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Rwanda: Rwanda to Scrap Visa Fees for Over 90 Countries
    [New Times] Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 05:16:49 GMT
West Africa: Gulf of Guinea Pirates Release Greek Tanker Crew
    [Deutsche Welle] Armed gunmen had kidnapped the eight members of the Happy Lady tanker crew on New Year's Eve. A Greek official said the group of eight was released after "the successful end of negotiations."
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:14:37 GMT
Kenya: President Kenyatta, British PM Agree to Scale Up Kenya-UK Ties
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused on scaling up the robust ties between Kenya and the UK.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:56:44 GMT
Malawi: Mutharika Clinches Energy Deal With UK Firm
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi's efforts to eradicate power challenges continue to bear fruits following the signing of an energy deal by government with a UK company on Tuesday in London.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:14:03 GMT
Zimbabwe: Senior Doctors Return to Work
    [The Herald] Senior doctors, who have been providing limited services and attending to emergency cases only since December, have returned to work full-time and up-scaled their services to include numerous urgent cases.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:49:27 GMT
Tanzania: Crossed Fingers As SIM Registration Dilemma Continues
    [Daily News] AS the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) now embarks on shutting down some unregistered SIM cards, many people in Kagera Region are still in dilemma because they have not been provided with identification cards by the National Identification Authority (NIDA).
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:39:10 GMT
Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Warm Up to Masiyiwa Cash Token
    [New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE'S unsettled junior doctors have finally accepted to be part of Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa training fellowship offer in which the mobile telecoms mogul last year set up a $100 million fund which sought to grant $5 000 each to 2 000 junior and senior doctors employed by government on top of what they are earning from their employer.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:23:26 GMT
Mozambique: Power Returns to Northern Cabo Delgado
    [AIM] Maputo -Electricity was restored on Tuesday evening to three districts in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, after a power cut that had lasted for ten days, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:23:03 GMT
Mozambique: Nyusi Pledges to Improve Business Environment
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday pledged that his government will continue to take measures to improve the business environment.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 13:09:05 GMT
Zimbabwe: Doctors Agree to Upgrade Services After Meeting Chiwenga
    [The Herald] Senior doctors who have been providing partial services and attending to emergency cases only since December have up-scaled their services to include other cases deemed as urgent.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:55:20 GMT
Malawi: Tear Gas Fired at School Pupils' Protest
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi Police at Madisi have teargassed learners who went violent, stoning and damaging vehicles as they marched to Mponela to meet education authorities over their failure to attend classes because of the ongoing strike by their teachers.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:40:02 GMT
Zimbabwe: UK-Africa Summit Snub Reminder of Open for Business Fallacy - Chamisa
    [263Chat] Zimbabwe was snubbed for the United Kingdom-Africa Summit which kicked off today because the country is not open for business, opposition MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has said.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:30:57 GMT
Africa: Britain Summit Woos Africa With Visa Overhaul, But Many Leaders Absent
    [VOA] Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain will put "people before passports" as he pledged a fairer migration system at an investment summit for African leaders in London Monday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:14:40 GMT
Libya: U.S. Calls for Resumption of Oil Production
    [VOA] The U.S. embassy in Libya has called for oil production in the country to resume, after forces of rebel leader Khalifa Haftar shut down several major oil fields and pipelines.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:09:47 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt to Continue Engaging U.S.
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe will continue to re-engage the United States (US) despite challenges affecting the resumption of normal relations between the two countries, Vice President Kembo Mohadi said yesterday. He was speaking after a courtesy call from US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Brian Nichols.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:59:47 GMT
Zimbabwe: Call to Improve Sciences Pass Rate
    [The Herald] Most schools require better facilities and more teaching resources if pass rates in science and technology subjects are to improve, a necessary condition for accelerating economic growth.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:54:41 GMT
Africa: School Tech - Teachers Explain What They Need to Make It Work Better
    [The Conversation Africa] At the start of each new year there's a global flurry of excitement and attention around education's new directions. Technology has become a key part of the discussion. Increased pressure on educators to improve student performance, combined with increasingly disconnected, inattentive students, means that schools and universities are desperate for solutions. So they look to technology for change.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:44:09 GMT
Botswana: Safety Not Ignored
    [Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Botswana Railways (BR) did not disregard safety requirements in its decision to use a trainee driver on the day of last December's train accident, says the company's training instructor.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:19:27 GMT
Botswana: Botswana Railways Allegedly Serves Passengers Faecal Contaminated Water
    [Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Botswana Railways (BR) passenger trains patrons have allegedly been drinking faecal contaminated water since 2017.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 07:18:16 GMT
Nigeria: Investment Summit - Govt, UK Sign Commercial Deals Worth U.S.$423 Million
    [Premium Times] The British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday said the UK-Africa Investment Summit has launched a new partnership for growth in Nigeria.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:15:32 GMT
Africa: 'Let Us In!' Women Entrepreneurs Implore Investors At UK Business Event
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Female entrepreneurs from African countries say they need to benefit from the same opportunities as men for their continent's ambitious development goals to be realised
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 04:43:42 GMT
South Africa: PetroSA Appoints New CEO
    [] The PetroSA Board has announced Pragasen Naidoo as the entity's new group chief executive officer.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:59:05 GMT
South Africa: Amigos Case - 'Businessman Savoi Allowed to Fiddle With Tender Specs in Multimillion Rand Deal'
    [Daily Maverick] The Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture has heard evidence detailing how erstwhile KwaZulu-Natal health department head, Dr Busisiwe Nyembezi, colluded with Gaston Savoi - a controversial businessman whose dodgy dealings with the province's public service officials came to be publicly known as the 'Amigos' case - to manipulate and influence tender processes.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 15:11:15 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zim Transport Sector Blighted By Corruption
    [263Chat] Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Joel Biggie Matiza has urged stakeholders in the transport sector to upscale strategic efforts to turn around fortunes of a sector blighted by rampant corruption.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:59:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mining Stakeholders Rally Against Machete Violence
    [263Chat] Mutare -Stakeholders in the mining sector have called for urgent action to stop pervasive involvement of political actors in illicit gold trade which they said was fomenting criminality and violence in the sector.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:58:26 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria Record 15.02% Increase in Export in Q'3 2019
    [Vanguard] Following the closure of land borders by the Federal Government and placing of ban on some imported items by Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the country has recorded an exponential growth of 15.02 percent in export in the last quarter of 2019, as against 8.97 recorded in Q'3, 2018.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:49 GMT
Zimbabwe: Caledonia Regains Majority Shares in Blanket Mine
    [263Chat] Caledonia Mining Corporation has increased its shareholding threshold in Blanket Mine to 64 percent after purchasing an additional 15 percent shares from Fremino Investments.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:57:44 GMT
South Africa: As Long As SOE Board Chairs Are Political Appointees, They Will Battle to Survive
    [Daily Maverick] It's time for the government to completely remove any suggestion of political patronage when it comes to the appointment of chairpersons and leaders of SOEs.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:42:45 GMT
Nigeria: Sanwo-Olu's Illustrious Strides and Educational Transformation in Lagos
    [Premium Times] Lagos is ready to take-on the world with the digitisation of basic schools' curriculum and deployment of modern techniques in teaching to maximise learning in all state-owned primary schools. Before this much attention on education, Lagos has enjoyed an impressive reputation as the land of digital nomads, who make defining contributions to several 'Silicon Valley' innovations...
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:39:21 GMT
South Africa: Hey, Sitting Ducks - Eskom Wants Another R27-Billion From You
    [Daily Maverick] Eskom has been petitioned by 333,000 consumers protesting against its application to the regulator Nersa for R27-billion more in tariff hikes as the deadline for comments closed on Monday 20 January.
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:37:35 GMT
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