Building the Nation of Our Dreams

[Guardian] With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections appears to be comical, yet lace…

[Guardian] With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, the countdown to the next general elections appears to be comical, yet laced with trepidation. Many young Nigerians who were not of age in 2015 will get the chance to vote for the first time, while those who voted last time out will want to activate their dreams in another call for change; this time for the better.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

1.7 Million Pilgrims Arrive Saudi Arabia for Hajj

[Premium Times] No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s Hajj, according to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports.

[Premium Times] No fewer than 1.705 million pilgrims have arrived the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year's Hajj, according to Statistics released by the Directorate General of Passports.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

‘No Hostile Intentions in Military Exercise’

[Namibian] Defence minister Penda ya Ndakolo said on Thursday the SADC air forces’ military exercise called ‘Blue Kunene’ has no hostile intentions or hidden agendas, but is aimed at building regional military capability.

[Namibian] Defence minister Penda ya Ndakolo said on Thursday the SADC air forces' military exercise called 'Blue Kunene' has no hostile intentions or hidden agendas, but is aimed at building regional military capability.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Triangle Thump Bulawayo City

[The Herald] Triangle assistant coach Innocent Chogugudza reckoned that the Sugar Sugar Boys’ empathic Castle Lager Premiership win over Bulawayo City at Gibbo yesterday was crucial in helping them improve their position on the log table. The Lowveld o…

[The Herald] Triangle assistant coach Innocent Chogugudza reckoned that the Sugar Sugar Boys' empathic Castle Lager Premiership win over Bulawayo City at Gibbo yesterday was crucial in helping them improve their position on the log table. The Lowveld outfit have been on a resurgence in the second half of the season and that underlined their revival mission with a convincing win over the visitors.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Man Accused of Raping Boss’ 8-Year-Old Daughter

[The Herald] A 33-year-old man from Mvuma allegedly raped his employer’s eight-year-old daughter five times, a Gweru court heard. Norman Garai (33) of plot 65 Nyagari Village, Mvuma, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Gweru regional magistrate …

[The Herald] A 33-year-old man from Mvuma allegedly raped his employer's eight-year-old daughter five times, a Gweru court heard. Norman Garai (33) of plot 65 Nyagari Village, Mvuma, pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Gweru regional magistrate Mr Morgan Nemadire last week. He was remanded in custody to October 3 for trial. Garai, who was employed as a general hand for eight months, took advantage of the absence of the girl's mother, who had travelled to her rural home.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Four Cooperative Officials Arrested Over Embezzlement

[New Times] At least four heads of KOADU Dukundumurimo, a cooperative that runs abattoirs in Gisenyi town of Rubavu District have been arrested in connection with embezzling over Rwf29 million.

[New Times] At least four heads of KOADU Dukundumurimo, a cooperative that runs abattoirs in Gisenyi town of Rubavu District have been arrested in connection with embezzling over Rwf29 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

University of Rwanda Slashes Course Duration

[New Times] Social sciences and some science programmes at the University of Rwanda will be offered in three years instead of four starting next academic year, a University official said.

[New Times] Social sciences and some science programmes at the University of Rwanda will be offered in three years instead of four starting next academic year, a University official said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

G20 Commits to Africa Partnership

[New Times] In a recently concluded G20 meeting held in Hamburg, Germany, the world leaders vowed, among others, to commit to Africa Partnership. This was in a bid to recognise the opportunities and challenges in African countries as well as the goals …

[New Times] In a recently concluded G20 meeting held in Hamburg, Germany, the world leaders vowed, among others, to commit to Africa Partnership. This was in a bid to recognise the opportunities and challenges in African countries as well as the goals of the 2030 Agenda. This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. It seeks to stimulate action over the next fifteen years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. Africa, as a continent, is an integral part of

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda