EADP, German Lender in U.S.$13 Million Deal to Boost Kenya Agriculture

[East African] Hurdles of Kenyan farmers, organisations as well as small and medium sized enterprises in the agriculture value chain in accessing credit are set to ease with the signing of a ?13 million ($13.8 million) financing agreement between Germa…

[East African] Hurdles of Kenyan farmers, organisations as well as small and medium sized enterprises in the agriculture value chain in accessing credit are set to ease with the signing of a ?13 million ($13.8 million) financing agreement between German lender KfW and the East African Development Bank .

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Court Arraigns Couple, Five Others Over Alleged Theft of Day-Old Baby

[Guardian] An Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court in Oyingbo, Lagos State, yesterday charged a couple, Chizoba Ike Nwate, 35 and Ike Nwatemole, 40, for stealing a day- old baby.

[Guardian] An Ebute-Metta Magistrates' Court in Oyingbo, Lagos State, yesterday charged a couple, Chizoba Ike Nwate, 35 and Ike Nwatemole, 40, for stealing a day- old baby.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

DSS Boss Orders Recall of Punch Reporter to Villa

[Daily Trust] The Director-General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura, has ordered immediate recall of the expelled State House correspondent of The Punch, Olalekan Adetayo.

[Daily Trust] The Director-General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura, has ordered immediate recall of the expelled State House correspondent of The Punch, Olalekan Adetayo.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

From Embassy Row to the Congolese Street

[ICG] Six months into research fellowships made possible by Canadian philanthropist and Crisis Group Trustee Frank Giustra, we catch up with three young experts now working with our Europe, Africa and Middle East teams. Here we interview Philippe Kadim…

[ICG] Six months into research fellowships made possible by Canadian philanthropist and Crisis Group Trustee Frank Giustra, we catch up with three young experts now working with our Europe, Africa and Middle East teams. Here we interview Philippe Kadima Cintu, who is focusing on his own country, DR Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Records N16.4 Billion First Quarter Profit

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Stanbic IBTC released its Q1 2017 result with Profit Before Tax which came in at N18.6bn and while Profit After Tax of N16.4bn was up by 185% y/y with both income lines contributing to a strong results.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Stanbic IBTC released its Q1 2017 result with Profit Before Tax which came in at N18.6bn and while Profit After Tax of N16.4bn was up by 185% y/y with both income lines contributing to a strong results.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kenyan Court Extends Primaries Deadline

[News24Wire] Kenyan political parties have reportedly been given a five-day extension to nominate their candidates for the upcoming general elections in August, after a successful court ruling.

[News24Wire] Kenyan political parties have reportedly been given a five-day extension to nominate their candidates for the upcoming general elections in August, after a successful court ruling.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Zambia Is Beating Malaria

[Bhekisisa] A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.

[Bhekisisa] A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Strategic Base in Djibouti

[Deutsche Welle] Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington’s strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis’ trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab.

[Deutsche Welle] Jim Mattis has arrived in Djibouti to visit Washington's strategic base in the Horn of Africa country. Mattis' trip to the Middle East and Africa comes as the US ups pressure on militant groups including al-Shabab.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

From Democracy to Dictatorship?

[AfricaFocus] “Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it. Our political leaders in the ruling party often issue intimidating statements that frighten people and make us fear for the …

[AfricaFocus] "Our country is now all, except in designation, a dictatorship and if it is not yet, then we are not far from it. Our political leaders in the ruling party often issue intimidating statements that frighten people and make us fear for the immediate and future. This must be stopped and reversed henceforth." - Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops, April 23, 2017

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia