News

A new Automated Biometric Identification System for South Africa

Ujuh Reporter and SANews The South African government has launched a new Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) that promises to drastically change the manner in which citizens are identified and will form a backbone of how the public and private sector will manage the authentication of their clients. Launching the system today, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, […]

Eastern Africa

Freedom House denounce Kenya’s new cyber law

BY OWN CORRESPONDENT NAIROBI-International democracy and media watchdog organisation, Freedom House, is urging Kenya to review its new Computer and Cybercrimes law saying it’s a step backwards for media freedom. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying. The law imposes stiff fines and […]

Southern Africa

Ramaphosa to pay lobola in Uganda for his son, 100 cows for dowry

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected in Uganda this weekend to pay lobola for his son Andile. Ramaphosa’s son Andile is getting married Bridget Rwakairu niece to former Uganda Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. The Mbabazi family is reportedly planning to make an official announcement on Thursday at a press conference in Kololo. Media […]

Southern Africa

United States Supports Increased Trade with Mozambique through AGOA

MAPUTO-Mozambique’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce has launched today  AGOA Utilization Strategy, designed to increase trade and economic growth throughout Africa, the Strategy will help ensure Mozambican businesses are better positioned to use AGduty-freety free access to the U.S. market for more than 6,500 products. Although AGOA was enacted in the year 2000, only $1 […]

Central Africa

Switzerland flags key challenges in Burundi ahead of the referendum

STAFF WRITER JOHANNESBURG-Switzerland has expressed concerns ahead of the constitutional referendum in Burundi scheduled for Thursday. The constitutional referendum is being carried out in a climate of intimidation and political tension and is marked by the absence of democratic debate between Burundi’s different social and political groups. The people of Burundi are being asked to […]

News

Legislators in Africa address food security and nutrition challenges

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is strengthening the capacity of Africa Legislators to address food security and nutrition challenges on the continent. This follows a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) signed between FAO and Pan Africa Parliament titled “Strengthening capacities of Parliamentarians in Africa for an enabling environment for Food Security […]

Opinions

Exploring David Makhura`s Rapid Land Release Initiative: A cautionary perspective

BY PHILLIP HUNI PRETORIA- To stave off the spectre of illegal land invasions currently engulfing the country, the Gauteng premier, David Makhura, has announced that as of June 2018, he will be giving away identified vacant pieces of land to the land-hungry urban dwellers who are prepared to build houses for themselves. According to the […]