WHO Releases $500,000 to Contain Plague, Marburg

[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda.

[East African] Kenya and Tanzania are among counties identified by the World Health Organisation as likely hotspots for the plague that has ravaged Madagascar and a recent Marburg virus disease outbreak in eastern Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

IT Industry Pushes Fibre Roll-Out in Africa

[Balancing Act] London -Last week we carried a story about the launch of FTTH in Gabon adding another country to the list that have rolled it out. For all the talk of leapfrogging, there just some things you cannot leapfrog like providing proper fibre …

[Balancing Act] London -Last week we carried a story about the launch of FTTH in Gabon adding another country to the list that have rolled it out. For all the talk of leapfrogging, there just some things you cannot leapfrog like providing proper fibre infrastructure. This week Russell Southwood spoke to Juanita Clarke, CEO of fibre industry lobby body, FTTX Africa about why fibre matters and what it's doing to get fibre infrastructure built.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Perspectives On Fate of Ancient Ethiopian Heritages Abroad

[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa -One fascinating thing about the story of James Bruce, the 18th century Scottish traveler and travel writer, was that he studied the Ge’ez language in Europe, Spain, before he even came to Ethiopia. Though his main missio…

[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa -One fascinating thing about the story of James Bruce, the 18th century Scottish traveler and travel writer, was that he studied the Ge'ez language in Europe, Spain, before he even came to Ethiopia. Though his main mission in coming to East African was seemingly to find the origin of the Nile River, Bruce spent a lot of time in Abyssinian [Ethiopian] court and studying the people and their culture.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

How the Fashion Industry Is Embracing “Made in Ethiopia”

[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa -While Ethiopia eyes a 30 billion dollar annual export revenue from textile and apparel, aiming to leapfrog top exporters like that of Vietnam and Bangladesh in less than a decade, there is a promising sign that the globa…

[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa -While Ethiopia eyes a 30 billion dollar annual export revenue from textile and apparel, aiming to leapfrog top exporters like that of Vietnam and Bangladesh in less than a decade, there is a promising sign that the global fashion industry is embracing "Made in Ethiopia" at an exciting pace, sector stakeholders believe.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Seychellois Group Dezil Back On the Music Scene With New Album

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychellois group Dezil has regrouped and launched an album after an 11-year absence from the island nation music scene as the group waited out a record contract it didn’t like.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychellois group Dezil has regrouped and launched an album after an 11-year absence from the island nation music scene as the group waited out a record contract it didn't like.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

‘It’s Painful That It Took 47 Years, but Some of Us Are Alive to Witness It’

[Guardian] Chief Mathew Udeh, a Retired Nigerian/Biafran policeman and lawyer is the President of Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers, South-East and South-South States of Nigeria (ARWAPO). In this interview with LAWRENCE NJOKU, he spok…

[Guardian] Chief Mathew Udeh, a Retired Nigerian/Biafran policeman and lawyer is the President of Association of Retired War Affected Police Officers, South-East and South-South States of Nigeria (ARWAPO). In this interview with LAWRENCE NJOKU, he spoke on their 47 years struggle over the payment of their pensions after the Federal Government converted their dismissal from the Nigeria Police to retirement.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria