Six Global Banks Join Forces to Create Digital Currency

[Vanguard] Six of the world’s biggest banks have joined a project to create a new form of digital cash that they hope to launch next year for clearing and settling financial transactions over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin.

[Vanguard] Six of the world's biggest banks have joined a project to create a new form of digital cash that they hope to launch next year for clearing and settling financial transactions over blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mr Prime Minister, Overhaul the Entire Public Service Sector

[Monitor] Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda announced recently that government was in advanced stages of a downsising the 119 statutory authorities, commissions and agencies in order “to cut duplication of mandates, redundancies and wastage of public res…

[Monitor] Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda announced recently that government was in advanced stages of a downsising the 119 statutory authorities, commissions and agencies in order "to cut duplication of mandates, redundancies and wastage of public resources".Apparently, the government has realised, though late, that it had gone overboard in the craze of creating these monstrous organisations, many of which were of marginal value if not utterly useless. That the number was allowed to rise to 119 was both shocking an

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Oasis of Peace – Giving Burundian Refugees New Lease of Life

[New Times] In 1993, at a time when the number of orphans was steadily increasing in Burundi due to the civil war, the then 24 year old Marguerite Barankitse started an NGO Maison Shalom, which means ‘house of peace’, and REMA Hospital that has been pr…

[New Times] In 1993, at a time when the number of orphans was steadily increasing in Burundi due to the civil war, the then 24 year old Marguerite Barankitse started an NGO Maison Shalom, which means 'house of peace', and REMA Hospital that has been providing love and stability to children whose lives have been affected by Burundi's pervasive conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Why Annulment of Election in Kenya Leaves Uganda Looking Ugly

[Monitor] Classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, Socrates, observed centuries ago that four things belong to a judge. These are to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impart…

[Monitor] Classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, Socrates, observed centuries ago that four things belong to a judge. These are to hear courteously, to answer wisely, to consider soberly, and to decide impartially.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Afrobasket 2017 – Rwanda’s Coach Mutokambali Wary of Tunisia

[New Times] Rwanda national team head coach Moise Mutokambali has admitted that his team hosts Tunisia pose the biggest challenge to his team’s hopes of toping Group C at the upcoming FIBA Afrobasket Championships slated for September 6-16.

[New Times] Rwanda national team head coach Moise Mutokambali has admitted that his team hosts Tunisia pose the biggest challenge to his team's hopes of toping Group C at the upcoming FIBA Afrobasket Championships slated for September 6-16.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Woman Bashes Husband Over Sex

[The Herald] A Harare woman has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting her 69-year-old husband, who had refused to have sexual intercourse with her. Otilia Kakunguwo (53) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Annie Ndiraya facing charges of assault….

[The Herald] A Harare woman has appeared in court for allegedly assaulting her 69-year-old husband, who had refused to have sexual intercourse with her. Otilia Kakunguwo (53) appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Annie Ndiraya facing charges of assault. She was remanded to September 12 on $30 bail.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Elite Bashing of Besigye Only Serves to Justify “Do Not Disturb” Attitude

[Monitor] Many Kampala-based elite have indulged in a rendition of bashing Dr Kizza Besigye’s brand of politics and labelling his avid supporters as intolerant, radicals and people blinded to loyalty. I wish these elite could reflect on their own contr…

[Monitor] Many Kampala-based elite have indulged in a rendition of bashing Dr Kizza Besigye's brand of politics and labelling his avid supporters as intolerant, radicals and people blinded to loyalty. I wish these elite could reflect on their own contribution to the change agenda in Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

What MPs Hope a Youth Development Bank Bill Will Cure

[Monitor] What can be done to solve the crisis of youth unemployment? How can the youth be helped to access credit facilities? What can be done with programmes like the Youth Venture Capital Fund that are neither here nor there?

[Monitor] What can be done to solve the crisis of youth unemployment? How can the youth be helped to access credit facilities? What can be done with programmes like the Youth Venture Capital Fund that are neither here nor there?

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda