Polls Body Sets Campaign Dates

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted October 17 as the presidential election date, with Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga as the only candidates.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has gazetted October 17 as the presidential election date, with Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga as the only candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police ‘Confused’ Over National Gun Probe and Anti-Gang Law

[News24Wire] Two of the country’s top police officers, including the national commissioner, appear oblivious to stringent anti-gang laws, according to a report on a recent meeting.

[News24Wire] Two of the country's top police officers, including the national commissioner, appear oblivious to stringent anti-gang laws, according to a report on a recent meeting.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

How Nigeria Is Wasting Its Rich Water Resources

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers. In addition to surface water found in nearly every part of the country, there’s also plenty stored in the ground. The country has 215 cub…

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria is so rich in water resources that many of its 36 states are named after rivers. In addition to surface water found in nearly every part of the country, there's also plenty stored in the ground. The country has 215 cubic kilometres a year of available surface water. This is a lot higher than many African countries, particularly those in the southern and northern regions of the continent. South Africa, for example, has about 49 cubic kilometres a year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rwanda, China in Joint Research to Spur Productivity

[New Times] Experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have inked a new deal with local researchers to help increase agricultural productivity through improved environmental conservation.

[New Times] Experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have inked a new deal with local researchers to help increase agricultural productivity through improved environmental conservation.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Deadly Malnutrition Soars Among Children in Lake Chad Amid Boko Haram Resurgence

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin – about 800,000 – has soared since last year, and could spiral further as Boko Haram ramps up attacks in the region, an …

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The number of children suffering from life-threatening malnutrition across the Lake Chad Basin - about 800,000 - has soared since last year, and could spiral further as Boko Haram ramps up attacks in the region, an aid agency said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Former Public Broadcaster Chief to Appear in Labour Court

[News24Wire] Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday to explain why he should not be held personally liable for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8.

[News24Wire] Former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is expected to appear in the Johannesburg Labour Court on Wednesday to explain why he should not be held personally liable for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

15 Contracted, One Under Surveillance After Lassa Fever Outbreak in Kogi

[This Day] Lokoja -The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu has disclosed that the late Aisha Jimoh, who died of Lassa fever contacted 15 persons, adding that out of the number, one person is under surveillance.

[This Day] Lokoja -The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu has disclosed that the late Aisha Jimoh, who died of Lassa fever contacted 15 persons, adding that out of the number, one person is under surveillance.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Again, FEC Meeting Cancelled Over Public Holiday

[This Day] This week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold due to inadequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced.

[This Day] This week's Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting will not hold due to inadequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has announced.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes Waves At Edinburgh

[This Day] Edinburgh being the city it is, standing ovations are rare even at its Book Festival, and handed out as sparingly as its university doles out honorary degrees. So when, at 10:45p.m. on Saturday night, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s audience stoo…

[This Day] Edinburgh being the city it is, standing ovations are rare even at its Book Festival, and handed out as sparingly as its university doles out honorary degrees. So when, at 10:45p.m. on Saturday night, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's audience stood to applaud her, at the end of a day on which she'd been made an honorary DLitt, it was a rare double indeed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria