‘Biometric Voting No Silver Bullet’

[The Herald] The Biometric Voter Registration system was used in the 2013 Kenyan elections where Uhuru Kenyatta became president. Ambassador Simbi Mubako headed a joint election observer mission of Comesa, EAC and IGAD monitoring those elections. Chris…

[The Herald] The Biometric Voter Registration system was used in the 2013 Kenyan elections where Uhuru Kenyatta became president. Ambassador Simbi Mubako headed a joint election observer mission of Comesa, EAC and IGAD monitoring those elections. Christopher Charamba (CC) spoke to Ambassador Mubako (SM) to understand how the BVR system impacted the elections in Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Why Those Who Tried to Create a Wedge Between Buhari, Osinbajo Failed – Femi Adesina

[Vanguard] But for the honesty and principled nature of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, mischief makers would have mounted a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, during the president’s 49-day recent medical vacation in the United Kingdom whe…

[Vanguard] But for the honesty and principled nature of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, mischief makers would have mounted a wedge between him and President Muhammadu Buhari, during the president's 49-day recent medical vacation in the United Kingdom when Osinbajo functioned as acting president, Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, has said. In this interview, Adesina spoke among others on how Osinbajo disappointed those who tried to create problems between him and Buhari.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Man Jailed Six Years for N7.8 Million Love Scam

[Premium Times] A 37-year-old internet fraudster, Akintunde Abiodun, was on Friday sentenced to six years in jail after the Lagos high Court sitting in Ikeja convicted him of forgery and stealing.

[Premium Times] A 37-year-old internet fraudster, Akintunde Abiodun, was on Friday sentenced to six years in jail after the Lagos high Court sitting in Ikeja convicted him of forgery and stealing.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Right or Wrong? 10 Popular Terms Ghanaians Use Daily

[Ghana Star] This is Ghana! A country of great culture, heritage, and tradition. Where names and terms are given to things differently from what they are in other parts of the world. Every first timer in Ghana is more than likely going to experience a …

[Ghana Star] This is Ghana! A country of great culture, heritage, and tradition. Where names and terms are given to things differently from what they are in other parts of the world. Every first timer in Ghana is more than likely going to experience a few difficulties in understanding these terms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Govt Gives Dates for Civil Servants’ Salaries

[The Herald] Government has released March pay dates for civil servants, with most of them going to be paid before the end of the month. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe were paid yesterday (March 17), the health sector w…

[The Herald] Government has released March pay dates for civil servants, with most of them going to be paid before the end of the month. Members of the Zimbabwe National Army and Air Force of Zimbabwe were paid yesterday (March 17), the health sector will be paid on Tuesday (March 21), the Zimbabwe Republic Police and Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services on March 24, while the education sector will be paid on March 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Meet Omolara… Nigeria’s First Visually Impaired Mandela Washington Fellow

[Guardian] The eye is second most complex organ of the human body after the brain; it’s composed of more than two million working parts as 80 per cent of our memories are determined by what we see. However, circumstances (some beyond the human control)…

[Guardian] The eye is second most complex organ of the human body after the brain; it's composed of more than two million working parts as 80 per cent of our memories are determined by what we see. However, circumstances (some beyond the human control) sometimes deprive some individuals the opportunity to using this very important organ in pursuing their dreams.

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Kaweesi, Bodyguards Tried to Open Doors and Escape?

[Monitor] Kampala -Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, 43, was yesterday shot dead in a daring but not uncommon fashion as he left his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb, to go to work. The shooting happened just after 9am, residents said.

[Monitor] Kampala -Police spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, 43, was yesterday shot dead in a daring but not uncommon fashion as he left his home in Kulambiro, a Kampala suburb, to go to work. The shooting happened just after 9am, residents said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda