Facebook Offers Tool to Combat Fake News in Kenya

[East African] Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

[East African] Facebook rolled out a tool this week to help Kenyan users spot fake news ahead of a hotly-contested presidential election that has seen supporters of rival candidates trade bitter words online.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nigerian Lawmakers Go After British American Tobacco Over Alleged Sharp Practices

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have trained their spotlight on activities of the British American Tobacco Nigeria, particularly the allegations of sharp practices against the company, PREMIUM Times has learnt.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate and the House of Representatives have trained their spotlight on activities of the British American Tobacco Nigeria, particularly the allegations of sharp practices against the company, PREMIUM Times has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Premium Times Centre Trains Campus Journalists, Launches Reporter APP

[Premium Times] In the last two months, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ team has been on the road training campus journalists across the Nigerian universities. The train started at the Bayero University Kano as the Centre l…

[Premium Times] In the last two months, the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, PTCIJ team has been on the road training campus journalists across the Nigerian universities. The train started at the Bayero University Kano as the Centre launched the Campus Reporter website as part of its program to support evidence-based campus journalism in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kagame Wins Rwanda Election With 98pc of Votes

[East African] Rwandan President Paul Kagame has won a third term in office, garnering 98 per cent of votes, according to partial results released by the electoral commission Saturday.

[East African] Rwandan President Paul Kagame has won a third term in office, garnering 98 per cent of votes, according to partial results released by the electoral commission Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Exclusive – How Police Foiled Sergeant’s Attempt to Escape After Looting Jonathan’s Home

[Premium Times] The policeman at the centre of the burglary of an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, initially made a bolt for it but was rearrested after a man he sold a property to tricked him into police’s net, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

[Premium Times] The policeman at the centre of the burglary of an Abuja home of former President Goodluck Jonathan, initially made a bolt for it but was rearrested after a man he sold a property to tricked him into police's net, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Namibian Crafters – Can Indigenous Knowledge and Commerce Coexist?

[The Conversation Africa] The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree – the Hyphaene petersiana – by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is difficult to trace, but has…

[The Conversation Africa] The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree - the Hyphaene petersiana - by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is difficult to trace, but has generally been adopted across Namibia. Also known as the vegetable ivory palm, the tree can bear up to 2,000 fruit over four seasons - each fruit housing a nut. Harvesting the hard, ivory-coloured seed doesn't harm the tree.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Paul Kagame Wins Presidential Poll By a Landslide

[Al Jazeera] Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

[Al Jazeera] Rwanda's incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ethiopia Lifts State of Emergency Imposed in October

[Al Jazeera] Ethiopia’s government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms.

[Al Jazeera] Ethiopia's government has lifted a state of emergency imposed in October after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia