Zuma and Angolan President Head to Zimbabwe On Behalf of SADC

[News24Wire] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided that President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco will travel to Zimbabwe to meet stakeholders and assess the situation.

[News24Wire] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has decided that President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco will travel to Zimbabwe to meet stakeholders and assess the situation.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Demographic Explosion

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is the most populated landlocked country in the world, and the second one in Africa, next to only Nigeria. Estimates that put the number of people on the other side of a 100 million have become common. There was a census a deca…

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopia is the most populated landlocked country in the world, and the second one in Africa, next to only Nigeria. Estimates that put the number of people on the other side of a 100 million have become common. There was a census a decade ago, conducted by the Central Statistical Agency (CSA). The figure then was about 74 million, which did not precisely square off with non-governmental institutions' data, probably having to do with the fact that the technology was a little backward at that time.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Lease Prices Balloon, New Tight Law Approaches

[Addis Fortune] Nothing new happened during the recent land lease auction held by the Addis Abeba city administration; just the price of land perpetually increased as it has been happening for the past 27 rounds of land lease auctions.

[Addis Fortune] Nothing new happened during the recent land lease auction held by the Addis Abeba city administration; just the price of land perpetually increased as it has been happening for the past 27 rounds of land lease auctions.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Diabetes – Resisting Junk Food Could Be the Answer

[The Herald] The message simply shows that diet and diabetes cannot be separated. With the rise of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer, calls to eat health foods have been growing. “Policies that increase availability of nutritious an…

[The Herald] The message simply shows that diet and diabetes cannot be separated. With the rise of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer, calls to eat health foods have been growing. "Policies that increase availability of nutritious and healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables should be promoted," said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO regional director at an event to mark this year's World Diabetes Day recently.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ethiopian Takes Off With Another Hotel

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier, moves further to conquer the hotel industry through the construction of a 637-key five-star hotel in the capital. The hotel costs the Company about 2.5 billion Br.

[Addis Fortune] Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier, moves further to conquer the hotel industry through the construction of a 637-key five-star hotel in the capital. The hotel costs the Company about 2.5 billion Br.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Nation Imports Subpar HIV Test Kits From China

[Addis Fortune] The Pharmaceutical Fund & Supply Agency (PFSA) procured an estimated five million HIV test kits worth 2.5 million dollars from Beijing Wanti Biological Enterprise, whose products were found to be below the standard in algorithm tests carried out by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in August 2017.

[Addis Fortune] The Pharmaceutical Fund & Supply Agency (PFSA) procured an estimated five million HIV test kits worth 2.5 million dollars from Beijing Wanti Biological Enterprise, whose products were found to be below the standard in algorithm tests carried out by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) in August 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

The Political Bureau of the TPLF Issued a Communique Late Last Week…

[Addis Fortune] For the first time in a long while, the political bureau of the TPLF issued a communique late last week which frankly and candidly represents the internal dynamics of a political force that has claimed centrality among the Revolutionary…

[Addis Fortune] For the first time in a long while, the political bureau of the TPLF issued a communique late last week which frankly and candidly represents the internal dynamics of a political force that has claimed centrality among the Revolutionary Democrats for over two decades, gossip claims. Released at the conclusion of the Front's marathon meeting held in the town of Meqelle, the statement shows how much the TPLFites have been inward-looking and reflective of what has been ailing their party for so long, says gos

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

UPDF Defends Qualifications of Military Doctors Deployed At Mulago

[Monitor] The army has defended the qualifications of military doctors deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital to attend to patients, following an on-going doctors’ strike that has paralysed health services countrywide.

[Monitor] The army has defended the qualifications of military doctors deployed at Mulago National Referral Hospital to attend to patients, following an on-going doctors' strike that has paralysed health services countrywide.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

U.S.$1 Million Public Pool Nears Completion After Nine Years

[GroundUp] After nine years and over R14-million, the construction of a public swimming pool in Butterworth is very close to completion. But there is no water to fill it due to the drought.

[GroundUp] After nine years and over R14-million, the construction of a public swimming pool in Butterworth is very close to completion. But there is no water to fill it due to the drought.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa