Will Kenya Seek Comesa Protection of Its Sugar, Again?

[East African] Kenya could be forced to seek another extension of the Comesa safeguard measures to protect its sugar industry after it emerged that its production would remain flat due to poor performance by state-owned sugar millers.

[East African] Kenya could be forced to seek another extension of the Comesa safeguard measures to protect its sugar industry after it emerged that its production would remain flat due to poor performance by state-owned sugar millers.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why Mombasa Remains Port of Choice for Uganda Even When Crisis Strikes

[East African] Despite continued assurances by business and political leaders over the past 10 years that investment in the Central Corridor has made the fear of election-related violence in Kenya irrelevant to Ugandan operations, there was a quick cha…

[East African] Despite continued assurances by business and political leaders over the past 10 years that investment in the Central Corridor has made the fear of election-related violence in Kenya irrelevant to Ugandan operations, there was a quick change in fuel prices on the morning of August 10, two days after polling in Uganda's eastern neighbour and principal sea route.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Kenyans Must Dispose of Plastic Bags

[East African] Kenyans with stocks of polythene bags may declare them to the county governments, take them to supermarkets or wait for official communication on alternative drop-off points – but they must dispose of them anyway before the Monday ban.

[East African] Kenyans with stocks of polythene bags may declare them to the county governments, take them to supermarkets or wait for official communication on alternative drop-off points - but they must dispose of them anyway before the Monday ban.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why Museveni Fired Dr Isabalija As Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary?

[Oil in Uganda] President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday, in a surprise twist of events, fired the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Dr Stephen Isabalija. Though the President did not give reasons for the surprise sacking, …

[Oil in Uganda] President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday, in a surprise twist of events, fired the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Dr Stephen Isabalija. Though the President did not give reasons for the surprise sacking, analysts within the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development argue that the messy handling of the procurement process for the oil refinery lead developer could have played a hand in Isabalija's sacking.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

ANC Leadership Race – No Space for Conscience, or Motshekga, in Dlamini’s Women’s League

[Daily Maverick] Divisions in the ANC have surfaced this weekend with the ANC Women’s League reprimanding its former president, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, for being ill-disciplined after she apparently addressed meetings under the gender…

[Daily Maverick] Divisions in the ANC have surfaced this weekend with the ANC Women's League reprimanding its former president, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, for being ill-disciplined after she apparently addressed meetings under the gender banner. In this, the year of Oliver Reginald Tambo with the ANC website proudly displaying the slogan: "Let's deepen unity!", the ANC seems to be significantly more divided than it has been in recent times. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UDM to Take DA to Court Over Ousting of Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy Mayor

[News24Wire] The United Democratic Movement (UDM) says it will go to court on Monday to seek a “legal remedy” over the ousting of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMB) deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani.

[News24Wire] The United Democratic Movement (UDM) says it will go to court on Monday to seek a "legal remedy" over the ousting of Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMB) deputy mayor Mongameli Bobani.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa