Latest News October 8, 2015
October 8, 2015
news From All Africa
- Kenya: Free Education Policy Could Actually Be Deepening Inequality
[The Conversation Africa] There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi’s slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor children a good education at little cost.
- Kenya: Government Cash Crisis Delays Wages
[The Star] Parliament’s Budget Committee has called an emergency meeting this morning to discuss a cash crisis in the government.
- Rwanda: Rwanda to Host World's First 'Drone Airport'
[New Times] The government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as ‘drones,’ following investor interest to establish the world’s first drone airport (drone port) in the country beginning next year.
- South Africa: Boks Thrash USA, Habana Level With Lomu
[News24Wire] The Springboks have defeated the US Eagles 64-0 in a Pool B encounter played at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium in London.
- Libya: Ban Calls for Urgent Agreement On Formation of Government of National Accord
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged participants in the Libyan political dialogue to urgently conclude the process and sign an agreement leading to the formation of a Government of National Accord.
- Kenya: Geek Teams On Two Continents Write Poverty-Breaking Apps
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Powered by caffeine and adrenalin, hundreds of Kenyan and Canadian geeks will compete over Skype in a 28-hour ‘hackathon’ to develop apps to improve rural Kenyans’ health, farms and access to education.
- Central African Republic: Back to Square One
[IRIN] Bangui -Six days of fighting that ended in Central African Republic’s capital last week has left a heavy toll: dozens dead, hundreds wounded, thousands displaced, and hope of an imminent resolution to the country’s protracted and complex political crisis fading fast.
- Nigeria: Buhari's Govt Begins to Take Shape, but It's Not Over Yet
[African Arguments] After a four month wait for the ministerial list, Nigerians can breathe a sigh of relief. However, with the vetting process on the way and political rivalries in the mix, there is still a way to go.
- Africa: Why Inequality Matters – for the Rich and the Poor
[The Conversation Africa] In the last decade there has been a renaissance in studies stressing the relevance of inequality worldwide, particularly in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. The loud cry of the Occupy movement gained worldwide attention in its denunciation of the increasing polarisation of incomes and assets in the hands of an infamous 1%.
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