Sassa Rejects Post Office’s Counter Offer

[News24Wire] Talks between social grants agency South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) over a deal to distribute social grants have collapsed.

[News24Wire] Talks between social grants agency South Africa Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) over a deal to distribute social grants have collapsed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Burundi Withdraws From the International Criminal Court

[This is Africa] Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw a year ago. The withdrawal is seen as “a setback in the fight against impunity”

[This is Africa] Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The country announced its plan to withdraw a year ago. The withdrawal is seen as "a setback in the fight against impunity"

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Ugandan MPs Get $8,000 to Consult With Constituents Over Removal of Age Limit

[This is Africa] The $8,000 paid to Ugandan lawmakers has been returned to the Parliament accounts office by members of the opposition party who referred to it as a bribe. The money was said to help lawmakers consult with their constituents over the re…

[This is Africa] The $8,000 paid to Ugandan lawmakers has been returned to the Parliament accounts office by members of the opposition party who referred to it as a bribe. The money was said to help lawmakers consult with their constituents over the removal of the age limit in the constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Girl, 5, Rescued After Sex Act-for-Food Claim

[News24Wire] A neglected 5-year-old girl from a shack settlement in Diep River, Cape Town, has been rescued after allegedly performing sexual acts with older men to survive, the Western Cape Department of Social Development said on Friday.

[News24Wire] A neglected 5-year-old girl from a shack settlement in Diep River, Cape Town, has been rescued after allegedly performing sexual acts with older men to survive, the Western Cape Department of Social Development said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dlamini-Zuma Presented to King Zwelithini As a ‘Leader of Leaders’

[News24Wire] The ANC Women’s League on Friday visited the palace of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to introduce Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate for the ANC’s presidency position, ahead of the ruling party’s elective conference in December.

[News24Wire] The ANC Women's League on Friday visited the palace of Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to introduce Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their candidate for the ANC's presidency position, ahead of the ruling party's elective conference in December.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

6 Prisoners Escape From Maximum Prison in Makhado After Riot

[News24Wire] Police are investigating cases of arson, malicious damage to property and escaping from custody after six prisoners broke out from Kutama Sinthumule maximum prison following a riot.

[News24Wire] Police are investigating cases of arson, malicious damage to property and escaping from custody after six prisoners broke out from Kutama Sinthumule maximum prison following a riot.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Burundi Withdraws From International Criminal Court

[Iwacu] The withdrawal of Burundi from the Statute of the International Criminal Court becomes effective since 27 October. ICC spokesperson says Burundi’s withdrawal does not affect the preliminary examination of the country’s situation by the court’s …

[Iwacu] The withdrawal of Burundi from the Statute of the International Criminal Court becomes effective since 27 October. ICC spokesperson says Burundi's withdrawal does not affect the preliminary examination of the country's situation by the court's prosecutor.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Uganda Education Hit By Fresh Exam Leak Scandal

[RFI] Uganda’s National Examinations Board (Uneb) is investigating reports of leaks in this year’s O-level exams. Copies of biology, chemistry and Christian religious education papers were leaked on social media on Thursday just hours before examinatio…

[RFI] Uganda's National Examinations Board (Uneb) is investigating reports of leaks in this year's O-level exams. Copies of biology, chemistry and Christian religious education papers were leaked on social media on Thursday just hours before examination time.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Photo of Weeping Police Officer Moves Kenyans

[Nairobi News] A picture of an anti-riot police officer in full riot gear shedding tears has moved Kenyans on social media in the wake of a presidential election marred by voter boycott, wide scale violence and police brutality.

[Nairobi News] A picture of an anti-riot police officer in full riot gear shedding tears has moved Kenyans on social media in the wake of a presidential election marred by voter boycott, wide scale violence and police brutality.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

IEBC Postpones Election in Nyanza Counties

[Nairobi News] The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed the elections in four Nyanza counties from Saturday to a yet to be announced date for security reasons.

[Nairobi News] The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has postponed the elections in four Nyanza counties from Saturday to a yet to be announced date for security reasons.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya