Passengers Sleep At Airport As Harmattan Haze Worsens

[Daily Trust] Lagos -For the second day this week, many flights, including some international flights, were cancelled yesterday in Lagos as a result of worsening harmattan haze, Daily Trust reports.

[Daily Trust] Lagos -For the second day this week, many flights, including some international flights, were cancelled yesterday in Lagos as a result of worsening harmattan haze, Daily Trust reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reward for Whistleblowers

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) unveiled a new anti-graft policy last week that provides for up to 5 percent reward for whistleblowers that expose fraud in both public and private sectors. Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun disclosed th…

[Daily Trust] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) unveiled a new anti-graft policy last week that provides for up to 5 percent reward for whistleblowers that expose fraud in both public and private sectors. Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun disclosed this to reporters soon after the FEC meeting. The new measure is meant to boost the Buhari administration's anti-corruption fight.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Donovan Bernard Shines in Abidjan

[The Herald] WARRIOR’s second choice goalkeeper Donovan Bernard proved that he is equally competitive despite spending most of the time in Tatenda Mukuruva’s shadow when he reportedly put an outstanding show between the posts including saving a late pe…

[The Herald] WARRIOR's second choice goalkeeper Donovan Bernard proved that he is equally competitive despite spending most of the time in Tatenda Mukuruva's shadow when he reportedly put an outstanding show between the posts including saving a late penalty in Zimbabwe's international friendly against Cote d'Ivoire at Stade Robert Champroux on Boxing Day.The match ended goalless. But in the end that stalemate was largely to the second half heroics of Bernard, who blocked a penalty six minutes from time after the young

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

False Start to Warriors’ Afcon Camp

[The Herald] THERE was a false start to the Warriors’ camp for the 2017 African Cup of Nations with logistical challenges pegging back training for the opening two days.The majority of the Warriors’ foreign legion had heeded calls to report to camp on …

[The Herald] THERE was a false start to the Warriors' camp for the 2017 African Cup of Nations with logistical challenges pegging back training for the opening two days.The majority of the Warriors' foreign legion had heeded calls to report to camp on Boxing Day, but they had to be turned away as ZIFA officials ran around looking for where to accommodate them.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Dam Is a Big Win for Ethiopia

[Addis Fortune] In another otherwise difficult year filled with political turmoil, Ethiopia has scored one huge win by inaugurating the Gilgile Gibe III Hydroelectric Dam over the Omo River which almost doubles the country’s power generation output.

[Addis Fortune] In another otherwise difficult year filled with political turmoil, Ethiopia has scored one huge win by inaugurating the Gilgile Gibe III Hydroelectric Dam over the Omo River which almost doubles the country's power generation output.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Indian Company to Provide Veterans With Prosthetic Limbs

[Addis Fortune] JMC Projects India, a company contracted to build a 109 km stretch of asphalt roads connecting Ethiopia and Kenya, has partnered with BMVSS Jaipur, an Indian based prosthetic limbs manufacturer, to provide lower limb prosthetics to the …

[Addis Fortune] JMC Projects India, a company contracted to build a 109 km stretch of asphalt roads connecting Ethiopia and Kenya, has partnered with BMVSS Jaipur, an Indian based prosthetic limbs manufacturer, to provide lower limb prosthetics to the Tigray Disabled Veterans Association. The limbs will cost around 70 dollars each.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Why Foreign Investment Is Still Flowing to Ethiopia

[Addis Fortune] By all accounts, Ethiopia has had a tough year. The effects of El Nino were deeply felt across the country. Agriculture was impacted. So was the life of millions of Ethiopians earning a living from it.Global mainstream media reported th…

[Addis Fortune] By all accounts, Ethiopia has had a tough year. The effects of El Nino were deeply felt across the country. Agriculture was impacted. So was the life of millions of Ethiopians earning a living from it.Global mainstream media reported the return of drought to Ethiopia. These negative stories tested the rapidly improving image of the nation. Further, governance issues spilled into the streets and the nation went through a turbulent few months. Normally, these issues should be enough to deter investors from a

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Pissing Culture?

[Addis Fortune] The public restrooms of my city are so unbearable; it is agonizing to pass by them. Let alone use them or even come close to them. I am not sarcastically referring to the dusty or clean roads adorned by piss grown trees or flowers and w…

[Addis Fortune] The public restrooms of my city are so unbearable; it is agonizing to pass by them. Let alone use them or even come close to them. I am not sarcastically referring to the dusty or clean roads adorned by piss grown trees or flowers and what-have-you, but about the premises of businesses, as if no one takes ownership of them.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

The Disappearing Frankincense Forests

[Deutsche Welle] Even before the Wise men gave frankincense as a gift, people were climbing the rugged Somaliland mountains in search of the precious resin. But rising global demand is threatening the ancestral forests where it is found.

[Deutsche Welle] Even before the Wise men gave frankincense as a gift, people were climbing the rugged Somaliland mountains in search of the precious resin. But rising global demand is threatening the ancestral forests where it is found.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia