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[The Conversation Africa] The large majority of South Africans, including members of the governing African National Congress (ANC), will be glad to see the back of Jacob Zuma as president. Many, if not most, will hope that Cyril Ramaphosa, the party's newly-elected president, will assume the state presidency immediately rather than entertaining the nonsense of the party electing an "interim president". [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 4:28:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[RFI] Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2011. Seven years on, protesters say the government has failed to live up to the promises of the Arab Spring. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 4:23:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[African Arguments] The UN has labelled the DRC a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with Syria and Yemen. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:54:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[Afrobarometer] Public perceptions of the government's fight against corruption have improved dramatically since 2015, a recent Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria indicates. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[Legalbrief] The sensational year-end arrest and bail hearing in Cape Town of convicted international arms trader Guus Kouwenhoven has brought the terrible decades-long Liberian civil war back into focus in SA. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:44:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[News24Wire] Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, who is expected to also be charged with murder soon, was wearing a jacket with an ANC logo on it when he appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Tuesday. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:38:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[News24Wire] The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) is hoping to seize at least R50bn in 17 cases it is currently investigating related to state capture, acting head of operations advocate Knorx Molelle said on Tuesday. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:17:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[News24Wire] Suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack is set to be charged in connection with the murder of a bouncer, a police officer investigating clashes in clubs around Cape Town testified during Modack's bail application. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 3:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[New Zimbabwe] Calls for security sector reforms may have begun to bear fruits with the coming in of the New Dispensation after Operation Restore Legacy, Renewal Democrats of Zimbabwe (RDZ) leader, Elton Mangoma, said. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 12:12:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The 54th Liberian legislature seems set to 'rebrand' itself after electing a controversial and tough-talking Maryland County representative as speaker and Grand Kru Senator as Pro-Tempore of the Senate. [...]
Tue, Jan 16, 2018 12:06:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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