On Wednesday, public-sector graduate teachers in pre-tertiary institutions across Ghana declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salary arrears.
President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), Angel Carbonu, at a news conference said the teachers took the decision due to the deliberate actions and inaction of the government regarding the arrears.
“We have no other alternative but to advise ourselves. When the senior high schools reopen on April 16, nobody should expect our members to be present,” said Carbonu.
According to him, no convincing reasons have been given by the government for the non-payment of the salary arrears after a series of meetings between the two parties. Read more
A White South African woman got sentenced to three years in prison for being extremely racist, but some people feel it was not necessary to lock her up. And Trevor Noah has explained in his uniquely funny way, why the woman was locked up.
Vicki Momberg’s car was broken into in South Africa and when two policemen arrived to attend to the matter, she flipped on the Black policemen and insisted they leave.
She said she wanted a policeman of any other colour to attend to her as long as he wasn’t Black. But she didn’t stop there. She went on to call the men a derogatory word – Kaffir, 48 times
She said: “I’m happy for a white person to assist me or a coloured person or an Indian person. I do not want a black person to assist me. Read more
Nomzamo Winifred Madikizela-Mandela‚ a stalwart in the fight against apartheid‚ has died at the age of 81.
Her PA‚ Zodwa Zwane‚ confirmed the struggle veteran’s death on Monday afternoon.
“It is with profound sadness that we inform the public that Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital‚ Johannesburg‚ South Africa on Monday April 2‚ 2018.
She died after a long illness‚ for which she had been in and out of hospital since the start of the year. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones,” the family said in a statement today. Read more
The testimony was shared on the facebook page of the press and publicity unity of Bishop David Oyedepo’s church, Winners chapel. For those who believe such stories, read below. Read more
While making a contribution during a discuss on the African National Congress’ adopted policy to expropriate land without compensation in Illovo on Tuesday, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said the South African Government will not expropriate land the way Zimbabwe did.
Mantashe said Zimbabwe rushed into land expropriation without compensation and this harmed the country’s food security and economy. Read more
José Filomeno dos Santos, the son of Angola’s ex-President has been formally accused of fraud over the alleged illegal transfer of $500m (£350m) from the central bank to the UK. He is also barred from leaving the country, deputy Attorney General Luis Benza Zanga said.
Dos Santos is the highest profile person targeted in new President João Lourenço’s anti-corruption drive. Read more
As Jacob Zuma is no longer president, he cannot use state resources to support his defence.
But do not get too ahead of yourself – Mr Zuma is known for fighting every single battle right till the end.
Therefore expect some pushback even after this heavy blow.
He is by law allowed to challenge this decision. In other words we might see a delay before any trial actually starts. Read more
Nigeria: Recently arrested 39-year-old vicious assassin, Adeola Williams aka Ade Lawyer, has confessed that he has killed over 100 since assassinating people was his source of livelihood.
“But now I’m born again,” he said while being paraded.
Williams, a father of three from Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, was recently arrested over the killing of one Ganiyu Ayinla, aka Pinero, who was the P.A to Adekunle Lawal, aka Kunle Poly, the NURTW chairman in Idumota, Lagos.
While giving account of his activities, he said, “If I get a chance to regain my freedom in this life, I will never go back to crime again. Read more
South Africa’s tough talking new police minister, Bheki Cele, has promised to take war to the criminals.
Mr Cele, who was appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa in last week’s cabinet reshuffle, told national police force at a ceremony in Pretoria today:
“Whoever declares war against us, against innocent communities, against women… you want war, you get war. We shall refuse to fall in front of criminals.”
He also urged officers to sharpen their policing skills to better fight crime. Read more
In a rare show of unity, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga today addressed the nation at Harambee House, Nairobi.
Speaking during the live press briefing, the two leaders urged Kenyans to drop their differences and unite the nation.
“Our diversity appears to be a curse for us today and our children tomorrow” stated Odinga acknowledging the tribal divisions in Kenya. Read more