Kenyan Study Shines New Light On Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia

[The Conversation Africa] Chronic myeloid leukaemia is a type of bone marrow cancer that goes on to affect the blood, then other organs and tissues. Previous research has linked it to exposure to high doses of radiation. The Conversation Africa’s Healt…

[The Conversation Africa] Chronic myeloid leukaemia is a type of bone marrow cancer that goes on to affect the blood, then other organs and tissues. Previous research has linked it to exposure to high doses of radiation. The Conversation Africa's Health Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked a team of Kenyan experts to explain their research into what other factors might predispose people to this type of cancer.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

CJN Urges Nigerians to Petition Corrupt Judges

[Daily Trust] The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, has called on Nigerians to petition any Judicial Officer involved in unprofessional conduct to the National Judicial Council (NJC).Awassam Bassey, Senior Special As…

[Daily Trust] The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, has called on Nigerians to petition any Judicial Officer involved in unprofessional conduct to the National Judicial Council (NJC).Awassam Bassey, Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the CJN said in a statement yesterday that the CJN made this call in reaction to a publication in which Senator Uche Ekwunife claimed the judiciary robbed her of victory in the Anambra Central senatorial election held in 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Integrated Planning for Electricity Empowered

[Democracy Works] Now that the Western Cape High Court has overturned the Ministerial Determination to procure a new nuclear industry and averted a back-door deal with the Russians, through a detailed ruling delivered on 26 March, the merits of nuclear…

[Democracy Works] Now that the Western Cape High Court has overturned the Ministerial Determination to procure a new nuclear industry and averted a back-door deal with the Russians, through a detailed ruling delivered on 26 March, the merits of nuclear power will have to be decided through the formal energy planning process. The court found not only that the secretive agreement with Russia should have been tabled for debate in parliament, but also stipulated that the national regulator will have to hold public hearings to c

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Election Season Offers a Reminder That Kenya Remains Deeply Sexist

[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly or indirectly as chiefs, queens, q…

[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan folk stories celebrate women as strong, fierce heroines of the distant past. Women in some communities in western and central Kenya are said to have enjoyed considerable power directly or indirectly as chiefs, queens, queen mothers and advisors.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Collective Action On Corruption in Nigeria – a Social Norms Approach to Connecting Society and Institutions

[Chatham House] Anti-corruption efforts could be made significantly more effective through new ways of understanding why people engage in the practice.

[Chatham House] Anti-corruption efforts could be made significantly more effective through new ways of understanding why people engage in the practice.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘Mugabe’s Undiplomatic Angry Outbursts Led to Economic Crisis’

[Zimbabwe Standard] Joice Mujuru yesterday said the Zanu PF government was now bankrupt of ideas to turn around the country, which she said has been isolated from the rest of the world by President Robert Mugabe’s undiplomatic angry outbursts against o…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Joice Mujuru yesterday said the Zanu PF government was now bankrupt of ideas to turn around the country, which she said has been isolated from the rest of the world by President Robert Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

I. Coast Soldiers Deny ‘Agreement’ With Government to End Mutiny

[Deutsche Welle] The government of Ivory Coast says it has reached a deal with mutinying troops to end a four-day rebellion over pay. But renegade soldiers, who deny accepting any such agreement, are vowing to continue their revolt.

[Deutsche Welle] The government of Ivory Coast says it has reached a deal with mutinying troops to end a four-day rebellion over pay. But renegade soldiers, who deny accepting any such agreement, are vowing to continue their revolt.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Heavy Gunfire Heard in Ivory Coast’s Two Main Cities Amid Mutiny

[Deutsche Welle] Witnesses say sustained gunfire has been heard in Abidjan and Bouake as the military tries to end a four-day army mutiny over pay. Falling cocoa prices have had a detrimental affect on the country’s finances.

[Deutsche Welle] Witnesses say sustained gunfire has been heard in Abidjan and Bouake as the military tries to end a four-day army mutiny over pay. Falling cocoa prices have had a detrimental affect on the country's finances.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Defending Democracy – “Institutions and the People” Debate

[Democracy Works] Democracy Works Foundation in partnership with Social Surveys Africa recently co-hosted a dialogue entitled, “Defending Democracy – Institutions and the people” on 7 May at the Women’s’ Gaol, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Speakers …

[Democracy Works] Democracy Works Foundation in partnership with Social Surveys Africa recently co-hosted a dialogue entitled, "Defending Democracy - Institutions and the people" on 7 May at the Women's' Gaol, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Speakers included Dr Reuben E. Brigety, Dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University and former US Ambassador to the AU, Thembinkosi Dlamini of Oxfam South Africa and Heather Sonn Pather, Managing Director of Gamiro Investment Group, moderated by B

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa