Deal With Message, Not the Messenger

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday carried a story of a national environmental agency official threatening journalists against covering mining activities in Lwera wetland in Mpigi and Kalungu districts (see Daily Monitor, Thursday, December 29, Nema of…

[Monitor] This newspaper yesterday carried a story of a national environmental agency official threatening journalists against covering mining activities in Lwera wetland in Mpigi and Kalungu districts (see Daily Monitor, Thursday, December 29, Nema official warns journalists over Lwera wetland coverage).

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt to Build U.S.$1.28 Billion Irrigation Scheme in Pallisa

[Monitor] Kibuku -The government, in partnership with the Korea Rural Community Corporation, is set to construct an integrated irrigation scheme at River Mpologoma in Kibuku District to address the persistent dry spell and increase on household incomes.

[Monitor] Kibuku -The government, in partnership with the Korea Rural Community Corporation, is set to construct an integrated irrigation scheme at River Mpologoma in Kibuku District to address the persistent dry spell and increase on household incomes.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Makerere Students Reject Tuition Fee Deadline

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University students have rejected the deadline given for all students to pay up tuition fees or miss out on sitting their end of first semester exams.

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University students have rejected the deadline given for all students to pay up tuition fees or miss out on sitting their end of first semester exams.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

What is the Truth About Kampala – Entebbe Expressway?

[Monitor] The media has been awash with several reports about the 51.4 kilometer Kampala-Entebbe Expressway being the most expensive road in the world. The reports have been informed by findings of the Committee of Statutory Authorities and State Enter…

[Monitor] The media has been awash with several reports about the 51.4 kilometer Kampala-Entebbe Expressway being the most expensive road in the world. The reports have been informed by findings of the Committee of Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) which is chaired by Abdu Katuntu, the Member of Parliament for Bugweri County, Iganga District.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bodybuilding 2016 – Women Hit Stage As Byekwaso Goes West

[Monitor] Kampala -Sometimes there is little to talk about Ugandan bodybuilding in a calendar year, many times with hardly an event worthy of mention. 2016 was quite an eventful one, at least by Ugandan standards and below is a recap.

[Monitor] Kampala -Sometimes there is little to talk about Ugandan bodybuilding in a calendar year, many times with hardly an event worthy of mention. 2016 was quite an eventful one, at least by Ugandan standards and below is a recap.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Challenge of Building “New Gambia”

[IRIN] Dakar -Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19 political prisoners, including former opposition leader Ousain…

[IRIN] Dakar -Last Friday, the unbelievable happened in Gambia: after 22 years of autocratic rule, Yahya Jammeh peacefully conceded defeat in a historic presidential election. By Monday, 19 political prisoners, including former opposition leader Ousainou Darboe, had been released from jail.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambian President-Elect Calls for Calm, Demands Predecessor Accept Election Loss

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to accept defeat in the December 1 election. Appealing for calm, he said Jammeh had no constitutional right to reject the results.

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to accept defeat in the December 1 election. Appealing for calm, he said Jammeh had no constitutional right to reject the results.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Transforming Classrooms with a ‘Tutu Desk’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Recently released from hospital, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa celebrated his 85the birthday in October. Though clearly frail, he surprised and delighted friends and family gathered from around the world by pres…

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Recently released from hospital, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa celebrated his 85the birthday in October. Though clearly frail, he surprised and delighted friends and family gathered from around the world by presiding at a service at St. Georges Cathedral in Cape Town and attending an annual lecture in his honor. AllAfrica will mark the birthday year by a focus on one of the causes that the Archbishop has championed -- a campaign to provide a simple writing surface for schoolchildren

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Detained Opposition Leader Facing Potential Charges of Terrorism

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Boko Haram ‘Not Crushed’, Shekau Says in New Video

[Premium Times] Less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the “final crushing” of Boko Haram, the leader of the terror group has released a new video saying the group remained alive.

[Premium Times] Less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the "final crushing" of Boko Haram, the leader of the terror group has released a new video saying the group remained alive.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria