[Lesotho Times] THE much-anticipated National Leaders Forum, which is a crucial part of the multi-sector reforms, is likely to be held on 16 and 17 August this year, the Foreign Affairs and International Relations minister, Lesego Makgothi, has said.
[Daily Trust] President Muhammmadu Buhari says reforming a nation like Nigeria, “pushed into near decay on account of corruption”, comes with teething pains.
[Premium Times] A Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi, has said he has no sympathy for any political party in Nigeria.
[News24Wire] The Gauteng community and safety department believes it is making inroads in fighting gender-based crimes in the province despite communities being frustrated with the time it takes for cases to be concluded following arrests.
[Guardian] Jalingo -The outcome of the just concluded congresses of the Taraba State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which was characterised by pockets of controversies, is threatening the party’s dream for the state.
[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete says an external service provider has been appointed to look into the feasibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria.
[News24Wire] South Africa will not be intimidated by the US’s recent threats to cut aid to countries that vote against them at the United Nations, said International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers.
[This Day] Lagos -The group founded by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Coalition for Nigerian Movement (CNM), has fused with the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
[The Conversation Africa] If he were alive today, Nelson Mandela would probably be puzzled to find that it has become popular among South Africans frustrated with the pace of change to join former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in casting him as a villain.
[News24Wire] The nationwide bus strike is expected to continue on Tuesday, with Western Cape commuters facing additional travel delays due to long-awaited rain and possible localised flooding.