Economic Growth to Slowdown in 2017

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that 2017 is likely to be a difficult year with the economy expected to contract to 5.7 per cent, from 5.9 per cent last year, as a result of drought, Trump policies and Brexit.

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned that 2017 is likely to be a difficult year with the economy expected to contract to 5.7 per cent, from 5.9 per cent last year, as a result of drought, Trump policies and Brexit.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Fresh Clashes Near South Sudan’s Oil Hub of Malakal

[East African] Fresh clashes broke out around South Sudan’s second-largest city of Malakal on Tuesday, a rebel spokesman and a government official said, the latest turn in the struggle for the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile region.

[East African] Fresh clashes broke out around South Sudan's second-largest city of Malakal on Tuesday, a rebel spokesman and a government official said, the latest turn in the struggle for the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile region.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

South Africa’s Universities Can Do More to Make Disabled Students Feel Included

[The Conversation Africa] It’s been a decade since South Africa signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention is an international human rights treaty that’s supposed to protect the rights and dignity of p…

[The Conversation Africa] It's been a decade since South Africa signed and ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention is an international human rights treaty that's supposed to protect the rights and dignity of people with disabilities. But not much seems to have changed for South Africans with disabilities since 2007.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fresh Fears of Xenophobic Violence in South Africa

[East African] The African Diaspora Forum (ADM) has called on President Jacob Zuma to address the inflammatory memo circulating in Mamelodi, Pretoria calling for South Africans to march against foreign nationals on February 24.

[East African] The African Diaspora Forum (ADM) has called on President Jacob Zuma to address the inflammatory memo circulating in Mamelodi, Pretoria calling for South Africans to march against foreign nationals on February 24.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How Night Club Bouncers Police the Social Order – From Berlin to Johannesburg

[The Conversation Africa] Across the world bouncers remain gatekeepers to the nightclub experience: controlling the queue at the door; curating the size and look of the crowd; and securing the institution from unwanted “intruders”. Indeed, “door polici…

[The Conversation Africa] Across the world bouncers remain gatekeepers to the nightclub experience: controlling the queue at the door; curating the size and look of the crowd; and securing the institution from unwanted "intruders". Indeed, "door policies" and "bouncing" remain characteristic of nightclub cultures globally.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Parliament Select Committee to Probe Shs.6 Billion Oil Cash Payout

[Oil in Uganda] Parliament of Uganda has set up a select committee to investigate the Shs 6bn oil cash payouts to 42 senior government officials. This is the second time the legislative branch of government has probed the executive on oil revenues.

[Oil in Uganda] Parliament of Uganda has set up a select committee to investigate the Shs 6bn oil cash payouts to 42 senior government officials. This is the second time the legislative branch of government has probed the executive on oil revenues.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Polio Campaigns Must Reach Every Last Child in Kenya

[IPS] Nairobi -For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adu…

[IPS] Nairobi -For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why It’s Hard to Run Mass Measles Campaign in War-Torn States

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have embarked on a campaign to vaccinate 4.7 million children against measles in Nigerian states affected by conflict. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Dise…

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation and the United Nations have embarked on a campaign to vaccinate 4.7 million children against measles in Nigerian states affected by conflict. Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Chikwe Ihekweazu explains the importance of the massive campaign.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria