Latest News February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016
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- Uganda: Besigye Considers Court Action Over Polls Result
[Monitor] Kampala -Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday said the 2016 election process is not over yet as he was considering going to court to challenge the results.
- Africa: Bees Can Help Boost Food Security of Two Billion Small Farmers At No Cost – UN
[UN News] The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today highlighted the publication of a new study that quantifies, for the first time, how much crop yields depend on the work of bees that unknowingly fertilize plants as they move from flower to flower.
- Nigeria: Source of Lagos Mysterious Infection Under Investigation
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Following the death of about 20 children in Eti-Osa Local Government Area, the Lagos State Government has intensified search for clues to the killer infection at the Virology Reference Laboratory.
- Kenya: Musalia Mudavadi Confident Ahead of 2017 Polls
[Nation] Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi is hoping to take another stab at the presidency next year, even as he works to strengthen his party’s structures.
- Zimbabwe: Mujuru Claims Late Husband Was Shot
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Vice President Joice Mujuru says she believes her late husband Solomon Mujuru, who died in an inferno in August 2011, was shot first before his house was set alight.
- Somalia: Amisom to Rely More On Air Strikes As EU Reduces Funding
[Nation] The African Union Mission in Somalia may have to concentrate more on air strikes than ground attacks in its war against Al-Shabaab militants to minimise expenses after one of its main donors reduced funding.
- Egypt: Press Syndicate, Rights Groups Call for Release of Writer Ahmed Naje
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt’s press syndicate presented on Sunday a petition to the top prosecutor demanding the release of Ahmed Naje, who was sentenced for two years in prison after an “obscene sexual” chapter of his novel appeared in a magazine.
- Egypt: Top Prosecutor Orders Detention of 7 Police Officers
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered on Sunday the detention of seven low-ranking policemen for 15 days pending investigation on charges related to inciting their colleagues to strike.
- Kenya: Kenyatta Takes Flak for Message to Museveni
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday made an unusual step in congratulating his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni for his election victory, a move that led to criticism on social media.
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