August 8 Elections On Course After Electoral Body Gets $204m

[East African] Kenya’s electoral body is now in a better financial position to hold the August 8 general election, after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich allocated it $204 million.

[East African] Kenya's electoral body is now in a better financial position to hold the August 8 general election, after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich allocated it $204 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who’s Out of Touch? Inside the First Lady, Dr Nyanzi War

[East African] Controversial academic Stella Nyanzi’s use of coarse language on social media while commenting on socio-political and economic issues got under the skin of First Lady Janet Museveni.

[East African] Controversial academic Stella Nyanzi's use of coarse language on social media while commenting on socio-political and economic issues got under the skin of First Lady Janet Museveni.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Public Enterprises Played a Big Part in South Africa’s Credit Ratings Downgrade

[The Conversation Africa] With the broader implications of last week’s cabinet reshuffle in South Africa still being digested, capital markets have been quick to react. It took only a few days for S&P to formally report on its rating action in which it downgraded South Africa’s foreign currency government debt to sub-investment grade status.

[The Conversation Africa] With the broader implications of last week's cabinet reshuffle in South Africa still being digested, capital markets have been quick to react. It took only a few days for S&P to formally report on its rating action in which it downgraded South Africa's foreign currency government debt to sub-investment grade status.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

What a Downgrade Means and What To Do About It

[The Conversation Africa] Rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has cut South Africa’s foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, may well follow suit. The Conversation Africa’s editor Caroline Southey asked Professor Adrian Saville to explain the significance of the decision.

[The Conversation Africa] Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has cut South Africa's foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade status. Two other global ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody's, may well follow suit. The Conversation Africa's editor Caroline Southey asked Professor Adrian Saville to explain the significance of the decision.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

KCCA Plot El-Masry Downfall

[Observer] KCCA FC must address their calamity defending that has cost them dearly in recent games as they prepare for this Saturday’s Caf Confederation Cup round-of-32 tie with Egypt’s El-Masry, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

[Observer] KCCA FC must address their calamity defending that has cost them dearly in recent games as they prepare for this Saturday's Caf Confederation Cup round-of-32 tie with Egypt's El-Masry, reports JOHN VIANNEY NSIMBE.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

IGG Explains How Corrupt Magistrate Got Away Lightly

[Observer] Without the resources needed to go after every corrupt individual in public office, the Inspectorate of Government is being forced to exercise selective prosecution of the corrupt, the ombudswoman, Justice Irene Mulyagonja, has admitted.

[Observer] Without the resources needed to go after every corrupt individual in public office, the Inspectorate of Government is being forced to exercise selective prosecution of the corrupt, the ombudswoman, Justice Irene Mulyagonja, has admitted.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda