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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Land seizures are complex, costly and unwise — just ask Zimbabwe

    Land seizures are complex, costly and unwise — just ask Zimbabwe

    Another scenario is if the government commits to cover debt associated with land, which by definition becomes expropriation with compensation. The only difference is that the compensation goes to the bank that is owed money, rather than the farmer. Let us assume that the government is sensible enough to compensate …

  • 23 February

    Allen Gichuhi succeeds Isaac Okero as LSK president

    Allen Gichuhi succeeds Isaac Okero as LSK president

    Allen Gichuhi is the new president of the Law Society of Kenya. Gichuhi emerged the winner after garnering 2,675 votes against his rival James Mwamu who got 2,145. He takes over from Isaac Okero who has been at the helm of the lawyers’ body for the last two years. Read: Twenty …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe bank on home advantage – NewsDay Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe bank on home advantage - NewsDay Zimbabwe

    The two sides were involved in a one-day international (ODI) series earlier this month, with Afghanistan completing a 4-1 series win in Sharjah on Monday, their spinners once again coming to the fore and sending out a warning signal to others in the upcoming competition. Leg-spinner, Rashid, who was already …

  • 23 February

    For clean drinking water in Kenya, just add sunshine and a can

    For clean drinking water in Kenya, just add sunshine and a can

    On a sunny afternoon in Western Kenya, Eunice Shigali filled a 10 litre jerrycan with water, then unfolded it like a suitcase and placed it in the sun. After a few hours, a green smiley face appeared on the side of the black container, telling her the water was clean and …

  • 23 February

    New twist to Grace degree probe – NewsDay Zimbabwe

    New twist to Grace degree probe - NewsDay Zimbabwe

    The probe follows the arrest of UZ vice-chancellor, Levy Nyagura on allegations of criminal abuse of office over Grace’s PhD. The UZ Council was supposed to meet yesterday to discuss the matter, but the meeting was cancelled under unclear circumstances, prompting a member of the council to lash out angrily. …

  • 23 February

    New Bill to raise number of MPs

    New Bill to raise number of MPs

    The number of MPs is likely to shoot up, further soaring the country’s wage bill if a proposed constitutional amendment sails through. A new bill sponsored by Majority Leader Aden Duale, ostensibly to cure the deficiency, proposes to give special seats to women to top-up their number in the bicameral …

  • 23 February

    Zec has big trust issues to deal with – The Zimbabwe Independent

    Zec has big trust issues to deal with - The Zimbabwe Independent

    “Trust is earned when actions meet words.” — Chris Butler. Innocent Batsani Ncude,Political analyst Two weeks ago, my article on vote buying torched a storm and I got a lot of feedback from readers. Some were in praise but others were raising alternative arguments. I value both and let …

  • 23 February

    Restore property rights on agric land – The Zimbabwe Independent

    Restore property rights on agric land - The Zimbabwe Independent

    Politicians, during recent upbeat and optimistic presentations, have often repeated the statement that Zimbabwe will never go back on land reform. They appear to be suggesting that whatever arguments might have existed, we should all accept that they have all been settled and there is nothing left to debate. …

  • 23 February

    US$500m required for re-tooling: CZI – The Zimbabwe Independent

    US$500m required for re-tooling: CZI - The Zimbabwe Independent

    By Melody Chikono Zimbabwe is losing in excess of US$2 billion annually through the use of antiquated machinery while half-a-billion dollars is required for the industry’s retooling, businessdigest has learnt. Manufacturing industry capacity utilisation dropped 45,1% in 2017 from 47,4% weighed down by rising costs of production, foreign currency …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe resumes diamond sales, expects to auction 1.56 million carats

    Zimbabwe mulls scrapping majority black ownership on diamond, platinum sectors

    Zimbabwe’s Minister of Mines, Winston Chitando, held a press conference this week to announce that, following its one-year break, the country has resumed diamond auctions and expects to sell 1.558 million carats of diamonds over the next two months. According to Chitando, the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company will conduct separate …

  • 23 February

    Wildlife secrets of Nigeria

    Wildlife secrets of Nigeria

    Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp is confined to remote pockets of forest The world’s rarest chimpanzee has been captured on camera in the remote forests of Nigeria. The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp was seen at various locations within Gashaka Gumti National Park, raising hopes for its future survival. …

  • 23 February

    Wildlife secrets of Nigeria

    Wildlife secrets of Nigeria

    Image copyright Chester Zoo Image caption The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp is confined to remote pockets of forest The world’s rarest chimpanzee has been captured on camera in the remote forests of Nigeria. The Nigeria-Cameroon chimp was seen at various locations within Gashaka Gumti National Park, raising hopes for its future survival. …

  • 23 February

    Democratic pressures grow in Zimbabwe with goal of honest poll

    Democratic pressures grow in Zimbabwe with goal of honest poll

    With only months to go to a general election in Zimbabwe that citizens hope will mark the beginning of a new democratic era, social justice activists are gearing up to pressure the ruling party to hold credible polls. Since Emmerson Mnangagwa replaced the ousted Robert Mugabe in December, the new …

  • 22 February

    Fighting Nigeria’s Sexual Health Stigma One HIV Testing Kit At A Time

    Fighting Nigeria’s Sexual Health Stigma One HIV Testing Kit At A Time

    THE GOOD NEWS: One woman is reducing stigma in Nigeria by delivering self-testing HIV kits straight to the homes of patients.   In Nigeria, deeply embedded cultural fears and stigmas have largely prevented health advocates from educating the population on sexual health concerns. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the limited number …

  • 22 February

    Lake Erie College professor invited to Nigeria for school commissioning ceremony

    Lake Erie College professor invited to Nigeria for school commissioning ceremony

    Katie Krammer, who is associate professor of special education at Lake Erie College, recently was selected to travel to Nigeria for a special school commissioning ceremony. Krammer was chosen because of her contribution working on a unique project through Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., involving international special education. In addition …

  • 22 February

    Lake Erie College professor invited to Nigeria for school commissioning ceremony

    Lake Erie College professor invited to Nigeria for school commissioning ceremony

    Katie Krammer, who is associate professor of special education at Lake Erie College, recently was selected to travel to Nigeria for a special school commissioning ceremony. Krammer was chosen because of her contribution working on a unique project through Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., involving international special education. In addition …

  • 22 February

    The pervasive scourge of malnutrition in Nigeria – BusinessDay : News you can trust

    The pervasive scourge of malnutrition in Nigeria - BusinessDay : News you can trust

    by Bashar Abubakar | February 23, 2018 12:23 am The fact that little Ibrahim and his mother are both healthy and thriving in Yalwa flies in the face of malnutrition statistics for Jigawa and northern Nigeria as a whole. Jigawa bears the highest burden of malnourished children in Nigeria, where …

  • 22 February

    Nigeria

    Nigeria

    Nigeria’s biggest bank by revenue expects lending to accelerate and bad debts to drop this year as growth in Africa’s biggest economy picks up. “The current macro environment is supportive of loan growth,” Adesola Adeduntan, the chief executive officer of FBN Holdings Plc’s First Bank of Nigeria, said in an interview in …

  • 22 February

    LGBT History Month: Whither Nigeria

    storm drain, Capital Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

    February is LGBT History Month in the U.K. A fellow with the Bisi Alimi Foundation asks whether it could take place in Nigeria, where homophobia and transphobia remain common. (Photo by Ted Eytan; courtesy Flickr) In the words of famous American television personality and drag queen, RuPaul, “A queen who …

  • 22 February

    LGBT History Month: Whither Nigeria

    storm drain, Capital Pride, gay news, Washington Blade

    February is LGBT History Month in the U.K. A fellow with the Bisi Alimi Foundation asks whether it could take place in Nigeria, where homophobia and transphobia remain common. (Photo by Ted Eytan; courtesy Flickr) In the words of famous American television personality and drag queen, RuPaul, “A queen who …