IMF Raises Red Flag On Kenya’s Rising Wage Bill

[East African] The International Monetary Fund has said it will hold discussions with Kenya during a quarterly review in April, about the country’s eligibility to take up a $1.5 billion contingency loan to address external shocks.

[East African] The International Monetary Fund has said it will hold discussions with Kenya during a quarterly review in April, about the country's eligibility to take up a $1.5 billion contingency loan to address external shocks.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

How Senior Public Officials Escape Anti-Graft Dragnet in Rwanda

[East African] Senior Rwandan government officials manning corruption networks have been devising “sophisticated means” to conceal their identities. This was revealed by the country’s Deputy Prosecutor General Agnes Mukagashugi last week, while explain…

[East African] Senior Rwandan government officials manning corruption networks have been devising "sophisticated means" to conceal their identities. This was revealed by the country's Deputy Prosecutor General Agnes Mukagashugi last week, while explaining why most of those convicted of corruption whose names are published are low-level officials, farmers and motorists.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

General Quits Over ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ Regime

[Deutsche Welle] A top general in the South Sudanese armed forces has stepped down in response to alleged atrocities by the government. The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, with the UN warning of “all-out ethnic civil war.”

[Deutsche Welle] A top general in the South Sudanese armed forces has stepped down in response to alleged atrocities by the government. The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, with the UN warning of "all-out ethnic civil war."

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Zimbabwe – ‘Unfit to Rule’ Case Against Mugabe Dismissed

[Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has rejected a case filed by an activist that challenged President Robert Mugabe’s ability to rule, saying proper court procedures weren’t followed.

[Al Jazeera] Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court has rejected a case filed by an activist that challenged President Robert Mugabe's ability to rule, saying proper court procedures weren't followed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Child Support Grant Should Start in Pregnancy. Here’s Why

[The Conversation Africa] Witwatersrand -Pregnancy and childbearing reduces women’s income-generating potential and introduces a host of new expenses. These include needing to eat well and the cost of transport to access antenatal services.

[The Conversation Africa] Witwatersrand -Pregnancy and childbearing reduces women's income-generating potential and introduces a host of new expenses. These include needing to eat well and the cost of transport to access antenatal services.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Influence of Climate Change On Fire Activity in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] University of Kwazulu-Natal –Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa’…

[The Conversation Africa] University of Kwazulu-Natal --Fires are often seen as destructive. But when used properly it can be a force for good. For example, the floral biodiversity of savanna ecosystems is largely driven by fire activity. South Africa's fynbos region - a floral region with plants unique to South Africa - is also highly dependent on fires to manage water and nutrient resources.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

BRICS Wants to Set Up an Alternative Rating Agency. Why it May Not Work

[The Conversation Africa] University of Cape Town -The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges it’…

[The Conversation Africa] University of Cape Town -The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether it will prosper given the major challenges it's bound to face.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Eight Tanzanians Detained in Malawi Mistreated – Activists

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rights groups yesterday revealed harassment of eight Tanzanians detained in Malawi over trespassing and reconnaissance, saying they are mistreated and denied humanitarian rights.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rights groups yesterday revealed harassment of eight Tanzanians detained in Malawi over trespassing and reconnaissance, saying they are mistreated and denied humanitarian rights.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania