Yellow Fever Ends After Thousands of Deaths

[CAJ News] Luanda -THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of the yellow fever that has killed over 400 people in the neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak in December 2015, Angola reported a tota…

[CAJ News] Luanda -THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the end of the yellow fever that has killed over 400 people in the neighbouring Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since the outbreak in December 2015, Angola reported a total of 4 306 suspected cases and 376 deaths. DRC reported 2 987 suspected cases and confirmed 16 deaths. The first cases in this outbreak were identified in Viana, Luanda Province, Angola. The outbreak spread to the entire country and to neighbouring country Democratic Republic o

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Weak Control Puts Billions of Sacco Cash at Risk of Loss

[East African] Kenya’s savings and credit co-operatives (saccos) are operating without effective accounting and control systems, putting billions of savers’ funds at risk, the Financial Sector Development Trust (FSD Kenya) has warned.

[East African] Kenya's savings and credit co-operatives (saccos) are operating without effective accounting and control systems, putting billions of savers' funds at risk, the Financial Sector Development Trust (FSD Kenya) has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UN Chief Welcomes the Gambia’s Rescission of its Withdrawal From ICC

[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the rescission the Gambia's withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Kampala, Addis SGRs – Same Specifications, Different Costs

[East African] Even as the transport ministers of Uganda and Kenya head to Beijing later this month to demonstrate to China Exim Bank – the financiers of the two countries’ standard gauge railway projects – progress towards building a seamless rail net…

[East African] Even as the transport ministers of Uganda and Kenya head to Beijing later this month to demonstrate to China Exim Bank - the financiers of the two countries' standard gauge railway projects - progress towards building a seamless rail network, Kampala is embroiled in a fight over the cost of the project.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Zanaco Jet in Ahead of APR Return Leg Clash

[New Times] Zambia’s champions Zanaco FC arrived in Kigali on Thursday ahead of their 2017 Total CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg tie against APR which will be played at Amahoro National Stadium on Saturday. The Zambian outfit touched…

[New Times] Zambia's champions Zanaco FC arrived in Kigali on Thursday ahead of their 2017 Total CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg tie against APR which will be played at Amahoro National Stadium on Saturday. The Zambian outfit touched down at Kigali International Airport on Thursday at 12:10pm aboard a RwandAir flight. The two sides settled for a draw in the first leg a week ago in Lusaka.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

‘Design Thinking’ Can Prepare Graduates for the Real Working World

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they’re using the col…

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they're using the colourful blocks to design a prototype. It represents policy reform ideas around transitioning from informal to formal economies. It's a complex system represented with very basic materials.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Odd Meaning of ‘Radical Economic Transformation’ in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The only thing radical about South Africa’s ruling party’s understanding of “radical economic transformation”, a commentator once suggested, is its use of the word ‘radical’. The comment was made a few years ago,…

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The only thing radical about South Africa's ruling party's understanding of "radical economic transformation", a commentator once suggested, is its use of the word 'radical'. The comment was made a few years ago, when the African National Congress (ANC) was in the habit of using the slogan to describe very modest change. Now it's back.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Fighting Fire With Fire in DRC’s Virunga Park Isn’t Helping Conservation

[The Conversation Africa] Conserving nature in areas immersed in prolonged violent conflict is challenging. One such area is the Virunga National Park, located in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The park management tries to face…

[The Conversation Africa] Conserving nature in areas immersed in prolonged violent conflict is challenging. One such area is the Virunga National Park, located in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The park management tries to face these challenges head-on with the aim of protecting Virunga's rich biodiversity. In particular, the survival of the well-known endangered mountain gorilla is at stake.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa