Rwanda to Introduce Bacteria-Resistant Bananas

[East African] Rwanda’s Ministry of Agriculture will introduce new banana varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt to mitigate the effects the disease, which has spread across large swathes of the banana belt, slowing output.

[East African] Rwanda's Ministry of Agriculture will introduce new banana varieties that are resistant to bacterial wilt to mitigate the effects the disease, which has spread across large swathes of the banana belt, slowing output.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Court Lifts Suspension On Local Council Elections

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Electoral Commission is now free to set a date for conducting local council elections country wide, after Parties in the case reached an out of Court settlement and they acknowledged that an Election is a process an…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Electoral Commission is now free to set a date for conducting local council elections country wide, after Parties in the case reached an out of Court settlement and they acknowledged that an Election is a process and not an event that could be subjected to frivolous school calendars.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

NRM’s Big Numbers

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -In 2006, after the first election since the country adopted the multiparty system of government in 2005, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) had 205 MPs, after the 2011 elections that shot to 263 and after the…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -In 2006, after the first election since the country adopted the multiparty system of government in 2005, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) had 205 MPs, after the 2011 elections that shot to 263 and after the latest 2016 polls, that number hit 294. By contrast, the number of MPs from the biggest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has remained almost static. After the 2006 election, the party had 37 MPs, after 2011 it had 34 legislators, and after 2016 it has 36 MPs. The smal

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Africa’s Slowest Moving Fibre Project Takes Another Step Forward – African Development Bank Provides $21 Million for Central African Republic

[Balancing Act] London -Central Africa is probably the largest geographic area of the continent without a wide array of redundant fibre connecting its different countries. The Central African Backbone project was devised to change all that but it has b…

[Balancing Act] London -Central Africa is probably the largest geographic area of the continent without a wide array of redundant fibre connecting its different countries. The Central African Backbone project was devised to change all that but it has been eight years and counting without a great deal happening. Russell Southwood looks at the new announcement and reflects on the snail's pace of progress.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

As Stakeholders Await NCC, CBN’s Nod On 9mobile Sale

[This Day] Although the interim board of 9mobile last week adopted Teleology as the preferred bidder and Smile as the reserve bidder for the sale of the telco. The outcome of the transaction is still subject to the approval of NCC and the CBN.

[This Day] Although the interim board of 9mobile last week adopted Teleology as the preferred bidder and Smile as the reserve bidder for the sale of the telco. The outcome of the transaction is still subject to the approval of NCC and the CBN.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Kagame At African Union

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Fifty four years after her creation, the African Union is still struggling for her internal organisation and functioning. And the global Pan-African Movement which envisions driving the dignity and unity amongst African…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Fifty four years after her creation, the African Union is still struggling for her internal organisation and functioning. And the global Pan-African Movement which envisions driving the dignity and unity amongst Africans remains a non-operational framework.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

A Rare Glimpse Into the World of the Red Sea’s Dolphins and Whales

[The Conversation Africa] The Red Sea is one of the world’s least studied regions when it comes to whales and dolphins – until now. A report was released recently that brings together historic records and the latest information on a range of the sea’s …

[The Conversation Africa] The Red Sea is one of the world's least studied regions when it comes to whales and dolphins - until now. A report was released recently that brings together historic records and the latest information on a range of the sea's mammal species. This will supply some of the information needed for science based conservation measures. I interviewed Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, one of the reports' authors who is also among the region's most respected marine mammal specialists, on the findings and their implic

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Praying for Change – the Catholic Church Takes On President Kabila

[IRIN] Kinshasa -The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church’s spiritual authority is yet to translate into politica…

[IRIN] Kinshasa -The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is now a powerful voice of opposition to President Joseph Kabila's continued unconstitutional stay in power, but the Church's spiritual authority is yet to translate into political muscle.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa