Bid to Register Twice Backfires for Ex-MP

[The Herald] Former Kwekwe-Mbizo Member of the House of Assembly Settlement Chikwinya was exposed recently for trying to register twice under the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process.

[The Herald] Former Kwekwe-Mbizo Member of the House of Assembly Settlement Chikwinya was exposed recently for trying to register twice under the ongoing Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) process.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Lesotho to Direct Smallholders Towards Climate Smart Agriculture

[World Bank] Today, the World Bank approved a $10 million additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA)* to Lesotho’s ongoing Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP). The added funds are aimed at increasing market…

[World Bank] Today, the World Bank approved a $10 million additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA)* to Lesotho's ongoing Smallholder Agriculture Development Project (SADP). The added funds are aimed at increasing market output among smallholders in Lesotho's agriculture sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Turkish Base Key to Building Strong Somali Army

[VOA] One year from now, if all goes according to plan, the African Union mission in Somalia will withdraw 1,500 soldiers from the country, in a crucial first step toward Somalia shedding its reliance on outside troops to maintain security and fight of…

[VOA] One year from now, if all goes according to plan, the African Union mission in Somalia will withdraw 1,500 soldiers from the country, in a crucial first step toward Somalia shedding its reliance on outside troops to maintain security and fight off Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Huge Surge in Refugees Fleeing to Zambia – UN

[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency reports a huge surge in the number of refugees fleeing to Zambia to escape growing violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

[VOA] The United Nations refugee agency reports a huge surge in the number of refugees fleeing to Zambia to escape growing violence in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Transgender Man Wins Battle with Govt

[HRW] In a legal first for Botswana, the country’s High Court has ruled that a transgender man should be allowed to hold official documents that reflect his gender identity. The judgment is a huge victory for transgender people in Botswana, who face co…

[HRW] In a legal first for Botswana, the country's High Court has ruled that a transgender man should be allowed to hold official documents that reflect his gender identity. The judgment is a huge victory for transgender people in Botswana, who face considerable challenges when their gender identity is not reflected in official papers.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Agony, Displeasure as UON Closed Indefinitely

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Following the indefinite closure of the University of Nairobi, students have told of their agony and displeasure, with concerns of academic calendar disruption due to the upcoming examinations and graduation set for next month.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Following the indefinite closure of the University of Nairobi, students have told of their agony and displeasure, with concerns of academic calendar disruption due to the upcoming examinations and graduation set for next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Pistorius Family – Blade Runner Killer Movie Is a ‘Gross Misrepresentation’

[This is Africa] The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over “Blade Runner Killer” a film about the athlete’s murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made wi…

[This is Africa] The family of South African sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is taking legal action against cable channel Lifetime over "Blade Runner Killer" a film about the athlete's murder of his late girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The movie was made without the consultation of the Steenkamp and Pistorius families. Pistorius was convicted of murder and sentenced to six years' imprisonment for the crime.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Koroma Receives IFC Delegation

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma received today, Tuesday 3rd October 2017, a high level delegation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) led by its vice president and treasurer Mr Jingdong Hua.

[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma received today, Tuesday 3rd October 2017, a high level delegation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) led by its vice president and treasurer Mr Jingdong Hua.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Bank of Uganda Cuts Lending Rate to 9.5%

[Monitor] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterday took another big step towards revamping the country’s economic and private sector credit growth rate by reducing the Central Bank Rate (CBR) from 10 to 9.5 per cent.

[Monitor] Kampala -Bank of Uganda (BoU) yesterday took another big step towards revamping the country's economic and private sector credit growth rate by reducing the Central Bank Rate (CBR) from 10 to 9.5 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda