Niger Delta Talks – Name Govt’s Team Before August 1 – Clark

[Vanguard] Ughelli -Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, constitute a team to engage in talks with stakeholders in the Niger Delta be…

[Vanguard] Ughelli -Convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF and Ijaw national leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, constitute a team to engage in talks with stakeholders in the Niger Delta before August 1, adding that youths of the region were becoming impatient over the delay in the talks.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Will the New Traditional Courts Bill Live Up to Its Promises?

[Daily Maverick] The Traditional Courts Bill is back. Resuscitated in the National Assembly in January after two previous defeats, its purpose is to provide a legislative framework for the courts of traditional leaders and to encourage that their funct…

[Daily Maverick] The Traditional Courts Bill is back. Resuscitated in the National Assembly in January after two previous defeats, its purpose is to provide a legislative framework for the courts of traditional leaders and to encourage that their functioning be consistent with constitutional principles. By NYASHA KARIMAKWENDA and PHILILE NTULI.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Zero Oil Days Clearly Before Us – Osinbajo

[Vanguard] Lagos -Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, expressed concern over the rising volatility in the global crude oil market, stating that the days of zero oil, where the commodity would become irrelevant, were clearly around the cor…

[Vanguard] Lagos -Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, expressed concern over the rising volatility in the global crude oil market, stating that the days of zero oil, where the commodity would become irrelevant, were clearly around the corner.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Agencies Partner With Government of Djibouti in Effort to Achieve SDGs

[Unicef] Djibouti -World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United …

[Unicef] Djibouti -World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake met President Ismail Omar Guelleh today and discussed United Nations cooperation with Djibouti.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Hitman Headlines ‘No Mercy VII’

[Namibian] Former world champion Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses will use his upcoming fight to inch closer to the big time, the MTC Nestor Sunshine Promotions stable announced on Monday.

[Namibian] Former world champion Paulus 'The Hitman' Moses will use his upcoming fight to inch closer to the big time, the MTC Nestor Sunshine Promotions stable announced on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Hospital Illegally Dumps Blood – Kids Use It As Lipstick, Nail Polish

[New Zimbabwe] A local hospital allegedly dumped blood and other medical waste at an open site in Mt Hampden, posing a serious health hazard to children who used the blood as lipstick and nail polish, a Harare court heard Monday.

[New Zimbabwe] A local hospital allegedly dumped blood and other medical waste at an open site in Mt Hampden, posing a serious health hazard to children who used the blood as lipstick and nail polish, a Harare court heard Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

#GuptaLeaks – Another German Software Giant Implicated in ‘Kickback’ Payments

[Daily Maverick] A second German multinational, Software AG, has been caught red-handed entering questionable commission agreements with a Gupta-controlled company in the hope of securing lucrative state contracts. A company that manufactures billboard…

[Daily Maverick] A second German multinational, Software AG, has been caught red-handed entering questionable commission agreements with a Gupta-controlled company in the hope of securing lucrative state contracts. A company that manufactures billboards and a letterbox consulting company also stood to rake in millions. By AMABHUNGANE, SCORPIO and NEWS24.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Confirms Redeployment As Airforce Apologises Over Rann Bombing

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army (NA) yesterday confirmed the redeployment of 52 general and 597 other officers engaged in both internal and external operations stating that it was a routing exercise.

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army (NA) yesterday confirmed the redeployment of 52 general and 597 other officers engaged in both internal and external operations stating that it was a routing exercise.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Suicide Bombings Sign of Boko Haram’s Weakness – Shettima

[Leadership] Abuja -The increasing rate of suicide attacks by Boko Haram is a sign of weakness on the part of the insurgent group, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said.

[Leadership] Abuja -The increasing rate of suicide attacks by Boko Haram is a sign of weakness on the part of the insurgent group, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Museveni Approves U.S.$2.9b Loan for Malaba-Kampala Railway

[East African] President Yoweri Museveni has approved the borrowing of Ush10.3 trillion ($2.9 billion) for the construction of the standard gauge railway from the Malaba border with Kenya to Kampala in the clearest signal yet that the regional infrastr…

[East African] President Yoweri Museveni has approved the borrowing of Ush10.3 trillion ($2.9 billion) for the construction of the standard gauge railway from the Malaba border with Kenya to Kampala in the clearest signal yet that the regional infrastructure project is back on track.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda