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Nigeria:Nigeria, Others to Record 3.4% Economic Growth - IMF
    [Premium Times] The International Monetary Fund (IMF), on Monday said Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan countries would grow their economies by an average of 3.4 per cent in 2018, from 2.8 per cent in 2017.
Tue, 22 May 2018 06:17:06 GMT
Nigeria:Nigeria Depreciates Amidst Nigeria - China Swap Deal
    [Premium Times] The announcement of a currency - swap deal between Nigeria and China has compelled speculators to make last minute plans to wreck havoc on the naira before the deal gets underway.
Tue, 22 May 2018 05:03:53 GMT
Tanzania:Tanzania to Spend Over U.S.$430,000 to Upgrade Road With Oil Pipeline From Uganda
    [Citizen] Dodoma -The government has allocated Sh1 billion to upgrade Handeni - Singida road through Chemba to the tarmac level.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:49:58 GMT
Nigeria:Why Nigeria Must Borrow to Fund Budget, Capital Projects - Official
    [Premium Times] The Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Patience Oniha, on Monday said the Nigerian government must take loans to fund the budget and capital projects.
Tue, 22 May 2018 10:14:28 GMT
Nigeria:No Nigerian Refinery Worked Up to 50% Capacity in 2017 - Report
    [Premium Times] None of Nigeria's four refineries worked up to 50 per cent of their capacity at any time during 2017, official figures from the state oil firm, NNPC show.
Tue, 22 May 2018 10:14:07 GMT
Africa:Agricultural Trade Liberalization Undermined Food Security
    [IPS] Kuala Lumpur and Sydney -Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) notes, 'From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lies at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.'
Tue, 22 May 2018 10:04:04 GMT
Uganda:Kenyan Court to Hear Uganda Minerals Case
    [East African] A dispute over the ownership and exportation of minerals from Uganda valued at Ksh21.6 million ($216,000) will continue to be heard at a magistrate's court in Mombasa, after the High Court dismissed an application that sought to quash the case.
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:43:05 GMT
Africa:Streaming Services, Innovation Stir Competition in Pay-TV Market
    [East African] Pay-TV firm MultiChoice, which operates DStv and GOtv, lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in 2017, due to what it terms unregulated competition from streaming services and over-the-top platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon.
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:42:59 GMT
South Africa:Municipal Electricity Tariffs Are Hurting the Economy
    [The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -South Africa's machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and rising energy costs have harmed the sector. These trends are concerning as the sector employs 10% of the country's total manufacturing workforce.
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:42:28 GMT
Tanzania:TTCL Sets Aside U.S.$280 Million for Key Projects
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation Limited (TTCL) has set aside Sh640 billion for projects aimed at expanding and upgrading its network around the country.
Tue, 22 May 2018 09:02:12 GMT
South Africa:SABC Board Seeks New Members Again
    [News24Wire] Parliament will begin again with a process to appoint members of the SABC board.
Tue, 22 May 2018 08:18:32 GMT
Zimbabwe:Govt Grants Special Economic Zone Status to Manicaland
    [New Zimbabwe] Mutare -President Emmerson Mnangagwa said government will soon grant Manicaland a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) status.
Tue, 22 May 2018 08:13:49 GMT
Tanzania:Dar Port Dwell Time Target Elusive
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The average dwell time for local containers for the last five years at the Dar es Salaam Port has missed the five-day target set by the Big Results Now (BRN), the Annual Performance Monitoring Report 2017 shows.
Tue, 22 May 2018 08:02:25 GMT
Nigeria:Abdulmumin Jibrin Hints At 'Fresh Budget Padding'
    [Premium Times] A former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has hinted at the possibility of a fresh budget fraud in the 2018 Appropriation Bill recently passed by the National Assembly.
Tue, 22 May 2018 05:08:24 GMT
South Africa:Parliament Calls for Written Comments On Ikamva National E-Skills Institute Bill
    [Govt of SA] The Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services has called on interested organisations and members of the public to submit written comments on the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute (iNeSI) Bill [B10-2018], by no later than 12 June 2018.
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:03:34 GMT
South Africa:Minister Nhlanhla Nene - Finance Dept Budget Vote 2018/19
    [Govt of SA] 2018 Budget Vote: National Treasury opening address Nhlanhla Nene Minister of Finance
Tue, 22 May 2018 16:01:23 GMT
South Africa:Minister Gugile Nkwinti - 2018/19 Water and Sanitation Pre Budget Vote Media Briefing
    [Govt of SA] Statement by Minister for Water and Sanitation Pre-Budget Vote 36 GCIS Imbizo Centre, Cape Town
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:57:56 GMT
South Africa:Minister Tokozile Xasa - Sport and Recreation Dept Budget Vote 2018/19
    [Govt of SA] Minister of Sport and Recreation SA during the Budget Vote Debate 2018/2019 - Budget Vote No. 40, delivered at the Old Assembly Chambers, Cape Town
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:56:33 GMT
South Africa:Minister Mildred Oliphant Designates Advocate Molefe As Registrar of Labour Relations
    [Govt of SA] Advocate Lehlohonolo Daniel Molefe has been designated by Labour Minister, Mildred Oliphant as the new Registrar of Labour Relations.
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:25:26 GMT
South Africa:Scopa Wants 'Absent' Sassa Head to Explain Millions Spent On KZN Events
    [News24Wire] The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) wants former South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) CEO Pearl Bhengu to appear before it to explain how almost R16m was irregularly spent on three events in KwaZulu-Natal.
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:23:05 GMT
Namibia:Ondera Community Likely to Face Food Shortage
    [New Era] Ondera -Over 531 households at Ondera farm who solely depend on agricultural produce are likely to face starvation this year due to minimal cultivation because of lack of seeds.
Tue, 22 May 2018 15:10:30 GMT
Tanzania:Nape, Zitto Question - Where Is the Environmental Assessment for Stiegler's Gorge Project?
    [Citizen] Dodoma -Two MPs have expressed their concerns over government's decision to cut trees in Selous Game Reserve to pave way for construction Stiegler's Gorge hydropower plant.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:32:24 GMT
Tanzania:Tanzania Revenue Authorityrecognises 17,600 Morogoro Traders
    [Citizen] Morogoro -The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has recognised 17,601informal traders from 1,851 groups in Morogoro Region.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:29:46 GMT
Nigeria:Govt Commences Rehabilitation of Ikorodu-Sagamu Road
    [Vanguard] Ikorodu -THE Federal Government, yesterday, flagged off the much dilapidated Ikorodu-Shagamu Road that had been begging for the attention of the government over the years saying it would boost agriculture and the economy of Lagos State.
Tue, 22 May 2018 14:01:48 GMT
Tanzania:Three Tanzanian Govt Officers Die in Car Crash, Two Injured
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Three people have died and two others injured in a car accident, which occurred on Monday at Chalinze in Coast region.
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:54:40 GMT
Kenya:Oil Drained as Garbage Blamed for Derailment in Kibarani
    [Nation] Environmental experts are decanting two tanker wagons to ensure there is no further risk of fire in Kibarani where a train ferrying petrol from Mombasa to Nairobi derailed.
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:55:15 GMT
Zimbabwe:Foundation to Invest U.S.$3 Million On SMEs
    [The Herald] A diversified organisation, Fig Tree Foundation, intends to invest $3 million in the next five years on small businesses in Goromonzi District in an effort to uplift people's livelihoods.
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:38:23 GMT
Zimbabwe:Delta Donates Arts Equipment to Child Care Centre
    [The Herald] Delta Corporation Limited recently donated recreational material worth $5 000 to Chiedza Child Care Centre, a local non-Governmental organisation that supports children affected by HIV and Aids.
Tue, 22 May 2018 12:33:06 GMT
Nigeria:On N500 Billion for Manufacturers
    [Guardian] Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was reported to have said that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) would provide N500 billion for small manufacturers in the country. The fund is to support the manufacturing and exportation of non-oil products.
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:50:56 GMT
Mauritius:Global Business Network Partnership Forum Held in Maurituis
    [Government of Mauritius] The Global Business Network Private Sector Partnership Forum 2018 of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS-GBN), which is a platform to enable the members to explore and develop partnership opportunities and exchange know-how and best practices for sustainable tourism development opened yesterday at Maritim Resort and Spa, in Balaclava.
Tue, 22 May 2018 11:50:49 GMT
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