AfDB to Invest $1.1 Billion to Fight Drought, Famine

[Daily Trust] The African Development Bank is planning to deploy $1.1 bn following board approval to fight drought and famine in some African countries, the bank said in a statement on Saturday.

[Daily Trust] The African Development Bank is planning to deploy $1.1 bn following board approval to fight drought and famine in some African countries, the bank said in a statement on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uncertainty Taints Planned Oil Exploration in Chad Basin

[Leadership] Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno state, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon.

[Leadership] Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno state, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Allow Igbos to Have Biafra, Northern Youths Tell Acting President

[Leadership] Abuja -Youths from the Northern part of the country have appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to allow a complete separation of the Southeast states presently agitating for biafra republic from the federal republic of Nigeria through…

[Leadership] Abuja -Youths from the Northern part of the country have appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to allow a complete separation of the Southeast states presently agitating for biafra republic from the federal republic of Nigeria through a peaceful political process.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mailo Land Is Not the Problem, But Article 237 of Constitution

[Monitor] The government aim of achieving middle income status for this country may be hampered by its negative attitude towards mailo land and landlords who are wrongly criticised over frustrating investors. Both mailo land and landlords were the bedr…

[Monitor] The government aim of achieving middle income status for this country may be hampered by its negative attitude towards mailo land and landlords who are wrongly criticised over frustrating investors. Both mailo land and landlords were the bedrock upon which the foundation of country's economy was built.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Heed Bishops’ Call On National Issues

[Monitor] The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) last week raised concern over key issues that they want the government to urgently address. The Catholic conference of bishops, chaired by Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama, noted six key issues, particu…

[Monitor] The Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) last week raised concern over key issues that they want the government to urgently address. The Catholic conference of bishops, chaired by Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama, noted six key issues, particularly underlining gross human rights violations through torture and detention of suspects by the police and the military. The bishops have stated that these violations must stop and culprits must face the law.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Catholic Bishops Clash Over “Zambia Is A Dictatorship” Status; UCZ Says No

The influential members of the Catholic church have gone opposite ends on the fragile political situation in the country. In Lusaka, a senior Catholic figure Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu led two other church bodies on Friday in declaring Zambia a dictatorship … Continued

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The influential members of the Catholic church have gone opposite ends on the fragile political situation in the country. In Lusaka, a senior Catholic figure Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu led two other church bodies on Friday in declaring Zambia a dictatorship over the fragile political climate that has been exacerbated by the incarceration of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for nearly 90 days. Another Catholic bishop on the Copperbelt says there is no crisis in the country as it is being suggested by his fellow clergy. Catholic Diocese of Ndola Bishop Alick Banda says has since challenged political leaders in the country to focus and concentrate on building the nation instead of politicking. He says elections were over adding that political leaders should as such respect the outcome of the courts regarding the August 11, 2016 polls. Bishop Banda says there are a lot of people especially those in the rural areas who need development in areas of health and education among others. He has advised those that feel aggrieved with the outcome of the 2016 general elections to be the first to seek reconciliation. Bishop Banda says the church is ready to help political leaders seeking reconciliation adding there is a leadership in the country that needs to be appreciated and respected by everyone. The post Catholic Bishops Clash Over “Zambia Is A Dictatorship” Status; UCZ Says No appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Five Places You Must Visit in Paris

[Monitor] ATTRACTIONS. Everyone has a destination they wish they could stay or even recommend to fellow travel enthusiasts. ANGELICA NANKINGA brings you five must-visits from Paris.

[Monitor] ATTRACTIONS. Everyone has a destination they wish they could stay or even recommend to fellow travel enthusiasts. ANGELICA NANKINGA brings you five must-visits from Paris.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda