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  • Uganda: Prosecutor in Al Shabab Trial Shot Dead
    [Shabelle] Joan Kagezi, acting assistant director of public prosecution, was murdered by men on a motorbike as she drove home in a suburb of the capital, Kampala police spokesman Patrick Onyango said. “They were trailing her on a motorcycle … They shot her dead.”
  • Rwanda: The Shop Attendant Who Bought Out His Boss
    [New Times] A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, goes an old adage. It is also those that dare to dream big and work towards achieving their dreams that succeed in life.
  • Tanzania: Delay, Violence Fears as Referendum Nears
    [RFI] Tanzania’s referendum on a new constitution could be delayed due to debate over Islamic courts and practical difficulties, analysts warn, with fears of sectarian violence as President Jakaya Kikwete fears that peace is threatened.
  • South Africa: National Development Starts in the Cradle
    [ISS] Sustained high levels of violence and crime fundamentally threaten South Africa’s development; not least because of the adverse effects on realising human potential. Both the National Development Plan (NDP) and the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), which the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs released for comment last year, recognise that safety is fundamental to development.
  • Africa: UN Calls for Action on Climate-Resilient Farming
    [SciDev.Net] Research on climate-resilient agriculture must be turned urgently into initiatives to help farmers adapt to deteriorating land conditions, a conference has heard.
  • Kenya: Kenya Struggles With Rising Alcoholism
    [IPS] Nairobi -Despite legislative attempts to curb drinking, Kenya is still facing its greatest threat from alcohol abuse. Calamities associated with excessive intoxication – dementia, seizures, liver disease and early death – have done little to deter users.
  • Africa: UN Caught in Deadly Crossfire
    [IPS] Kuwait City -The deadly five-year-old Syrian military conflict, which has claimed the lives of over 200,000 mostly civilians, including women, children and aid workers, has not spared the United Nations either.
  • South Africa: Eskom Chairman Resigns
    [SAPA] Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi has resigned, the electricity provider confirmed on Tuesday.
  • Uganda: Lupita at Home in Uganda for Disney Production
    [Independent (Kampala)] After a film about a king of Scotland, Ugandans are getting excited over a new movie about a “queen”, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

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