Why NRM Wanted Local Council Elections Called-Off

[Observer] Emerging information suggests that a senior NRM leader may have petitioned court to stop the local council elections due to fears the regime was set to lose control of the country’s vital grassroots political structures.

[Observer] Emerging information suggests that a senior NRM leader may have petitioned court to stop the local council elections due to fears the regime was set to lose control of the country's vital grassroots political structures.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Board of Investment Organises Workshop On Marine Biotechnology

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop focusing on the concrete actions that can expedite, harness and commercialise the country’s marine resources via strategic partnership, focused capacity building and contract based agreements to reduce regul…

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop focusing on the concrete actions that can expedite, harness and commercialise the country's marine resources via strategic partnership, focused capacity building and contract based agreements to reduce regulatory and intellectual property gaps, opened yesterday at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments in the presence of the Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries, and Shipping, Mr Premdut Koonjoo and other personalities,

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Sergeant Kifulugunyu Is Dead

[Monitor] On November 3, 1978, the Ugandan army blew up the Kagera Bridge at the start of the 1979 Uganda-Tanzania war. After the Ugandan forces had withdrawn from Tanzania – having occupied her territory for about 30 days – Idi Amin ordered for retrea…

[Monitor] On November 3, 1978, the Ugandan army blew up the Kagera Bridge at the start of the 1979 Uganda-Tanzania war. After the Ugandan forces had withdrawn from Tanzania - having occupied her territory for about 30 days - Idi Amin ordered for retreat back to Uganda. In order to curtail the movement of Tanzanian troops advancing into Uganda, they decided to destroy the Kagera Bridge. Kifulugunyu was in the Malire Mechanised Specialised Reconnaissance Regiment (MMSRR) which had some of the best tank squadrons; and

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Long Wait for Case Against Electionl Boycott

[Nation] Pokot South MP David Pkosing may have to wait longer before the Supreme Court hears and determines the case in which he seeks to have the Nasa boycott of the repeat presidential poll declared illegal.

[Nation] Pokot South MP David Pkosing may have to wait longer before the Supreme Court hears and determines the case in which he seeks to have the Nasa boycott of the repeat presidential poll declared illegal.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why the World Should Worry About Diabetes

[Leadership] It is believed that as at 2014, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980. If the epidemic of ‘Diabetes’ were a country, it would come in at third place in terms of population, behind only C…

[Leadership] It is believed that as at 2014, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980. If the epidemic of 'Diabetes' were a country, it would come in at third place in terms of population, behind only China and India. The global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7 per cent to 8.5 per cent in the adult population. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes preval

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe’s Party Responds to Army Chief’s ‘Treasonous’ Statements

[The Herald] Zanu PF yesterday described as “treasonous” statements by Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga that the military will not hesitate to take corrective measures when they felt the gains of the liberation struggle we…

[The Herald] Zanu PF yesterday described as "treasonous" statements by Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga that the military will not hesitate to take corrective measures when they felt the gains of the liberation struggle were under threat. The revolutionary party's national spokesperson, Cde Simon Khaya Moyo, said Gen Chiwenga's utterances were meant to incite insurrection and violent challenge to the constitutional order. Cde Khaya Moyo said Gen Chiwenga's utterances did not represent the

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court to Hear President Bashir Arrest Case

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Crimes Division of the High Court (ICD) will Wednesday hear an application aimed at arresting Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al- Bashir if he ever sets foot on Uganda soil again.

[Monitor] Kampala -The International Crimes Division of the High Court (ICD) will Wednesday hear an application aimed at arresting Sudan President Omar Hassan Ahmad Al- Bashir if he ever sets foot on Uganda soil again.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan