Doctors’ Union, Govt Sign Hard-Fought Agreement

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health on Friday finally signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) ending a protracted dispute that led to a 100 day strike early this year.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ministry of Health on Friday finally signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) ending a protracted dispute that led to a 100 day strike early this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Will the Masses Stop the Age-Limit Project?

[Observer] Word has been on the grapevine for a whole year now: our ruler of three decades, General Museveni, is fully committed to clinging on beyond the current constitutional age cap of 75.

[Observer] Word has been on the grapevine for a whole year now: our ruler of three decades, General Museveni, is fully committed to clinging on beyond the current constitutional age cap of 75.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

ANC Policy Conference Survival Kit – Ten Tips On What to Pack

[Daily Maverick] You have made it through all the vetting, branch bun fights, and sucked up to the right people. Heck, you even got a T-shirt to show for it. Now you’re on your way to the ANC policy conference in Soweto’s Nasrec exhibition centre. Stuc…

[Daily Maverick] You have made it through all the vetting, branch bun fights, and sucked up to the right people. Heck, you even got a T-shirt to show for it. Now you're on your way to the ANC policy conference in Soweto's Nasrec exhibition centre. Stuck for what to pack for the six days (or is it three)? Don't worry, we polled a few comrades and came up with the perfect survival kit.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

One God to Be Kept Out of Government Schools, Rules Court

[Daily Maverick] Do government schools have the right to call themselves “Christian” places of learning? This was the dispute before the South Gauteng High Court, where a judge ruled on Wednesday that it is unlawful for a public school to subscribe to …

[Daily Maverick] Do government schools have the right to call themselves "Christian" places of learning? This was the dispute before the South Gauteng High Court, where a judge ruled on Wednesday that it is unlawful for a public school to subscribe to only one particular religion. It's good news for the secular groups supporting the case; bad news for the likes of Afriforum and Solidarity, who attempted to frame the matter as an attack on the religious freedom of their community. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mugabe Turns Blind Eye to Corruption

[Zimbabwe Independent] In many advanced democracies and in progressive economies, irregularities such as inflated payments and gross violations of regulations, which border on corruption and abuse of office within various government departments such as…

[Zimbabwe Independent] In many advanced democracies and in progressive economies, irregularities such as inflated payments and gross violations of regulations, which border on corruption and abuse of office within various government departments such as those exposed by Auditor-General Mildred Chiri in her 2016 audit reports, would certainly cause heads to roll.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Telecom Firms Face Huge Challenge As Subscriber Numbers Continue to Drop

[New Times] Local telecom firms will need to find new ways to attract more subscribers and keep those already on their networks following a sharp fall in the number of active mobile telephone subscriptions over the past five months.

[New Times] Local telecom firms will need to find new ways to attract more subscribers and keep those already on their networks following a sharp fall in the number of active mobile telephone subscriptions over the past five months.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

MPs Pile More Pressure On State House Scholarships

[Observer] The Shs 20bn budget for State House scholarships should be controlled by the Higher Education Students’ Financing Board, which is established by an Act of Parliament to benefit students, the parliamentary committee on Equal Opportunities has…

[Observer] The Shs 20bn budget for State House scholarships should be controlled by the Higher Education Students' Financing Board, which is established by an Act of Parliament to benefit students, the parliamentary committee on Equal Opportunities has demanded.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda