NSCDC Discovers Boko Haram Bomb Timers in Maiduguri

[Guardian] The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday said it had discovered “count down timers” used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives.

[Guardian] The Borno Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) yesterday said it had discovered "count down timers" used by Boko Haram terrorists to detonate explosives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

BDCS Seek Single Market Driven Forex Rate

[Guardian] Instituting a single market driven foreign exchange (forex) rate has been identified as a major step to stabilising the value of the Naira against other currencies, while also stemming volatility on account of speculations in system.

[Guardian] Instituting a single market driven foreign exchange (forex) rate has been identified as a major step to stabilising the value of the Naira against other currencies, while also stemming volatility on account of speculations in system.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Opposition Reacts Angrily to enyatta’s Approval of Changes to Election Law

[Nation] The Opposition on Tuesday reacted angrily to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s approval of changes to election laws which provide for a backup system for identifying voters and transmitting results, in case the electronic one fails.

[Nation] The Opposition on Tuesday reacted angrily to President Uhuru Kenyatta's approval of changes to election laws which provide for a backup system for identifying voters and transmitting results, in case the electronic one fails.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ad-Supported Music Platform Tops One Million Users

[Digital Content Africa] Unlike for African VoD platforms, there was a far less frantic pace of growth for African online and mobile music platforms last year. Most of them are now trying to figure out how to create a business model that competes with …

[Digital Content Africa] Unlike for African VoD platforms, there was a far less frantic pace of growth for African online and mobile music platforms last year. Most of them are now trying to figure out how to create a business model that competes with pirate download sites. One of those that is making some progress is Kenya-based Mdundo. Russell Southwood spoke to its CEO Martin Nielsen about its plans.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Opposition Leaders to Make Biggest Declaration of Political Unity

[Nation] More than 4,000 opposition leaders will on Wednesday make what they regard as the biggest declaration of political unity in their bid to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August General Election.

[Nation] More than 4,000 opposition leaders will on Wednesday make what they regard as the biggest declaration of political unity in their bid to defeat President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August General Election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda to Host Military Intelligence Base to Monitor Eastern DR Congo

[East African] Countries in the Great Lakes Region will at the end of January set up a military intelligence base in Kasese, Uganda, to monitor “negative forces” in eastern Congo.

[East African] Countries in the Great Lakes Region will at the end of January set up a military intelligence base in Kasese, Uganda, to monitor "negative forces" in eastern Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Heavy Rains Breathe Life Into Kruger Park

[News24Wire] Despite flooding which closed roads in the Kruger National Park, management has expressed relief that the heavy rains in the area have brought solace to animals dying from the severe drought which has plagued the park for the past several …

[News24Wire] Despite flooding which closed roads in the Kruger National Park, management has expressed relief that the heavy rains in the area have brought solace to animals dying from the severe drought which has plagued the park for the past several years.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Addicts At Birth – Ocean View’s ‘Tik Babies’

[Daily Maverick] Methamphetamine (tik) abuse in the Western Cape has exploded over the past two decades. It is a highly addictive drug and, in Ocean Views, its users include pregnant women. Increasingly, children exposed to tik in utero are entering th…

[Daily Maverick] Methamphetamine (tik) abuse in the Western Cape has exploded over the past two decades. It is a highly addictive drug and, in Ocean Views, its users include pregnant women. Increasingly, children exposed to tik in utero are entering the public schooling system and struggling to get by. With medical research only beginning to take shape and an already shocking drop-out school rate that's due to compounding social ills in lower income communities, it will take money and miracles to make sure these kids don't

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa