Tanzania’s Turn to Turkey for SGR Funds Leaves China in Limbo

[East African] Tanzania is looking at using proceeds from its $700 million Eurobond and concessional loans to fund the construction of its standard gauge railway, making a big policy shift from its regional neighbours, who have bought into China’s fund…

[East African] Tanzania is looking at using proceeds from its $700 million Eurobond and concessional loans to fund the construction of its standard gauge railway, making a big policy shift from its regional neighbours, who have bought into China's fund, build and operate model to fund their railway projects.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Young Achievers Awards to Link Youth Innovators with Funders

[Monitor] Reach A Hand Uganda launched its livelihood programme, the 2017 edition of the Young Achievers Awards at a media engagement in Kampala last week. The event was graced by the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. The initiative seeks to reward …

[Monitor] Reach A Hand Uganda launched its livelihood programme, the 2017 edition of the Young Achievers Awards at a media engagement in Kampala last week. The event was graced by the Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. The initiative seeks to reward young people's excellence and innovation to inspire them to be the next generation of leaders.William Lubuulwa caught up with Mr Humphrey Nabimanya, the team leader and founder Reach A Hand Uganda in an interview on what to expect in this year's edition of

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Funding Delays Tanzania-Rwanda SGR Project

[East African] The timelines for the construction of the Central Corridor standard gauge railway project connecting Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have become hazy, as partners report increasing difficulty in concluding funding arrangements for the $7.6 …

[East African] The timelines for the construction of the Central Corridor standard gauge railway project connecting Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have become hazy, as partners report increasing difficulty in concluding funding arrangements for the $7.6 billion project.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Permission to Drink a Lion

[Daily Maverick] There is something extremely bizarre about drinking a lion. But maybe in this world of post-truth it’s a new normal. After all, the cruelty we do to creatures in factory farms comes to us with no conscience, wrapped in plastic and labe…

[Daily Maverick] There is something extremely bizarre about drinking a lion. But maybe in this world of post-truth it's a new normal. After all, the cruelty we do to creatures in factory farms comes to us with no conscience, wrapped in plastic and labelled farm fresh. Every time we buy an egg or a steak or chicken breast we conspire in a little lie that it's okay, says DON PINNOCK.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Number of Air Passengers Declined in 2016

[Premium Times] From more than 15 million passengers in 2014, Nigerian air passenger traffic declined to 6 million in 2016, Oscar Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, has said.

[Premium Times] From more than 15 million passengers in 2014, Nigerian air passenger traffic declined to 6 million in 2016, Oscar Onyema, the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Ex-Lawmaker, Keston Okoro, Emerged PMAN President

[Vanguard] Erstwhile member of Delta state House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development to ex-governor James Ibori, Hon. (Dr) Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, yesterday emerged the new president of the Performing Musicians Association of…

[Vanguard] Erstwhile member of Delta state House of Assembly and Senior Special Assistant on Youth Development to ex-governor James Ibori, Hon. (Dr) Lord-Liege Keston Okoro, yesterday emerged the new president of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria