President Hits Out At Critics, Preaches Peace At National Prayer Breakfast

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta subtly hit out at critics of his administration’s achievements but preached peace and said the elections would be free and fair as Parliament presided over the last National Prayer Breakfast of the current term.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta subtly hit out at critics of his administration's achievements but preached peace and said the elections would be free and fair as Parliament presided over the last National Prayer Breakfast of the current term.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

State Water Minister Kibuule Flies Chopper to Visit in-Laws

[Monitor] Ntungamo -The State Water minister, Mr Ronald Kibuule, on Tuesday stirred residents of Ntungamo Town in southwestern Uganda when he swung by in a police helicopter to check on his father-in-law.

[Monitor] Ntungamo -The State Water minister, Mr Ronald Kibuule, on Tuesday stirred residents of Ntungamo Town in southwestern Uganda when he swung by in a police helicopter to check on his father-in-law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Disabled Evictees Lobby UN to Isolate Govt

[New Zimbabwe] More than 20 families of people living with disabilities who have been evicted from Leonard Cheshire home in Harare’s Avenues area have petitioned the United Nations to isolate the Zanu PF government.

[New Zimbabwe] More than 20 families of people living with disabilities who have been evicted from Leonard Cheshire home in Harare's Avenues area have petitioned the United Nations to isolate the Zanu PF government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

World Loses U.S.$250 Billion to Disasters Annually – UN

[The Herald] Cancun -NATURAL and man-made disasters cost the global economy US$250 billion annually, and countries must move from mere talk to robust action to lessen this financial burden and the human toll that accompanies it, United Nations Deputy S…

[The Herald] Cancun -NATURAL and man-made disasters cost the global economy US$250 billion annually, and countries must move from mere talk to robust action to lessen this financial burden and the human toll that accompanies it, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Ms Amina Mohammed has said. She said this as she opened the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction here on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Zambian Police Forcefully Prevent DA Leader Maimane Entering Zambia On Africa Day

[DA] In stark contrast to the spirit of Africa Day today, an act akin to the tactics of the Apartheid government has occurred at Lusaka Airport this evening, which we call on the South African government to strongly condemn and expect swift intervention.

[DA] In stark contrast to the spirit of Africa Day today, an act akin to the tactics of the Apartheid government has occurred at Lusaka Airport this evening, which we call on the South African government to strongly condemn and expect swift intervention.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

High Lending Rates Affect Housing – Bank of Tanzania

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -High lending rates of 16-21 per cent are constraining efforts to acquire loans for housing construction, a Bank of Tanzania (BoT) official has said.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -High lending rates of 16-21 per cent are constraining efforts to acquire loans for housing construction, a Bank of Tanzania (BoT) official has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Why Banks Avoid Agriculture, Transport Sectors in Lending

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Commercial banks’ credit to the private sector is growing at a snail’s pace, with agriculture, construction, transport and communication being hardest hit.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Commercial banks' credit to the private sector is growing at a snail's pace, with agriculture, construction, transport and communication being hardest hit.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Rivers Govt to Make Payments for Students Stranded Abroad ‘Within Weeks’ – Official

[Premium Times] The Rivers State Government has told 159 students it sent abroad on scholarship that it is arranging funds for them to conclude their courses and return home.

[Premium Times] The Rivers State Government has told 159 students it sent abroad on scholarship that it is arranging funds for them to conclude their courses and return home.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria