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  • Sudan: Sudan Professionals Gear-Up for General Strike
    on 23/05/2019 at 09:27

    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Diverse professional sectors have responded to the call of the Sudanese Professionals Association to prepare for the political strike and civil disobedience. The Sudanese Central Doctors Committee confirmed the continued strike by medics, and announced its "readiness to implement all forms of strike, full-time field clinics to treat the wounded and injured, and to transfer patients for treatment in temporary clinics outside the Ministry of Health hospitals". […]

  • Sudan: Tech Committee Attempts 'To Bridge Gap' Between Sudan Junta, Opposition
    on 23/05/2019 at 09:27

    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A technical committee of the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) has embarked on joint meetings to bridge the gap and devise solutions to overcome the obstacle of the sovereign council after negotiations between them failed to reach agreement on this point on Sunday and Monday. […]

  • Sudan: Project for Solar-Powered Irrigation in River Nile State Launched in Sudan
    on 23/05/2019 at 09:27

    [Radio Dabanga] River Nile State -Sudan's Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, the Ministry of Water Resources Irrigation and Electricity, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sudan signed an agreement on Tuesday to implement a project on solar water pumps for sustainable agriculture in the country. […]

  • Sudan: Darfur Lawyers - Media Trial of 'Khartoum Shooters' Shows TMC Weakness
    on 23/05/2019 at 09:27

    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) says that the 'media trial' of those alleged to have been involved in the shooting at the sit-in in front of the General Command of the Sudanese Army in Khartoum on May 13, which caused the deaths of at least five people, "shows the weakness of the junta". […]

  • Uganda: New Cities Raise Great Expectations in Investments, Revenue
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:53

    [Monitor] Kampala -Government will offer additional Shs57b to run the new cities to meet the new demands that come with creation of the cities. […]

  • Uganda: Bobi Wine Roots for Police, Army Welfare
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:53

    [Monitor] Kampala -Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, aka Bobi Wine, has notified Parliament of his impending motion seeking better pay for police and army. […]

  • Uganda: Traders Resort to Smuggling As Rwanda Border Remains Closed
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:53

    [Monitor] Kabale -As the Rwandan border with Uganda at Katuna and Cyanika remain closed for three months now, traders from either side have resorted to smuggling. […]

  • Uganda: We Have Other Priorities, Government Tells Striking Teachers
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:53

    [Monitor] Kampala -The hopes of striking teachers to get salary increment were yesterday cast down after government told them it has bigger priorities to address other than enhancing salaries. […]

  • Madagascar: Court Upholds Jail Terms for Tortoise Traffickers
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:03

    [VOA] An appeals court in Madagascar on Wednesday upheld a six-year prison term for three people trafficking in critically endangered radiated tortoises. […]

  • Somalia: Five Dead in Somalia Car Bomb Blast
    on 23/05/2019 at 08:01

    [VOA] Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among at least five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu. […]

  • Kenya: The Close Relationship Between Police and Private Security Companies
    on 23/05/2019 at 07:39

    [The Conversation Africa] As is the case in many cities around the world, security in Kenya's capital Nairobi is provided by a variety of groups. These include state actors like the police, as well as groups that aren't managed by the state: private security companies and community initiatives - like neighbourhood watches. […]

  • Uganda: Uganda Airlines, Climate Change Affected Teacher Salaries - Govt
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:41

    [Observer] Three days into the nationwide teacher's strike, government has asked teachers to return to classes, saying there is no money. Today, Wednesday, the state minister for Public Service, David Karubanga, told a news conference at the Uganda Media Centre that although government acknowledges teacher's demands for salary enhancement but its constrained with funds. […]

  • Uganda: WHO Approves Viral Load Test, Boosting Aids Fight
    on 23/05/2019 at 06:25

    [East African] The World Health Organisation has approved the use of a portable molecular point-of-care viral load diagnostic test that officials in Uganda say will make the objective to end HIV/Aids by 2030 easier to achieve. […]

  • Mauritius: UN Orders UK to End 'Colonial' Rule of Chagos Islands
    on 23/05/2019 at 05:13

    [Deutsche Welle] Britain separated the Indian Ocean islands from Mauritius in 1965. The UK and the US both have major military bases on the largest island. […]

  • Kenya: Legalizing Gay Sex is Just the Right Thing to Do
    on 23/05/2019 at 04:38

    [allAfrica] In the run-up to the expected judgement challenging section 162 and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya that outlaws same-sex relationships, I am reminded of the Zulu South Africans who have a positive way of greeting. They say "Sawabona" meaning "I see you". The expected response is "Ngikhona", which means "I am here". […]

  • East Africa: Marine-Based 'Blue Economies' Offer Massive Potential
    on 22/05/2019 at 15:41

    [allAfrica] Developing ocean-based resources in areas such as fisheries, aquaculture, coastal tourism, transport and ports, mining and energy, could generate U.S. $20.8 billion a year for the 220 million people of the western Indian Ocean region, according to a recent report. But coastal and marine ecosystems will have to be preserved, and the adverse effects of climate change combatted if this potential is to be realised. […]

  • Tanzania: Kenya's Envoy to Dar Denies Endorsing Shadowy Firm in Cashew Nuts Deal
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:40

    [Citizen] Kenyan ambassador to Tanzania Dan Kazungu has dismissed claims that he endorsed a shadowy firm in a Sh410 billion cashew nuts deal with the Tanzanian government. […]

  • Tanzania: 385 Killed in Mob Violence - Human Rights Centre
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:40

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -An average of 65 people were killed by angry mobs each month accross mainland Tanzania from January to June last year, according to latest Tanzania human rights report. […]

  • Uganda: Besigye Ready to Work Gen Muntu's Ant Party
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:33

    [Monitor] The founding president of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Dr Kizza Besigye has expressed willingness to work with Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, whose party, the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) is being launched on Wednesday. […]

  • Uganda: Teachers-Government Talks Fail, Fresh Meeting Set Today
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:33

    [Monitor] Kampala -A meeting which was expected to take place yesterday between government and striking teachers did not take place as the latter had not been invited. […]

  • Uganda: Government Denies Responsibility As Civil Servants Miss Pay for Two Months
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:33

    [Monitor] Parliament -The Ministry of Finance has denied responsibility for the delayed payment of workers in 78 districts. […]

  • Uganda: Uganda Needs 5,000 Pharmacists - Experts
    on 22/05/2019 at 13:33

    [Monitor] Uganda needs at least 5,000 pharmacists for both the private and government sectors to effectively serve the population, experts have said. […]

  • Kenya: Kenya Ranked the Best in Africa for Offering Good Digital Life
    on 22/05/2019 at 12:31

    [Nairobi News] Kenya has been ranked as the best African country that offers good digital life in the latest Expat Insider report released by the InterNations. […]

  • Kenya: Writer and LGBTQ Activist Wainaina Dies
    on 22/05/2019 at 12:18

    [RFI] Kenyan writer and gay activist Binyavanga Wainaina died on Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, according to one of his colleagues on Wednesday. […]

  • Kenya: Eric Omondi 'Breakups' with Italian Fiancee, but His Fans Aren't Buying It
    on 22/05/2019 at 12:00

    [Nairobi News] Comedian Eric Omondi has gotten more than he bargained for after he publicly announced his 'breakup' with Italian fiancée on Thursday. […]

  • Africa: World Mourns Binyavanga Wainaina
    on 22/05/2019 at 11:27

    [This is Africa] We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke. […]

  • Uganda: Museveni Okays Shs35b for Parties
    on 22/05/2019 at 11:18

    [Monitor] Entebbe -President Museveni has granted a request by political parties seeking government to increase funding to them from Shs10b to Shs35b annually. […]

  • Uganda: Parliament Approves More Shs17b for Museveni Country Tours
    on 22/05/2019 at 11:18

    [Monitor] Parliament -Parliament has approved Shs33 billion as additional budget for State House to run President Museveni's activities about four weeks to the end of the financial year. […]

  • Ethiopia: Ethiopia Begins Power Rations, Cuts Exports
    on 22/05/2019 at 10:35

    [Addis Fortune] The water elevation at Gilgel Gibe III Dam, which produces 46pc of the country's power, is at is 818 metres, 16 metres below this time last year. […]

  • Sudan: Sit-Ins in Sudan Capital, States, 'Swelled Daily By New Marches'
    on 22/05/2019 at 10:06

    [Radio Dabanga] North Kordofan / Central Darfur / Sennar / El Gezi -Sit-ins in front of the general command of the Sudanese army in Khartoum, and at military commands in several cities, have continued to demand that the Transitional Military Council (TMC), who seized power from the Al Bashir regime on 11 April, hand over power to a transitional civilian government. […]



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