Election Countdown in Rwanda

[Deutsche Welle] There is little doubt that Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition. But will he leave at the end of his next term of office?

[Deutsche Welle] There is little doubt that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition. But will he leave at the end of his next term of office?

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Cholera Outbreak Highlights Fears About Antibiotic Resistance

[The Conversation Africa] A cholera outbreak in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has prompted the health authorities to withdraw all medical licences issued to food handlers countrywide. About 336 cholera cases have been treated in Nairobi since May this year…

[The Conversation Africa] A cholera outbreak in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, has prompted the health authorities to withdraw all medical licences issued to food handlers countrywide. About 336 cholera cases have been treated in Nairobi since May this year. The Conversation Africa's Health and Medicine Editor Joy Wanja Muraya spoke to Sam Kariuki on the need for an improved rapid response when there is an outbreak and how to deal with drug resistance of some cholera medicines.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tourism Operators Decry Sharp Fall in Number of Visitors

[Citizen] Mwanza -Despite Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) reports, which suggest a big number of tourists visit the country, tourism stakeholders in the region face a difficult time due to a sharp drop in the number tourists.

[Citizen] Mwanza -Despite Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) reports, which suggest a big number of tourists visit the country, tourism stakeholders in the region face a difficult time due to a sharp drop in the number tourists.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Nail-Biter Election Could Turn on the Price of a Bag of Maize

[IRIN] Nairobi -Food shortages and rising prices could be a decisive issue in Kenya’s cliff-hanger election in two weeks’ time, with the government accused by the opposition of mishandling a savage drought that has left millions hungry, and the two sid…

[IRIN] Nairobi -Food shortages and rising prices could be a decisive issue in Kenya's cliff-hanger election in two weeks' time, with the government accused by the opposition of mishandling a savage drought that has left millions hungry, and the two sides neck and neck in the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

High Court Dismisses Case On Release of Presidential Results

[Citizen] Nairobi -The High Court has thrown out a petition in which three voters wanted the electoral agency compelled to announce presidential results within seven hours after closure of polling stations.

[Citizen] Nairobi -The High Court has thrown out a petition in which three voters wanted the electoral agency compelled to announce presidential results within seven hours after closure of polling stations.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Downstream Costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

[ISS] The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) – nearly triple the country’s current electricity generati…

[ISS] The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) - nearly triple the country's current electricity generation capacity - and represent a potential economic windfall for the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia