Orlando Pirates Coach Quits

Cape Town — Milutin Sredojevic has stepped down as head coach of Orlando Pirates after two seasons in charge. The decision follows the Soweto giants' 3-0 defeat at the hands of SuperSport United on Wednesday. "The club would like to place on record that this decision was taken unilaterally, and it was the management's decision to accept Mr Sredojevic to vacate his position based on reasons he has presented which are of a personal natu..

Tobacco Wars – Hits, Threats and Secret Operations

Gold Leaf Tobacco Corporation's Simon Rudland, who survived an assassination attempt this week, says he "100%" believes one of his competitors was behind the attempted hit. When Rudland pulled his black Porsche Boxster into the driveway of the Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) offices in Oaklands, Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, he was ambushed by a gunman who fired nine gunshots at him. The shooter and an accomplice had..

Central African Republic: CAR’s Peace Deal – Violated and Fragile

Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table. The latest findings of a panel of experts submitted to the African Union and United Nations, point to a fragile peace, with dozens of violations reported weekly since the Khartoum Agreement came into effect on 6 February 2019. The experts pinned the blame ..

Nigeria: First Nigerian Commonwealth Games Medalist, Kab Olowu, Dies At 95

Alhaji Karim Ayinla Babalola (KAB) Olowu (OON), who was part of Nigeria's first delegation to the 1950 British Empire Games (now the Commonwealth Games) and the 1952 Olympics Games is dead. Pa Olowu died on Wednesday and will be buried on Thursday August 15 according to Muslim rites. A statement by one of her daughters, Mrs Mosunmola Oridota announced that Pa Olowu passed on to eternal glory on the evening of Wednesday August 14. "With to..

West Africa: Building Peace in West Africa – Women Decision-Makers are Key

Johannesburg — allAfrica.com's Nontobeko Mlambo spoke with Levinia Addae-Mensah, Program Director and Deputy Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), about how she became involved in peacebuilding work, what goes in to her role and why empowering women to be decision-makers in this sector is key... I am originally from Ghana, growing up my dad was working with the United Nations and so I used to see a lot of..

Nigeria: Buhari Signs Bill to Reform Prisons

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill. The bill was signed on Wednesday, 11 years after it was first presented on the floor of the Senate. The bill changes the name of the Nigerian Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service. The bill was first presented and read in the Senate in January 2008 by a former senator and current chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Victor Nd..

East Africa: Strict and Focused, but Kagame’s Efficiency Is Yet to Be Felt in...

Known for his strict, focused and result-oriented management, expectations were high when Rwandan President Paul Kagame took over the leadership of the summit of the East African Community in February. President Kagame had also just completed a successful tour of duty as chairperson of the African Union, during which the African Continental Free Trade Agreement was signed and the continent launched a single aviation market. President Kagame spe..

Cameroon: Muslims go for Substitutes as Sacrificial Sheep are Scarce

Cameroon Muslims are looking for alternatives for the sacrifice as recommended by prophet Muhammad on the day of the Eid al-Adha feast. Sheep, traditionally slaughtered, have become very scarce as a result of the Boko Haram conflict and separatist war in the country's main production areas. Hundreds of Muslims are buying food stuffs from the popular market called "Marche Huitieme" in Cameroon's capital Yaounde in preparation for the fe..

Central African Republic: Musician Lends His Voice to Highlight Struggles Faced by His Country

Ozaguin, considered the most popular singer-songwriter in the Central African Republic, recently came to the U.N.’s European headquarters in Geneva to awaken the world to the struggles faced by his country, which has been mired in civil war since 2012. Ozaguin sings about the difficulties confronting his people. He sings about the constant search for food in a country where insecurity prevents people from farming and harvesting their crops. He s..

Tanzania: Scramble for Free Fuel Ends in Tragedy As 60 Die in Tanzania Tanker...

Sixty people died while 70 were seriously injured in Morogoro town, Tanzania, on Saturday morning when a fuel tanker burst into flames. Reports indicate that the victims included motorcyclists who rushed to the scene in Msamvu to collect leaking fuel after the vehicle overturned. Others were food vendors along Dar es Salaam-Morogoro highway. Morogoro Regional Police Commander Wilbroad Mutafungwa confirmed the number of casualties. The acciden..

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