Makerere Reverts to Pinning Marks On Notice Boards

[Monitor] Kampala -The management of Makerere University yesterday agreed to revert to the old system of pinning marks on the notice boards after enraged students staged a strike over management’s failure to release their marks for last semester.

[Monitor] Kampala -The management of Makerere University yesterday agreed to revert to the old system of pinning marks on the notice boards after enraged students staged a strike over management's failure to release their marks for last semester.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

President Farmajo Cuts Short Ethiopia Visit

[Shabelle] President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, on Wednesday, said he was cutting an official visit to neighbouring Ethiopia in order to return and participate in the burial of the youngest minister in his government.

[Shabelle] President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo, on Wednesday, said he was cutting an official visit to neighbouring Ethiopia in order to return and participate in the burial of the youngest minister in his government.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

NUSOJ Highlights Plight of Journalists On World Press Freedom Day

[Shabelle] On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organised today a meeting entitled “Defending Journalists’ Constitutional Rights” to commemorate the day and highlight the various issues confronted…

[Shabelle] On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) organised today a meeting entitled "Defending Journalists' Constitutional Rights" to commemorate the day and highlight the various issues confronted by journalists in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Minister Calls for Probe Into Buganda Land Deals, Leases

[Monitor] Kampala -Lands minister Betty Amongi has asked Justice Catherine Bamugemereire’s commission to probe the disputed Buganda Kingdom’s mass titling campaign dubbed, “Ekyapa Mu Ngalo” and the people behind illegal evictions in the country.

[Monitor] Kampala -Lands minister Betty Amongi has asked Justice Catherine Bamugemereire's commission to probe the disputed Buganda Kingdom's mass titling campaign dubbed, "Ekyapa Mu Ngalo" and the people behind illegal evictions in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mastercard, Rwanda Extend Financial Inclusion Pact

[CAJ News] RWANDA and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms towards Rwanda’s goal of promoting a cashless society. The partnership seeks to address the needs of the country’s citizens. It was …

[CAJ News] RWANDA and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms towards Rwanda's goal of promoting a cashless society. The partnership seeks to address the needs of the country's citizens. It was initially signed between MasterCard and the Rwanda Development Board at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Kigali in 2016. Named SIKASHI, the project is focused on digitising numerous state services to improve the efficiency and transparency of public services

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Top Legal Experts Set for Academic Meeting

[Citizen] Arusha -Top judges with the regional judicial organs based here will be among the legal experts and human rights activists, who will meet during a two-day academic meeting to be organised by the Mechanisms for International Criminal Tribunals…

[Citizen] Arusha -Top judges with the regional judicial organs based here will be among the legal experts and human rights activists, who will meet during a two-day academic meeting to be organised by the Mechanisms for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) tomorrow.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Taxing Manufactured Drinks May Not Produce Intended Results

[Citizen] Last December I wrote about declining beer, spirits and wine sales during the first quarter of financial year 2016/17 i.e. July, August, and September, which was supported by data gathered from the TRA website. This was despite an increase of…

[Citizen] Last December I wrote about declining beer, spirits and wine sales during the first quarter of financial year 2016/17 i.e. July, August, and September, which was supported by data gathered from the TRA website. This was despite an increase of 5 per cent in excise tax per liter of alcohol that was introduced in July 2016. I made a guess that perhaps Christmas and New Year festivities would boost sales of the second quarter (October, November, December) and indeed based on TRA's data there was an increase of

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Why Should I Pay Taxes? Because It’s an Obligation

[Citizen] Paying your taxes is considered a civic duty, although doing so is also a requirement of the law. If you do not pay your taxes, the government agency that oversees taxes, the Tanzania Revenue Authority, will require you to pay your taxes or e…

[Citizen] Paying your taxes is considered a civic duty, although doing so is also a requirement of the law. If you do not pay your taxes, the government agency that oversees taxes, the Tanzania Revenue Authority, will require you to pay your taxes or else face penalties, such as fines or even going to jail. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said it best: "Taxes are the price we pay for civilisation." More specifically, taxes are the price we pay for Tanzania we love. A well-functioning revenue system is a necessary conditi

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Govt, Media Owners Called Upon to Protect Journalists

[Citizen] Mwanza -Media stakeholders have urged the government and owners of media houses to protect journalists as Tanzania joins the rest of the world to mark World Press Freedom Day.

[Citizen] Mwanza -Media stakeholders have urged the government and owners of media houses to protect journalists as Tanzania joins the rest of the world to mark World Press Freedom Day.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Hichilema Accused of Pondering Foreign Military Intervention

[Zambia Reports] A Patriotic Front official Facebook page has carried an article claiming opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema met foreign funders and considered “military intervention” in the run up to the 2016 general elections.

[Zambia Reports] A Patriotic Front official Facebook page has carried an article claiming opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema met foreign funders and considered "military intervention" in the run up to the 2016 general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia