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Africa: Using Technology to Solve Real Problems and Encourage Innovation - Qualcomm's Elizabeth Migwalla

[allAfrica] When Elizabeth Migwalla chose electrical engineering as her major at Nairobi University in the mid-1970s, "women didn't do that," she recalled in a recent interview. After more than three decades in the telecommunications field, she is currently the top executive in Africa at Qualcomm, a leading technology company that has launched a major expansion across Africa.

Africa: General Assembly Votes to Seek World Court's Opinion, in Quest for 'Bolder' Climate Action

[UN News] The resolution was put forward by the cyclone-battered Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, supported by a "core group" of 17 countries from various regions, and is focused on the adverse impacts of climate change on small island developing States as well as climate justice.

Uganda: Ugandan Troops Are Not in DRC to Fight M23, Says Museveni

[Nile Post] President Museveni has explained circumstances under which Uganda on Wednesday deployed troops under the East African Regional Force to eastern DRC.

South Africa: Tourism Stops Tottenham Hotspur Sponsorship Proposal

[Govt of SA] Following my update to the media on 24 March 2023 on the SA Tourism and Tottenham Hotspur FC sponsorship proposal, as requested, on Wednesday 29 March 2023, I received a response from the SA Tourism Board Chairperson regarding the proposed sponsorship deal.

Kenya: Boda Boda Rider Who Knocked Down Banissa MP Hassan Leading to His Death Charged

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Boda boda Rider Who Knocked The Late Banissa MP Charged With Traffic Offence.

Kenya: Azimio Must Be Called Out for Denting Kenya's Image

[Capital FM] Azimio leader former premier Raila Odinga has announced a series of rallies in dissent against the Kenya Kwanza government. These are accompanied by far-off accusations against the IEBC, the Supreme Court, President Ruto and the Kenya Kwanza administration of having "stolen" his victory in the August 2022 polls.

South Africa: Oscar Pistorius Denied Parole, to Remain Behind Bars for Girlfriend's Murder

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Former Paralymian champion Oscar Pistorius has been denied parole and will not be released early from the 13-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Seteenkamp, Sky News reports. The 'Blade Runner' made the unsuccessful application after already serving half of his prison term. Pistorius will be eligible to apply for early release again in August 2024.

South Africa: Security Firm Offers U.S.$5,600 Reward for Capture of Thabo Bester - Escaped 'Facebook Rapist', Murderer

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A reward of U.S.$5,600 (R100,000) has been offered by Fidelity Services Group for the capture of convicted murderer and rapist Thabo Bester, Times Live reports. This comes after G4S, the private security company that operated the Mangaung Prison during Bester's incarceration, had its control of the prison removed by the Department of Correctional Services who slammed the escape as "embarrassing" and the "first of its kind". In a post shared on social media, the Fidelity Services Group wrote: "Help us bring

Oscar Pistorius denied parole in South Africa

Oscar Pistorius, the former Paralympian who murdered his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is denied parole.

Rwanda: School Food Procurement to Be Coordinated At District Level

[New Times] Effective from the next academic term, schools in the same district will buy major foodstuffs such as rice, maize flour, and cooking oil at the same price, under the direction of district management, Education Minister Valentine Uwamariya said.

Cote d'Ivoire: How China-Cote d'Ivoire Relations Have Provided Mutual Support

[Capital FM] The meeting between Chinese Premier Li Qiang and his Cote d'Ivoire counterpart Patrick Achi at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference in Hainan province in south China on March 29 reflected the 2023 BFA theme, "An Uncertain World: Solidarity and Cooperation for Development amid Challenges." With the world undergoing serious unpredictability with increasing global challenges, it was a statement of the steadfastness of the bilateral relations.

Kenya: President William Ruto Says Violent Protests By Raila Odinga Won't Be Allowed

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has said that although the Constitution allows anyone, including the Opposition to picket, it does not allow them to be chaotic.

Africa: Rwanda Launches First National Gender Standards in Africa

[New Times] Rwanda has launched the first ever National Gender Standards, led by the Rwanda Standards Board (RSB), Private Sector Federation (PSF), and Gender Monitoring Office (GMO), with support from the United Nations Development Program and UN Women.

South Africa: Former President Thabo Mbeki Writes Letter to ANC on Protection of President Ramaphosa

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- In a letter leaked on social media, former president Thabo Mbeki wrote to Vice President Paul Mashatile, accusing the ruling African National Congress of protecting President Cyril Ramaphosa, by not addressing the theft at the president's Phala Phala game farm in Limpopo Province in 2020. Millions of U.S. dollars were allegedly stolen and not reported to police.

South Africa/Ethiopia: South African Tourism Dept Cancels Landmark Tottenham Hotspur Sponsorship Deal

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A deal between English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur FC and the South African Department of Tourism has been scrapped. Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille made the announcement and attributed the change in plan - which aimed to have the club market the country in conjunction with SA Tourism - to financial concerns, saying: "In the current economic climate, the use of public funds must be carefully considered and for any department to fulfil its mandate, it must be done in a cost effective way, explo

Africa: Small Modular Reactors Could Reduce Africa's Energy Deficit

[ISS] A new breed of reactors is putting nuclear power within reach of more African countries.

Central Africa: Back to the Future in the Great Lakes - Who's Backing the M23?

[African Arguments] In May 2013, the M23 surrendered to a multinational onslaught in eastern Congo-Kinshasa. Is history repeating itself?

Ghana: Desidero Clash With Kotoku Shining Stars ...As Garfa Div.2 League Resumes Today

[Ghanaian Times] The second round of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association (GARFA) second division league will resume today with a tricky tie involving Zone 4 leaders, Desidero and Kotoku Shining Stars at the New Fadama AstroTurf Park in a match day 15 at 8am.

Ghana: MP Urges President to Ratify Amended Suicide Act

[Ghanaian Times] Member of Parliament (MP) for Akatsi South, Bernard Ahiafor, is urging President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to as a matter of urgency, assent to the Criminal and Other Offences (Amendment) Act which has decriminalised suicide.

Ghana: New Three-Shift Police Command System Exemplary

[Ghanaian Times] Details of arrangements for operations of security services are usually not disclosed and so naturally, the public do not attempt to have any knowledge of such details.