The Uganda Music Awards Set for Today

[Observer] The first edition of The Uganda Music Awards (TUMA) takes place today at the Kampala Serena hotel. Billed to be unique and celebrating music in Uganda, the awards are being held under the theme: ‘Real talent. Real people. Real music.’

[Observer] The first edition of The Uganda Music Awards (TUMA) takes place today at the Kampala Serena hotel. Billed to be unique and celebrating music in Uganda, the awards are being held under the theme: 'Real talent. Real people. Real music.'

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

We Told Buhari Not to Be in a Haste to Come Back – Ortom

[Vanguard] Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, yesterday, at the state house told newsmen that the six selected governors who went to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London advised him not to hurry back, but to take care of his health pending whe…

[Vanguard] Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, yesterday, at the state house told newsmen that the six selected governors who went to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London advised him not to hurry back, but to take care of his health pending when his doctors clear him.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

U.S. Approves Sale of N219 Billion Attack Planes to Nigeria

[Premium Times] The United State government has approved the sale of 12 high-tech attack aircraft worth N219 billion ($600 million) to Nigeria’s Air Force for the fight against the violent extremist group, Boko Haram, White House officials briefed on t…

[Premium Times] The United State government has approved the sale of 12 high-tech attack aircraft worth N219 billion ($600 million) to Nigeria's Air Force for the fight against the violent extremist group, Boko Haram, White House officials briefed on the matter told the Associated Press.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mo Farah Starts His Farewell With Bid for 10,000m Gold

[RFI] Will it be a golden goodbye for Mo Farah? Around 65,000 partisans in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium will be yearning for such a scenario on Friday night when he runs his last 10,000 metres race at a major international competition before turning his…

[RFI] Will it be a golden goodbye for Mo Farah? Around 65,000 partisans in the Queen Elizabeth Stadium will be yearning for such a scenario on Friday night when he runs his last 10,000 metres race at a major international competition before turning his attentions to the marathon.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

10111 Call Centres Operational Despite Strike

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Police Service has put in place contingency plans at all 10111 Call Centres to ensure that emergency calls are answered and responded to as a priority.

[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Police Service has put in place contingency plans at all 10111 Call Centres to ensure that emergency calls are answered and responded to as a priority.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

More Manufacturers Go Off-Grid to Reduce Production Cost

[Guardian] Notwithstanding a steady expansion across both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors as revealed by the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), more manufacturers are expected to go off-grid as part of measures to reduce production co…

[Guardian] Notwithstanding a steady expansion across both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors as revealed by the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), more manufacturers are expected to go off-grid as part of measures to reduce production costs and enhance competitiveness.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate, CBN Rift Looms Over N79 Billion Hajj Subsidy

[Guardian] Lagos, Maiduguri and Katsina -The Senate and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be on a collision course over the lawmakers’ N200 per dollar proposal for Muslims undertaking pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

[Guardian] Lagos, Maiduguri and Katsina -The Senate and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be on a collision course over the lawmakers' N200 per dollar proposal for Muslims undertaking pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Peacekeeping Chief Pledges Support to Displaced Civilians in Malakal

[UN News] Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilia…

[UN News] Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, where he expressed the Organization's resolve to support the return to stability.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan