Port Harcourt Kidnap Kingpin, Militant General, Dies in Gun Battle With Police

[Vanguard] Dreaded Port Harcourt kidnap kingpin and pirate, Prosper David, popularly known as Militant General, has died from injuries sustained during a gun battle with operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in …

[Vanguard] Dreaded Port Harcourt kidnap kingpin and pirate, Prosper David, popularly known as Militant General, has died from injuries sustained during a gun battle with operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, in his hideout in Bayelsa State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ajaokuta Steel – Reps Move to Probe Alleged Infractions By Fayemi

[Vanguard] Abuja -Apparently disturbed by wrong signals emerging from the steel sector, the House of Representatives, yesterday, moved that the Ministry of Steel should be probed for employing an audit firm allegedly discredited globally for promoting …

[Vanguard] Abuja -Apparently disturbed by wrong signals emerging from the steel sector, the House of Representatives, yesterday, moved that the Ministry of Steel should be probed for employing an audit firm allegedly discredited globally for promoting corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rex Tillerson Came to Africa, Saw and Was Fired

[Vanguard] Rex Wayne Tillerson visited Africa this week; it was not just a jinxed visit, but also his first and last as the American Secretary of State. He had proclaimed: “The purpose of my trip is to listen to what the priorities of the countries her…

[Vanguard] Rex Wayne Tillerson visited Africa this week; it was not just a jinxed visit, but also his first and last as the American Secretary of State. He had proclaimed: "The purpose of my trip is to listen to what the priorities of the countries here on the continent are and see where there is good alignment." In reality, he did most of the talking, and his visit had a hidden agenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Malawi HIV/Aids Dept Tightens On Fraud After U.S. 2 Million Loot

[Nyasa Times] The department of HIV/AIDS in the Ministry of Health (MoH) has said it has tightened security on fraudulenta practices following a K2.5 billion loot between 2013 and 2015.

[Nyasa Times] The department of HIV/AIDS in the Ministry of Health (MoH) has said it has tightened security on fraudulenta practices following a K2.5 billion loot between 2013 and 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

SA’s Carbon Tax Bill Nearly There, but Not Yet Enough to Do the Job

[Daily Maverick] In under a year, South Africa’s carbon tax is likely to be introduced. It is to be welcomed, but it is still too weak to do the job of pushing South Africa into a just low-carbon transition. South Africa needs to do more given its inte…

[Daily Maverick] In under a year, South Africa's carbon tax is likely to be introduced. It is to be welcomed, but it is still too weak to do the job of pushing South Africa into a just low-carbon transition. South Africa needs to do more given its international and domestic climate obligations.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Parliament Suspends Hepatitis B Vaccination in Private Clinics and Hospitals

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Parliamentary health committee has directed an immediate stop in Hepatitis B vaccination by private health facilities.

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Govt to Borrow U.S.$128 Million for New Nile Bridge, Power Line

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of construction of the new bridge across the River Nile. The other loan is meant to finance t…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of construction of the new bridge across the River Nile. The other loan is meant to finance the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mwiru Regains Jinja East Seat With 56%

[Independent (Kampala)] Jinja, Uganda -FDC’s Paul Mwiru has won the hotly contested Jinja East by-election, getting 6654 votes (56%) against NRM Nathan Igeme Nabeta’s 5043 (42%). The Electoral Commission confirmed the results Thursday night. (see retur…

[Independent (Kampala)] Jinja, Uganda -FDC's Paul Mwiru has won the hotly contested Jinja East by-election, getting 6654 votes (56%) against NRM Nathan Igeme Nabeta's 5043 (42%). The Electoral Commission confirmed the results Thursday night. (see return form below)

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda