Books Aside, My Voice Is My Tool of Trade

[Nation] Phyllis Mwihaki is a student extraordinaire by any standard. She is one of the fastest rising Kenyan singers. The 23-year-old who goes by the stage name Phy, is an award-winning songstress.

[Nation] Phyllis Mwihaki is a student extraordinaire by any standard. She is one of the fastest rising Kenyan singers. The 23-year-old who goes by the stage name Phy, is an award-winning songstress.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Arts Promotion Will Fast Track Nigeria’s Economy, Says Byron

[Guardian] An afro-jazz musician, Sina Fagbenro, better known as “Byron” on Thursday, said that the youths should be given a chance to advance the country’s economic growth through arts.

[Guardian] An afro-jazz musician, Sina Fagbenro, better known as "Byron" on Thursday, said that the youths should be given a chance to advance the country's economic growth through arts.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Revamp of Largest City Leaves Poor Battling for Housing

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When South African street vendor Nelson Khethani was evicted from his home in downtown Johannesburg to make way for a new development, he fought a successful legal battle to ensure his family would have somewhere else to live.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When South African street vendor Nelson Khethani was evicted from his home in downtown Johannesburg to make way for a new development, he fought a successful legal battle to ensure his family would have somewhere else to live.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

21-Year-Old Striker Kadewere Makes Afcon Squad

[The Herald] SWEDEN-based striker Tinotenda Kadewere yesterday got a unique birthday present when he received news that he had been included in the final African Cup of Nations squad on the day he turned 21.

[The Herald] SWEDEN-based striker Tinotenda Kadewere yesterday got a unique birthday present when he received news that he had been included in the final African Cup of Nations squad on the day he turned 21.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Shettima Doesn’t Wish PDP Dead, Aide Clarifies

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Governor Kashim Shettima’s remarks in Makurdi, Benue State was not reported in its proper context as he neither wishes an end of the PDP nor does he support a one-party state ?that is unhelpful to any meaningful democracy, Isa …

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Governor Kashim Shettima's remarks in Makurdi, Benue State was not reported in its proper context as he neither wishes an end of the PDP nor does he support a one-party state ?that is unhelpful to any meaningful democracy, Isa Gusau, Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy to the Borno State governor has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Almost 1,000 Days After, Another Chibok Girl Rescued, President Welcomes Recovery

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday welcomed the recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar, by Nigerian troops at the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government Area in Borno State.

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday welcomed the recovery of another Chibok schoolgirl, Rakiya Abubakar, by Nigerian troops at the Alagarno area of Damboa Local Government Area in Borno State.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Justice Kavuma Is Retiring, Judiciary Insists

[Monitor] Kampala -Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma’s name is on the list of judicial officers that the Judiciary recently submitted to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for retirement this year despite claims that his age had been altered and po…

[Monitor] Kampala -Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma's name is on the list of judicial officers that the Judiciary recently submitted to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) for retirement this year despite claims that his age had been altered and portrayed as younger than he actually has been publicly known.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Green Shoots Start to Sprout As External Reserves Hit $26.1 Billion

[This Day] The accretion of Nigeria’s foreign exchange (forex) reserves, which started about two months ago, continued in the new year, when figures released yesterday by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed that reserves had grown to $26.094 billi…

[This Day] The accretion of Nigeria's foreign exchange (forex) reserves, which started about two months ago, continued in the new year, when figures released yesterday by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) showed that reserves had grown to $26.094 billion, signifying a slow but steady improvement in the country's current account balance.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Explains Choice of Kaduna During Planned Closure of Abuja Airport

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, yesterday said government had concluded all necessary arrangements to use the Kaduna airport as an alternative to local and international flights during the six weeks closure of the…

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Aviation, Mr. Hadi Sirika, yesterday said government had concluded all necessary arrangements to use the Kaduna airport as an alternative to local and international flights during the six weeks closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Battered Journalist Case Deferred Over Sick State Attorney

[Monitor] Kampala -Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court on Thursday adjourned to January 17 the trial of interdicted Old Kampala police commander Joram Mwesigye who is accused of battering journalists.

[Monitor] Kampala -Buganda Road Chief Magistrate's Court on Thursday adjourned to January 17 the trial of interdicted Old Kampala police commander Joram Mwesigye who is accused of battering journalists.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda