[Observer] President Museveni, together with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) president, Abdelwahad Radi, will officially open the 126th edition of the IPU Assembly tomorrow.
[Observer] A group of civil society organisations has started a campaign aimed at restoring presidential term limits in our constitution.
[Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has revealed the reason he has delayed appointing a substantive Inspector General of Government is because he does not want to pick a “game warden who is a poacher.”
[Observer] The Observer has learnt that besides President Museveni’s prerogative of mercy, Sharma Kooky could have been released on Monday because an independent report indicates he did not murder his wife Renu Joshi.
[Observer] President Museveni was deeply involved in the controversial Dura Cement contract cancellation, which led to the company obtaining $16.4m (Shs 40bn) compensation.
[IPS] Cotonou – Fifteen-year-old Aicha is one of the many spice vendors hawking their wares in the Dantokpa market, in Benin’s economic capital, Cotonou. But a closer look at her tidy stall reveals a disturbing detail: the powdered spices are packaged in recycled medicine vials.
[IPS] N’djamena – “Only God knows what will happen to me and my children – for two months there’s been nothing to eat. We’re living like beggars,” Henriette Sanglar, a mother of four in the Moursal quarter of the Chadian capital, N’Djamena, told IPS.
[SciDev.Net] London – Decisions on whether and how to use massive technical solutions known as ‘geoengineering’ to mitigate or reverse climate change must involve developing countries, a session on geoengineering governance at the Planet Under Pressure conference agreed yesterday (28 March).
[RFI] The bloc of West African states, Ecowas, has set coup leaders in Mali a three-day ultimatum to restore constitutional order or face diplomatic and economic isolation.
[allAfrica.com] Cape Town – Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio astronomy project could be a powerful driver for socio-economic development, South Africa’s Minister for Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, said this week.