Harmonised Regional Policies Are Farmers’ Lifeline

[New Times] Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have expressed concerns over the delay by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states to harmonise seed policies, which they say is affecting access to and trade in s…

[New Times] Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have expressed concerns over the delay by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) member states to harmonise seed policies, which they say is affecting access to and trade in seeds and animal breeds in the bloc.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Let Us Take Stern Action to Restore Integrity of Our Examination Systems

[Monitor] A few days to Makerere University’s 67th graduation ceremony in February 2017, the Academic Registrar withdrew 58 names from the list of graduands. This was on grounds that these students conspired with some university staff to be included on…

[Monitor] A few days to Makerere University's 67th graduation ceremony in February 2017, the Academic Registrar withdrew 58 names from the list of graduands. This was on grounds that these students conspired with some university staff to be included on the final list, well aware that they did not satisfy the minimum academic requirements for the different awards.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Gomba Herdsmen Reject Registration Order

[Monitor] Gomba -Herdsmen grazing in various forest reserves in Gomba District are reluctant to register as community development groups, National Forestry Authority (NFA) officials have revealed.

[Monitor] Gomba -Herdsmen grazing in various forest reserves in Gomba District are reluctant to register as community development groups, National Forestry Authority (NFA) officials have revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Fighting ‘Bad’ Vehicles Alone Is Not Enough to Secure Our Lives On Roads

[Monitor] In December last year, a Swiss company, Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), was contracted by government of Uganda to carry out mandatory vehicle inspections in order to curb the high rate of accidents and emissions caused by vehicles in …

[Monitor] In December last year, a Swiss company, Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), was contracted by government of Uganda to carry out mandatory vehicle inspections in order to curb the high rate of accidents and emissions caused by vehicles in poor mechanical conditions.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Droughts – Why We Should Respect Nature and Biodiversity

[Monitor] This year, I have planted no crops on my land. I decided not to rush into planting when the skies opened up in early March, unleashing torrential downpours and gusty winds that blew off roofs and killed cattle in my village in Kumi District.

[Monitor] This year, I have planted no crops on my land. I decided not to rush into planting when the skies opened up in early March, unleashing torrential downpours and gusty winds that blew off roofs and killed cattle in my village in Kumi District.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigeria Out of Recession, World Economics Declares

[Guardian] After a few quarters of negative growth that saw the death of businesses, the Nigerian economy is out of recession, but “conditions remain difficult for businesses,” World Economics said Tuesday.

[Guardian] After a few quarters of negative growth that saw the death of businesses, the Nigerian economy is out of recession, but "conditions remain difficult for businesses," World Economics said Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ebonyi State Bans Consumption of Coke, Fanta, Sprite At Its Events

[Premium Times] Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functio…

[Premium Times] Apparently worried by reports alleging that some soft drinks in the country could be dangerous to health, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Tuesday banned the serving and consumption of Coke, Sprite and Fanta at government functions in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Shs20,000 Monthly Savings Earned Ibanda Farmers a Factory

[Monitor] One of the inspirational speakers in Kampala recently urged people to embrace the power and strength of teamwork. He illustrated team as “together each of us achieves more.”

[Monitor] One of the inspirational speakers in Kampala recently urged people to embrace the power and strength of teamwork. He illustrated team as "together each of us achieves more."

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Armyworm – Govt Advises Farmers On Pesticides

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has asked farmers to stick to recommended guidelines of using pesticides to fight the fall armyworm to avoid a looming agricultural produce export ban on the country.

[Monitor] Kampala -Government has asked farmers to stick to recommended guidelines of using pesticides to fight the fall armyworm to avoid a looming agricultural produce export ban on the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda