Cape Town’s Crisis Draws Attention, But Worse Droughts Threaten Africa

[VOA] While the South African city of Cape Town drew international attention when it warned it could run out of water this year, an international charity focused on global water supplies says “slow burning” droughts have wreaked even worse devastation …

[VOA] While the South African city of Cape Town drew international attention when it warned it could run out of water this year, an international charity focused on global water supplies says "slow burning" droughts have wreaked even worse devastation in other parts of Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Go Slow On Homecoming Parties, Focus On Improving Citizens’ Lives

[Nation] It is amazing that our leaders are still sending invites and asking fellow Kenyans to attend homecoming ceremonies meant to celebrate victory in an election held eight months ago.

[Nation] It is amazing that our leaders are still sending invites and asking fellow Kenyans to attend homecoming ceremonies meant to celebrate victory in an election held eight months ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Herders to Get Part of Disputed Land in Order By NLC

[Nation] The National Land Commission (NLC) has directed that pastoralists who have occupied a disputed land for decades along the Laikipia-Isiolo border be allocated 25,000 acres.

[Nation] The National Land Commission (NLC) has directed that pastoralists who have occupied a disputed land for decades along the Laikipia-Isiolo border be allocated 25,000 acres.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

APC Congress – Party Leaders Blame One Another for Member’s Fatal Shooting

[Premium Times] The All Progressives Congress party leaders in Agege local government area of Lagos State gathered at the council secretariat Sunday to blame a former council boss, Jubreel Abdulkareem, for the tragedy of yesterday’s congress that led t…

[Premium Times] The All Progressives Congress party leaders in Agege local government area of Lagos State gathered at the council secretariat Sunday to blame a former council boss, Jubreel Abdulkareem, for the tragedy of yesterday's congress that led to the death of an official.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Cutting Edge

[Nation] THIEVING CHIEFS: The news that the National Youth Service, which has been a cash cow for some well-connected offices in the past, could just have lost another Sh20 billion has alarmed retired senior military officer Imaana Laibuta. Says the se…

[Nation] THIEVING CHIEFS: The news that the National Youth Service, which has been a cash cow for some well-connected offices in the past, could just have lost another Sh20 billion has alarmed retired senior military officer Imaana Laibuta. Says the security management consultant, definitely tongue-in-cheek: "At the rate with which billions are being stolen, with several other top parastatals also in the race for top honours, the government should print a Sh1 billion note to make it easier for it to steal from itse

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Shops Razed As Woman Evicted From Ex-MP’s Land

[Nation] Tens of structures were Sunday demolished at Nairobi’s Woodley estate on a land that has been the subject of a tussle between a businesswoman and former Marakwet West MP David Sudi.

[Nation] Tens of structures were Sunday demolished at Nairobi's Woodley estate on a land that has been the subject of a tussle between a businesswoman and former Marakwet West MP David Sudi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Nigerian Youths & Laziness – Death of an Economist Who Was Reduced to a Labourer

[Vanguard] In this tragic prose work, Chima had travelled to Lagos to try to rescue his younger brother, Dimkpa, who was detained at the Special Armed Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos. Dimkpa had been driven by unemployment into the Advance Fee Fraud called …

[Vanguard] In this tragic prose work, Chima had travelled to Lagos to try to rescue his younger brother, Dimkpa, who was detained at the Special Armed Robbery Squad, SARS, Lagos. Dimkpa had been driven by unemployment into the Advance Fee Fraud called 419. Near SARS, Chima met Chukwuma, another graduate of Economics who became a labourer due to unemployment. Chukwuma was violently shot dead by policemen mistaken for an armed robber.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Amina Must Act Now or Face Varsities Ruin

[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed must take over negotiations and resolve the two-month strike by public university lecturers. She must read the riot act and compel the vice-chancellors and unions to end the strike.

[Nation] Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed must take over negotiations and resolve the two-month strike by public university lecturers. She must read the riot act and compel the vice-chancellors and unions to end the strike.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Six Core Sectors Emerge As Nigeria’s ERGP Focus Labs Close

[Premium Times] As the first phase of the Nigerian Economic Recovery Programmes Focus Labs draws to a close, six core sectors were identified for the federal government to focus its attention if its objective to grow the economy is to be realised.

[Premium Times] As the first phase of the Nigerian Economic Recovery Programmes Focus Labs draws to a close, six core sectors were identified for the federal government to focus its attention if its objective to grow the economy is to be realised.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Rethink Varsity Education As Numbers Drop

[Nation] When the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) released last year’s Form Four examinations, it revealed, for the second year running, peculiarly poor performance. Out of the 615,773 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidat…

[Nation] When the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) released last year's Form Four examinations, it revealed, for the second year running, peculiarly poor performance. Out of the 615,773 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates, only 70,073 attained grade C+, the minimum university requirement, representing a mere 11 per cent of the candidature.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya