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Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Rwanda: Rapid SMS Saving Mothers In Nyabihu

Before the advent of Rapid Short Message Service, she used SMS only to reach family and friends, little did she know that the same texting application would save lives of many babies. Teredia Uwihoreye, a Community Health Worker (CHW) from Rugero Sector in Nyabihu District, is part of the 45,000 CHWs across Rwanda that have […]

Oporoza 10 – Release Our Children, Gbaramatu Women Tell Government

Oporoza 10 – Release Our Children, Gbaramatu Women Tell Government

Women of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area, Delta State, have carried out a peaceful protest in Warri, calling for the release of the 10 students arrested and detained over 47 days ago by soldiers, when they invaded Oporoza on grounds that they were militants. The women joined by the National Association of […]

Osinbajo Leads Nigeria’s Delegation To AU Summit In Rwanda

Osinbajo Leads Nigeria’s Delegation To AU Summit In Rwanda

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the African Union Summit formally opening tomorrow in Kigali, Rwanda. The 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) is scheduled to hold from 17 to 18 July, 2016, although a retreat of African Heads of State and Governments […]

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

Uganda Needs A Smart Industrial Policy

In order to achieve sustainable economic growth, Uganda should focus on developing a more effective industrial policy based on its economic specificities and the opportunities created by regional integration. This is according to Rodgers Mukwaya, an Economic Affairs Officer for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and one of the the authors of the […]

East Africa: EALA Condemns The Killing of Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi

East Africa: EALA Condemns The Killing of Burundian Legislator Hafsa Mossi

The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Daniel F. Kidega, has strongly condemned the killing on Wednesday of Burundian representative, MP Hafsa Mossi, by unknown gunmen in Bujumbura. The Speaker “strongly condemned the killing” of the legislator and eulogised the late Mossi as a hard working Member of the Assembly, who was committed […]

Turkey Military Coup Attempt

Turkey Military Coup Attempt

After a night of explosions, gunfire and tanks rolling along the streets, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkey Saturday that an attempted military coup was over and the government was in charge. However, the sounds of fighting were still being reported in Ankara and Istanbul after the chaotic attempt by members of the military to […]

Vanguard Publisher’s Guards Invited Us – Robbers

Vanguard Publisher’s Guards Invited Us – Robbers

Three cross-border armed robbery sus­pects who allegedly robbed and attacked Pub­lisher of Vanguard News­papers, Mr Sam Amuka Pemu, have revealed how Amuka’s security guards in­vited them for the robbery operations. The AUTHOR­ITY learnt that five armed robbery gang attacked the octogenarian publisher in his home at Anthony village Lagos on June 5, 2016 and carted […]

South Africa: The Butterfly Project Is Helping Teens Envision an Aids-Free Generation By 2030

South Africa: The Butterfly Project Is Helping Teens Envision an Aids-Free Generation By 2030

In the build-up to the International Aids Conference 2016, 600 youngsters are participating in the Butterfly Project run by the Denis Hurley Centre in Durban, in conjunction with Umcebo Design and DramAidE. The project, which is a legacy project initiative of the US Consulate in Durban, ran a six-day workshop which is aimed at getting […]

Kenya: Commission In Bid To Revive Two-Third Gender Rule Debate

Kenya: Commission In Bid To Revive Two-Third Gender Rule Debate

The gender equality commission has warned that both Houses of Parliament will be declared unconstitutional if the two-third gender rule is not implemented. National Gender Equality Commission Chairperson Winfred Lichuma said since MPs failed to pass a Bill, time has come for the National Assembly to provide an alternative way to achieve the rule. “I […]

No Plan To Impeach Buhari – SENATE

No Plan To Impeach Buhari – SENATE

 The Senate, yesterday, rebuffed insinuations of a plot to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Muhammadu Buhari, saying such suggestions were speculative. The Senate’s disavowal came as Senator Dino Melaye also denied the claim but confirmed the altercation between himself and Senator Remi Tinubu, which he claimed was sparked by her use of provocative words against […]