Telecoms Operator Backs Govt Cashless Initiative

[This Day] National telecommunications operator, Globacom, has said it would utilise its advanced nationwide network to ensure the success of government’s new payment initiative, mCash.

[This Day] National telecommunications operator, Globacom, has said it would utilise its advanced nationwide network to ensure the success of government's new payment initiative, mCash.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN, Global Community Back Efforts of Electoral Bodies to Ensure Credible, Legitimate Polls

[UN News] The United Nations and other members of the international community have commended the efforts of Somalia’s electoral bodies to ensure a credible and legitimate electoral process and supported the bodies’ decisions to disqualify candidates wh…

[UN News] The United Nations and other members of the international community have commended the efforts of Somalia's electoral bodies to ensure a credible and legitimate electoral process and supported the bodies' decisions to disqualify candidates who engaged in corruption, intimidation and manipulation in the ongoing parliamentary elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Study Finds Safety Concerns Over Nuclear Power Plant Proposal

[Deutsche Welle] A new study has raised safety concerns over the site of a proposed new nuclear power plant in South Africa. The study adds to controversy over transparency, economics and environmental issues.

[Deutsche Welle] A new study has raised safety concerns over the site of a proposed new nuclear power plant in South Africa. The study adds to controversy over transparency, economics and environmental issues.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Al-Jazeera Documentary On Egyptian Conscripts Reignites Media War With Qatar

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A number of Egyptian TV hosts and journalists launched a campaign against Qatar over a documentary film produced by Al-Jazeera channel that discusses the compulsory military service in Egypt.

[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -A number of Egyptian TV hosts and journalists launched a campaign against Qatar over a documentary film produced by Al-Jazeera channel that discusses the compulsory military service in Egypt.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Nearly 20 People Killed in Central Somalia Violence

[Shabelle] An estimated of 20 people were killed, and scores wounded in an ongoing fierce clashes between Al shabaab and local militiamen in southern Mudug region in central Somalia. The battle broke out after the local militiamen launched a counterpar…

[Shabelle] An estimated of 20 people were killed, and scores wounded in an ongoing fierce clashes between Al shabaab and local militiamen in southern Mudug region in central Somalia. The battle broke out after the local militiamen launched a counterpart attack on Dumaye locality, about 50km away from the Al shabaab-held Harardere town.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Govt Closes TV Channel, Warns Another

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese authorities banned the privately-owned Omdurman Broadcasting Channel on Sunday. The security apparatus threatened to close another channel as well. An activist who posted a protest video against the recent austeri…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese authorities banned the privately-owned Omdurman Broadcasting Channel on Sunday. The security apparatus threatened to close another channel as well. An activist who posted a protest video against the recent austerity measures on social media has been detained.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Militiamen Attack Convoy in North Darfur’s Kutum

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -On Sunday, gunmen plundered five vehicles in North Darfur’s Kutum locality. The driver of one of the vehicles reported that a group of heavily armed men in a Land Cruiser mounted with a Dushka machinegun ambushed a convoy near Ku…

[Radio Dabanga] Kutum -On Sunday, gunmen plundered five vehicles in North Darfur's Kutum locality. The driver of one of the vehicles reported that a group of heavily armed men in a Land Cruiser mounted with a Dushka machinegun ambushed a convoy near Kutum town.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Teachers’ Salaries Giving Me Sleepless Nights – Al-Makura

[Leadership] Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has expressed concern over the inability to pay full salaries and emoluments of teachers in the state due to shortfall in revenue allocation to the state.

[Leadership] Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has expressed concern over the inability to pay full salaries and emoluments of teachers in the state due to shortfall in revenue allocation to the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New HIV Vaccine Trial to Commence in S/Africa

[Leadership] A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.

[Leadership] A new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa Wednesday, could be "the final nail in the coffin" for the disease if it is successful, scientists say.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former Minister, Idris Umar, Defects to APC

[Leadership] After many months of speculation, the former minister of transport, sen. Idris Umar and hundreds of his supporters over the weekend, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

[Leadership] After many months of speculation, the former minister of transport, sen. Idris Umar and hundreds of his supporters over the weekend, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria