Kid Beats Internet Ban to Win Coding Competition

[Deutsche Welle] A 17-year-old Cameroonian has won Google’s annual coding award, despite the partial shutdown of internet in his country. Nji Collins Gbah is the first African to win the competition.

[Deutsche Welle] A 17-year-old Cameroonian has won Google's annual coding award, despite the partial shutdown of internet in his country. Nji Collins Gbah is the first African to win the competition.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Will New Reformer President Overcome the Huge Challenges?

[East African] Newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has set two precedents. He has overcome the clan barrier, and shattered the trend over the past three years that money determines the winner of the election.

[East African] Newly elected Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has set two precedents. He has overcome the clan barrier, and shattered the trend over the past three years that money determines the winner of the election.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Somali Official Says Somaliland Deal with UAE Corrupt, Illegal

[VOA] Officials in Somalia and breakaway Somaliland took bribes in exchange for authorizing a United Arab Emirates military base in the port city of Berbera, according to Somalia’s auditor general.

[VOA] Officials in Somalia and breakaway Somaliland took bribes in exchange for authorizing a United Arab Emirates military base in the port city of Berbera, according to Somalia's auditor general.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Govt Re-Gazettes Peace, Reconciliation Bill

[The Herald] Government has re-gazetted the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill after withdrawing it in May last year from Parliament to address concerns that had been raised by stakeholders on some provisions of the proposed law. The Bil…

[The Herald] Government has re-gazetted the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill after withdrawing it in May last year from Parliament to address concerns that had been raised by stakeholders on some provisions of the proposed law. The Bill would be steered by the Ministry responsible for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation that is overseen by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Trump Parody ‘Underpinned By a Light-Hearted Spirit of Good Will’, Says Gondwana Col

[Namibian] Gondwana Collection Namibia has stated that their video ‘Namibia First in Africa’, a satirical parody done in collaboration with local musician EES, which mocks US president Donald Trump, was never meant to cause offence to any Namibian.

[Namibian] Gondwana Collection Namibia has stated that their video 'Namibia First in Africa', a satirical parody done in collaboration with local musician EES, which mocks US president Donald Trump, was never meant to cause offence to any Namibian.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Civil Service Unions Reject National Health Insurance Scheme

[New Zimbabwe] THE Apex Council – the umbrella union for government workers – has shot-down the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), describing the scheme as unrealistic.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Apex Council - the umbrella union for government workers - has shot-down the proposed National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), describing the scheme as unrealistic.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

HRW – Dams, Plantations to Harm Neighbor Kenya

[VOA] Ethiopia opened its Gibe III dam in December 2016 in the lower Omo Valley as part of a large project that includes sugar and cotton plantations, as well as dams. Water started collecting in a reservoir behind the dam in 2015, preventing it from f…

[VOA] Ethiopia opened its Gibe III dam in December 2016 in the lower Omo Valley as part of a large project that includes sugar and cotton plantations, as well as dams. Water started collecting in a reservoir behind the dam in 2015, preventing it from flowing downstream to Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Does Ruling Party Have ‘Spies’ in Mujuru Party?

[The Herald] Sydney Kawadza -Zanu-PF is not amused by accusations that it has a hand in the fissures that rocked Zimbabwe People First party and considers it an insult to be associated with expelled members. Addressing party supporters at Chininga, Raf…

[The Herald] Sydney Kawadza -Zanu-PF is not amused by accusations that it has a hand in the fissures that rocked Zimbabwe People First party and considers it an insult to be associated with expelled members. Addressing party supporters at Chininga, Raffingora in Zvimba North constituency on Sunday, the party's national secretary for administration Cde Ignatius Chombo dismissed the allegations, saying the party was too busy delivering its mandate to the people.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe