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October, 2017

  • 21 October

    SWIFT; a payment platform to support economic growth

    Four years after its launch, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Tanzania are benefitting from quicker and cheaper payments through the East African Payment System . Currently serving a population of more than 150 million people - and with Burundi soon to go live on the platform - what are the driving forces behind EAPS and what impact

  • 21 October

    Tanzania:Zanzibar Imams Want Severe Punishment for Homosexuality

    Zanzibar - THE Imams Association of Zanzibar is pushing for severe punishment for homosexuals in the crackdown on 'immorality to save children from engaging in the 'evil deeds.' Speaking to journalists in the wake of increasing reports about young people becoming homosexual, the association's secretary, Sheikh Muhyddin Zubeir Muhyddin, said that the behaviour was now threatening the well-being of adolescents and other young people aged between 10 and 28 years.

  • 21 October

    What Makes Hippos Attack People

    [Daily News] FOR several days in June this year, the township of Nyahururu of Kenya was besieged by a large group of demonstrators who came into streets in protest of attacks by hippos.

  • 21 October

    Mufuruki Lashes Out At ‘Abuse of Power’ After TRA Raid

    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Prominent businessman Ali Mufuruki has lashed out at the "abuse of power" in tax raids after the temporary closure of his shop in a night swoop Wednesday reportedly to inspect a cargo that was being offloaded.

  • 21 October

    Al Ahly players celebrate winning the African Champions League-FIFA.com

    Al Ahly played the game on November 16, 2008 at Stade Omnisport de Garoua, Cameroon, in the second leg of the African Champions League final, after winning the first leg 2-0. The match saw Al Ahly advance through Ahmed Hassan's goal in the 38th minute of the first half, before Coton equalized with a goal by Lasana Abdalkarim in the 45th minute.

  • 21 October

    African rulers’ weapon against web-based dissent: the off switch

    Rapidly expanding access to the internet across Africa is helping grassroots opposition movements take on once-invulnerable regimes. Many entrenched rulers have a simple response: pulling the plug.

  • 21 October

    Situation in NW, SW – Weekend for Decisive Evaluation

    [Cameroon Tribune] Prime Minister Philemon Yang's led consultations towards a return to normalcy in the North West and South West regions enter evaluation phase this weekend.

  • 21 October

    South West – Grassroots Consultations Intensify

    [Cameroon Tribune] The Regional team will hold a final evaluation meeting with the Governor on Sunday.

  • 21 October

    Meters from Togo, Nigeria being used to outwit ECG at Afienya

    The Afienya District Manager of the Electricity Company of Ghana , Daniel Mensah Asare, has revealed that some unscrupulous persons are using non conforming meters from Togo and Nigeria, in a bid to outwit the system and also avoid the payment of bills. He however said efforts are underway to clamp down

  • 21 October

    Spio-Gabrah came from Ivory Coast without a voter’s ID – Namoale

    The immediate past Member of Parliament for La-Dadekotopon and former Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture under the late president John Evans Atta-Mills has revealed that he was in the National Democratic Congress before the former Minister for Trade and Industry; Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabrah was brought from Ivory Coast without a valid Voter's card.

  • 21 October

    President Cuts Sod for ‘1-District-1-Warehouse’ Project

    [Ghana Govt.] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday cut sod to begin the construction of the warehouse component of government's Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) at Ejura in the Ashanti Region.

  • 21 October

    Commission of Inquiry for the Creation of Regions Launched

    [Ghana Govt.] The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in accordance with Article 5 of the Constitution, has inaugurated a 9-Member Commission of Inquiry to inquire into the need and substantial demand, and to make recommendations on all the factors involved in the creation of a region or alteration of regional boundaries.

  • 21 October

    divisions tearing Nigeria apart caused by Buhari – Nwabueze

    Professor Ben Nwabueze Chairman, the Patriots; Project Nigeria Movement; and Igbo Leaders of Thought has said that President Muhammadu Buhari owes it to the Nigerian people to admit that the divisions tearing the country apart are caused by his actions and utterances. Professor Nwabueze in Press statement said: 'In an Interview with the Vanguard dated Monday, October 16 2017, Chief Emeka Anyaoku said: "Since the 1967 Civil War, I do not think this country has ever been as divided as it is now."

  • 21 October

    ‘It’s divine’: How the love of music brought two Nigerian musicians to Halifax

    Driven by the love of music, two men have travelled over 7,700 km to attend Dalhousie Fountain School of Performing Arts. But the cost of following their dream may be too high.

  • 21 October

    Anti-corruption fight a thankless job – Magu

    Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that the fight against corruption is "a thankless job." Mr. Magu also said that anti-corruption fighters should never expect to be thanked for their jobs because such fights do not attract appreciation.

  • 21 October

    Nigeria Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

    The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF , LT.-GEN.

  • 21 October

    Gov. Ikpeazu announces N10m grant for films shot in Abia

    Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has thrown in his weight behind the hosting of the forthcoming ZUMA film festival, which is billed to hold between December 1 and 5, 2017 in Abuja. Receiving Management of the NFC led by its Managing Director/Chief Executive, Dr, Chidia Maduekwe at the Government House, Umuahia, during the week, Ikpeazu, accompanied by his deputy Rt.

  • 21 October

    Adesina’s Prize Will Stimulate Interest in Agriculture – Obasanjo

    [Vanguard] Iowa (United State) - Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the World Food Prize (WFP) award to Dr Akinwumi Adesina, will stimulate people's interest in agriculture.

  • 21 October

    Oil Spills Lead to Increased Newborn Mortality in the Niger Delta

    [Deutsche Welle] Researchers from the University of Sankt Gallen have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception.

  • 21 October

    Tobacco Firms Evolving New Strategies to Attract Younger Generation – Report

    [Premium Times] Tobacco companies in Nigeria have evolved a new strategy of deliberately targeting the younger generation by situating their products near primary and secondary schools, a new report by the Nigerian Tobacco Control Research Group has shown.