Guinea Bans Beauty Pageants

[News24Wire] Authorities in Guinea have reportedly banned beauty pageants after “skimpy outfits” in the swimwear section sparked outrage on social media, with some asking if the country’s prime minister was “encouraging prostitution”.

[News24Wire] Authorities in Guinea have reportedly banned beauty pageants after "skimpy outfits" in the swimwear section sparked outrage on social media, with some asking if the country's prime minister was "encouraging prostitution".

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute Continues to Perform More Rare Surgeries

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Specialists at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in collaboration with a heart surgeon from India-based BLK Hospital, Dr Subhash Chandra, have performed rare heart surgeries on 16 patients.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Specialists at Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) in collaboration with a heart surgeon from India-based BLK Hospital, Dr Subhash Chandra, have performed rare heart surgeries on 16 patients.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How a Political Powerhouse Returned to Power – By Disappearing

[African Arguments] Despite dominating Zambian politics for 20 years, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was all but wiped out in last year’s legislative elections. But it’s former leaders were not.

[African Arguments] Despite dominating Zambian politics for 20 years, the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was all but wiped out in last year's legislative elections. But it's former leaders were not.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Profile – Beverly Nambozo Hungers for Poetry

[Independent (Kampala)] Beverly Nambozo Nsengiyunva is an inspiration to herself. She is the brain behind Beverly Nambozo Poetry Award. At only ten years, Nambozo was a bibliophile consuming books like food. Even when her mother pushed her to sleep she…

[Independent (Kampala)] Beverly Nambozo Nsengiyunva is an inspiration to herself. She is the brain behind Beverly Nambozo Poetry Award. At only ten years, Nambozo was a bibliophile consuming books like food. Even when her mother pushed her to sleep she would read under the covers late into the night.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

U.S. to Pump $1 Billion Into Nigeria’s Power Sector

[Vanguard] Just a day after U.S President, Donald Trump have a phone conversation with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari, Power Africa, an initiative by the US government to light up Africa, on Tuesday said it was planning to invest about one billio…

[Vanguard] Just a day after U.S President, Donald Trump have a phone conversation with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, Power Africa, an initiative by the US government to light up Africa, on Tuesday said it was planning to invest about one billion dollars on the power sector in Nigeria, the programme's coordinator, Mr Andrew Herscowitz said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Misinformation That Continues to Poison

[Vanguard] In a recent article, the Messages of Ahiara, an incisive piece buttressed with logic and reason, which refuted some popular but erroneous notions of tribalism and secession in Nigeria, drew a lot of hostile responses from some of my readers….

[Vanguard] In a recent article, the Messages of Ahiara, an incisive piece buttressed with logic and reason, which refuted some popular but erroneous notions of tribalism and secession in Nigeria, drew a lot of hostile responses from some of my readers. They lobbed curses and hauled invectives at me. However, to me, it was all exhilarating. I relish rejoinders to my writings, be them abusive or appreciative.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Death Turned Political Football in the DRC

[ISS] The sudden death on 2 February of Etienne Tshisekedi — the long-time opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) — is more than a personal tragedy for a man who spent four decades fighting for democracy, only to die moments …

[ISS] The sudden death on 2 February of Etienne Tshisekedi -- the long-time opposition leader in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) -- is more than a personal tragedy for a man who spent four decades fighting for democracy, only to die moments away from exercising actual power.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa