SA Fails to Respond to U.S. Request to Downgrade North Korea Relations

[Daily Maverick] South Africa has so far “not given a clear answer” to a request from the United States to sever or downgrade relations with North Korea because of its nuclear weapons programme. By PETER FABRICIUS.

[Daily Maverick] South Africa has so far "not given a clear answer" to a request from the United States to sever or downgrade relations with North Korea because of its nuclear weapons programme. By PETER FABRICIUS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Council Registers 30 000 Residents On E-Billing

[The Herald] Harare City Council has so far registered 30 000 residents through the electronic bill payment system that can be sent through mobile phones and e-mail, as a way of improving both revenue and service delivery.

[The Herald] Harare City Council has so far registered 30 000 residents through the electronic bill payment system that can be sent through mobile phones and e-mail, as a way of improving both revenue and service delivery.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Warns of Violence Ahead of Polls Following Alleged Deployment of Troops

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed thousands of soldiers throughout the countgry’s rural areas “in a sinister…

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party led by Morgan Tsvangirai has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed thousands of soldiers throughout the countgry's rural areas "in a sinister move to scare villagers into voting the ruling Zanu-PF".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Posts Are Earned Through Sacrifice, Says Kazembe

[The Herald] Ministerial posts are earned through hard work, sacrifice and even persecution, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Kazembe Kazembe made the remarks on Tuesday during a tour of Chitungwiza Arts Centre.

[The Herald] Ministerial posts are earned through hard work, sacrifice and even persecution, a Cabinet minister has said. Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Kazembe Kazembe made the remarks on Tuesday during a tour of Chitungwiza Arts Centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Elections in Five Months – President

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour of …

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour of the region in which he is apprising Sadc Heads of State and Government on political developments in Zimbabwe, Cde Mnangagwa said free and fair polls were critical in repositioning Zimbabwe as a democratic State within the international system.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Lack of Funding Haunts Zim Sport

[The Herald] AS lack of funding continues to haunt Zimbabwe’s sporting fraternity, there has been a lot of blame game with national associations crying foul over lack of support from Government and corporate sponsorship. This has been going on for a wh…

[The Herald] AS lack of funding continues to haunt Zimbabwe's sporting fraternity, there has been a lot of blame game with national associations crying foul over lack of support from Government and corporate sponsorship. This has been going on for a while now and in some cases some national associations have ended up forfeiting certain regional and international competitions or they end up sending a few athletes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Critics Claim New ANC SG Magashule Wants to Cement Control in Free State Before Moving to Luthuli House

[Daily Maverick] Free State Premier Ace Magashule, elected ANC secretary-general in December, moved on Tuesday to fill vacant government positions in his province with unemployed graduates ahead of his deployment to Luthuli House. Opposition parties ca…

[Daily Maverick] Free State Premier Ace Magashule, elected ANC secretary-general in December, moved on Tuesday to fill vacant government positions in his province with unemployed graduates ahead of his deployment to Luthuli House. Opposition parties caution that he might be trying to maintain his grip on the province. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

To US VP Pence – Defend the Rights of Christians and All Egyptians

[HRW] United States Vice President Mike Pence, who canceled his visit to the Middle East in December amid a firestorm over US President Donald Trump’s announcement about Jerusalem, is due to visit Egypt on January 20, as part of a trip that will also i…

[HRW] United States Vice President Mike Pence, who canceled his visit to the Middle East in December amid a firestorm over US President Donald Trump's announcement about Jerusalem, is due to visit Egypt on January 20, as part of a trip that will also include visits to Jordan and Israel to address "the shared need to combat terrorism and assist persecuted religious minorities."

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt