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Lesotho: Mohair Farmers Suffer Depression, Suicide Amid Trade Crisis
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso, chief of the royal village of Matsieng and co-patron of world renowned charity Sentebale alongside the United Kingdom's Prince Harry, has said the government should end its politicization of the mountain kingdom's wool and mohair crisis, writes Eyewitness News.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 10:18:38 GMT
South Africa: CEOs Are Quitting Their Jobs, Triggering a Succession Crisis
    [Daily Maverick] Corporate South Africa has recently been infected by a state-owned enterprise disease. The symptoms of the disease? A high turnover of CEOs in a short space of time. More than 10 CEOs have either resigned or were pushed out of JSE-listed companies and business lobby groups since January 2019. It is only mid-year and market watchers expect the CEO revolving door to continue.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:46:00 GMT
Nigeria: Capacity is There to Generate U.S.$10 Billion From Honey Exports
    [This Day] The Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Segun Awolowo, has stated that Nigeria is capable of generating at least $10 billion annually from local and international trade in honey and other hive products.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:51:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Makes Key Appointments
    [The Herald] Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has made key appointments for institutions such as the Infrastructural Development Bank of Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:58:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: China Gives Govt U.S.$58 Million for Projects
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe and China have signed grants worth RMB400 million (US$58,1 million) on the sidelines of a follow-up meeting to agreements made during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) held last year.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:38:38 GMT
Zimbabwe: Chamisa Fires 145 Opposition Workers
    [The Herald] MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa has fired 145 party employees recruited by the party's founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai as sharp divisions have emerged in the western-funded party.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:33:22 GMT
Zimbabwe: Pressure Group Gives Mnangagwa Ultimatum
    [New Zimbabwe] Firebrand pressure group Tajamuka/Sesijikile has given President Emmerson Mnangagwa a seven-day ultimatum to fix the current crippling financial crisis short of which they will call for a national shutdown for 1 July this year.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:27:44 GMT
Nigeria: Number of People Living With Poverty Is Frightening, Emir Sanusi II Cries
    [Vanguard] The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, Tuesday declared that Nigeria was on the verge of bankruptcy, if subsidy on petroleum products and electricity tariff was not withdrawn.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 05:36:27 GMT
Africa: Cautionary Tale of Tax Incentives for Cigarette Makers From Zambia
    [The Conversation Africa] Tobacco companies are zeroing in on one of the last global markets still ripe for exploitation: the African continent.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:38:30 GMT
Zimbabwe: We Have Not Banned the Possession of the U.S. Dollar - Mnangagwa
    [263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reiterated that his government has only banned transactions in foreign currencies but possession of the multi-currencies is still legal.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:49:57 GMT
Zimbabwe: Congratulate Us for Adopting the Zimbabwean Dollar - Mnangagwa
    [263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday morning said his government deserves credit for bringing back the Zimbabwean Dollar while banning the use of the multi-currency system
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:48:58 GMT
Zimbabwe: Smuggling - the New Corruption Frontier
    [263Chat] As the Zimbabwean economy rapidly slides into hyperinflation induced recession, the levels of smuggling at the country's border posts has reached alarming levels. Cross border traders, foreign nationals, truckers and businesses by-pass paying duty through coming up with advanced strategies of smuggling commodities in and out of Zimbabwe.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:46:35 GMT
South Africa: South Africa Must Dig Deeper for a Solution to Illegal Mining
    [ISS] For organised crime groups, illegal mining is a lucrative enterprise. In South Africa it's often linked to human smuggling and trafficking, illegal weapons and explosives, tax evasion, money laundering, corruption and gang-related activities.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:12:42 GMT
Zimbabwe: Pay Rise for Civil Servants Imminent - Minister
    [The Herald] TREASURY is expected to adjust civil servants' salaries in line with the prevailing economic environment in the coming days, a Cabinet minister said yesterday.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 11:01:46 GMT
Nigeria: Withdraw Subsidy to Save Nigeria From Bankruptcy, Sanusi Tells Govt
    [Vanguard] Kano--The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, yesterday, declared that Nigeria was on the verge of bankruptcy, if subsidy on petroleum products and electricity tariff were not withdrawn.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:14:01 GMT
Rwanda: Pomp as Maiden RwandAir Flight Departs for Tel Aviv
    [New Times] Many passengers aboard the inaugural non-stop flight on the 737-800 Next Generation aircraft expressed their joy for the cheaper and direct flight to the city of Tel Aviv.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:08:58 GMT
Zimbabwe: Private Players Urged to Take Lead in Solar Energy
    [The Herald] THE ZANU-PF Youth League has urged private companies to play a leading role in the promotion of sustainable energy as a way of giving back to local communities. Speaking during the installation of solar tower lights in Kuwadzana Extension by a local company, Yaowei Technology yesterday, deputy secretary Cde Lewis Matutu hailed the move saying the current power outages require alternative energy solutions.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:58:43 GMT
Zimbabwe: CBZ Schools Debate Ready for Provincial Finals
    [The Herald] The CBZ Schools debate championship which seeks to promote critical thinking is ready to kick off provincial finals.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:58:31 GMT
Zimbabwe: Si 142 Buttresses Govt's Extraordinary Measures
    [The Herald] On Monday June 24, Finance and Economic Development Minister, Mthuli Ncube made a big announcement that Government had removed the multi-currency regime and restricted domestic transactions to local currency, renamed the Zimbabwe dollar, in an effort to enhance the affordability of goods and services by the majority.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:58:28 GMT
Rwanda: Rwanda-Tanzania SGR to Go to Eastern DRC
    [East African] A plan by Tanzania and Rwanda to extend the joint standard gauge railway line to link Kigali and Rubavu on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo seems to have gained fresh impetus after President Felix Tshisekedi's recent visit to Dar es Salaam.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:56:58 GMT
Nigeria: Poverty Index - Vice President Spreading Lies in U.S., Jonathan Insists
    [This Day] Following a statement credited to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the United States, that Nigerians were poorer in 2010 than under the present situation, former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described the statement is false, insisting that the vice president was spreading lies in the US.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:48:17 GMT
Nigeria: N12.9bn Debt - Amcon Takes Over Debtor's Properties
    [Premium Times] The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Tuesday, took over Victory Park Estate, Lekki, Lagos, following a N12.9 billion judgment debt it won at the Court of Appeal in Lagos.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:47:10 GMT
Zimbabwe: Agricultural Show Preparations Hot Up
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has stepped up preparations for this year's rebranded Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, with focus on increasing capacity in the Exhibition Park and transforming the show from a display platform to an opportunity ecosystem.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:46:33 GMT
Zimbabwe: David Whitehead Reschedules Meetings
    [The Herald] David Whitehead (DW) has postponed two crucial meetings where shareholders and creditors were expected to consider a scheme of arrangement designed to revive the company, the judicial manager said in a statement.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:41:06 GMT
East Africa: EALA Suspends Budget Debate Over Missing Ministers
    [East African] The East African Legislative Assembly on Tuesday suspended debate on the East African Community budget after ministers skipped the sitting.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:38:08 GMT
Kenya: Beyond Construction - the Challenges of Deploying Mini-Grids in Kenya
    [Chatham House] If universal energy access is to be achieved under the Sustainable Development Goals, those looking to renewable energy solutions to address energy access gaps need to ensure the delivery of their services are sustainable, writes Anne Nyambane.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:37:35 GMT
Zimbabwe: Black Market Pacified
    [The Herald] The runaway black market, which had thrived in the just-ended multi-currency system, was all but pacified yesterday in response to Government's measures to contain fiscal and monetary problems in the country.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:36:10 GMT
South Africa: SAHRC Says It Is Not Satisfied By What It Saw At Dr George Mukhari Hospital
    [News24Wire] During a walkabout at Dr George Mukhari Hospital's psychiatric ward on Tuesday, the South African Human Rights Commission, which is probing alleged human rights abuses at the facility, said it was not happy with what it observed.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:35:14 GMT
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Opens Floodgates for Bureaux De Change
    [The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has scrapped the US$10 000 daily trading limit for bureaux de change and the 2,5 percent maximum profit margin for banks to make the interbank forex market more efficient and bolster Government's currency reforms.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:33:56 GMT
Botswana: Shoprite Opens First District Centre
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Shoprite opened its first Freshmark District Centre in Botswana on Monday.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:28:17 GMT
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