[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.
[Vanguard] The International Monetary Fund, (IMF) says it is concerned over escalating conflicts which have adversely affected the African region’s economy in the last two decades.
A FEW YEARS before he became president, Donald Trump’s family probably did business with associates of Iran’s ideological armed force, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). An article published in the New Yorker in 2017 says a tower bearing the Trump name in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, was built by a company with links to the Guards.
[Nairobi News] The National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has once again announced major shake-up of its staff across all levels, months after its staff were arrested in relation Dusit D2 Hotel terror attack over double registration of vehicles.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa holds its sixth national election on May 8, coinciding with the country’s celebration of its silver jubilee as a democracy this year. The poll to choose national and provincial legislators is being billed as the most significant since apartheid ended in 1994. The contest might well be a referendum on the performance of the African National Congress (ANC), which has governed the country with a comfortable majority since then
[Jonathan Ball] Celebrated Africanist David Birmingham draws on decades of extensive scholarly research, and the ‘accidental adventures’ that make up his life as an historian, to offer this comprehensive account of Angola’s modern history.
[East African] Kenya and other African countries could reap net benefits from Chinese investment, but that favourable outcome hinges on whether host countries adopt effective oversight and accountability mechanisms, according to a US Defence Department think tank.
[Daily Maverick] The Unemployment Insurance Fund’s uFiling system has been offline since 22 February 2019. Unemployed citizens have been unable to register for or claim financial benefits and have been struggling to find help from the Department of Labour’s call centre. The department seems to be only vaguely aware of the issue, despite the negative impact the downtime has had on its beneficiaries.
[State Department] Luanda – Remarks by John J. Sullivan.
[Nation] Leaders in Somalia are questioning the recent abandonment of a military base in the country by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers, saying the move will expose the country to Al-Shabaab threats.