Military officers announce removal of Burkina junta leader

Military officers announced the removal from office of Burkina Faso's junta leader on Friday. The dismissal of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who himself came to power in a coup last January, was announced in a statement read out on national television. The rebelling military also announced the closure of borders…

Rapid growth in energy sector puts pressure on available labour

Energy Generators and Distributors Association of Uganda have launched a collaboration between all companies generating and distributing electricity to train skilled personnel. Speaking at their annual general meeting, Ms Josephine Okui Ossiya, the new association chairperson, said in order to move the association forward, there is need to train and…

Nigeria candidates sign ‘peace’ deal for election campaign

Three top Nigerian presidential candidates signed a "peace" deal meant to ease tensions during campaigning for the 2023 election, though the ruling party flag-bearer was absent from the ceremony. Past presidential ballots in Africa's most populous country have been marred by violence, fraud, court challenges and a rise in ethnic…

What it will cost to bury president, MPs and ministers

The Ministry of Public Service has made a raft of proposals for Cabinet consideration to standardise funeral and burial expenses for notable Ugandans, citing unending difficulties in conducting state and official burials. A state burial is provided in law for specified public officers while official funeral is granted by the…