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Zimbabwe: Chiadzwa Diamond Fields Not for Artisanal Miners - Govt
    [The Herald] Government has ruled out awarding diamond mining licences to artisanal miners in Chiadzwa saying such a move would have far-reaching security implications for the country.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:10:56 GMT
Nigeria: Host Communities' to Consent Before New Mining Licences Awarded - Govt
    [This Day] Abuja -Henceforth, the federal government will not issue out fresh permits to solid minerals mining firms in Nigeria to mine for more minerals if they do not have the consents of their host communities, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has disclosed.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:14:54 GMT
Mozambique: Full Audit Report on Secret Debt Must be Published - IMF
    [Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The full Kroll report on the secret debt must be published and the IMF also demands information on the use of the U.S.$2 billion loan money, it confirmed at a press conference in Washington yesterday, 20 July.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:03:21 GMT
Uganda: Speke Resort Hotel Munyonyo Not for Sale, Says Tourism Minister
    [Monitor] Kampala -The government has rejected plans to take over Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo and vowed to safeguard the facility against the hazards of a law suit in which Bank of Uganda is seeking to recover Shs400 billion from Mr Sudhir Ruparelia, the its proprietor.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:56:57 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt Has Paid U.S.$134 Million to Evicted White Farmers - Report
    [New Zimbabwe] Government has so far paid $134 million in compensation to white farmers who lost their properties during the land grab programme, said Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:35:25 GMT
Zimbabwe: Freeze On Wages Stays, Mugabe's Office to Decide Way Forward
    [New Zimbabwe] Civil servants will have to wait for an unspecified period before they get a salary increase from the cash strapped government which is working on a remuneration framework being coordinated by the Office of the President and Cabinet.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:24:41 GMT
Zimbabwe: 'Mugabe Can Only Be Toppled Through Mass Demonstrations'
    [New Zimbabwe] The People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has called for the immediate resignation of President Robert Mugabe and threatened opposition would force him out through mass demonstrations for misrule.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:13:07 GMT
Malawi: Former Minister Chaponda Granted Bail in Maizegate Scandal
    [Nyasa Times] The Blantyre Magistrate Court gave bail to former Minister of Agriculture, George Chaponda, alongside Director of Transglobe Export Produce Limited, Rashid Tayub.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:09:10 GMT
Malawi: Youths Threaten Journalists Covering Chaponda Corruption Case
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) notorious youth cadets have warned journalists covering the case of l former agriculture minister, George Chaponda, who faces graft charges over a procurement contract with neighbouring Zambia, saying they will be attacked.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:04:22 GMT
Zimbabwe: Land Tenure Systems Under Review
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe Land Commission is reviewing all land tenure systems in the country to ensure they promote investment and security of tenure. This is contained in the 2016 Zimbabwe Land Commission annual report tabled in Parliament on Wednesday by the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement Dr Douglas Mombeshora .
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:29 GMT
Uganda: Ugandan Roads Among Most Risky in Africa - Govt
    [Monitor] Kampala -A survey by Ministry of Works and Transport shows Ugandan roads have become increasingly risky and dangerous to most road users, especially pedestrians.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:23:32 GMT
South Africa: Every 10111 Call Centre Worker Supports 15 Dependents - Union
    [News24Wire] The South African Policing Union wants the salary of a 10111 call centre worker to be increased by an estimated R50 000 per year because they each support about 15 other people.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:01:58 GMT
Africa: Faster, Better and Together - the Road to Inclusive E-Commerce in Africa
    [allAfrica] "Small is beautiful, small is powerful". This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed not only defines the genesis of a company. It also reflects the power and scope of e-commerce around the globe.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:35:22 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria to End Fuel Importation in 2019 - Govt
    [This Day] Nigeria -All things being equal, Nigeria will cease to import petroleum products and totally depend on its own refined products from 2019, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this wednesday.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:30:25 GMT
South Africa: Zuma Appointed Construction Company Ahead of Tender Process - Nkandla Hearings
    [News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma appointed construction company Moneymine Enterprises long before the Department of Public Works was involved in the Nkandla tender process, the Nkandla disciplinary hearing heard on Thursday.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:17:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: Authority Apologises for Wrong Accident Statistics
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) yesterday admitted its statistics showing an increase by over 100 000 in road traffic accidents between 2015 and 2016 were wrong.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:07:33 GMT
Zimbabwe: Budget Deficit Unlikely This Year - Finance Minister Chinamasa
    [New Zimbabwe] Budget deficit is unlikely this year after Zimbabwe recorded tax revenue performance 1, 4 percent above estimates during the first half of the year 2017, Finance minister, Patrick Chinamasa, has said.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:54:45 GMT
South Africa: How Govt Took Away the Hope of Private Healthcare
    [Daily Maverick] The government recently gazetted the NHI white paper, giving more clarity to its vision and roadmap for universal health care. But, while it gets its 14-year plan in order, the government is denying the opportunity for private health cover to potentially 10-million people who could otherwise be benefiting from it already.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:30:18 GMT
Zimbabwe: Beitbridge-Harare Highway Dualisation Gets National Project Status
    [The Herald] Government has granted national project status to the U.S.$1 billion Beitbridge-Harare Highway dualisation project, setting the stage for the contractor to start bringing equipment into the country duty free. Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo yesterday said the national project status was one of the conditions which Government had to fulfil before actual construction of the road could begin.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:27:03 GMT
Rwanda: China's Richest Man in Kigali For Youth Summit
    [New Times] Jack Ma, a prominent Chinese business magnet, arrived in Rwanda Thursday, joining a long list of top business leaders and industry captains from around the world who are in Kigali for the inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:27:02 GMT
Namibia: Ohangwena Sets Up New Agricultural Project
    [New Era] Eenhana -In its quest to fight poverty, unemployment and create food security, Ohangwena Region will establish an agricultural project at Embwanyana in Oshikunde constituency.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:14:56 GMT
Zimbabwe: 'Govt Has Collected U.S.$8 Million Airtime Tax Since January'
    [New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has revealed that over $8 million has been collected from airtime tax since January this year under the Health Fund.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:58:24 GMT
Zimbabwe: Retail Shops in Trouble for Not Banking Cash
    [The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is set to clamp-down on retail shops that are hoarding cash for commission while contributing to the cash shortages in the country. Responding to allegations that some shops in Harare kept cash for dealers to swipe an equivalent amount, RBZ Governor Dr John Mangudya condemned the acts of indiscipline.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:18:53 GMT
Zimbabwe: Illegal Settlers Invade Displaced Families' Houses
    [The Herald] Illegal settlers, including panners, have moved into unfinished houses at Arda Transau built for families that were displaced by mining activities at Chiadzwa.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:07:05 GMT
Nigeria: Kachikwu Advocates Five-Year Timeline for Nigeria Economic Turnaround
    [Premium Times] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday proposed a five-year timeline for Nigeria to prepare to transform its local resource and economic base to actively play in the globally arena.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:43:00 GMT
South Africa: Police Emergency Line Agents Down Phones
    [GroundUp] Call centre employees strike over poor working conditions and low salaries
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:45:47 GMT
South Africa: Insurance Company Denies Sending Email Calling Black People 'Baboons'
    [News24Wire] A screengrab of an email, allegedly from an employee of insurance company MiWay, calling black people "baboons" and claiming that a final decision was taken at a managers' meeting that 90% of claims lodged by blacks would be rejected as from August 1, is causing a stir on social media.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:54:47 GMT
Nigeria: Specialised Universities As the Future of Development
    [Guardian] Although Nigeria's specialised universities have been in the news for the wrong reasons, in this report Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal writes that the institutions may be the answers to the dearth of manpower in some key sectors of the nation.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:37:04 GMT
South Africa: Granny Fires Warning Gunshots, Blows Whistle On Electricity Thieves
    [GroundUp] "I am tired of paying large sums of money for electricity"
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:11:12 GMT
Malawi: Arrested Former Minister Chaponda 'Hides Face in Shame'
    [Nyasa Times] A crowd hurled insults at embattled former Minister of Agriculture , Irrigation nd Water Development George Chaponda on Wednesday evening following his arrest earlier in the day by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and two others linked to a corruption scandal involving maize imports from Zambia.
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:13:38 GMT
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