[AlertNet]Bamako -A government report has revealed widespread fraud and bribery among high-level professors at universities in Mali and degrees awarded in exchange for cash.
[IPS]Lilongwe -When Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said that last week’s elections were fraudulent and riddled with rampant irregularities, social media went viral calling her a loser. “She is a cry baby,” said one Malawian on Facebook who identified himself as Wellington Phiri.
[Shabelle]Naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have intercepted and impounded a Somali tanker smuggling 500,000 liters of diesel fuel to a Persian Gulf Arab state.
[AIM]Maputo -The General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, on Thursday told an international conference in Maputo that “Africa’s achievements are remarkable, and the overall outlook for the continent is optimistic”.
[IMF]Keynote Address by Christine Lagarde
[UN News]The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced deep concern over the killing of newspaper editor Meftah Bouzid in Libya earlier this week.
IN ANY other situation a crowd of thousands of vocal Saudis would be quickly jumped on and quietened by the security forces. Yet week in week out, in stadiums across the kingdom, Saudis cheer on teams such as Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr, both in Riyadh, the capital. “Football has emerged as a rare area for free speech,” says a Saudi professor.Football is the one activity where the royal family can most plainly be swayed by popular pressure.
EVERYONE pitched in. The government closed schools two weeks early and declared a national holiday. The Morale Department of the Egyptian army dispatched trucks blaring patriotic songs.
THE minibuses that ferry Sierra Leoneans around their capital, Freetown, bear a variety of religious slogans. “Trust in Allah,” reads one, while others evoke the power of Christ. But one stands out
THE joke circulating on social media is that South Africa’s cabinet is growing faster than its economy.