Nnamdi Kanu’s Father Speaks – Only Biafra Can Stop My Son’s Agitation

[Premium Times] The traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia State, Israel Kanu, has appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw all the charges against his son and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

[Premium Times] The traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia State, Israel Kanu, has appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw all the charges against his son and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Gospel Hip-Hop Star DA’ T.R.U.T.H to Perform in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] US celebrated Christian rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H. came in 2013, he performed at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre but, that wasn’t enough, he still has the thirst for not only Malawian Gospel Hip Hoppers but also the Malawian you…

[Nyasa Times] US celebrated Christian rapper Da' T.R.U.T.H. came in 2013, he performed at College of Medicine Sports Complex in Blantyre but, that wasn't enough, he still has the thirst for not only Malawian Gospel Hip Hoppers but also the Malawian youths.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Red Cross Explains Role in Securing Release of 82 Chibok Girls

[Premium Times] The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, on Monday explained its role in the recent release of the 82 Chibok girls recently freed by the Boko Haram.

[Premium Times] The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, on Monday explained its role in the recent release of the 82 Chibok girls recently freed by the Boko Haram.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Course On Peacekeeping Starts in Rwanda

[New Times] The second United Nations Police Officers Course (UNPOC) started on Monday at the Peacekeeping Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District where 45 participants from seven African countries will get a clear and same understanding on peac…

[New Times] The second United Nations Police Officers Course (UNPOC) started on Monday at the Peacekeeping Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District where 45 participants from seven African countries will get a clear and same understanding on peace building activities to improve their operational capabilities.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Mukandoli Turned Childhood Hobby Into a Profitable Business

[New Times] As Charline Mukandoli feeds her rabbits, one can easily tell that she is passionate about her project. Apart from talking and cajoling the petite mammals to feed, the farmer sings and admonishes the naughty ones. The former street vendor sa…

[New Times] As Charline Mukandoli feeds her rabbits, one can easily tell that she is passionate about her project. Apart from talking and cajoling the petite mammals to feed, the farmer sings and admonishes the naughty ones. The former street vendor says the project was born out of deliberate efforts to improve her living standards and secure her future.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Experts Call for Multi-Pronged Approach to Fight Fall Armyworm

[New Times] Scientists have called for quick, multi-institutional collaboration and co-ordinated action against the fall armyworm that has ravaged maize to avoid economic hardship for smallholders in the region and across Africa generally.

[New Times] Scientists have called for quick, multi-institutional collaboration and co-ordinated action against the fall armyworm that has ravaged maize to avoid economic hardship for smallholders in the region and across Africa generally.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Law a ‘Big Leap Forward’ for Local Commodities Exchange, Experts Say

[New Times] The local commodities exchange has been growing at a slow pace, and has been characterised by low volumes over the past two years. The exchange operated by East Africa Exchange (EAX) has a few traded commodities, mainly maize and beans. How…

[New Times] The local commodities exchange has been growing at a slow pace, and has been characterised by low volumes over the past two years. The exchange operated by East Africa Exchange (EAX) has a few traded commodities, mainly maize and beans. However, this could soon be history thanks to new initiatives by Capital Market Authority (CMA) and EAX geared at attracting more farmer participation to boost volumes and ensure sustainable supply.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

The Local Mining Sector Is Set to Bounce Back – Expert

[New Times] For almost 2 years now, miners have been counting losses following a decline in global prices of major minerals. The unstable prices particularly for metals have significantly affected the mining sector, which is one of Rwanda’s leading for…

[New Times] For almost 2 years now, miners have been counting losses following a decline in global prices of major minerals. The unstable prices particularly for metals have significantly affected the mining sector, which is one of Rwanda's leading foreign exchange earners.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Why Africa Has Failed 50 Years After Independence

[Monitor] I read this intriguing observation: ‘Three words come to mind when people try to explain the future of Africa’s first generation after independence: leadership; tribalism; and resources. They are not bad starting points, but they do not fully…

[Monitor] I read this intriguing observation: 'Three words come to mind when people try to explain the future of Africa's first generation after independence: leadership; tribalism; and resources. They are not bad starting points, but they do not fully explain why Africa, free at last, endowed with enormous potential wealth and peopled with bright, optimistic men and women failed,' from Richard Dowden's book, Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles.' I couldn't agree more so I set out to explore the "full explanat

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda