[News24Wire] An application to have South Africa’s electoral laws amended before the May 8 elections to expressly allow independent candidates to stand in the election, has been dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.
[News24Wire] While allegations of the largesse meted out to South African politicians – notably those belonging to the governing party – rocked the country over the last few months as the Zondo commission into state capture heard evidence, the 2018 edition of the Register of Members’ Interests made for rather boring reading.
[Premium Times] The Senate Committee on Appropriation has laid its report on the 2019 Appropriation Bill.
[Nation] Hidden deep in the thicket, just a kilometre from Mrima wa Ndege township is Kaya Godhoma Centre, a sanctuary that has hosted tens of elders since 2008.
[Deutsche Welle] Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Algiers and other Algerian cities to demand the ruling elite step down from power. They were the first rallies since elections were announced for July.
[African Arguments] The new rivalries at the top. An aborted revolution. And the international actors jostling for dominance.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta’s remarks that he would not succumb to public pressure to sack officers in his government being investigated for corruption appeared to have punctured the groundswell of national psyche against the vice.
[RFI] Protestors turned out on Friday in Algiers and in 41 of the 48 provinces in the country to keep pressur on for political reforms, and a change in government.
EVEN HIScritics found Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s last moments as president difficult to watch. After two decades in power, the Algerian leader stepped down on April 2nd.
[New Times] Rwanda is set to generate extra 56 MegaWatt of electricity after Symbion Power established a $200 million energy plant on the shores of Lake Kivu.