Economic Blueprint’s Food Security Thrust Gets UN Backing

[The Herald] The United Nations World Food Programme has identified Zimbabwe as one of the countries to engage in implementing its new strategic focus of promoting food security and nutrition, a concept that is also at the heart of the country’s econom…

[The Herald] The United Nations World Food Programme has identified Zimbabwe as one of the countries to engage in implementing its new strategic focus of promoting food security and nutrition, a concept that is also at the heart of the country's economic blueprint Zim-Asset.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Journalist Detained Without Charge in Puntland

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately …

[CPJ] Nairobi -Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police arrested Omar, who works for the news website Horseed Media and the privately owned Somali Cable TV channel, on August 6, 2017, in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of Somalia, according to a witness, press freedom advocates, and media reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Female Cop Sat On Suspect’s Face

[Swazi Media] A security guard told a court in Swaziland a female policeman sat on his face and other officers assaulted him after they accused him of stealing motor parts.

[Swazi Media] A security guard told a court in Swaziland a female policeman sat on his face and other officers assaulted him after they accused him of stealing motor parts.

source: AllAfrica News: Swaziland

TETFund Spends N1.72 Billion On Research

[Daily Trust] The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa said the fund has disbursed about N1.72billion to finance research since its inception.

[Daily Trust] The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Dr Abdullahi Bichi Baffa said the fund has disbursed about N1.72billion to finance research since its inception.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Vendor’s Death – Human Rights Activists Demand ‘Just Compensation’

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Human rights activists have demanded that Kampala Capital City Authority takes measures to tame the brutality of its law enforcement force and also compensate the family of the late Olivia Basemera who was pursued to de…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Human rights activists have demanded that Kampala Capital City Authority takes measures to tame the brutality of its law enforcement force and also compensate the family of the late Olivia Basemera who was pursued to death by the force

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Minister Tasks National Assembly On Passage of Postal Reform Bill

[Guardian] The Minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in deliberating, and subsequently passing the Postal Reform Bill, and other related bills pending before it, aiming at restru…

[Guardian] The Minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in deliberating, and subsequently passing the Postal Reform Bill, and other related bills pending before it, aiming at restructuring the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenya Poll, a Learning Slate for Continent

[The Herald] Today, Kenya’s electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is expected to announce the winner of the tightly-contested August 8 presidential election. And, the world is cautiously waiting.

[The Herald] Today, Kenya's electoral body, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is expected to announce the winner of the tightly-contested August 8 presidential election. And, the world is cautiously waiting.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya