Class One and Two Pupils Now Fluent in English, Kiswahili – Report

[Nation] Kenyan children’s ability to read in English and Kiswahili has significantly improved since 2015, a newly released evaluation of the Tusome national reading programme has shown.

[Nation] Kenyan children's ability to read in English and Kiswahili has significantly improved since 2015, a newly released evaluation of the Tusome national reading programme has shown.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

My Husband Is ‘As Strong As an Iron Bar’, Says Grace Mugabe

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe is “as strong as an iron bar”, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail.

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe is "as strong as an iron bar", Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kazibwe Imposters Case File Sent to DPP

[Monitor] Kampala -The case in which three people are accused of masquerading as former aides to former vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further input.

[Monitor] Kampala -The case in which three people are accused of masquerading as former aides to former vice president Specioza Wandira Kazibwe has been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for further input.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Egypt’s El-Sisi, Ethiopian Premier to Attend Crucial Nile Summit

[Monitor] Kampala -Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegne, have both confirmed attendance of the make or break Nile Basin States Summit in Kampala tomorrow. The conference is expected to bring to an end the …

[Monitor] Kampala -Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Ethiopian premier Hailemariam Desalegne, have both confirmed attendance of the make or break Nile Basin States Summit in Kampala tomorrow. The conference is expected to bring to an end the contention over a new framework for sharing and use of the waters of River Nile.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

President Kenyatta – Raila Is Not a Nationalist, He Specializes in Dividing Kenyans

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today said opposition leader Raila Odinga is not a nationalist but a selfish leader who specialises in dividing Kenyans along tribal lines.

[Kenya Presidency] President Uhuru Kenyatta today said opposition leader Raila Odinga is not a nationalist but a selfish leader who specialises in dividing Kenyans along tribal lines.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Survivors Tell of Boko Haram Ambush of Secure Convoy

[Premium Times] Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation.

[Premium Times] Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

El-Rufai Reacts to Allegations of Drainage Contract Fraud

[Premium Times] Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday responded to Sahara Reporters, after the website published Kaduna State documents that suggested a massive duplicity to the tune of N3 billion in award of contracts for urban drainage.

[Premium Times] Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Wednesday responded to Sahara Reporters, after the website published Kaduna State documents that suggested a massive duplicity to the tune of N3 billion in award of contracts for urban drainage.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bayelsa Govt Seals Chinese Firm Over N109 Million Tax Liability

[Premium Times] The Bayelsa Board of Internal Revenue, BIR, on Wednesday sealed off a Chinese company, Hilong Oil Services and Engineering Company Limited over alleged tax default of N109.5 million.

[Premium Times] The Bayelsa Board of Internal Revenue, BIR, on Wednesday sealed off a Chinese company, Hilong Oil Services and Engineering Company Limited over alleged tax default of N109.5 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Makarfi PDP Commends Osinbajo, Suggests Solutions to Nigeria’s Security Challenges

[Premium Times] A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on steps he has taken to douse tension in the country occasioned by “hate speeches”

[Premium Times] A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on steps he has taken to douse tension in the country occasioned by "hate speeches"

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria