U.S.$400 Million Polio Funds Not Stolen – Health Minister

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has refuted reports that $400 million donor funds to combat and eradicate polio melitus in Nigeria were either stolen or diverted.

[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has refuted reports that $400 million donor funds to combat and eradicate polio melitus in Nigeria were either stolen or diverted.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Model Rutsito On Charity Project

[The Herald] Tawanda Marwizi -Model Sharon Rutsito has engaged a local company Classic Super Foods in a project for the disadvantaged. Last week Rutsito donated foodstuffs to Chinyaradzo Children’s home and more are set to taste the model’s extended ha…

[The Herald] Tawanda Marwizi -Model Sharon Rutsito has engaged a local company Classic Super Foods in a project for the disadvantaged. Last week Rutsito donated foodstuffs to Chinyaradzo Children's home and more are set to taste the model's extended hand this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kingmakers Have Their Say

[The Herald] Ellina Mhlanga -CHAPUNGU coach John Nyikadzino said given a choice he would have preferred to meet any other side besides CAPS United while Tsholotsho gaffer Lizwe Sweswe is bubbling with confidence as the curtain comes down on the season….

[The Herald] Ellina Mhlanga -CHAPUNGU coach John Nyikadzino said given a choice he would have preferred to meet any other side besides CAPS United while Tsholotsho gaffer Lizwe Sweswe is bubbling with confidence as the curtain comes down on the season.Nyikadzino's men host the Green Machine at Ascot on Saturday, the same day Sweswe's Tsholotsho take on FC Platinum in Bulawayo, with the two matches having a significant impact on the destiny of the Castle Lager Premiership title.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Burundi, a Country of Fear and Violence

[HRW] For the past year and a half, the Burundian government has brutally crushed any form of dissent. Since the crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a controversial third term began, hundreds of people have been killed…

[HRW] For the past year and a half, the Burundian government has brutally crushed any form of dissent. Since the crisis triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a controversial third term began, hundreds of people have been killed and thousands arbitrarily imprisoned. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa is one of Burundi's most prominent human rights activists and founder of the Association for the Protection of Human Rights and Detained Persons (APRODH). In 2015, he narrowly escaped an assassination at

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Child Marriages Stall Women Advancement

[The Herald] Yesterday we published a sad story about over 4 500 minors who dropped out of school countrywide this year due to early child marriages. In the story, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora highlighted that the scourge …

[The Herald] Yesterday we published a sad story about over 4 500 minors who dropped out of school countrywide this year due to early child marriages. In the story, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora highlighted that the scourge has since extended to boys who also had to drop out of school alongside thousands of girls.This shocking revelation shows that the fight against early child marriages in Zimbabwe is far from over.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Stanbic, Cashbackpoint in Partnership

[The Herald] Stanbic Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with the global loyalty business, Cashbackpoint. The partnership will see the bank reward card holders for use of Stanbic Point of Sale (POS) purchases at participating merchants in Zim…

[The Herald] Stanbic Bank has entered into a strategic partnership with the global loyalty business, Cashbackpoint. The partnership will see the bank reward card holders for use of Stanbic Point of Sale (POS) purchases at participating merchants in Zimbabwe. The card loyalty programme is dubbed Stanbic Rewards4U.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pupil Enrolment Hits 6,819 in Yobe Liberated Communities

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The Chairman of the Gujba local government area of Yobe State, Alhaji Kyari Batarama said yesterday that the school enrolment of Internally Displaced children now stands at 6, 819 pupils in 10 different communities of the area.

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -The Chairman of the Gujba local government area of Yobe State, Alhaji Kyari Batarama said yesterday that the school enrolment of Internally Displaced children now stands at 6, 819 pupils in 10 different communities of the area.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Saves N20 Billion On Monthly Wage Bill, N15 Billion Drop in Overheads

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government disclosed yesterday that the monthly wage bill of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) has declined by N20 billion from N165 billion to about N145 billion due to the activities of the Presidential Initiat…

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government disclosed yesterday that the monthly wage bill of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) has declined by N20 billion from N165 billion to about N145 billion due to the activities of the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Presidential Candidate Accuses Incumbent of Election Intervention

[Shabelle] Jibril Ibrahim Abdulle, a presidential candidate running for presidency in the upcoming election in Somalia has accused the sitting president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of fraud and election intervention.

[Shabelle] Jibril Ibrahim Abdulle, a presidential candidate running for presidency in the upcoming election in Somalia has accused the sitting president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of fraud and election intervention.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

ISWA Electoral Commission Chairman Accused of Fraud

[Shabelle] Ali Osman Mohamed, a parliamentary candidate has accused the chairman of South West state electoral commission chairman of corruption, intimidation and buying-off the lower house seats in Baidoa city.

[Shabelle] Ali Osman Mohamed, a parliamentary candidate has accused the chairman of South West state electoral commission chairman of corruption, intimidation and buying-off the lower house seats in Baidoa city.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia