In Uganda, Museveni and challenger Mbabazi given the nod to run in presidential polls next year

Yoweri Museveni and opposition challenger Amama Mbabazi have been approved by the electoral commission to run in presidential polls next year, reports said Wednesday. The formal nomination kickstarts campaigning ahead of polls slated for February 2016, the third decade in power for Museveni, who has led the east African nation since 1986. Opposition leaders have […]

Mobile Money Transforming Ghana’s Economy

By: Emmanuel Bruce Culled from Graphic Online newspaper Mobile money started off in Ghana tottering on the brink of little hope it will gain popularity among the public. While the promoters, mainly the mobile telecom operators, touted its potential, especially drawing on Kenya’s huge success story with the service, critics maintained that the geo-economic and […]

Kenya’s MP’s discover plethora of inflated expenses: Calls for Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru to Resign Increase

By JOHN NGIRACHU-culled from the Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper Pressure on Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru to leave office could increase after MPs in the Public Accounts Committee discovered a litany of inflated expenses in a department under her watch. Among these was the supply and installation of a touch screen in her […]

Amnesty International Report: Shell “blatantly lied”

Multi-national oil company, Shell, lied when it claimed it had cleaned up heavily polluted areas of the Niger Delta, Amnesty International and the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD) said in a new report published on Tuesday. The report titled, “Clean it up: Shell’s false claims about oil spills in the Niger Delta”, […]

Egypt’s Russian Plane Crash: Troubling Questions Arise

THE remains of Russian tourists killed in a passenger jet crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula were expected to start arriving back in St. Petersburg, Russia yesterday as questions swirlled over what caused the disaster. All 224 people aboard Kogalymavia Flight 9268 died in the crash on Saturday morning that left debris strewn across a remote […]

Tom Brady defends football, contact sports for ‘discipline’ they promote – Boston Herald

Tom Brady’s father made headlines in 2012 when he was asked if he’d let Brady play football with the knowledge of concussion risks. “No, not without hesitation,” Tom Brady Sr. said. “I would be very hesitant to let him play.” The Patriots quarterback has two sons, and his 8-year old is approaching the age where […]

Does your pet have vertical pupils? This is what science says – The Hindu

Does your pet have vertical pupils or circular ones? This determines the difference between predator and prey, a study finds. Species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. “For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils […]

The Little Particles That Might Help Explain Why We’re Here – Forbes

One abiding mystery about the cosmos is why there’s more matter than antimatter. Nobody’s complaining about that imbalance: if there had been precisely the same amount of both in the universe’s earliest moments, we wouldn’t be here, because everything would have destroyed itself in an instantaneous flash of gamma rays. However, physicists don’t quite know […]

Here Are The Best Nights To Catch The Perseid Meteor Shower Peak In Red Bank –

By MARC TORRENCE and KAREN WALL The brightest meteor shower of the year peaks this week and it should be very easy to see. The 2015 Perseid meteor shower is expected through Aug. 26, with activity peaking around Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 12 and 13. The Perseids are typically the brightest of the year. […]

OPINION: Laudato Si’: “On Care for Our Common Home” – Montpelier Bridge

by John Elder At over 180 pages, the encyclical presented by Pope Francis on June 18 calls for study and reflection. The pope’s stature has meant that his discussion of human-caused climate change — as both an ecological crisis and a moral scandal — has immediately been hailed as a statement of global significance. Scrolling […]

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