Tompolo Asks Buhari – What’s the Yardstick for Daura Railway Lines, Helipad?

[Vanguard] Embattled former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the economic importance of his hometown, Daura, to warrant his approval of construction of railway li…

[Vanguard] Embattled former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the economic importance of his hometown, Daura, to warrant his approval of construction of railway lines from Kano and Helipad with the revenue derived from oil and gas in the Niger Delta region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Allays Tanzanians Fear Over Ebola Outbreak

[Citizen] Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on Tuesday, September 5, dismissed reports on outbreak of Ebola or “Ebola like” diseases in the country.

[Citizen] Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children on Tuesday, September 5, dismissed reports on outbreak of Ebola or "Ebola like" diseases in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Marriage Age Debate Should Not Be Trivialised – Minister

Gender Minister Victoria Kalima says the revisiting the Marriage Act will not distort other pieces of legislation. Kalima explains that there is nothing new about the law on marriage because a child can still get married at the age of … Continued

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Gender Minister Victoria Kalima says the revisiting the Marriage Act will not distort other pieces of legislation. Kalima explains that there is nothing new about the law on marriage because a child can still get married at the age of 18 with consent from the parents and can still get married at the age of 21, with or without consent from the parents. She says what her ministry is trying to do is to harmonize the same law, and ensure that it is not in conflict with other pieces of legislation such as the age when one is supposed to vote or obtain the Green National Registration Card. She says the topic should therefore not be trivialized as it is aimed at ending child marriages. Kalima says the move will also contribute towards the increase in numbers of educated women in the country rather than marrying them off at a tender age. The post Marriage Age Debate Should Not Be Trivialised – Minister appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zimbabwe Looks for Mugabe’s Successor After a Surreal Month

[Democracy Works] Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe’s notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a s…

[Democracy Works] Before she landed herself in hot diplomatic water by allegedly attacking a South African model with a power cord, Zimbabwe's notoriously ill-tempered first lady, Grace Mugabe, joined the clamour for her aged husband Robert to name a successor. Curiously, she also called for a female vice president, stirring up rumours that she's positioning herself for a presidential bid in 2023, not next year. That would take her name off a growing list of potential successors to one of the world's oldest presidents.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

National Rugby League Resumes This Weekend

[New Times] The National Rugby Championship will resume this weekend with the two games heading to the provinces as part of the strategy to promote the sport countrywide, according to the Rwanda Rugby Federation president, Alex Araire.

[New Times] The National Rugby Championship will resume this weekend with the two games heading to the provinces as part of the strategy to promote the sport countrywide, according to the Rwanda Rugby Federation president, Alex Araire.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Lands Ministry Introduces New Land System for Diaspora

[Independent (Kampala)] The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Betty Amongi has introduced a lands management system adopted by the Ministry for Ugandans living in the Diaspora. Amongi said the new system is aimed at minimizing land…

[Independent (Kampala)] The Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Betty Amongi has introduced a lands management system adopted by the Ministry for Ugandans living in the Diaspora. Amongi said the new system is aimed at minimizing land grabbing and any fraudulent related land dealings.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

U-23 Girls Step Up Training for World Championships

[Nation] Upbeat and raring to go. That is the mood in Kenya Under-23 volleyball team preparing for week-long World Under-23 World Championships that starts on Sunday in Slovenia.

[Nation] Upbeat and raring to go. That is the mood in Kenya Under-23 volleyball team preparing for week-long World Under-23 World Championships that starts on Sunday in Slovenia.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya