Fall Armyworms Hit Malawi, President Appeals for Help

[VOA] In Malawi, President Peter Mutharika has declared 20 of the country’s 28 districts disaster areas following an invasion by fall armyworms. The pests have destroyed the crops of nearly 140,000 farming families since the start of November.

[VOA] In Malawi, President Peter Mutharika has declared 20 of the country's 28 districts disaster areas following an invasion by fall armyworms. The pests have destroyed the crops of nearly 140,000 farming families since the start of November.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Lawyer Seeks to Block Age Limit Removal

[Monitor] The High Court in Kampala said it would rule Tuesday morning on whether to block Parliament from proceeding to amend article 102 (b) of the Constitution without first translating the Constitution into local dialects.

[Monitor] The High Court in Kampala said it would rule Tuesday morning on whether to block Parliament from proceeding to amend article 102 (b) of the Constitution without first translating the Constitution into local dialects.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opposition to Go to Court Over ‘Irregular’ Debate of Age Limit

[Observer] Opposition MPs have threatened challenge the decision by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to suspend some Rules of Procedure to allow tabling and debating of the report on the Constitutional amendment bill, 2017 on the age limit.

[Observer] Opposition MPs have threatened challenge the decision by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to suspend some Rules of Procedure to allow tabling and debating of the report on the Constitutional amendment bill, 2017 on the age limit.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigerians Should Trust Buhari With $1 Billion to Fight Boko Haram – Governor

[Premium Times] The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has said that the controversy generated over the decision of Nigeria’s 36 governors to allow the federal government use $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency…

[Premium Times] The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has said that the controversy generated over the decision of Nigeria's 36 governors to allow the federal government use $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account to fight Boko Haram insurgency is unnecessary.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Official House for Chairperson of Assembly “illegal”

[AIM] Maputo -The opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) has denounced as “illegal” plans to spend 55 million meticais (about 917,000 US dollars) to acquire a house for the chairperson of the Maputo Municipal Assembly.

[AIM] Maputo -The opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) has denounced as "illegal" plans to spend 55 million meticais (about 917,000 US dollars) to acquire a house for the chairperson of the Maputo Municipal Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Fresh Crisis Hits PDP As Adedoja Wants Secondus Removed

[Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was yesterday headed for a fresh crisis following a court action instituted by Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, one of the chairmanship aspirants at the recent national convention of the party seeking to nullify the …

[Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was yesterday headed for a fresh crisis following a court action instituted by Prof. Taoheed Adedoja, one of the chairmanship aspirants at the recent national convention of the party seeking to nullify the election of Prince Uche Secondus as the new national chairman.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Answering Uganda’s Fuel Reserve Question

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -With the current expansion of Uganda’s industry and manufacturing, transport, and services sectors in addition to a rapidly growing population,which are key consumers of petroleum products, one key question to ask those…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -With the current expansion of Uganda's industry and manufacturing, transport, and services sectors in addition to a rapidly growing population,which are key consumers of petroleum products, one key question to ask those in charge is; Is Uganda finally moving towards a fuel-secure destination?

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigeria Must Tap Under Ocean Resources – Peterside

[Vanguard] Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that for Nigeria to harness the opportunities from the Blue Economy, it must tap the resources hidden under the sea.

[Vanguard] Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that for Nigeria to harness the opportunities from the Blue Economy, it must tap the resources hidden under the sea.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria