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Sudan:Protests Over Price Hikes Continue
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Rabak -On Friday, demonstrations against the huge price hikes continued in the Sudanese capital for the fourth day in a row. Protests were also reported in Rabak, the capital of White Nile State.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:43:07 GMT
Kenya:All Eyes On Kenya As Central Bank Spells Out 2018 Roadmap
    [East African] The Central Bank of Kenya is this week expected to set the tone for Kenya's economic direction in 2018 with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:26:59 GMT
South Africa:Businessman to Chair Eskom
    [News24Wire] Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza will chair Eskom's board as part of a host of measures announced on Saturday by government, to "stabilise management" at the power utility.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:27:02 GMT
Kenya:Kenya Airways Banks On Pricing, On-Board Experience for Success
    [East African] Ticket pricing, on-board experience and choice of aircraft will be the main factors that Kenya Airways will be banking on to win passengers over as it starts its long haul flights to New York later this year.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:26:13 GMT
Rwanda:Volkswagen in Rwanda - Car-Sharing and a Future in E-Mobility
    [Deutsche Welle] German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:25:00 GMT
South Africa:Business Welcomes Government's 'Commitment' to Restore Confidence With New Eskom Board
    [News24Wire] Business leaders have welcomed the appointment of Eskom's new board as a sign that there is political will to restore confidence in state-owned enterprises.
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:42 GMT
Uganda:Standard Gauge Rail Boss Drives Local Content Campaign
    [East African] Uganda has set a high bar on local content for the Chinese contractor picked to build its standard gauge railway as it seeks dividends for industries and workers from the $2.3 billion investment.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:42:06 GMT
South Africa:Govt Orders Removal of Top Power Utility Executives, Appoints New Board
    [South Africa] Government today announces a number of measures to strengthen governance at Eskom, including the appointment of new board members and stabilising management at the energy parastatal.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:39:11 GMT
Rwanda:Volkswagen Banks On Ride Hailing Service to Sell Cars in Rwanda
    [East African] A taxi ride in Kigali will soon be in a brand new vehicle, off the manufacturing line of German carmaker Volkswagen after the firm decided to build a value chain for its plant in Rwanda with its own hailing app.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:47:46 GMT
South Africa:Eskom Chair Quits 'In the Interest of the Country'
    [News24Wire] Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 on Saturday that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown on Friday and he's waiting for her to accept it.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:34:41 GMT
South Africa:Govt Appoints New Board for Corruption-Riddled Power Utility
    [News24Wire] The removal of Eskom executives implicated in corruption is a practical action responding to the ANC's commitment to confront corruption and state capture, the party pronounced on Saturday.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:30:22 GMT
Africa:Davos - a Tale of Two Mountains #WEF
    [IPS] Nairobi -As the elite in the world of finance gather in the Swiss luxury town of Davos, rallies are taking place around the world as citizens demand for solutions to rising inequality.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:44:56 GMT
South Africa:Government Mourns the Loss of ICT Pioneer
    [] The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has described the death of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist, Libby Lloyd, as a great loss to the ICT sector.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:41:26 GMT
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Wants to Exploit Brexit
    [New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is looking to exploit the opportunity presented by Brexit to push for a rapid mending of broken political ties with Zimbabwe's former coloniser Britain.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:14:11 GMT
Nigeria:Malabu Oil Deal - Nigeria Sues JP Morgan for U.S.$875 Million
    [Leadership] Nigeria has filed a claim against JP Morgan Chase for more than $875 million, accusing it of negligence in transferring funds from a disputed 2011 oilfield deal to a company controlled by the country's former oil minister, Reuters report yesterday.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:36:09 GMT
Zimbabwe:Financial Mess Rocks Zim Police
    [Zimbabwe Independent] A financial scandal running into millions of dollars has erupted within the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP), prompting government to carry out nationwide audits into police affairs, after it emerged that some senior commanders of the force had directed unsanctioned salary deductions, among other irregularities.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:26:09 GMT
Nigeria:The Economist Disowns Publication On Buhari - Presidency
    [Leadership] The Economist, a London-based magazine, has disclaimed a publication which claims that Nigerians have shown unprecedented level of patience with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:36:36 GMT
Nigeria:Economic Recession - AfDB Disburses U.S.$600M Budget Support to Govt
    [Vanguard] The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said that African Development Bank (AfDB) disbursed a budget support of 600 million dollars to Nigerian government when the country faced economic recession.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:19:17 GMT
Nigeria:We're Making Steady, Remarkable Progress in Agriculture, Says President Buhari
    [Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said the agricultural sector has witnessed steady and remarkable progress in the last two years, significantly reducing the food import bill of the country.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:14:56 GMT
Nigeria:Nigeria Has Balance of U.S.$2.32 Billion in ECA As At Jan 15 - Minister
    [Vanguard] Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has said that Nigeria has a balance of $2.32b in the Excess Crude Account, ECA, as at January.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:11:12 GMT
Namibia:2018 - Year of Economic Emancipation
    [New Era] Namibia was occupied and ruled by colonial powers for over 100 years. During those years our people were subjected to treatment which left them in abject poverty and the vast majority of the population is still living in utter misery. After independence our government tried its best to correct this situation.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:58:37 GMT
Tanzania:Tourist Train Station in the Pipeline
    [Daily News] Sumbawanga -IN a bid to boost the country's revenue through tourism, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism envisages to construct a special train station and visitor information centre projects.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:28:28 GMT
Tanzania:Take to Court Dishonest Union Leaders, Tizeba Directs
    [Citizen] Masasi -Agriculture minister Charles Tizeba, on Thursday ordered immediate arrest of leaders of cooperative unions alleged to have misappropriated funds supposed to be paid to farmers. Dr Tizeba issued the order as he wound-up a three-day Mtwara regional tour.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:01:08 GMT
Tanzania:Clearance of Cargo to Be Slashed to 48 Hours By June
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The time it takes to clear goods at Dar es Salaam Port will be slashed when Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) opens its one-stop centre in the city in June.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:52:41 GMT
South Africa:Governor Lesetja Kganyago - Statement of Monetary Policy Committee On 18 January 2018
    [Govt of SA] In recent weeks, some of the risks to the inflation outlook have dissipated somewhat. The rand appreciated following the African National Congress (ANC) elective conference. Also, Eskom was granted a lower-than-expected tariff increase. While S&P Global Ratings downgraded South Africa's long-term local currency sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade, Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) placed the country ratings on review for a downgrade. A further downgrade therefore remains a risk, and will
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:39:27 GMT
South Africa:'We Are Going to Burn You,' Angry Commuters Tell Metrorail Train Driver
    [News24Wire] "We are going to burn you!" angry commuters shouted as an injured train driver in Cleveland, Johannesburg frantically tried to get permission to keep his train on the move, after a broken signal delayed his train.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:30:09 GMT
Zimbabwe:ZBC's 'Iron Lady' Madondo Suspended Over Fraud Allegations
    [New Zimbabwe] ZBC acting head and television services Tendai Madondo has been suspended by the public broadcaster and reportedly faces corruption allegations.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:27:34 GMT
Africa:Will the African Union Achieve Better Efficiency?
    [Deutsche Welle] African heads of state will be gathering at an African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 22, 2018. Two difficult issues on the agenda: Reform and finance. Analysts are expecting contentious discussions.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:30:28 GMT
Africa:AfDB Must Lead Fight to End Poverty in Africa - Finance Minister
    [Premium Times] Nigeria has urged the African Development Bank, AfDB, to lead the fight to end extreme poverty ravaging conflict affected states in Africa by 2030.
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:02:57 GMT
South Africa:Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Leads South African Delegation to Davos in Switzerland, 23 to 26 Jan
    [Govt of SA] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South African delegation to the 48th World Economic Forum annual meeting that will take place on 23-26 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:43:35 GMT
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