Guinea: Obbo – African Democrats: Going, Going, Gone

Guinea's President Alpha Conde was a model opposition leader. He was not the fire-breathing type. Soft-spoken, Conde spent a very long time in the opposition cold, turning up election after election to be cheated by the incumbent, but never giving up. He ran against President Lansana Conte in the 1993 and 1998 presidential elections at the head of the Rally of the Guinean People, and lost his deposit. He threw his hat in the ring again in..

Nigeria: Kebbi Onion Farmers Lose N1 Billion to Diseases

Birnin Kebbi — The National Association of Onion Farmers (NAOF) in Kebbi State said its members had lost over N1billion to strange diseases that attacked their farms and storage facilities. The chairman of the association, Alhaji Bello Uba, told journalists that no fewer than 20,000 farmers were affected. "We have lost over N1 billion to two strange diseases that affected the seeds we used, as well as the shells of the already ripped onions we ..

Nigeria: Daily Trust Agric Conference Begins November 26

The third edition of the Daily Trust Agric Conference and Exhibition will hold between November 26 and 27 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The conference, titled Repositioning Rice, Sugar and Dairy Production for Optimal Yield, is expected to tackle critical issues affecting rice, sugar and dairy production in the country, with the view of increasing output. Mr Emmanuel Ijewere, the co-chairman, Nigeria Agribusiness Group, i..

Rwanda: Rwanda Courts Qatar in a Week Uhuru Visited Saudi Arabia

Kenya and Rwanda last week took contrasting missions to the Middle East in their search for trade and investment fortunes with President Paul Kagame going to Qatar, giving a wide berth to the Future Investment fronted by Saudi Arabia in Riyadh and attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Kagame's diplomatic presence at the International Information Technology Conference and Exhibition in Doha was not wholly surprising given that Rwan..

Rwanda: Kenyan Hackers Nabbed in Kigali

Some 12 people--eight Kenyans three Rwandan nationals and one Ugandan--have been arrested in Kigali for attempting to hack into Equity Bank Rwanda's clients' accounts. They were arrested on October 26 as they planned to commit the crime, according to the Rwanda Investigative Bureau. RIB spokesperson Marie Michelle Umuhoza said the suspects' names are being withheld as investigations continue. They are expected to appear in court ..

Rwanda: Japan Joins Rwanda to Emphasize Community Engagement As a Pillar of Ebola Prevention

The Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, His Excellency Mr Takayuki Miyashita, joined Rwanda to emphasize community engagement in preventing Ebola. Mr Tukayuki along with Dr Mwinga Kasonde, World Health Organization Rwanda Office Representative and State Minister for Primary Health Care and Public Health Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi conducted an Ebola Virus Disease community mobilisation exercise on the September 20, 2019 in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District..

Tanzania: Groups Want Govt to Roll Back Laws Stifling Dissent

Two rights groups are calling on Tanzania's government to ease restrictions on dissent and freedom of expression imposed since President John Magufuli came to power in 2015. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch issued reports on Tanzania at a joint news conference Monday in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. “Magufuli’s administration has passed many laws that restrict the work of journalists and intend to repress activities of civil s..

Kenya: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Exams Kick Off

Nairobi — This year's Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) commenced Tuesday morning, a day after 1.08 million candidates rehearsed the 3-day examinations. Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang on Monday said examination materials had been distributed to 479 containers countrywide, assuring of a seemless exercise despite heavy rains being experienced in some parts of the country. Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi open..

Rwanda: Country’s First Electric Car Hits the Road Today

Electric vehicles will debut in Rwanda today through a partnership between Volkswagen and Siemens under a pilot project. The vehicles, to be launched in the presence of Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, are dubbed e-Golf. Rwanda is the first African country where Volkswagen is testing electric cars. Today's launch will see four of the cars unveiled on the local market with one charging station at the Volkswagen facility at the Special Econo..

Zim, SA Sign Pact

Beitbridge — Zimbabwe and South Africa yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate and up the tempo in the fight to have sanctions imposed on Harare by the West lifted unconditionally. Zanu-PF Secretary for Administration Dr Obert Mpofu signed the MoU on behalf of Zimbabwe, while ANC secretary-general Cde Ace Magashule signed on behalf of South Africa. Zimbabwe's Consul-General to South Africa, Mr Chengetai Murahwa, ..

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