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

16 Cholera Dead in West Darfur Camp

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei / Sinkat -In just one week, 16 people died of cholera in Murnei camp in West Darfur. In Red Sea state in eastern Sudan, cholera reportedly re-emerged and claimed the life of a girl.

[Radio Dabanga] Murnei / Sinkat -In just one week, 16 people died of cholera in Murnei camp in West Darfur. In Red Sea state in eastern Sudan, cholera reportedly re-emerged and claimed the life of a girl.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Township Technology Takes Centre Stage

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE historic Kliptown in Soweto is set to host the inaugural e-Kasi Tech Festival and Gaming Expo later this month. The expo is set for Walter Sisulu Square on October 25 to 27. The i-Village Foundation and its business, ICT, e…

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE historic Kliptown in Soweto is set to host the inaugural e-Kasi Tech Festival and Gaming Expo later this month. The expo is set for Walter Sisulu Square on October 25 to 27. The i-Village Foundation and its business, ICT, education and consulting partners will stage South Africa's biggest ever gathering of policy makers, industry players, entrepreneurs and experts in township technology innovation. Mpho Tladi, i-Village Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the expo Organising Committee, pointed

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Public Divided on Electoral Laws as Hearings Begin

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The first public hearing on the proposed electoral changes sparked mixed reactions with some of the contributors agreeing while others strongly opposed the proposed changes which since introduction to both Houses of Parliament, ha…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The first public hearing on the proposed electoral changes sparked mixed reactions with some of the contributors agreeing while others strongly opposed the proposed changes which since introduction to both Houses of Parliament, have fuelled acrimony between the two main political coalitions in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Court Nullifies Igara East MP’s Election

[Monitor] The Court of Appeal has nullified the election of Igara East Member of Parliament, Mr Andrew Martial, a supporter of the ruling National Resistance Movement, citing voter bribery and uttering defamatory statements.

[Monitor] The Court of Appeal has nullified the election of Igara East Member of Parliament, Mr Andrew Martial, a supporter of the ruling National Resistance Movement, citing voter bribery and uttering defamatory statements.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Jubilee Enjoined in Case Opposing Nasa Move to Eject Poll Officials

[Capital FM] Nakuru -The Jubilee Party has been enjoined in a petition against the NASA coalition’s push for the removal of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials before the fresh presidential election.

[Capital FM] Nakuru -The Jubilee Party has been enjoined in a petition against the NASA coalition's push for the removal of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials before the fresh presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Makerere Law Dons Want Parliament to Rescind Age Limit Motion

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 22 Makerere University law lecturers have signed a petition, demanding that Parliament rescinds its position of allowing the tabling of a motion that seeks to scrap the age limit clause from the Constitution.

[Monitor] Kampala -A total of 22 Makerere University law lecturers have signed a petition, demanding that Parliament rescinds its position of allowing the tabling of a motion that seeks to scrap the age limit clause from the Constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Poll Jitters Eat Into Tourism Gains as Slower Growth Expected

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The tourism sector has grown by 10 per cent from January to August 2017, a reduction compared to the projected 20 percent growth by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The tourism sector has grown by 10 per cent from January to August 2017, a reduction compared to the projected 20 percent growth by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ruto Says Jubilee Happy With Poll Plans, Nasa Digs in

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto says the Jubilee Party is satisfied with preparations undertaken by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the fresh presidential election.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto says the Jubilee Party is satisfied with preparations undertaken by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the fresh presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ruling Party’s Ganda Orders Arrest of Opposition Members

[Nyasa Times] Police in Nsanje arrested two opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members Funny Mafolo and Davie Mafolo after ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in Nsanje Lalanje constituency Gladsy Ganda order their arrest.

[Nyasa Times] Police in Nsanje arrested two opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members Funny Mafolo and Davie Mafolo after ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate in Nsanje Lalanje constituency Gladsy Ganda order their arrest.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi