Makerere’s Move to Recall Degrees Timely

[Monitor] The move by Makerere University to investigate the genuineness of both marks and class of degrees issued from 2011 with a view to recalling those illegally awarded is commendable. Indeed, the comprehensive audit of the authenticity of marks a…

[Monitor] The move by Makerere University to investigate the genuineness of both marks and class of degrees issued from 2011 with a view to recalling those illegally awarded is commendable. Indeed, the comprehensive audit of the authenticity of marks and class of degree awarded across colleges and schools for the past five to 10 years is a step in the right direction.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Elumelu – Pervasive Negative Narrative Is Africa’s Greatest Challenge

[This Day] The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu has identified the pervasive stereotypes in the media around Africa and the resulting negative narrative as “Africa’s greatest challenge.”

[This Day] The Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu has identified the pervasive stereotypes in the media around Africa and the resulting negative narrative as "Africa's greatest challenge."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Besigye Speaks Out On NRM’s Age Limit Plans

[Independent (Kampala)] The former President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kizza Besigye says he is not surprised by the decision of a section of NRM MPs to back the move for a private members bill to amend the constitution and rem…

[Independent (Kampala)] The former President of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kizza Besigye says he is not surprised by the decision of a section of NRM MPs to back the move for a private members bill to amend the constitution and remove the Presidential Age limit. Opposition MPs say they will challenge the motion.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Twizerimana Preaches Unity in New Song

[New Times] Floduard Twizerimana and his brother Intore Tuyisenge are artistes in their own category. They prefer ‘patriotic music’ instead of singing about love and beauty.

[New Times] Floduard Twizerimana and his brother Intore Tuyisenge are artistes in their own category. They prefer 'patriotic music' instead of singing about love and beauty.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Residents Bash Hospital Boss Over ‘Urinating in Public’

[The Herald] A Chitungwiza Central Hospital chief counsellor was assaulted by residents, who caught him urinating in public. Reki Jimu (46), who is also a pastor, was beaten up by four residents. The matter, which happened on August 29, is now before t…

[The Herald] A Chitungwiza Central Hospital chief counsellor was assaulted by residents, who caught him urinating in public. Reki Jimu (46), who is also a pastor, was beaten up by four residents. The matter, which happened on August 29, is now before the Chitungwiza Magistrates' Court. The prosecutor Mr Tendai Katonha said Jimu was walking along Mabvazuva Street towards the Aquatic Complex when he decided to relieve himself by the roadside.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nothing Racist About Land Grab – Minister

[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Lands minister, Douglas Mombeshora has defended the government’s controversial and violent land reform process as non-racial saying some white farmers were still farming in Zimbabwe.

[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -Lands minister, Douglas Mombeshora has defended the government's controversial and violent land reform process as non-racial saying some white farmers were still farming in Zimbabwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Uganda’s ‘Age Limit’ Debate Takes Dramatic Turn

[Independent (Kampala)] Reports just in indicate that the debate on age limits on the Uganda presidency took a new turn Tuesday morning when a meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) resolved to mov…

[Independent (Kampala)] Reports just in indicate that the debate on age limits on the Uganda presidency took a new turn Tuesday morning when a meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) of the ruling party National Resistance Movement (NRM) resolved to move a private members bill to remove the age limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda