Human Rights

1.4 Million PVCs Still Uncollected in Lagos – Fashola

Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola of Lagos State has appealed to residents to pick up their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying that no fewer than 1.4 million were still uncollected. Fashola, at the state-wide All Progressives Congress (APC) rally at Ifako-Ijaye yesterday, said the PVCs are very strategic if […]

General

Mswati's HIV-Aids Idiocy Highlights Our Bitter Struggle [press release]

Swaziland’s absolute ruler, [i]Mswati III, adds a grotesque twist to Marx’s observation that history repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce. Mswati and his regime manage to combine both qualities in equal measure: the tragedy of autocracy imposing poverty, disease and degradation on an oppressed population; the farce of the bumbling Mswati’s vanity […]

Science

Dubai schools chain selects Nairobi base (Business Daily (Kenya))

A Dubai-based chain of international schools, GEMS Education, has designated Kenya as its headquarters for Africa operations.The education network which runs the local elite school GEMS Cambridge International, has also announced expansion plans to neighbouring countries.”Kenya will be the headquarters for GEMS Africa office,” said regional director for Africa Suhayl Esmailjee at a Press briefing […]

Science

DA Calls for Answers On Minister Mokonyane's By-Passing of Local Engineers [press release]

The DA has requested the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson, to summon Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to the next Portfolio Committee meeting to explain why she has by-passed unemployed South African engineers for employment contracts with her Department. This follows the Minister’s decision to contract 34 Cuban Engineers to […]