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Undergraduate wins N.5m in Western Lotto game

Undergraduate wins N.5m in Western Lotto game

LAGOS, Nigeria, Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An undergraduate of the Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State went home N500,000 richer Monday, August 28, 2017, following his win in one of

Same old problems for Kenya’s newest refugee settlement

Same old problems for Kenya’s newest refugee settlement

Kalobeyei was supposed to be different. Refugees here would be self-reliant. They would be integrated with the local community in a mutually beneficial arrangement of shared services and bustling markets. And it would all cost …

South Sudan Says No Hint That Dead American Was Journalist

South Sudan Says No Hint That Dead American Was Journalist

JUBA �There was no indication that an American shot dead over the weekend was a journalist, South Sudan's army said Tuesday, accusing him of entering the country with rebel forces.

"Anybody who comes attacking us …

La conférence TEDGlobal 2017 commence en Tanzanie

La conférence TEDGlobal 2017 commence en Tanzanie

Dix ans après, TEDGlobal revient en Afrique pour un évènement en direct présentant plus de 45 interventions, entretiens et performances

ARUSHA, Tanzanie, 28 août 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TED, l’organisation à but non lucratif qui se …

UGANDA TRAINING ITS COFFEE EXPORTERS

UGANDA TRAINING ITS COFFEE EXPORTERS

KAMPALA, The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), together with the African Fine Coffees Association, will provide special coffee training to 20 coffee exporters and producer co-operatives in the country in preparation for the annual "Taste …

South Sudan Rebels: Slain Journalist Was Not Combatant

South Sudan Rebels: Slain Journalist Was Not Combatant

JUBA South Sudan's main rebel group says an American journalist shot and killed while embedded with rebels Saturday was not taking part in a battle against government forces.

Christopher Allen was shot in the head …

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

NAIROBI � Kenya has become the latest African country to ban the use of polythene plastic bags, imposing stiff fines and even jail time for anyone found using, importing or manufacturing the bags.

In one …

TEDGlobal 2017 Conference Opens in Tanzania

TEDGlobal 2017 Conference Opens in Tanzania

Ten years on, TEDGlobal returns to Africa with live event featuring 45+ talks, interviews and performances

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Aug. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, opens its TEDGlobal 2017 …

Rights Group: South Sudan Should Probe Death of US Reporter

Rights Group: South Sudan Should Probe Death of US Reporter

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN � The killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated, according to an international human rights group.

South Sudan's leaders should "condemn this killing, …

UGANDA TO SWITCH OFF TWO MILLION SIM CARDS

UGANDA TO SWITCH OFF TWO MILLION SIM CARDS

KAMPALA, Authorities in Kampala say that all unregistered Sim cards will be switched off on August 30, ending months' long feuds between mobile phone subscribers, telecom companies and the government.

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda …

SOUTH AFRICA: EDUCATION KEY TO FIGHTING POVERTY

SOUTH AFRICA: EDUCATION KEY TO FIGHTING POVERTY

PRETORIA, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says according to the recent Poverty Trends Report it is clear that education must be at the centre of the fight against poverty.

According to the report released by Statistics …

CHINESE, UGANDAN PARLIAMENTS TO DEEPEN CO-OPERATION

CHINESE, UGANDAN PARLIAMENTS TO DEEPEN CO-OPERATION

BEIJING, China's top legislator Zhang Dejiang met with the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament. Rebecca Kadaga, here Thursday, and they agreed to deepen parliamentary communication and co-operation.

Zhang, the Chairman of the Standing Committee of …

Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda’s open door policy

Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda’s open door policy

South Sudan has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and opposition forces.

People in Africa's newest nation have witnessed barbaric acts of …