Finance Minister Disowns New Tax On Mobile Money

[Monitor] The Minister of Finance, Mr Matia Kasaija, yesterday said the one per cent tax on Mobile Money passed by Parliament last week is different from what Cabinet and the ruling NRM party caucus had initially agreed upon.

[Monitor] The Minister of Finance, Mr Matia Kasaija, yesterday said the one per cent tax on Mobile Money passed by Parliament last week is different from what Cabinet and the ruling NRM party caucus had initially agreed upon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

HIV Self-Testing Is Here, Where Are Supportive Systems?

[Citizen] Finally, the HIV self-testing issue went to parliament last week, and the Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu was at it–addressing MPs on why the law needs to change to accommodate self-testing in the privacy of people’s homes, offices and so on.

[Citizen] Finally, the HIV self-testing issue went to parliament last week, and the Health Minister, Ummy Mwalimu was at it--addressing MPs on why the law needs to change to accommodate self-testing in the privacy of people's homes, offices and so on.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Why Funding Alone Can’t Shake Up Kenya’s School Transition Rate

[The Conversation Africa] Ten years ago Kenya abolished tuition fees for children attending its secondary day schools. The aim was to get more children to transition into secondary school, particularly those from low income households.

[The Conversation Africa] Ten years ago Kenya abolished tuition fees for children attending its secondary day schools. The aim was to get more children to transition into secondary school, particularly those from low income households.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Suma JKT Gives 15 Days to Loan Defaulters

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -SUMA JKT, a company under the National Services, has given loan defaulters until June 15 to make sure that they have settled their debts with the institution.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -SUMA JKT, a company under the National Services, has given loan defaulters until June 15 to make sure that they have settled their debts with the institution.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kenya May Never Close Dadaab, But Its Threat Has Exposed System Failures

[The Conversation Africa] When Kenya announced it would close the Dadaab refugee camp in May 2016, the world reacted with shock and recriminations. Some pointed to its commitments as a signatory to conventions protecting refugees. Others argued that Ke…

[The Conversation Africa] When Kenya announced it would close the Dadaab refugee camp in May 2016, the world reacted with shock and recriminations. Some pointed to its commitments as a signatory to conventions protecting refugees. Others argued that Kenya must not close the camp under any circumstances.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

People With Disabilities Call for Inclusion During Preparation of Imihigo

[New Times] National Council of Persons with Disabilities has called on districts to include programmes that benefit disabled people while preparing performance contracts (Imihigo).

[New Times] National Council of Persons with Disabilities has called on districts to include programmes that benefit disabled people while preparing performance contracts (Imihigo).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Special Chambers in Rwandan Courts to Try Corruption Cases

[New Times] Specialised chambers at the country’s twelve intermediate courts have been set up to try corruption and other economic crimes, a move considered as critical in strengthening the fight against corruption.

[New Times] Specialised chambers at the country's twelve intermediate courts have been set up to try corruption and other economic crimes, a move considered as critical in strengthening the fight against corruption.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda