Local e-Voting Machine – INEC, Ministry On War Path

[Vanguard] Local innovators may have heaved a sigh of relief recently when acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed three executive orders into law. One of the three laws encourages “support for local contents in public procurement” and compels all govern…

[Vanguard] Local innovators may have heaved a sigh of relief recently when acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed three executive orders into law. One of the three laws encourages "support for local contents in public procurement" and compels all government agencies to stick to local products.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lessons From Kenya’s New, Chinese-Funded Railway

[Chatham House] Despite cost concerns, Kenya’s deal shows that infrastructure agreements with China can be made fairer for citizens of partner countries. Its neighbours should take note.

[Chatham House] Despite cost concerns, Kenya's deal shows that infrastructure agreements with China can be made fairer for citizens of partner countries. Its neighbours should take note.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

EAC to Continue With Meeting Despite Boycott By Civil Society

[Citizen] Arusha -The East African Community (EAC) says it will go ahead with its annual secretary-general’s forum in Bujumbura, Burundi, which will kick off tomorrow despite a boycott by a regional umbrella body of civil society organisations.

[Citizen] Arusha -The East African Community (EAC) says it will go ahead with its annual secretary-general's forum in Bujumbura, Burundi, which will kick off tomorrow despite a boycott by a regional umbrella body of civil society organisations.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Intrigue, Insults Mar Makerere University Vice Chancellor Race

[Observer] As the three-horse race for the election of the Makerere University vice chancellor heats up, the lobbying for the highest administrative post in the university has reached toxic levels, The Observer has learnt.

[Observer] As the three-horse race for the election of the Makerere University vice chancellor heats up, the lobbying for the highest administrative post in the university has reached toxic levels, The Observer has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kenya to Give Work and Hope to Refugees After Decades in Limbo

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Food rations for refugees in Kenya, mainly from war-torn neighbouring South Sudan and Somalia, have been cut repeatedly due to funding shortages

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Food rations for refugees in Kenya, mainly from war-torn neighbouring South Sudan and Somalia, have been cut repeatedly due to funding shortages

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

NGO for Rights of Teen Mothers

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Appeal to allow teenage mothers back to school after giving birth continues to draw heated debate among various human rights defenders in the country.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Appeal to allow teenage mothers back to school after giving birth continues to draw heated debate among various human rights defenders in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

A Tribute to Mankind

[Namibian] As delegate general for Africa for the International Committee of the Red Cross between 1973 and 1975, I had the privilege to meet Herman (he could not use his name of Andimba at the time) Toivo ya Toivo three times on Robben Island in the s…

[Namibian] As delegate general for Africa for the International Committee of the Red Cross between 1973 and 1975, I had the privilege to meet Herman (he could not use his name of Andimba at the time) Toivo ya Toivo three times on Robben Island in the separate section which the then authorities had reserved for the prisoners they called 'the Ovambos' ... for the word 'Namibians' (and anything other than South West Africa) was prohibited at the time.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Experts Call for Review of Malaria Testing

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have expressed concern about tools used in diagnosing malaria after a recent study found a substantial amount of malaria parasites in children who did not show symptoms of the di…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Scientists at the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) have expressed concern about tools used in diagnosing malaria after a recent study found a substantial amount of malaria parasites in children who did not show symptoms of the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania