Chief Justice’s Silence On Age Limit Debacle Is Disappointing

[Monitor] Age limit. Justice Forum party president Asuman Basalirwa was one of the Opposition leaders who campaigned against the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution. One of the arguments proponents of the constitution amendment Bill (now Act…

[Monitor] Age limit. Justice Forum party president Asuman Basalirwa was one of the Opposition leaders who campaigned against the lifting of the age limit from the Constitution. One of the arguments proponents of the constitution amendment Bill (now Act) raised was that the Supreme Court had in the 2016 Amama Mbabazi election petition ordered government to carry out reforms and it was on the basis of that directive that they moved the Bill. Ivan Okuda talks to Mr Basalirwa who was one of Mr Mbabazi's lawyers in that

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

How I Sold Green Houseflies to a Butcher

[Monitor] They say desperate times call for desperate measures. And Waigulo was not going to sit on his hands and sulk as his butchery runs out of business because of formalin fuss. He had to do something and the first idea was his best bet.

[Monitor] They say desperate times call for desperate measures. And Waigulo was not going to sit on his hands and sulk as his butchery runs out of business because of formalin fuss. He had to do something and the first idea was his best bet.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigeria’s Nigcomsat to Get Two More Satellites Costing U.S.$550 Million – Government Continues to Bet Against a Losing Position

[Balancing Act] London -Two of Africa’s largest oil economies – Angola and Nigeria – have bought themselves satellites. No-one can really explain what they will do and how they will make money from them. Russell Southwood chews over Nigeria’s eccentric…

[Balancing Act] London -Two of Africa's largest oil economies - Angola and Nigeria - have bought themselves satellites. No-one can really explain what they will do and how they will make money from them. Russell Southwood chews over Nigeria's eccentric decision to get two more satellites for the failing Nigcomsat.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cholera Threatens Congo’s Capital As Hundreds Die From Lack of Treatment

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on T…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

How Partnerships Are Helping Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries in Kenya

[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born.

[The Conversation Africa] About 6% of all children worldwide are born with a birth defect. More than 300 000 babies with birth defects die annually within a month of being born.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

In the World’s Most Neglected Humanitarian Crisis, the Stigma of Rape Is Ruining Women’s Lives

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It’s a quiet morning at a village health centre in Kasai. Outside the window, the grass is long and a brilliant shade of green. Recent rains have been generous to this region in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] It's a quiet morning at a village health centre in Kasai. Outside the window, the grass is long and a brilliant shade of green. Recent rains have been generous to this region in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo. To the unknowing visitor, it's as if nothing has happened here.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Texas Couple Sentenced to Jail for Enslaving Nigerian Woman

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A U.S. couple will go to jail after holding a Nigerian woman captive as an unpaid maid and nanny for two years in a Houston, Texas suburb, restricting her movements and threatening her if she objected, authorities…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A U.S. couple will go to jail after holding a Nigerian woman captive as an unpaid maid and nanny for two years in a Houston, Texas suburb, restricting her movements and threatening her if she objected, authorities said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Donald Trump–a Racist, White Supremacist in the White House?

[Observer] United States President, Donald J. Trump, expressed his disdain for immigrations from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, which he called “shithole countries” and, in the same line, expressed his delightful preference for immigrants fr…

[Observer] United States President, Donald J. Trump, expressed his disdain for immigrations from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, which he called "shithole countries" and, in the same line, expressed his delightful preference for immigrants from the Kingdom of Norway. (Illustration: David K. Golayah)

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Building the Business Case for Women

[Zimbabwe Standard] Women are the largest economic opportunity The most convincing business case for women comes from Silverstein and Sayre (2009), who show that women are a bigger economic opportunity than India and China combined. In 2009, women glob…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Women are the largest economic opportunity The most convincing business case for women comes from Silverstein and Sayre (2009), who show that women are a bigger economic opportunity than India and China combined. In 2009, women globally earned $13 trillion which is double the combined gross domestic products (GDP) of China and India ($5,6 trillion). This female income was estimated to be $18 trillion by 2014.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe