[Bhekisisa] The former health MEC claims her subordinates withheld information from her. But she’s being accused of misleading the legislature.
[Bhekisisa] Saturday’s surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country’s bid for better healthcare.
[This Day] Abuja -With the endorsement by the two chambers of the National Assembly, speakers of states legislatures in the country have promised a speedy passage of the “Not Too Young To Run” bill, which seeks to reduce the age limit for running for elected office in Nigeria.
[The Herald] Asked where the next crop of African billionaires will come from, president of the African Development Bank, Nigerian Dr Akinwumi Adesina, without batting an eyelid, declared that they will be farmers.
[IRIN] Ten years ago, former bricklayer Samuel Musengi was allocated a nine-hectare plot to cultivate in Zimbabwe as part of an accelerated phase of land reform that saw tens of thousands of black families resettled on what were once vast, mostly white-owned commercial farms.
[This Day] Following the decline in the health budgetary allocation for 2016, especially on the funding for immunisation and polio for the year, the coalition of Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) and the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFAH) has frowned at the slashed funding of routine immunisation and polio eradication from N8 billion to N4 billion.
SEASONED air travellers who criss-crossed Africa a decade or more ago usually have no shortage of hair-raising tales. One mining executive tells how on take-off in an old Russian jet one of the engines burst into flames. An imperturbable crewman stepped out with an extinguisher, sprayed down the engine and then announced the plane would leave as planned, trying to block the mass exodus of passengers
[The Conversation Africa] There is no doubt that educational access worldwide has improved in the past two decades. This has been driven by the launch in 1990 of the United Nations’ Education for All global initiative
[GroundUp] On 2 April activists and sex workers held a protest at the Perceiving Freedom sculpture in Seapoint to commemorate the 2003 Sizzlers Massacre and raise awareness of the need to decriminalise sex work.
[Deutsche Welle]Amnesty International’s annual report says conflict and insecurity have afflicted the lives of countless people across Africa. DW spoke to Amnesty’s Africa Director for Research and Advocacy Netsanet Belay.