All Eyes on Ethiopia PM Post as Oromo Party Picks New Leader

[East African] In what looks like a bid to take up the prime minister’s position, the Oromo People’s Democratic Organisation (OPDO) — one of the four members of the ruling coalition in Ethiopia — on Thursday announced Dr Abiy Ahmed as its new leader.

[East African] In what looks like a bid to take up the prime minister's position, the Oromo People's Democratic Organisation (OPDO) -- one of the four members of the ruling coalition in Ethiopia -- on Thursday announced Dr Abiy Ahmed as its new leader.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Police Probe Funeral Day Attack on Khupe

[New Zimbabwe] Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga says police were investigating Tuesday’s attack on MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khuphe by party followers angered by her resistance to co-VP Nelson Chamisa’s power grab attempts.

[New Zimbabwe] Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga says police were investigating Tuesday's attack on MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khuphe by party followers angered by her resistance to co-VP Nelson Chamisa's power grab attempts.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rwf1.7 Billion Rubavu Market Will Empower Informal Cross Border Traders – Official

[New Times] The Rubavu Cross Border Market complex worth $2 million (approximately Rwf1.7 billion) which will be inaugurated early April is set to significantly empower small scale traders in Rubavu and other neighbouring districts.

[New Times] The Rubavu Cross Border Market complex worth $2 million (approximately Rwf1.7 billion) which will be inaugurated early April is set to significantly empower small scale traders in Rubavu and other neighbouring districts.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

IGAD Reaches Out to South Sudan Rival Parties

[East African] The Inter-governmental Authority on Development has started behind the scenes consultations regarding the outstanding issues in the South Sudan peace process to ensure success of the next phase of negotiations to be held in March.

[East African] The Inter-governmental Authority on Development has started behind the scenes consultations regarding the outstanding issues in the South Sudan peace process to ensure success of the next phase of negotiations to be held in March.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Expect More Sudanese Investors in Rwanda – Envoy

[New Times] For over two decades, Sudan’s investors were limited to explore the possibility of other markets due to a trade embargo by the US. But Sudan’s new Ambassador to Rwanda, Abdalla Hassan Eisa Bushara says that after lifting the restrictions th…

[New Times] For over two decades, Sudan's investors were limited to explore the possibility of other markets due to a trade embargo by the US. But Sudan's new Ambassador to Rwanda, Abdalla Hassan Eisa Bushara says that after lifting the restrictions that were "blocking the Sudanese economy", will lead to more cooperation and economic interaction of Sudan with its African and international partners.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

The Cost of Corruption On Economy and People’s Welfare

[New Times] The amount of bribe paid by Rwandans to get various services such as social protection, justice, or bank products was estimated to Rwf35.5 billion, according to Executive Director of Transparency International Rwanda (TI-RW), Apollinaire Mu…

[New Times] The amount of bribe paid by Rwandans to get various services such as social protection, justice, or bank products was estimated to Rwf35.5 billion, according to Executive Director of Transparency International Rwanda (TI-RW), Apollinaire Mupiganyi.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Biscuits or CSM? Uncertainty Over Cause of Abuja School Deaths

[Daily Trust] Two children died from suspected food poisoning in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, allegedly from a biscuit shared by one of the pupils who celebrated her birthday.

[Daily Trust] Two children died from suspected food poisoning in Kubwa, a suburb of Abuja, allegedly from a biscuit shared by one of the pupils who celebrated her birthday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

EU’s Data Regulation – What Nigerians Should Know

[Daily Trust] When the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) alerted Nigerians on new European Union’s data regulation last week not a few a Nigerian asked how did it concern them?

[Daily Trust] When the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) alerted Nigerians on new European Union's data regulation last week not a few a Nigerian asked how did it concern them?

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria