Ethiopia’s Parliament approves over $11.1b budget

Ethiopia’s Parliament approves over $11.1b budget

The Ethiopian national Parliament on Tuesday approved over 223.3 billion birr ($11.1 b) budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.The budget to be put away as of tomorrow increased by 17 ...

S/Sudan: Cholera cases increases to 700

S/Sudan: Cholera cases increases to 700

The cases of cholera have been climbed to 700 with 32 in two states in an outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF announced on Tuesday.UNICEF said in a statement that 32 people had died in ...

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new ...

Sudanese court fine Christian woman for ‘’indecent dress

Sudanese court fine Christian woman for ‘’indecent dress

A Sudanese court on Monday fined a Christian woman 500 pounds (SDG) for wearing what it described as “indecent dress” inside the courtroom. According to the judge ruling, she would ...

Voting begins in northern Ghana by-elections

Voting begins in northern Ghana by-elections

Voting in Ghana has begun in earnest in the 74 polling stations in the Talensi Constituency of the Upper East Region, African Press Agency (APA) learns here on Tuesday morning.As ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The Crazy Idea of the Week: free internet for all

The pitch about Outernet: Information for the World from Outer Space. Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all ...

Kenya mounts security operation in north following Shabaab attack

A massive security operation comprising the military and the Kenya police is currently underway to flush out al-shabaab militants who attacked a village in northern Kenya and butchered 14 Kenyans.The victims were attacked on Tuesday morning as they were sleeping in Soko Mbuzi village where non-locals and  more...

July 7, 2015 at 2:44 pm UTC

Ethiopia’s Parliament approves over $11.1b budget

The Ethiopian national Parliament on Tuesday approved over 223.3 billion birr ($11.1 b) budget for the 2015/2016 fiscal year.The budget to be put away as of tomorrow increased by 17 percent compared to the previous year. Over 62.5 per cent of the total budget will be channeled to the federal government,  more...

July 7, 2015 at 2:51 pm UTC

UK firm increases stake in African insurer UAP

FTSE 100-listed finance firm – Old Mutual, announced here, on Tuesday that it has taken control of Kenyan-based insurer, UAP Holdings after buying a further 13.6 percent stake from investment firm Abraaj.According to officials, the acquisition means Old Mutual now owns a majority stake of 60.7 percent in the  more...

July 7, 2015 at 2:04 pm UTC

Lesotho celebrates belated World TB Day

Lesotho Health Minister Molotsi Monyamane says civil society organisations should take part in the fight against Tuberculosis because they are able to reach remote areas where the government is unable to reach, APA has learnt Wednesday during belated World TB Day celebrations.The minister appealed to those  more...

July 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm UTC

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