[HRW] In Zambia, 28 percent of girls and young women aged 15 to 19 are mothers or have been pregnant. That is more than 275,000 teenagers. In addition to this staggering rate of adolescent pregnancy, only 50 percent of girls who become pregnant go back to school.
[Citizen] Nairobi -The Tanzanian government has rejected Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) backing of locally made goods in a fresh trade spat that has seen Dar es Salaam impose barriers on confectionery products like chocolate, ice cream, biscuits and sweets.
[Nation] South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dismissed Army commander Marial Chanuong Yol and Finance minister Stephen Dhieu Dau.
[Daily Trust] Whatever his shortcomings as President and no matter what his critics say, President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) has definitely been instrumental in deepening our democracy by proving that incumbents can be defeated in Nigerian elections.
[Democracy Works] Kenya’s recently annulled elections will soon be re-run, but the long-term questions they raised about election management are still unanswered. The spotlight is on the work of international observer teams, but there are also much wider questions of electoral capacity – problems that extend to the top of the African Union, and thence across the whole continent.
[Cameroon Tribune] The opposition is working towards a coalition to have incumbent President Ali Bongo disqualified from running for the presidency.
[African Arguments] Rather than formal health systems, it was local common sense, allied to local ingenuity, that was crucial in ending Ebola. Is it time for a bottom-up citizen science?
[Nation] The political environment in 2016 is expected to heighten security concerns for investors who have also called for stringent measures to be put in place to deter dumping of goods in Kenya.
[The Conversation Africa] Honey bees are essential for pollination of wild and cultivated plants, and honey production. As a result honeybee colonies are managed all over the world
[The Star] Kenyan actress Nini Wacera has landed a role in a Pan African production called Desperate Housewives Africa. It is a local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series.