Govt Increases Local Content Fund to U.S.$200 Million

[This Day] The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, Monday said the agency had obtained all necessary approvals to relaunch the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) and had inc…

[This Day] The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Mr. Simbi Wabote, Monday said the agency had obtained all necessary approvals to relaunch the Nigerian Content Intervention Fund (NCI Fund) and had increased the pool available for lending to qualified oil and gas players from $100 million to $200 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Case Study in Kenya Confirms Rare Genetic Condition in Embryo Conceived Through IVF

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa i…

[The Conversation Africa] Infertility is a global health challenge with distressing psychological and social consequences. Women in Africa pay a heavy social price including stigma and depression, for not having children. Sadly, infertility in Africa is mostly blamed on the woman.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

ACF, Northern Coalition Back Buhari’s Stance On Restructuring

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide broadcast yesterday elicited mixed reactions, with the apex Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Coalition of Northern Groups throwing their weight of support behind …

[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari's nationwide broadcast yesterday elicited mixed reactions, with the apex Northern socio-cultural group, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Coalition of Northern Groups throwing their weight of support behind the president's position on restructuring and hate speech.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Spent N1.3 Trillion On Capital Projects in 2016 – Osinbajo

[Leadership] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted yesterday that the federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects from the 2016 budget appropriation.

[Leadership] Abuja -Vice President Yemi Osinbajo hinted yesterday that the federal government spent N1.3 trillion on capital projects from the 2016 budget appropriation.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

OPINION: Pres. Lungu Must Act On The South Africa Debacle

The drama around President Edgar Lungu being shunned by South Africa opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema make very embarrassing reading. So often the President’s handlers have received credit for managing to push a polished image of him. His … Continued

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The drama around President Edgar Lungu being shunned by South Africa opposition leaders Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema make very embarrassing reading. So often the President’s handlers have received credit for managing to push a polished image of him. His handlers have managed to package his dress sense making him an embodiment of flawlessness. But the same cannot be said about how smart they have been in handling his public relations and diplomatic affairs. The President has needlessly been encouraged to make acquaintance with some of Africa’s loathsome personalities. They have done little to check what image has become of him among his peers but keep sending him from one dictatorship strong man to the next. But the manner they threw him into the lion’s den when the meeting for Maimane who was denied entry into Zambia and has been spearheading demonstrations in South Africa against the Zambian government and Malema whose loathe for Lungu and his regime is a matter of public record is sad. Once the meeting was announced the President’s media team led by flagrantly excited individuals that at the drop of the hat flood the media with needless statements went to town. They went to town imagining they had scored a diplomatic coup but embarrassingly bungled the whole affair. Once Malema and Maimane shunned President Lungu the Head of State’s handlers could not come up with a discernible explanation. With Malema and Maimane relishing for an opportunity to hit back at President Lungu, no doubt his handlers who are paid a lot of money to keep his image polished handed the President an embarrassing episode. To have had a Head of State moving hotels running away from picketers tells a lot about how badly a job was done by people on the ground. While they go about excitedly proving their relevance on social media they better have an explanation otherwise it may have easily been a calculated move to embarrass President Lungu. Surely such incidences call for tough decisions if people paid handsomely to maintain the dignity of the Presidency only dream of enhancing their wardrobes or littering social media with ego trips they must as well be replaced by others worth of the dignity of the office. The post OPINION: Pres. Lungu Must Act On The South Africa Debacle appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mubende Miners Count Losses After Ruthless Eviction

[Oil in Uganda] Kawunde Patrick has been in the gold mining business for three years now. Previously he was a timber dealer and before that he traded in South Sudan until unrest broke out. On the fateful morning of the Mubende mines eviction, he watche…

[Oil in Uganda] Kawunde Patrick has been in the gold mining business for three years now. Previously he was a timber dealer and before that he traded in South Sudan until unrest broke out. On the fateful morning of the Mubende mines eviction, he watched in horror as his livelihood was swept right from under his feet.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Sigona Man Clinches Club Matchplay Championship

[Nation] Shiv Shah, one of the single figure handicap golfers at Sigona Golf Club, last weekend beat former champion John Ndichu 4-3 in the final match to win this year’s Club Matchplay Championship title.

[Nation] Shiv Shah, one of the single figure handicap golfers at Sigona Golf Club, last weekend beat former champion John Ndichu 4-3 in the final match to win this year's Club Matchplay Championship title.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Farah Faces Edris Again in Zurich, Manangoi Lines Up

[Nation] Thursday’s Zurich Diamond League meeting will have as many as 17 world champions in action as this year’s track and field season approaches its end, with world champion Mukhtar Edris of Ethiopia up against Great Britain’s Olympic champion Mo F…

[Nation] Thursday's Zurich Diamond League meeting will have as many as 17 world champions in action as this year's track and field season approaches its end, with world champion Mukhtar Edris of Ethiopia up against Great Britain's Olympic champion Mo Farah, again.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia