ISRAELI politicians and entrepreneurs like to present their country as a global centre of transport technology. That was underlined last year by Intel’s purchase for $15bn of Mobileye, which develops software for self-driving cars. But driving from Tel Aviv to Mobileye’s headquarters in Jerusalem, only 55km (34 miles) as the drone flies, can be an hour-long crawl along a jammed motorway.
[East African] Nine Ethiopian air traffic controllers alleged to be leading a weeklong work boycott have been arrested.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The construction of Tazara Flyover is now complete by 98 percent, said Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Wednesday August 29.
[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s leading daily newspaper has passed its verding that food insecurity report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) is “embarrasing” following decreased production of the country’s staple food, maize by 24.5 percent.
[VOA] In a major wildlife trafficking bust, Cameroon authorities have arrested six men for smuggling more than 700 kilograms of endangered pangolins and pangolin scales from the Central African Republic to Vietnam. Central Africa is a hotspot for illegally sourcing the scaly anteater for Asia, where its meat and scales fetch up to $1,000 per kilo.
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian military said Wednesday there was no evidence that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had sneaked in fighters from Syria to support Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, as recently reported by the media.
[Guardian] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s budget of 9.12 trillion naira today on Wednesday.
[African Arguments] The many contradictory rumours about the former president’s plans and potential alliances highlight the unstable nature of Malawi’s politics.
[Guardian] Katsina -President Muhammad Buhari yesterday evening arrived Katsina State for a private visit to his hometown, Daura, ahead of today’s All Progressives Congress (APC) ward congress.
[Nairobi News] Miguna Miguna has received a warm welcome on arriving in Canada earlier today.