Trains Grounded As Over 400 Workers Strike

[Monitor] Over 400 workers of Rift Valley Railways Uganda (RVRU), a consortium established in 2006 to manage the parastatal railways of Kenya and Uganda, have gone on strike citing non-payment of June and July salaries.

[Monitor] Over 400 workers of Rift Valley Railways Uganda (RVRU), a consortium established in 2006 to manage the parastatal railways of Kenya and Uganda, have gone on strike citing non-payment of June and July salaries.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

First Lady – Grace – Mugabe’s Stalking Horse

[Zimbabwe Independent] First Lady Grace Mugabe last week demonstrated that she is the power behind the throne when she demanded that her husband President Robert Mugabe names his successor, joining a list of First Ladies who have attempted to manage th…

[Zimbabwe Independent] First Lady Grace Mugabe last week demonstrated that she is the power behind the throne when she demanded that her husband President Robert Mugabe names his successor, joining a list of First Ladies who have attempted to manage their husbands' leadership succession or become pivotal in their country's power matrix.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Parastatals – Govt Listens, but Weaknesses Remain

[Zimbabwe Independent] Recommendations on modernising the governance of public entities titled Parastatal performance poser for Moyo carried by the Zimbabwe Independent in July 2010, shortly after Gorden Moyo was appointed minister in charge of public …

[Zimbabwe Independent] Recommendations on modernising the governance of public entities titled Parastatal performance poser for Moyo carried by the Zimbabwe Independent in July 2010, shortly after Gorden Moyo was appointed minister in charge of public entities (state-controlled companies and parastatals), have been adopted by government.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Central Bank Governor Quizzed Over U.S.$2,7 Million Secret Account

[Monitor] Kampala -Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile was yesterday grilled by Members of Parliament over the central bank’s ?3.3m (Shs10.7b) secret foreign account in a German bank which had never been declared for 10 years.

[Monitor] Kampala -Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile was yesterday grilled by Members of Parliament over the central bank's ?3.3m (Shs10.7b) secret foreign account in a German bank which had never been declared for 10 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Despite Tenure Regularization Program, Women’s Land Rights in Rwanda Remain Vulnerable

[PR Newswire] Groningen, Netherlands -With tumultuous colonial occupation, civil war and genocide that led to the death of an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsis in 1994, Rwandans historically endured massive displacements and human rights abuse. Thu…

[PR Newswire] Groningen, Netherlands -With tumultuous colonial occupation, civil war and genocide that led to the death of an estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Tutsis in 1994, Rwandans historically endured massive displacements and human rights abuse. Thus, in the 21st century, the rectification of Rwanda's previously untenable land governance system has become a major priority.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Hepatitis B Spreading in Ghana Due to Lack of Awareness

[Deutsche Welle] One cause for the rapid spread of the disease is when people with bleeding gums share a drink with others, using the same cup. Those who test positive and tell their families are often stigmatised.

[Deutsche Welle] One cause for the rapid spread of the disease is when people with bleeding gums share a drink with others, using the same cup. Those who test positive and tell their families are often stigmatised.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Bundeswehr Soldiers Killed in Mali Honored in Germany

[Deutsche Welle] Family members and dignitaries including Germany’s defense minister paid tribute to the troops who died in a helicopter crash. They’d been conducting surveillance as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali.

[Deutsche Welle] Family members and dignitaries including Germany's defense minister paid tribute to the troops who died in a helicopter crash. They'd been conducting surveillance as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali