Dry Spell Pushes up Uganda’s Inflation to 5.9 %

[Monitor] Kampala -The prolonged dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country have caused an increase in Uganda’s annual headline inflation to 5.9 per cent for the year ending January 2017, from 5.7 per cent registered in the previous year …

[Monitor] Kampala -The prolonged dry spell being experienced in most parts of the country have caused an increase in Uganda's annual headline inflation to 5.9 per cent for the year ending January 2017, from 5.7 per cent registered in the previous year that ended December 31, 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Local Communities Must Protect Wetlands in Their Vicinity

[Monitor] Every February 2, the world commemorates World Wetlands Day following the adoption of the convention on wetlands on February 2, 1971. The day established to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands to human kind and biodiversity at la…

[Monitor] Every February 2, the world commemorates World Wetlands Day following the adoption of the convention on wetlands on February 2, 1971. The day established to raise awareness about the importance of wetlands to human kind and biodiversity at large is this year themed, "Wetlands for disaster risk reduction."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Eveready Closes Uganda Warehouse

[Monitor] Nairobi -Eveready East Africa has closed its Ugandan warehouse and opted to supply the market through a distributor – even as the firm announced that its net loss for the year to September has increased by 2.5 per cent to KSh206.5 million (Sh…

[Monitor] Nairobi -Eveready East Africa has closed its Ugandan warehouse and opted to supply the market through a distributor - even as the firm announced that its net loss for the year to September has increased by 2.5 per cent to KSh206.5 million (Shs7b). Eveready managing director Jackson Mutua said the company will now supply the Ugandan market through a local distributor after "cultural and structural hardships" impeded its operations in the neighbouring country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Trump’s ‘America First’ Pledge Has Echoes of Rhodesia’s Racist White Nationalists

[The Conversation Africa] Donald Trump’s bleak inauguration speech has attracted attention for, among other things, employing the phrase “America first”.

[The Conversation Africa] Donald Trump's bleak inauguration speech has attracted attention for, among other things, employing the phrase "America first".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Long Serving Congolese Opposition Leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, Dies

Long-serving Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, one of the country’s most important advocates of democracy, has died in Brussels aged 84, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the … Continued

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Long-serving Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, one of the country’s most important advocates of democracy, has died in Brussels aged 84, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday. Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country, then known as Zaire, for decades before being overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and other forces. He was also the most prominent civilian opponent of Laurent Kabila, who took power in 1997, and his son, President Joseph Kabila, who has ruled since 2001. As such, he was a pivotal figure in Democratic Republic of Congo, a country whose history has been marked by foreign intervention, civil war, coups and authoritarian rule. His stalwart activism meant he could draw huge crowds. Tshisekedi served as a minister under Mobutu before helping found the Union for Democracy and Social Progress party (UDPS), the first organized opposition platform in Zaire, in 1982. He was named prime minister four times in the 1990s as Mobutu contended with pro-democratic currents in the country, but Tshisekedi never lasted more than a few months as he repeatedly clashed with the charismatic autocrat. He was set to take the top post in a transitional council agreed in December under a deal to pave the way for Kabila to leave power in 2017 and refrain from running for a third term as president. The UDPS said he went to Brussels last week for a medical check up. Reuters/Zambia Reports The post Long Serving Congolese Opposition Leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, Dies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Bilingualism – Respecting Constitutional Provisions!

[Cameroon Tribune] Setting up bilingualism sections in schools is simply living up to the laws of the land reinforced recently by the creation of a Commission for its promotion among others

[Cameroon Tribune] Setting up bilingualism sections in schools is simply living up to the laws of the land reinforced recently by the creation of a Commission for its promotion among others

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Bilingualism – Initiative That Should Be Generalized

[Cameroon Tribune] Since 2008, the Ministry of Secondary Education has been running a specialized programme (Programme d’education bilingue special) by which specially selected students, on account of their capabilities, are registered to do a kind of …

[Cameroon Tribune] Since 2008, the Ministry of Secondary Education has been running a specialized programme (Programme d'education bilingue special) by which specially selected students, on account of their capabilities, are registered to do a kind of hybrid course without regard to their sub-system of origin and which usually ends up with students of the French-speaking or English-speaking sub-systems going in for examinations of either systems without any discrimination. Government's over-all objective is to prepare studen

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Dog That Killed President Barrow’s Son Injected to Death

[The Point] The male dog that bit President Adama Barrow’s 8-year-old son has been injected to death by the veterinary officers at the Central Veterinary Clinic in Abuko, yesterday.

[The Point] The male dog that bit President Adama Barrow's 8-year-old son has been injected to death by the veterinary officers at the Central Veterinary Clinic in Abuko, yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Rotary Club of Banjul Transports About 13,000 Refugees Home

[The Point] The Rotary Club of Banjul has hired some buses to facilitate the transportation of Gambians returning home from Senegal where they sought refuge during the recently solved political impasse.

[The Point] The Rotary Club of Banjul has hired some buses to facilitate the transportation of Gambians returning home from Senegal where they sought refuge during the recently solved political impasse.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia