Permission to Drink a Lion

[Daily Maverick] There is something extremely bizarre about drinking a lion. But maybe in this world of post-truth it’s a new normal. After all, the cruelty we do to creatures in factory farms comes to us with no conscience, wrapped in plastic and labe…

[Daily Maverick] There is something extremely bizarre about drinking a lion. But maybe in this world of post-truth it's a new normal. After all, the cruelty we do to creatures in factory farms comes to us with no conscience, wrapped in plastic and labelled farm fresh. Every time we buy an egg or a steak or chicken breast we conspire in a little lie that it's okay, says DON PINNOCK.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Number of Air Passengers Declined in 2016

[Premium Times] From more than 15 million passengers in 2014, Nigerian air passenger traffic declined to 6 million in 2016, Oscar Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, has said.

[Premium Times] From more than 15 million passengers in 2014, Nigerian air passenger traffic declined to 6 million in 2016, Oscar Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Ex-Lawmaker, Keston Okoro, Emerged PMAN President

[Vanguard] Erstwhile member of Delta state House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development to ex-governor James Ibori, Hon. (Dr) Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, yesterday emerged the new president of the Performing Musicians Association of…

[Vanguard] Erstwhile member of Delta state House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development to ex-governor James Ibori, Hon. (Dr) Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, yesterday emerged the new president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Government Steps in to Stop Fight Over LC5 Seat

[Monitor] Kapchorwa -Tororo District Council has been thrown into chaos following the death of LC5 chairman, Apollo Jaramogi, early this month, with the Speaker and the former vice chairperson fighting over who should occupy the vacant top district seat.

[Monitor] Kapchorwa -Tororo District Council has been thrown into chaos following the death of LC5 chairman, Apollo Jaramogi, early this month, with the Speaker and the former vice chairperson fighting over who should occupy the vacant top district seat.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Don’t Let Our Education Perpetuate Inequality

[Monitor] The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations results released yesterday showed more how government policies on education are failing rather than working. It’s such a petrifying indictment.

[Monitor] The Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations results released yesterday showed more how government policies on education are failing rather than working. It's such a petrifying indictment.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Polls Agency Appeals for More Kenyans to Register to Vote

[Nation] The electoral agency has appealed for more Kenyans to turn out and register to vote, even as it outlined plans to make sure every eligible person, including those affected by drought, is reached.

[Nation] The electoral agency has appealed for more Kenyans to turn out and register to vote, even as it outlined plans to make sure every eligible person, including those affected by drought, is reached.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

URA Board Distances Self from Akol

[Monitor] The chairman of the Uganda Revenue Authority [URA] Board Simon Kagugube yesterday revealed that the board was not consulted when the Commissioner General Doris Akol paid out Shs6b from the tax body’s budget to selected government officials as…

[Monitor] The chairman of the Uganda Revenue Authority [URA] Board Simon Kagugube yesterday revealed that the board was not consulted when the Commissioner General Doris Akol paid out Shs6b from the tax body's budget to selected government officials as a reward for winning two major oil cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda