, Mrs. Evan Anajemba, who died in the hos…

[Vanguard] Anambra State Police Command and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the refusal of the director of an in Ozubulu to release the body of a patient, Mrs. Evan Anajemba, who died in the hospital in November 2016 eight months ago), for burial.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mother, Daughter Die in Another Collapsed Building in Lagos

[Premium Times] A woman and her daughter died on Saturday in a collapsed building at Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

[Premium Times] A woman and her daughter died on Saturday in a collapsed building at Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Chamama Teen Defiles and Sodomises 11 Children

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -A 17-year-old boy is making children and parents live in fear after defiling eight girls and sodomising three boys at Chamama Trading Centre in Kasungu district.

[Malawi News Agency] Kasungu -A 17-year-old boy is making children and parents live in fear after defiling eight girls and sodomising three boys at Chamama Trading Centre in Kasungu district.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

National ID Forms Now On Website

[Malawi News Agency] The National Registration Bureau (NRB) and the UNDP have moved to further strengthen control over the NR1 (Registration Form) by liberalising the distribution mode to include website downloading.

[Malawi News Agency] The National Registration Bureau (NRB) and the UNDP have moved to further strengthen control over the NR1 (Registration Form) by liberalising the distribution mode to include website downloading.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi