Economic Opportunities Can Double If Nairobians Use Public Transport, WB Says

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new policy research working paper by the World Bank indicates that economic opportunities in Nairobi can double within an hour when commuters travel by foot or use public transport.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A new policy research working paper by the World Bank indicates that economic opportunities in Nairobi can double within an hour when commuters travel by foot or use public transport.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ghana Goes to the Polls in Closely Fought Election

[Al Jazeera] Ghanaians are casting their ballots in neck and neck presidential and parliamentary polls, held at a time of economic woes and corruption scandals that have eroded President John Mahama’s lustre.

[Al Jazeera] Ghanaians are casting their ballots in neck and neck presidential and parliamentary polls, held at a time of economic woes and corruption scandals that have eroded President John Mahama's lustre.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Nigeria Grapples With Starvation Amid Boko Haram Battle

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations has warned that northern Nigeria faces the “largest crisis in Africa” as the government’s war with Boko Haram has become increasingly bogged down In northern Borno state, the epicentre of a conflict that has spread to th…

[Al Jazeera] The United Nations has warned that northern Nigeria faces the "largest crisis in Africa" as the government's war with Boko Haram has become increasingly bogged down In northern Borno state, the epicentre of a conflict that has spread to three neighbouring countries - Chad, Cameroon and Niger - Nigeria's army has unleashed a barrage of air and land assaults.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Life for South Sudan Refugees in Nyumanzi, Uganda

[Al Jazeera] Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with South S…

[Al Jazeera] Streams of noisy motorcycles and cars charge down a busy, dusty market road lined with stalls and shops where South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan locals sell their wares. Nyumanzi is a northern rural hamlet close to the border with South Sudan. This area has received global attention because this transit centre in Uganda is frequently congested with thousands of new arrivals and is also home to more than 20,000 long-term refugees displaced by the conflict in South Sudan.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Two Dead As Weed Smugglers, PDF Clash in North Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] El Taweisha -A member of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) and a cannabis smuggler were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire in El Taweisha locality in North Darfur.

[Radio Dabanga] El Taweisha -A member of the Popular Defence Forces (PDF) and a cannabis smuggler were killed on Tuesday in an exchange of fire in El Taweisha locality in North Darfur.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Senator Pushes for Law to Protect Pregnant Learners in Schools

[Nation] It will be illegal for a head teacher to expel a pupil on grounds that they are pregnant and would be a bad example to other learners, if a Bill before Parliament becomes law.

[Nation] It will be illegal for a head teacher to expel a pupil on grounds that they are pregnant and would be a bad example to other learners, if a Bill before Parliament becomes law.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt, Civil Servants Seal Stands Deal

[The Herald] Government and civil servants yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves way for the implementation of the residential stands scheme being worked out by the employer.The empowerment tool is part of Government’s non-monetary …

[The Herald] Government and civil servants yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding that paves way for the implementation of the residential stands scheme being worked out by the employer.The empowerment tool is part of Government's non-monetary incentives to workers and it fulfils goals spelt out in Zim-Asset. Under Zim-Asset, the Government intends to provide 300 000 housing units to the people by 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

One Tonne Fish Seized

[The Herald] At least four Zambians illegally camped in Zimbabwean territory have been arrested in Kariba and a tonne of fish recovered. The arrest follows joint operations and patrols by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Bum…

[The Herald] At least four Zambians illegally camped in Zimbabwean territory have been arrested in Kariba and a tonne of fish recovered. The arrest follows joint operations and patrols by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority and the Bumi Hills Anti-Poaching Unit recently.The identity particulars of the four; two men and two women believed to be their wives, could not be established immediately. Patrols around the Kota Kota area established that there were illegal fishing camps suspected to belong to Zam

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe