news From All Africa
- Nigeria: We Can't Afford to Pay 42 Ministers – Buhari
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his government and Nigeria can not afford to pay forty two ministers and that not all the minister nominees that have been screened will have portfolios.
- Kenya: Govt Threatens to Deregister Hundreds of NGOs
[IRIN] London -A number of key Kenyan NGOs have reacted angrily to the announcement that 959 local organisations will be deregistered for being unable to account properly for their funding, blaming a growing culture of political repression.
- Africa: Final Eight FIFA Presidential Hopefuls Revealed
[RFI] Eight men are contesting next February’s election to succeed Fifa president Sepp Blatter, who’s been banned for 90 days amid allegations of corruption. It remains to be seen if any of them can clean up world football.
- Zimbabwe: 'Heroic' Mugabe Fit Despite India Stumble – Spokesman
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s spokesman has dismissed his stumble in India as a “very minor incident” as opposition parties urge the veteran leader to resign.
- South Africa: Boks Down Pumas to Win Bronze Final
[News24Wire] The Springboks claimed third spot at the 2015 Rugby World Cup after beating Argentina 24-13 in the Bronze Final at London’s Olympic Park stadium on Friday night.
- South Africa: Q&A – Is Fiscal Discipline the Right Recipe for South Africa?
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is facing slow economic growth, high sovereign debt, a high unemployment rate, and inequality. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene recently delivered a conservative midterm budget. Business and Economy editor Andile Makholwa asked Fiona Tregenna, Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg, about Nene’s choices.
- Africa: How Africa Is Tackling 'Next Generation' Fears in Academia
[The Conversation Africa] Foundation essay: Our foundation essays are longer than usual and take a wider look at key issues affecting society.
- Africa: Why It Matters That Poetry Flourishes On the Page As Well As On the Stage
[The Conversation Africa] As long as there is a written form of culture there will be written poetry. Poetry on the page exists the way that human eyes and deep pools of water do: it gives something back to us that is more – and different – to what it contains on the surface.
- Africa: And Justice for All
[ISS] Africa has a very serious justice deficit. That should really be the lens through which to view the controversy about the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its alleged bias against Africa. Justice simply cannot keep up with atrocities on the continent.
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