African Centre for Statistics calls for better coordination of Data collection in Africa

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) – The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and st…

[Economic Commission for Africa] Addis Ababa, 13 May 2018 (ECA) - The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if there is no effective coordination system among government institutions that produce and store economic data.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally

[IPS] Washington -The April inauguration of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while far less publicized though relevant developments in the American capital could …

[IPS] Washington -The April inauguration of Ethiopia's new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while far less publicized though relevant developments in the American capital could also play a significant role in shaping that future.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Constitutional Review Committee Concerned About Fake SMS About Land Expropriation

[News24Wire] Parliament’s Constitutional Review Committee is gravely concerned about an SMS doing the rounds which it describes as “fear-mongering” and an attempt to distort the committee’s work on the possible amendment of Section 25 of the Constituti…

[News24Wire] Parliament's Constitutional Review Committee is gravely concerned about an SMS doing the rounds which it describes as "fear-mongering" and an attempt to distort the committee's work on the possible amendment of Section 25 of the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Witness Denies Being Threatened, Assaulted By Police Into Making Statement After Farmworker’s Murder

[News24Wire] A State witness has denied that he was threatened into telling the version of events he gave in court about what happened on the night farm worker Adam Pieterse was killed, allegedly by Lutzville farmer Martin Visser. This is despite the d…

[News24Wire] A State witness has denied that he was threatened into telling the version of events he gave in court about what happened on the night farm worker Adam Pieterse was killed, allegedly by Lutzville farmer Martin Visser. This is despite the defence claiming to have three witnesses who say he was forced into making his police statement.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

As Risks Rise in Burundi, Refuge in Tanzania Is No Longer Secure

[IRIN] A political almanac, a miniature desk flag, a poster of presidents past and present: symbols of Tanzania, the country that has given her refuge since she fled violence in neighbouring Burundi in 1972, dot the home of Magreth Lameck Mtema in the …

[IRIN] A political almanac, a miniature desk flag, a poster of presidents past and present: symbols of Tanzania, the country that has given her refuge since she fled violence in neighbouring Burundi in 1972, dot the home of Magreth Lameck Mtema in the town of Kigoma, on the shore of Lake Tanganyika.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Economies Flourish and Traffickers Profit From the Struggles of Low-Skilled Migrants

[IPS] Kampala -I was 14-years-old the first time I came face to face with a human trafficker. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) raided my home. Ruthless, they demanded virgins and young girls. In a horrifying escape, I endured a treacherous, long journe…

[IPS] Kampala -I was 14-years-old the first time I came face to face with a human trafficker. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) raided my home. Ruthless, they demanded virgins and young girls. In a horrifying escape, I endured a treacherous, long journey that ended in an internally displaced people's camp. I was lucky. Many Ugandan children were not. By the end of the nineteen years' civil war, UNICEF estimated that the LRA had abducted some 20,000 children.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Regional Leaders Meet in Baidoa Amid Widening Rift With Mogadishu

[Dalsan Radio] The leaders of Hirshabelle, Puntland, Jubbaland, Galmudug and South-West are meeting in Baidoa for the second inter- state conference, Radio Dalsan reports.

[Dalsan Radio] The leaders of Hirshabelle, Puntland, Jubbaland, Galmudug and South-West are meeting in Baidoa for the second inter- state conference, Radio Dalsan reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Charcoal Rush Ahead of Ban

[Dalsan Radio] A huge vessel has docked at the port of Bur Gavo in Jubbaland Regional State loading an estimated 17000 sacks of charcoal, residents and a local elder have told Radio Dalsan.

[Dalsan Radio] A huge vessel has docked at the port of Bur Gavo in Jubbaland Regional State loading an estimated 17000 sacks of charcoal, residents and a local elder have told Radio Dalsan.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia