NRM Says Besigye Factor Behind Rush to Pass Age Limit Bill

[East African] The move to lift Uganda’s presidential age limit is being rushed apparently because of the ruling NRM party’s lack of an alternative, formidable candidate like President Yoweri Museveni to field in 2021, especially against Kizza Besigye,…

[East African] The move to lift Uganda's presidential age limit is being rushed apparently because of the ruling NRM party's lack of an alternative, formidable candidate like President Yoweri Museveni to field in 2021, especially against Kizza Besigye, say top party officials.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Polish Investors to Support Rwanda’s Agric Mechanisation Efforts

[New Times] Visiting Polish investors have expressed interest in Rwanda’s agriculture sector, especially efforts to increase production through mechanisation, according to Tomasz Pisula, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency board president. Pisula, w…

[New Times] Visiting Polish investors have expressed interest in Rwanda's agriculture sector, especially efforts to increase production through mechanisation, according to Tomasz Pisula, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency board president. Pisula, who led the delegation, said they want to partner with government to boost agricultural production through mechanisation. Pisula added that investing in mechanisation will enhance Rwanda's production capacity and competitiveness.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Magu, Ikpeazu, Others Join Nigerian Independence Parade in New York

[Premium Times] Ibrahim Magu, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, among others, joined the revellers at the Independence Day Parade in New York on Saturday.

[Premium Times] Ibrahim Magu, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, among others, joined the revellers at the Independence Day Parade in New York on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Monkeypox – Cross River Strengthens Surveillance in Border Communities

[Premium Times] The Cross River Government on Sunday said it had strengthened its surveillance team in border communities and all the local governments of the state as monkey pox outbreak hits some states in South-South.

[Premium Times] The Cross River Government on Sunday said it had strengthened its surveillance team in border communities and all the local governments of the state as monkey pox outbreak hits some states in South-South.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NNPC Subsidiary Declares N15.8 Billion Profit After Tax in 2016

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd., NGPTC, one of its subsidiary companies, has declared a profit after tax of N15.81 billion in 2016.

[Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company Ltd., NGPTC, one of its subsidiary companies, has declared a profit after tax of N15.81 billion in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Monkeypox – Bushmeat Consumers in Bayelsa Insist On Its Consumption

[Premium Times] Some consumers of bushmeat in Bayelsa said on Sunday that they were not worried by the outbreak of monkeypox, a viral disease transmitted from wild animals to humans.

[Premium Times] Some consumers of bushmeat in Bayelsa said on Sunday that they were not worried by the outbreak of monkeypox, a viral disease transmitted from wild animals to humans.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Internet Access Boost as MTN Rolls Out New Data Package

[New Times] MTN Rwanda has rolled out a new Internet package that could see the telecom firm cement its dominance in the mobile Internet market segment. The MTN Internet Irekure is a tailored Internet pre-paid pack that gives “more for the same” and is…

[New Times] MTN Rwanda has rolled out a new Internet package that could see the telecom firm cement its dominance in the mobile Internet market segment. The MTN Internet Irekure is a tailored Internet pre-paid pack that gives "more for the same" and is aimed at increasing access to mobile Internet because it offers more affordable data rates, the MTN acting chief marketing officer, Gaspard Bayigane, said in a statement.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda