South Sudanese Turn to Illegal Mining for Survival

[VOA] South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell…

[VOA] South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell as much as 30 grams of gold in a week in a country where six million people are going hungry each day.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Government Must Be in Touch With Citizens

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi says government undertakes visits to communities such as Diepsloot to get first-hand experience of the challenges residents face so as to respond to them properly.

[SAnews.gov.za] Public Service and Administration Minister Faith Muthambi says government undertakes visits to communities such as Diepsloot to get first-hand experience of the challenges residents face so as to respond to them properly.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Accused of Withholding Funds Earmarked for Housing

[Guardian] Abuja -The Chairman Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has revealed that the sum of N100 billion appropriated in the 2017 Budget as intervention fund, to support mortgage activities in the coun…

[Guardian] Abuja -The Chairman Senate Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Senator Barnabas Gemade, has revealed that the sum of N100 billion appropriated in the 2017 Budget as intervention fund, to support mortgage activities in the country has not been released to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Leaving It to the ANC’s Delegates and the Almighty – Dlamini-Zuma

[News24Wire] Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her backers believe they have done all they could to ensure she becomes the next ANC president as well as the 105-year-old movement’s first female leader.

[News24Wire] Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and her backers believe they have done all they could to ensure she becomes the next ANC president as well as the 105-year-old movement's first female leader.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Major Traffic Jam Between Pietermaritzburg, Durban Following to Truck Accidents

[News24Wire] Traffic toward Pietermaritzburg from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal has been heavily affected following two separate truck accidents on Thursday morning.

[News24Wire] Traffic toward Pietermaritzburg from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal has been heavily affected following two separate truck accidents on Thursday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Leads Road Safety Activation and Awareness Campaign in Elukwatini, Mpumalanga, 14 Dec

[Govt of SA] The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, will on Thursday, 14 December 2017 lead a road safety activation and awareness campaign in Elukwatini in Mpumalanga.

[Govt of SA] The Deputy Minister of Transport, Ms. Sindisiwe Chikunga, will on Thursday, 14 December 2017 lead a road safety activation and awareness campaign in Elukwatini in Mpumalanga.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court-Up-Date of Wife of the Deceased Who Was Nabbed Together With Accomplices

[SAPS] The three arrested suspects in this matter have today appeared before the Praktiseer Magistrate Court on a charge of murder and their case was postponed until the 2018-01-03 with no bail for bail application and for further Police investigations.

[SAPS] The three arrested suspects in this matter have today appeared before the Praktiseer Magistrate Court on a charge of murder and their case was postponed until the 2018-01-03 with no bail for bail application and for further Police investigations.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Commission for Gender Equality On Child Marriages

[Govt of SA] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is seriously concerned at the increase of underage marriages in the country. The recent report by Statistics South Africa on underage marriages in South Africa points to a bleak future to many young…

[Govt of SA] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is seriously concerned at the increase of underage marriages in the country. The recent report by Statistics South Africa on underage marriages in South Africa points to a bleak future to many young girls particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Eastern Cape, however, the phenomena is not limited to these provinces only. We are also equally aware that the underage marriages tend to increase during the festive season(s) due to availability of extra cash from bo

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Grills NSIA Boss Over U.S.$27.9 Billion Interest-Free Loan

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate has begun a probe into alleged diversion of $350 million from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, spent on Afam Fast Power project initiated by the Ministry of Power without any appropriation or feasibility s…

[Vanguard] Abuja -THE Senate has begun a probe into alleged diversion of $350 million from the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, spent on Afam Fast Power project initiated by the Ministry of Power without any appropriation or feasibility studies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria