South Africa: There Are Dangers Behind Giving MPs the Right to a Secret Ballot

June 23, 2017, 3:23 p.m. [The Conversation Africa] It happened as many suspected it would. South Africa's Constitutional Court ordered that, despite the Constitution's silence on the matter, the speaker of parliament has the constitutional power to prescribe that a vote on a motion of no confidence in the country's president may take place by way of a secret ballot. more

Nigeria: Are 30 of Nigeria's 36 States Behind On Pension Payouts?

June 23, 2017, 2:53 p.m. [Africa Check] For decades, the plight of retired people in Nigeria has been dire. Pensioners have died while queueing for their cheques while many don't receive them at all. Are most of Nigeria's states presently indebted to retirees, as a union official said? more

Zimbabwe: Business Mogul Set to Lose Private Jet

June 23, 2017, 2:12 p.m. [The Herald] Business mogul Mr John Arnold Bredenkamp's private jet faces auctioning over a $205 000 debt after the High Court on Wednesday threw out his latest bid to block the removal of the attached plane. more

Ethiopia: Why Ethiopia Is the 'Land of Origins'?

June 23, 2017, 1:48 p.m. [Ethiopian Herald] A year elapsed since Ethiopia changed its national tourism motto: 'Thirteen Months of Sunshine' to the 'Land of Origins'. The former tourism motto served over a century in motivating the nation's diversified natural and man-made tourism endowments. more

East Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track

June 23, 2017, 12:29 p.m. [Daily News] Three East African Community (EAC) member countries - Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania - have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries. more