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12/17/2017 09:54 AM
Gambia:In Memory of Deyda Hydara
[Foroyaa] Tomorrow, 16th December marks the thirteenth anniversary of the murder of Deyda Hydara in cold blood by cowards who hid in the dark to commit this atrocious crime.
12/17/2017 09:39 AM
Gambia:Media Mark Anniversary of Killing of Journalist Deyda Hydara
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), supported by International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold a forum in honour of victims of freedom of expression violation in The Gambia as part of events marking the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara.
12/17/2017 09:33 AM
Uganda:They Have the Eyes, but Can't See That Life Presidency Is a Bad Idea
[Monitor] Not even the threat of Armageddon will give pause to the mad march toward the creation of a life presidency in Uganda. While Idi Amin simply declared it, now we give it a semblance of political process. It is a political process that nonetheless benefits one and only one man.
12/17/2017 09:13 AM
Kenya:Blockchain Technology to Weed Out Land Brokers
[Nation] Long queues and endless paperwork during land transfers have discouraged many people from following the processes at registries, making them opt for brokers and advocates to handle the process.
12/17/2017 08:45 AM
Africa:Using Data to Combat Prejudice Against Immigrants
[IPS] Buenos Aires -What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.
12/17/2017 08:35 AM
South Africa:#ANCDecides2017 - Reporter's Notebook - Smile and Wave Boys, Smile and Wave
[Daily Maverick] The plus, perhaps the only one, of working a very early shift during the week is that when your alarm goes off at 05:00 on a Saturday morning, you're already awake. The dogs are whining for breakfast, the cat is blaming you for the fact that he refused to come inside last night. At this time of year, even the sun is up, the day is ready. Nasrec was ready too. By STEPHEN GROOTES.
12/17/2017 08:29 AM
South Africa:In His Final Report As President, 'Humble' Zuma Fires Salvos At Critics, Blames Everyone but Himself
[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma took a turn at the humble trough as he delivered his last official address to the ANC, saying: "I tried my best." The response was a rare moment of soliciting more than polite tepid applause: the provinces aligned to the party presidency bid of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma - KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and North West - were on their feet. And then Zuma, who pretty much slammed anyone inside and outside the governing party who ever criticised him, issued the conference its marching orders: ther
12/17/2017 08:28 AM
Nigeria:Ghost Companies Lift U.S.$3.5 Billion Crude Oil
[Daily Trust] Some indigenous companies not registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) have lifted Nigerian crude oil grades valued at U.S.$3.5 billion (about N1.1 trillion) in the last 10 months, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown.
12/17/2017 08:13 AM
South Africa:Delegate Z - a Voice, Long Silent, Hovering in the Wings At Nasrec
[Daily Maverick] Delegate Z must be watching in the wings at Nasrec, steaming, fuming, and wishing she still had a voice in South African politics. Knowing that if she did, she surely would be heard. Somewhere in the rafters of the expo centre where the ANC of 2017 is deciding on the ANC's, the country's, and our future, I imagine she hovers and seethes, helpless to intervene.
12/16/2017 04:44 PM
Kenya:Calestous Juma - a Life Dedicated to Finding Answers to Africa's Challenges
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan-born Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, was passionate about finding solutions to Africa's big challenges. He was acutely aware of the immense obstacles faced by the continent. Yet he approached each challenge with unfailing optimism, and sound advice.
12/16/2017 04:19 PM
Ethiopia:Outstanding Students Win Scholarship
[Ethiopian Herald] China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE) has granted financial Scholarship for 134 outstanding undergraduate science and engineering students of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU).