Kenya’s Sendy Plans to Go Nationwide in 2018 and Is Looking At East African Expansion

[Innovation in Africa] You can always find a driver to do a delivery in Kenya but you don’t know when the parcel has arrived and whether the driver is honest. You need contacts to make it work. Sendy wants to take the sweat and worry out of the process…

[Innovation in Africa] You can always find a driver to do a delivery in Kenya but you don't know when the parcel has arrived and whether the driver is honest. You need contacts to make it work. Sendy wants to take the sweat and worry out of the process. Russell Southwood spoke to Sendy's Chief Operating Officer Malaika Judd about its growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Schools Act As Havens for Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage in Uganda

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Amudat, Uganda -FGM, which involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia, became illegal in Uganda in 2010 but continues in secret

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Amudat, Uganda -FGM, which involves the partial or total removal of external genitalia, became illegal in Uganda in 2010 but continues in secret

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Cancer Alarm As Number of New Cases Skyrockets

[Daily News] Moshi -THERE is an alarming upward trend in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, as a Northern Zone referral hospital attended to 3,450 patients against the target of 600 patients.

[Daily News] Moshi -THERE is an alarming upward trend in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, as a Northern Zone referral hospital attended to 3,450 patients against the target of 600 patients.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

We’re On Course, Says Govt Spokesman Abbas

[Daily News] THE government is committed to ensure the country’s current economic status is maintained by implementing all its essential management steps, government spokesperson, Dr Hassan Abbas, has affirmed.

[Daily News] THE government is committed to ensure the country's current economic status is maintained by implementing all its essential management steps, government spokesperson, Dr Hassan Abbas, has affirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

49 Charged Over UCE Exam Leak

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has said about 49 people were arrested, charged and some released on bail over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has said about 49 people were arrested, charged and some released on bail over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opinion: Defection Parades Should be Halted

The politics of defections that is being propagated by leading political parties in the country many seasons before election period smacks lack of seriousness by both sides of the political divide. In the past few days the Patriotic Front has … Continued

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The politics of defections that is being propagated by leading political parties in the country many seasons before election period smacks lack of seriousness by both sides of the political divide. In the past few days the Patriotic Front has prided itself in parading individuals that have crossed over to the ruling party including two sitting councillors from the UPND. The capture has extended to the National Democratic Congress members that have gone back to the ruling party a few weeks after having been in the NDC. So rife with these show off parades that even the UPND pushed itself to having its president Hakainde Hichilema also stage a similar window dressing exercise of receiving defectors. In the midst of all this political comedy, the country is facing the possibility of a drought season that threatens food security. Food security is a problem that knows no political boundaries but collectively harm the population regardless of political affiliation. There has been so much pressure of impressing on numbers that any new comer into Zambia would mistakenly believe that the country was in an election season. How can one explain the messages that were at the core of the addresses of the ministers that held political rallies in Luapula province last week? Was it not simply an anti-Harry Kalaba show? On Wednesday while Hichilema was receiving some low level PF rejects at the party secretariat whose biggest catch was former councillor in Kanyama whose term lasted up to 2011 on the PF ticket Sunday Chanda too was conducting a similar show in Lusaka receiving defectors from NDC. Why have our political parties suddenly become obsessed with defections? Is this surely a season for politics especially politics of defections? Or is it counter defections? Did not the country just emerge from bruising elections in 2016? Do we really need these political theatrics at this stage? The post Opinion: Defection Parades Should be Halted appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports