Kampala, Addis SGRs – Same Specifications, Different Costs

[East African] Even as the transport ministers of Uganda and Kenya head to Beijing later this month to demonstrate to China Exim Bank – the financiers of the two countries’ standard gauge railway projects – progress towards building a seamless rail net…

[East African] Even as the transport ministers of Uganda and Kenya head to Beijing later this month to demonstrate to China Exim Bank - the financiers of the two countries' standard gauge railway projects - progress towards building a seamless rail network, Kampala is embroiled in a fight over the cost of the project.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Zanaco Jet in Ahead of APR Return Leg Clash

[New Times] Zambia’s champions Zanaco FC arrived in Kigali on Thursday ahead of their 2017 Total CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg tie against APR which will be played at Amahoro National Stadium on Saturday. The Zambian outfit touched…

[New Times] Zambia's champions Zanaco FC arrived in Kigali on Thursday ahead of their 2017 Total CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg tie against APR which will be played at Amahoro National Stadium on Saturday. The Zambian outfit touched down at Kigali International Airport on Thursday at 12:10pm aboard a RwandAir flight. The two sides settled for a draw in the first leg a week ago in Lusaka.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

‘Design Thinking’ Can Prepare Graduates for the Real Working World

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they’re using the col…

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego. But these are actually students at the University of Cape Town's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, and they're using the colourful blocks to design a prototype. It represents policy reform ideas around transitioning from informal to formal economies. It's a complex system represented with very basic materials.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Odd Meaning of ‘Radical Economic Transformation’ in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The only thing radical about South Africa’s ruling party’s understanding of “radical economic transformation”, a commentator once suggested, is its use of the word ‘radical’. The comment was made a few years ago,…

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -The only thing radical about South Africa's ruling party's understanding of "radical economic transformation", a commentator once suggested, is its use of the word 'radical'. The comment was made a few years ago, when the African National Congress (ANC) was in the habit of using the slogan to describe very modest change. Now it's back.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Why Fighting Fire With Fire in DRC’s Virunga Park Isn’t Helping Conservation

[The Conversation Africa] Conserving nature in areas immersed in prolonged violent conflict is challenging. One such area is the Virunga National Park, located in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The park management tries to face…

[The Conversation Africa] Conserving nature in areas immersed in prolonged violent conflict is challenging. One such area is the Virunga National Park, located in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The park management tries to face these challenges head-on with the aim of protecting Virunga's rich biodiversity. In particular, the survival of the well-known endangered mountain gorilla is at stake.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Ulinzi Bank on Early Goals to Down Benghazi

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Trailing 1-0 from the first leg played in Cairo, Egypt last Friday, Ulinzi Stars have to win by a margin of more than two goals in the return leg against Libyan side Al-Ahly Benghazi on Saturday to advance to the first round of th…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Trailing 1-0 from the first leg played in Cairo, Egypt last Friday, Ulinzi Stars have to win by a margin of more than two goals in the return leg against Libyan side Al-Ahly Benghazi on Saturday to advance to the first round of the CAF Confederations Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

RNOSC Accredits Weightlifting, Gymnastics Federations

[New Times] Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) has officially recognised Weightlifting and Gymnastics governing bodies as legitimate sports federations in the country.

[New Times] Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) has officially recognised Weightlifting and Gymnastics governing bodies as legitimate sports federations in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Health Specialists Join Doctors Strike

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe government gynaecologists and obstetricians on Friday down tools in solidarity with striking state doctors, as the nationwide industrial action entered its third day, plunging the country’ health sector into a major crisis.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe government gynaecologists and obstetricians on Friday down tools in solidarity with striking state doctors, as the nationwide industrial action entered its third day, plunging the country' health sector into a major crisis.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

France Values Kenya as Strategic Partner, New Envoy Says

[Capital FM] Nairobi -France values Kenya as a strategic, economic, diplomatic and development partner in the region, the incoming French Ambassador to Kenya, Antoine Sivan, has said.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -France values Kenya as a strategic, economic, diplomatic and development partner in the region, the incoming French Ambassador to Kenya, Antoine Sivan, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya