I Still Have Confidence in President, Says Woman Who Named Son After Buhari

[Daily Trust] Jos -Jos-based housewife Khadija Auwalu named her son after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, after she went into labour queuing to vote for him. She delivered her son and returned to the polling unit to cast her vote for Buhari, instan…

[Daily Trust] Jos -Jos-based housewife Khadija Auwalu named her son after President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011, after she went into labour queuing to vote for him. She delivered her son and returned to the polling unit to cast her vote for Buhari, instantly catching the nation's imagination. Now, many years later, Daily Trust spoke to her.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Government Is Losing the Propaganda War

[Daily Trust] No non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari government’s most potent tools of governance. That’s why I called the government a “propagandocracy” in last week’s column.

[Daily Trust] No non-partisan Nigerian with even the littlest intelligence doubts that willful lies and propaganda are the Buhari government's most potent tools of governance. That's why I called the government a "propagandocracy" in last week's column.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Long, Long Wait for National Identity Cards

[Daily Trust] “When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months’ time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been ‘go and comeback tomorrow’,” says Song Muru, a Msc stud…

[Daily Trust] "When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months' time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been 'go and comeback tomorrow'," says Song Muru, a Msc student of the University of Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Land Laws Key to Agriculture Investment in Malawi – Minister Muluzi

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Interest Rate Caps Eat Into Kenya Banks’ Profits

[East African] Kenya’s weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding…

[East African] Kenya's weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding dividends to shareholders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Libyan Partners Abandon Broke Uganda Telecom Ltd

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Grant Scandal Exposes Myths About How the State Should Run Things

[The Conversation Africa] The social grants scandal rocking South Africa has been greeted with understandable shock. It’s also challenged two popular ideas about how government should operate.

[The Conversation Africa] The social grants scandal rocking South Africa has been greeted with understandable shock. It's also challenged two popular ideas about how government should operate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Did Joice Mujuru Turn a Blind Eye to Human Rights Violations?

[Deutsche Welle] Joice Mujuru served as Robert Mugabe’s Vice-President for a decade. Now she is running for president in Zimbabwe with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?

[Deutsche Welle] Joice Mujuru served as Robert Mugabe's Vice-President for a decade. Now she is running for president in Zimbabwe with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe