Sociopolitical Crisis is Main Cause of GDP Decline, Watchdog Says

[Iwacu] The Observation for Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement (OLUCOME) has sounded the alarm on Burundi’s economic situation. It is calling for all relevant parties to engage in inclusive talks to find solutions to the socio-political…

[Iwacu] The Observation for Fight against Corruption and Economic Embezzlement (OLUCOME) has sounded the alarm on Burundi's economic situation. It is calling for all relevant parties to engage in inclusive talks to find solutions to the socio-political, economic and security crisis facing Burundi since April 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Army Officials Seek to Allay Cadets’ Fears for Security

[Iwacu] “Be aware of unverified information on social media, and don’t listen to radios transmitting misleading information”, said Gaston Sindimwo, first Vice President, at a meeting with cadets who are often targeted with alarming information about th…

[Iwacu] "Be aware of unverified information on social media, and don't listen to radios transmitting misleading information", said Gaston Sindimwo, first Vice President, at a meeting with cadets who are often targeted with alarming information about their security. He called on the cadets to show unity and solidarity and told them "to turn their backs to those encouraging them to destroy their motherland".

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Gazelles Happy to Finish Strong in MPL Hockey League

[Monitor] Kampala -Top scorer Siddy Alum scored nine goals to take her season tally to 31 as Weatherhead Gazelles beat their club’s junior side 11-0 in the MPL National Hockey League on Saturday in Lugogo.

[Monitor] Kampala -Top scorer Siddy Alum scored nine goals to take her season tally to 31 as Weatherhead Gazelles beat their club's junior side 11-0 in the MPL National Hockey League on Saturday in Lugogo.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Teso Hunger – Government and People Partly to Blame

[Monitor] For TV cameras to show people in Katakwi District in Teso sub-region plucking leaves from a wild tree to boil and eat is a solemn commentary on the lack of planning in our country.

[Monitor] For TV cameras to show people in Katakwi District in Teso sub-region plucking leaves from a wild tree to boil and eat is a solemn commentary on the lack of planning in our country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kenyatta to Receive Rio Probe Report This Week

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Hassan Wario is expected to hand over the report on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games probe to President Uhuru Kenyatta this week.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Hassan Wario is expected to hand over the report on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games probe to President Uhuru Kenyatta this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Failure to Generate Business Irks Parliament

[Monitor] On Thursday, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah adjourned the House way before 6pm, the adjournment time stipulated in the rules, because the order paper had been largely exhausted.

[Monitor] On Thursday, Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah adjourned the House way before 6pm, the adjournment time stipulated in the rules, because the order paper had been largely exhausted.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Fidel, the Real Deal

[Daily Maverick] Proof of Fidel Castro’s impact in speeding up the end of white minority rule in southern Africa emerged from a 1976 intelligence briefing by then CIA director George H.W. Bush to the US president, Gerald Ford: “It is the intelligence c…

[Daily Maverick] Proof of Fidel Castro's impact in speeding up the end of white minority rule in southern Africa emerged from a 1976 intelligence briefing by then CIA director George H.W. Bush to the US president, Gerald Ford: "It is the intelligence community's prediction that Cuban troops will be involved in Rhodesia before the end of 1976" - three months away.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa