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First African king to present rural development at the UN
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/first-africa-king-take-african-rural-development-ben-omoakin
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:29:47 GMT

East Africa: Rwanda Has Region's Highest Inequality Rate
    [East African] Despite heavy investments in quality housing, education, and health care, Rwanda still has the highest inequality rate in East Africa, according to a new report by Oxfam.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:42:51 GMT
Tanzania: Govt Publishes List of Shame
    [Daily News] A DAY after President John Magufuli announced the firing of nearly 10,000 civil servants over fake certificates; the President's Office (Public Service Management) released the list of shame, with Dar es Salaam municipal councils ruling the roost, by having the highest number of employees with phony qualifications.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:12:54 GMT
East Africa: Foreign Investment Declines
    [East African] East Africa's investment climate is facing a litmus test following the decline in foreign direct investment, faltering intra-regional trade and continued poor performance of listed companies, which have left shareholders with reduced or no earnings at all.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:59:17 GMT
Africa: World Economic Forum to Meet in Durban
    [CAJ News] Johannesburg -LEADERSHIP and inclusiveness are set to take centre stage at the upcoming 27th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, which will gather over 1 000 leaders in South Africa.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:39:49 GMT
Malawi: Tough Times! Bread, Sugar and Cooking Oil Prices Up
    [Nyasa Times] Prices of basic commodities including that of bread, sugar and cooking oil continue to go up in the country.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:35:54 GMT
Tanzania: Fake Workers Ordered to Leave By May 15
    [East African] Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Friday ordered the dismissal of almost 10,000 civil servants who were found to have presented fake academic certificates.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:54:55 GMT
Kenya: Go-Slow By Ferry Workers Causes Heavy Traffic Jam
    [Nation] Some Kenya Ferry Services employees staged a go-slow paralysing ferry operations at the busy Likoni channel on Saturday.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:12:35 GMT
Sierra Leone: ACC Signs Integrity Pledge With Ministry of Agriculture
    [Concord] The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS), has strengthened partnership in the fight against corruption by signing an Integrity Pledge on Thursday 26th April 2017. This event took place at the Ministry's Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Brookfields Freetown. The Commissioner ACC, Ady Macauley Esq., accompanied by his Deputy Shollay Davies, signed the Pledge on behalf of the ACC, whilst Professor Monty Jones, Minister of Agriculture signed on be
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:35:17 GMT
Kenya: Bus Hits Debris, Three Hurt On Narok-Maimahiu Road
    [Nation] Three people were seriously injured after a bus they were travelling in hit debris deposited on a section of Narok-Maimahiu road by flash floods on Sunday morning.
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 07:12:20 GMT
Africa: Ghana Drops VAT On Domestic Flights As 10 Investors Seek License
    [This Day] The Ghana Ministry of Aviation has received proposals from 10 foreign and local investors to operate in the country's domestic airline industry.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:40:45 GMT
Ghana: Kumasi Hive Wants to Create Maker Start-Ups That Will Generate New Manufacturing Jobs - " Ghana's Got to Start to Add Value"
    [Innovation in Africa] One of Ghana's active maker spaces is the recently created Kumasi Hive in country's second city. Russell Southwood spoke to co-founder Anna Lowe about its start-ups, the problem of finding angel investors and her desire to create new manufacturing jobs.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:52:37 GMT
Africa: Orange Sees Relationship With Start-Ups As Part of Africa's Broader Digital Transformation
    [Balancing Act] London -Orange is one of a handful of mobile operators on the continent that has taken its relationship with Africa's emerging start-up ecosystem seriously. It has launched its own incubators, supported pitch competitions and begun to open up its APIs. It sees these relationships as part of a broader digital transformation of Africa.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:51:28 GMT
Togo: Yobo Studios Pioneers Short-Format Series Content for Broadcast and Online
    [Balancing Act] London -If you're a regular visitor to Discop Africa (the largest TV trade show in Africa), you may have noticed her. Or maybe you know 'Zem', her mini-TV series that was a hit in Africa and with the african diaspora.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:49:07 GMT
Nigeria: 19 Ships Discharging Petroleum Products, Other Commodities in Lagos
    [Daily Trust] Nineteen ships are discharging petroleum products and other commodities at Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:47:03 GMT
South Africa: No Nuclear Energy Option - for Now At Least
    [The Conversation Africa] A South African court has ruled that critical aspects of the country's nuclear procurement process are illegal and unconstitutional. The outcome is a significant setback for a network of entities that had been aggressively promoting a 9.6 GW nuclear expansion programme in the face of popular opposition.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:43:35 GMT
South Africa: Court Ruling On Zuma's Nuclear Deal Is a Marker of South Africa's Political Health
    [The Conversation Africa] The South African government's plan to bulldoze through a nuclear energy deal has been dealt what might be a fatal blow by the Cape Town High court which has declared the plan invalid. It found that the government had not followed due process in making the decision to pursue a nuclear power option, as well as in other critical areas.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:39:41 GMT
South Africa: National Minimum Wage Could Hurt Small Firms and Rural Workers
    [The Conversation Africa] Stellenbosch University -South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of R20.00 per hour on Worker's Day next year. There are questions as to whether this is enough to be termed a victory for the country's working poor? If historical trends continue, our research shows that this might be beneficial for some workers. Others, especially those in small firms and rural areas, may not be so fortunate.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:39:12 GMT
Zimbabwe: Minister Kasukuwere Suspends Entire Town Council
    [The Herald] Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has suspended Chitungwiza Mayor Phillip Mutoti and all 24 councillors for allegedly corruptly allocating themselves tracts of land worth over $7 million. Chitungwiza Municipality has 14 MDC-T councillors, including Mayor Mutoti and 11 Zanu-PF councillors. The minister will appoint a three-person caretaker council to clean up the rot in the municipality.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:07:23 GMT
Kenya: Millions Needed to Battle Armyworms
    [Nation] The Agriculture ministry requires an additional Sh320 million emergency funding to combat crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms that are ravaging maize fields, further threatening food security.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:41:11 GMT
Tanzania: Magufuli Fires 9,932 Civil Servants
    [Citizen] President John Magufuli has instantly sacked 9,932 workers who have been found using fake certificates.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:30:30 GMT
South Africa: Minister Denies Financial Bailout Plans for Broadcaster
    [News24Wire] There are no plans yet for Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:30:28 GMT
Ghana: Investors Have High Hopes for Ghana, Says Finance Minister
    [VOA] Ghana's finance minister says investors were optimistic in meetings with senior government officials who accompanied Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia to the World Bank spring meetings in Washington.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:42:34 GMT
Nigeria: Economy Would Be Out of Recession By Second Quarter - Central Bank
    [This Day] The Central Bank of Nigeria has restated that the Nigerian economy would come out of the recession in the second quarter of 2017.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:25:21 GMT
Uganda: Museveni Opens Up to Legislators About Oil Money
    [Observer] In a revealing testimony to a Parliamentary committee investigating the controversial Shs 6 billion cash reward to 42 senior government officials, President Museveni said he has had to endure ever since "he discovered oil in 2006", according to a source.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:03 GMT
Kenya: Snake Blamed For Deadly Minibus Crash
    [Nation] The driver of a matatu that collided with a lorry at Malili on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, killing eight people, was avoiding running over a snake, one of the accident victims has revealed.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:27:44 GMT
Zimbabwe: Banned Products Flood Market
    [Financial Gazette] POLITICIANS and their cronies are taking advantage of an import ban on selected products meant to allow local manufacturers to recover to ship into the country the banned merchandise, which sources said were also evading duty payment.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:21:01 GMT
Uganda: Police Seeks U.S.$54 Million for Surveillance Cameras
    [Observer] The Uganda Police Force needs at least Shs 203 billion to procure video surveillance cameras (CCTV) to cover Kampala Metropolitan area, municipalities and major highways in a bid to enhance proactive policing.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:17:30 GMT
Angola: The Power Behind Cabinda's Power Stations
    [Maka] Why would Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos issue a presidential decree (25/17) in February this year to award an estimated US $200 million r contract for a 100 Megawatt bi-fuel power station in Cabinda to an unknown entity named "Vavita Power S.A."?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:36:49 GMT
Cameroon: Labour Day Is Around
    [Cameroon Tribune] The 131st International edition of the feast for workers will be celebrated on Monday.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:20:30 GMT
Nigeria: Church Wants Govt to Build Industries With Recovered Loots
    [This Day] Umuahia -The Methodist Church of Nigeria, Umuahia Diocese has advised the federal government to make proper use of the funds so far recovered from treasury looters by investing the huge amounts in establishment of industries to create job opportunities for the nation's teeming unemployed youths.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:01:13 GMT
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