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First African king to present rural development at the UN
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South Africa: 'The Government Has Failed Us' - Hundreds Speak Out Against Unemployment
    [Daily Maverick] Cry of the Xcluded, launched by the Assembly of the Unemployed, the SA Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), aims to unite and empower the employed and unemployed in the struggle for jobs, services, and dignity.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:05:52 GMT
Zimbabwe: AU Calls for Immediate Removal of Zimbabwe Sanctions
    [New Zimbabwe] Victoria Falls -The Deputy Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Kwesi Quartey has called for the immediate removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and the US.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:43:19 GMT
West Africa: Senegal Opens Region's First Big Wind Farm in Push for Renewables
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -With the wind farm, Senegal will get 30% of its energy from clean sources, in a push to cut its dependence on fossil fuels
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 05:12:35 GMT
South Africa: Students Design Portable 'Township Crèche' in University First for South Africa
    [Daily Maverick] Under the guidance of their lecturer, architecture students at the Nelson Mandela University built a unique, portable crèche for children in the Walmer township in Port Elizabeth.
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:33:48 GMT
Zimbabwe: State Broadcaster Goes After Fired CEO to Recover Company Vehicle
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has approached the High Court seeking to get back its vehicle from fired chief executive (CEO) Patrick Mavhura who is allegedly declining to surrender it back.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:10:11 GMT
South Africa: State-Owned Entities - Why the State Should (Mostly) Get Out of Business
    [Daily Maverick] Whether you think the government should retain these SOEs depends in large part on your ideological position.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:06:35 GMT
Zimbabwe: Blame Govt, Not Central Bank - Mangudya Tells MPs
    [New Zimbabwe] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya says the central bank should not be blamed for the country's often unpopular monetary policies but blame should be directed towards policy makers within government corridors.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:06:15 GMT
Zimbabwe: Police Swoop On Millers, Arrest 2 Retailers
    [The Herald] Police swooped on National Foods Limited and Blue Ribbon Industries over the weekend amid reports some milling companies are withholding from the market roller meal produced under the special Government subsidy.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:01:00 GMT
Zimbabwe: Minister Kazembe, Police Chief Matanga Sued U.S.$1 Million for Mine Disruptions
    [New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe and Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga have been slapped with a US$1 169 899 lawsuit after they allegedly barred one Francis Mazarura from accessing his gold mine, Litalute Gold Mine, for two years.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:00:24 GMT
Zimbabwe: Ruling Party MPs Unite in Protecting Big Shots Behind Machete Gangs
    [New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe and Zanu PF MPs Monday seemed to be protecting their fellow allies during a heated parliamentary hearing on machete-wielding gangs.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:57:15 GMT
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Taken to Court Over U.S.$225,000 Debt for War Vets Training
    [New Zimbabwe] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been taken to court by the National Business Council of Zimbabwe after failing to pay a US$225 000 debt for bankrolling a training programme and census for war veterans.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 07:47:01 GMT
Kenya: Interior Ministry On the Spot Over Sh4.9bn Aircraft Deal
    [Nation] The Ministry of Interior is on the spot over the award of tenders during the 2017/2018 financial year.
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:11:19 GMT
South Africa: The Cost of Looking for a Job
    [New Frame] While Stats SA has released a fourth-quarter survey that contains discouraging unemployment figures, a study shows that it costs almost R1 000 a month to search for work.
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:47:09 GMT
South Africa: Mboweni's Budget Is About Moody's, but SA Is Already On the Scrapheap
    [Daily Maverick] Make no mistake, the Budget that Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers on Wednesday 26 February is South Africa's last chance to avoid a rating downgrade by Moody's to 'junk' status. Many analysts say such a move is already priced into the markets, which begs an obvious question: Is South Africa already on the scrapheap?
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:15:45 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria Unlikely to Become Net Petrol Exporter in 2020 - Report
    [This Day] Abuja -A new report - the Benchmarking Exercise Report (BER) 2019 - by the Nigerian Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has said it is unlikely that Nigeria will become a net exporter of petrol this year as planned by the federal government.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:05:20 GMT
Nigeria: House Expresses Outrage Over Failed Take-Off of Mambilla Power Project
    [This Day] Abuja -House of Representatives Committee on Power yesterday expressed anger over the inability of the multi-billion Mambilla Hydropower Project to commence operation, over 48 years after the 3,050 megawatts capacity facility was initiated.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:03:12 GMT
South Africa: Peaceful Start As Soweto Prepares for Shutdown With Residents Demanding Free Electricity
    [News24Wire] Residents of Soweto in Gauteng took to the streets on Tuesday morning in protest against days-long electricity cuts.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:00:43 GMT
Zimbabwe: IMF Reviews Country's Economic Outlook
    [The Herald] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has started reviewing projected economic outlook for Zimbabwe for 2020 with preliminary indications pointing to a number of headwinds the lender thinks may weigh down growth.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:45:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: New Teacher Recruitment Plan
    [The Herald] Government will soon consider a systematic recruitment of teachers that will see them being employed in their provinces of origin in line with the devolution agenda, chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Primary and Secondary Education Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has said.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:45:46 GMT
Zimbabwe: Promote Benefits of Small Grains
    [The Herald] The production of small grains is not only critical for household food security, it is also beneficial to health and is climate-smart.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:45:41 GMT
Zimbabwe: Anti-Graft Body Probes Schools Charging Foreign Currency for Extra Lessons
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) is investigating schools demanding payment for extra lessons in foreign currency amid reports that some teachers at six schools that have received payment have been ordered to reimburse parents.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:22 GMT
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Focus On Inflation, Exchange Rate Stabilisation
    [The Herald] Stabilising inflation and the exchange rate are the top priorities of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) this year.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:14 GMT
Zimbabwe: AU Calls for Sanctions Removal
    [The Herald] Victoria Falls -African Union Commission deputy commissioner Mr Kwesi Quartey has called for the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by United States and its allies, saying they were negatively impacting on the country's efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:29:51 GMT
Kenya: No More Static Traffic Police Officers on Major Highways
    [Nairobi News] The National Police Service has received 38 vehicles to enhance traffic control on major highways.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:28:37 GMT
Zimbabwe: Chitown to Pay Former Employees $631 000
    [The Herald] High Court judge Justice Edith Mushore has ordered Chitungwiza Municipality to pay its 89 former employees $631 887 after it failed to honour an agreement.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:27:14 GMT
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Hauled to Court Over U.S.$225,000 Debt
    [The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been hauled to the High Court by the National Business Council of Zimbabwe (NBCZ) for failing to settle its US$255 000 debt.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:16:13 GMT
Zimbabwe: Police Stop Machete Thugs Menace
    [The Herald] Police have managed to restore sanity in mines and surrounding areas after thwarting a wave of violence orchestrated by machete wielding gangs in the past two months, legislators heard yesterday.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:15:22 GMT
Africa: Pompeo Warns of China Promises, Turns On the Charm in African Tour
    [East African] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's five-day trip to sub-Saharan Africa was a subtle campaign to woo the continent "away from China" in Washington's latest move against Beijing's growing world influence.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:09:57 GMT
South Africa: The Employment Equity Amendment Is (Predictably) Misplaced
    [Daily Maverick] Amendments to the Employment Equity Act will hand powers to the minister of employment and labour to set employment equity targets. This will, the government hopes, remedy the dearth of 'transformation' in the private sector.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:09:28 GMT
Kenya: KQ Counts U.S.$8 Million in Lost Revenue After Flying Out of China Route
    [East African] Kenya Airways (KQ) has lost $8 million in revenue in about one month since it suspended flights to China as a precaution against the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:08:40 GMT
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