West African Leaders Urge Gambia’s Jammeh to Step Down

[Deutsche Welle] A delegation of current and former West African leaders is to meet Gambia President Yahya Jammeh to encourage him to step down. The long-time leader has refused to accept the outcome of December’s presidential election.

[Deutsche Welle] A delegation of current and former West African leaders is to meet Gambia President Yahya Jammeh to encourage him to step down. The long-time leader has refused to accept the outcome of December's presidential election.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

President Signs Election Law to Allow Manual Voting As Backup

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a law that allows manual voting and counting ballots as a backup process for electronic voting systems. Opponents have called the law a back door for potential vote rigging.

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a law that allows manual voting and counting ballots as a backup process for electronic voting systems. Opponents have called the law a back door for potential vote rigging.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Archbishop Tasks Educationists to Promote Culture

[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama has advised educationists and the elite in Acholi to rewrite the eroding culture of Acholi, arguing that modernisation “may eat it away”.

[Monitor] Gulu -Gulu Archbishop John Baptist Odama has advised educationists and the elite in Acholi to rewrite the eroding culture of Acholi, arguing that modernisation "may eat it away".

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway Officially Completed

[DPFZA] The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia’s capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked today at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti.

[DPFZA] The completion of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti Railway, a new 752km track linking Ethiopia's capital with the Port of Djibouti, was officially marked today at a ceremony at Nagad Railway Station in Djibouti.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Kalangala to Streamline Water Transport

[Monitor] Kalangala -Passenger boats that lack sea or water worthy certificates will not be allowed to ply various routes within Kalangala District starting this year, the district chairperson, Mr Willy Lugoloobi, has revealed.

[Monitor] Kalangala -Passenger boats that lack sea or water worthy certificates will not be allowed to ply various routes within Kalangala District starting this year, the district chairperson, Mr Willy Lugoloobi, has revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Authorities Swing Into Action as Counterfeits Flood Market

[New Times] Despite efforts stamp out counterfeits on the local market, authorities registered an increase in cases related to fake products over the past 12 months. According to reports by Police, the standards body and media, counterfeits and substan…

[New Times] Despite efforts stamp out counterfeits on the local market, authorities registered an increase in cases related to fake products over the past 12 months. According to reports by Police, the standards body and media, counterfeits and substandard products have flooded the local market. A week ago, counterfeit and illicit goods, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and alcoholic drinks valued at over Rwf140 million were seized during the "Fagia OPSON II" operation conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP). D

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ugandan Army to Screen LRA War Movie

[Monitor] Gulu -Uganda People Defence Forces have revealed plans to produce a war film, focusing on their encounters with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels during the two-decade war that rocked north and part of eastern Uganda.

[Monitor] Gulu -Uganda People Defence Forces have revealed plans to produce a war film, focusing on their encounters with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels during the two-decade war that rocked north and part of eastern Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Jah Prayzah Begs Baba Harare

[The Herald] It seems all is not well for musician Jah Prayzah following reports that he begged his former guitarist Braveman Chizvino to perform at his show on Sunday. Jah Prayzah staged his first show since the resignation of Chizvino, popularly know…

[The Herald] It seems all is not well for musician Jah Prayzah following reports that he begged his former guitarist Braveman Chizvino to perform at his show on Sunday. Jah Prayzah staged his first show since the resignation of Chizvino, popularly known as Baba Harare, and had not found a replacement.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe