Potential in Agriculture Lies in Rural Transformation

[IPS] Nairobi -Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the livelihoods of Kenya’s majority, providing both formal and informal employment with women accounting for about 70 percent of the agricultural labour force.

[IPS] Nairobi -Agriculture plays a pivotal role in the livelihoods of Kenya's majority, providing both formal and informal employment with women accounting for about 70 percent of the agricultural labour force.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya’s Striking Doctors Dig in After Court Jails Union Officials

[RFI] A riot policeman stands guard as doctors chant slogans after their case to demand fulfilment of a 2013 agreement between their union and the government that would raise their pay and improve working conditions, was heard at the employment and lab…

[RFI] A riot policeman stands guard as doctors chant slogans after their case to demand fulfilment of a 2013 agreement between their union and the government that would raise their pay and improve working conditions, was heard at the employment and labour relati REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Lack of Structures, Piracy, Killing Uganda’s Film Industry

[Independent (Kampala)] Evelyn Cindy Magara is the CEO of Nyati Motion Pictures, a film producing company in Uganda. She spoke to the Independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about the future outlook of the country’s film industry.

[Independent (Kampala)] Evelyn Cindy Magara is the CEO of Nyati Motion Pictures, a film producing company in Uganda. She spoke to the Independent's Agnes E Nantaba about the future outlook of the country's film industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Group Raises the Alarm Over Plot to Undermine Buhari’s Presidency

[Leadership] The Northern Patriotic Assembly yesterday raised the alarm over what it said were plots by some individuals to exploit President Muhammadu Buhari’s health saga through paid protests and media propaganda, and thereby undermine Buhari’s Pres…

[Leadership] The Northern Patriotic Assembly yesterday raised the alarm over what it said were plots by some individuals to exploit President Muhammadu Buhari's health saga through paid protests and media propaganda, and thereby undermine Buhari's Presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why I Killed My Girlfriend, Then Had Sex With Her Corpse – Accused

[Premium Times] The Cross River police command, has paraded a 35-year-old man, Sunday Ushie, who confessed to killing his girlfriend identified as Nnena Samuel and went ahead to have sex with the corpse.

[Premium Times] The Cross River police command, has paraded a 35-year-old man, Sunday Ushie, who confessed to killing his girlfriend identified as Nnena Samuel and went ahead to have sex with the corpse.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Woman Who Allegedly Drugged, Robbed Medical Doctor Has Multiple Identities On Social Media

[Premium Times] A woman arrested by the police in Lagos Tuesday last week for allegedly drugging and robbing her medical doctor consort has several identities on social media, findings by PREMIUM TIMES have shown.

[Premium Times] A woman arrested by the police in Lagos Tuesday last week for allegedly drugging and robbing her medical doctor consort has several identities on social media, findings by PREMIUM TIMES have shown.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ICPC Filed 70 Cases, Secured 11 Convictions From 1, 569 Petitions in 2016

[Premium Times] The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has said it secured 11 convictions out of 70 corruption related cases it filed in 2016.

[Premium Times] The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has said it secured 11 convictions out of 70 corruption related cases it filed in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ravaging Drought Deepens

[IPS] Nairobi -Experts warn that Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in recent history as government estimates show the number of people who are acutely food insecure has risen to 2.7 million, up from two million in January.

[IPS] Nairobi -Experts warn that Kenya is in the grip of the worst drought in recent history as government estimates show the number of people who are acutely food insecure has risen to 2.7 million, up from two million in January.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Bird Flu in Uganda Highlights Gaps in Africa’s Plans to Manage Pandemics

[The Conversation Africa] The strain of avian influenza detected in wild and domestic birds in Uganda recently is the same virus that has spread through Asia and Europe over the past four months. Revealed as the H5N8 avian influenza strain, it is thoug…

[The Conversation Africa] The strain of avian influenza detected in wild and domestic birds in Uganda recently is the same virus that has spread through Asia and Europe over the past four months. Revealed as the H5N8 avian influenza strain, it is thought to have spread across continents via wild migratory birds.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda