GeoPoll and Portland Launch a Survey Report on Fake News

[GeoPoll] A new study reveals that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news around the 2017 general election, with 87% reporting instances of deliberately false — or fake — news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, launched today in Nairobi, is th…

[GeoPoll] A new study reveals that 90% of Kenyans have seen or heard false news around the 2017 general election, with 87% reporting instances of deliberately false -- or fake -- news. The Reality of Fake News in Kenya, launched today in Nairobi, is the first-ever study aimed at quantifying the prevalence and impact of false information during an election campaign in Africa. The nationwide survey was led by strategic communications consultancy Portland in collaboration with GeoPoll.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

No to Bill On Amnesty for Treasury Looters

[Vanguard] The death knell may finally sound for the Federal Government’s anti-corruption crusade if a bill pending before the House of Representatives seeking amnesty for treasury looters is allowed to sail through.

[Vanguard] The death knell may finally sound for the Federal Government's anti-corruption crusade if a bill pending before the House of Representatives seeking amnesty for treasury looters is allowed to sail through.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

APC Sues INEC Over Planned Recall of Dino Melaye

[Vanguard] Lagos -The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, challenging the commissions’ planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye, the senator represe…

[Vanguard] Lagos -The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, challenging the commissions' planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, without affording him fair hearing.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Age Limit Amendment – Why It Would Be Bad and Ugly Idea

[Monitor] The recent move by government to gazette a Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has prompted a fiery debate specifically on the potential of amending of Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution to remove the 75 years age-limit for one to run fo…

[Monitor] The recent move by government to gazette a Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 has prompted a fiery debate specifically on the potential of amending of Article 102(b) of the 1995 Constitution to remove the 75 years age-limit for one to run for presidency. In Uganda's circumstance, if such an amendment was made, it would inadvertently mean that as a country, we would now be hurtling towards establishing a life presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Chinese Launch Fund to Protect Lake Victoria

[Monitor] Kampala -Save the Wild Fund, a Chinese not-for-profit environmental conservation organisation, has started operations to encourage companies to fund conservation of Lake Victoria.

[Monitor] Kampala -Save the Wild Fund, a Chinese not-for-profit environmental conservation organisation, has started operations to encourage companies to fund conservation of Lake Victoria.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

KQ, Tourism Firm Partner to Ease Medical Travel

[Monitor] Kampala -Medical access for patients seeking treatment in India has been made easier after Kenya Airways (KQ) partnered with Mumbai-based medical travel facilitator, Magnus MediTourism and a Uganda-based tours and travel agency to provide med…

[Monitor] Kampala -Medical access for patients seeking treatment in India has been made easier after Kenya Airways (KQ) partnered with Mumbai-based medical travel facilitator, Magnus MediTourism and a Uganda-based tours and travel agency to provide medical tourism services.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Insecurity – Lagos Govt Cancels Vacation Classes

[Vanguard] Lagos -Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools.

[Vanguard] Lagos -Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ANC Veteran Claims Party Wants to Steal South Africa’s 2019 Polls

[News24Wire] Veteran ANC leader, Reverend Frank Chikane, on Tuesday said he believed that funds laundered during the state capture project would be used to “steal the 2019 elections”.

[News24Wire] Veteran ANC leader, Reverend Frank Chikane, on Tuesday said he believed that funds laundered during the state capture project would be used to "steal the 2019 elections".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa