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Kenya: Youth, Women Yet to Get 30% Tenders
    [Nation] An ambitious plan by the Jubilee administration to give youth, women and the disabled 30 per cent of all government tenders is yet to be fully realised.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:02:13 GMT
Kenya: Nation Joins Globe in Remembering Road Accident Victims
    [Nation] Kenyans joined the world in remembering victims of road accidents on Sunday.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:59:40 GMT
Zimbabwe: Economy On Sound Footing, Says Opposition MP Eddie Cross
    [The Herald] The country's economy is on a sound footing due to Government policy initiatives that have seen growth in the GDP and exports among other indicators, former MDC-T policy advisor Mr Eddie Cross has said.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 06:08:47 GMT
South Africa: Unions Warn SABC - You Retrench, We Shut You Down
    [News24Wire] Unions are threatening to strike until the SABC addresses their concerns, including doing away with retrenchments.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:09:39 GMT
Uganda: Government Asked to Stay Away From Uganda Airlines Affairs
    [Monitor] Kampala -A former Ethiopian Airlines chief executive has said the Ugandan government should not meddle in day-to-day operations of Uganda Airlines if the national carrier being revived is to succeed.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:35:48 GMT
Uganda: Inspector General of Govt Appoints 200 to Probe BoU Staff
    [Monitor] Kampala -The Inspector General of Government, Irene Mulyagonja has appointed a team of 200 officers to probe into the wealth of 100 Bank of Uganda officials. Sources within the inspectorate say each bank official has been attached two officers to verify their incomes, assets and liabilities.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:29:05 GMT
Uganda: Mobile Money Volumes to Rise to U.S.$234 Million By December - Report
    [Monitor] Kampala -Telecoms have projected increased activity in the mobile money space, expecting to handle transaction volumes of about Shs871b before the close of the year.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:49:15 GMT
Zimbabwe: Inept Bosses Cost Road Parastatal U.S.$200 Million
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has suffered a financial loss in excess of US$200 million due to incompetence and lack of expertise by its senior managers to negotiate contracts beneficial to the State entity. It is believed that the managers were also helping themselves to hefty perks, leading to a call for a lifestyle audit of the executives.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:44:44 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt to Meet Manufacturers Over Price Hikes
    [The Herald] Government is today expected to meet manufacturers and retailers in a bid to address price hikes, a Cabinet minister confirmed yesterday. The country witnessed astronomical increases of basic commodity prices which have been fuelled by parallel black market rates and worsened by panic buying during the past few weeks.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:44:26 GMT
Zimbabwe: Health Minister Threatens Pharmacies Selling Drugs in Forex
    [New Zimbabwe] Health and Child Care Minister, Obadiah Moyo has begged and simultaneously issued threats on local pharmacies and wholesalers demanding US dollar payments for drugs.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:37:31 GMT
Tanzania: Cashews Buying in Full Swing
    [Daily News] Mtwara -. . . Government pays about 2bn/- to 2,000 farmers
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:31:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: China Still Strong Ally to Mnangagwa and His Govt - Envoy
    [New Zimbabwe] Chinese deputy ambassador to Zimbabwe, Zhao Baogang has denied claims that Beijing has lost confidence in President Emmerson Mnangagwa's leadership and further abandoned Zimbabwe as an ally.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:30:16 GMT
Nigeria: How Buhari Stopped Me From Unnecessary Borrowings - Amaechi
    [Premium Times] The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday said that in the course of executing the Warri-Itakpe Rail line, stations were built in the villages of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:20:48 GMT
Nigeria: Persistent Revenue Shortfall Counts Against Nigeria
    [Guardian] Nigeria's debt profile, expectedly, would notch up by $2.93 billion by the end of this week, with a mix of increased costs, courtesy of the ongoing Eurobond debt offering, which government earmarked for capital projects in the 2018 fiscal plan.This is coming barely seven weeks to the end of the constitutionally approved fiscal calendar, which has over the years been oscillating between April and June of every other year.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:46:26 GMT
Nigeria: Why Nigeria Is Not Recognized in Global Export Market - Trade Expert
    [Vanguard] Despite its global leadership position in the production of yam and cassava tubers, shea nuts cocoayam, Sorghum melon seed, kola nut and other agricultural produce, Nigeria is not listed in the world Export market.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 05:30:43 GMT
Tanzania: 7 Turkish Companies Seek Investment Opportunities
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanians will benefit from massive investment expected to be made by seven Turkish companies that have arrived in the country to look for available opportunities.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:19:30 GMT
Nigeria: Don't Renege On N30,000 Minimum Wage, NAPO Appeals to Govt, State Govs
    [This Day] Katsina -The National Association of Plants Operators (NAPO), an affiliate of the United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), has cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors against reneging on the newly agreed N30,000 national minimum wage, saying any move against it could have a devastating effect on the country.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:19:24 GMT
Uganda: Fixing Bank of Uganda
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -What would you say if you saw President Yoweri Museveni and embattled Bank of Uganda Governor Tumusiime Mutebile in a meeting at this time? What if that meeting, which in fact happened last week, stretched over two consecutive days?
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:16:55 GMT
Namibia: Insurance Companies Lose Round Against Schlettwein
    [Namibian] THIRTEEN insurance companies that are challenging the constitutionality of the law requiring them to do business with the state-owned Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation lost a round in their ongoing legal battles with the minister of finance in the Windhoek High Court last week.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:12:40 GMT
Nigeria: Boat Capsizes Killing 11 in Ogun
    [Premium Times] A boat conveying 29 people has capsized in Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia local government area of Ogun State, resulting in the death of 11 people, police and witnesses said.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:36:15 GMT
Uganda: Uganda Has No Islamic Banking Three Years On
    [East African] More than three years since legalising Islamic banking, Uganda is yet to register a single application from lenders in this segment of the business.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:32:39 GMT
Kenya: Nurses' Union Issues 21-Day Strike Notice Over Unmet CBA
    [Capital FM] Kisumu -The Kenya National Union of Nurses has issued a 21-day strike notice over failure by the two levels of government to implement a return-to-work formula.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:29:33 GMT
Nigeria: 11 Killed, 2 Missing in Ogun Boat Mishap
    [Daily Trust] Abeokuta -The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday confirmed that a boat conveying 29 passengers, mainly traders, capsized Wednesday on Tafa River, Maun 2 in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, leaving 11 dead and two others missing.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:26:37 GMT
Zimbabwe: Protect Citizens From Fake News, Media Urged
    [The Herald] Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has challenged the mainstream media to diligently play its informative role and protect citizens from being misled through social media.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:44:46 GMT
Zimbabwe: 'Trade in Forex, Pay Tax in Forex'
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has directed businesses that are trading in multi-currencies to remit taxes in the same currency in which the goods have been sold.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:44:43 GMT
Zimbabwe: Funeral Assurers Defy Ipec Directive
    [The Herald] Just three out of a total of nine funeral assurance companies are compliant with regulatory minimum capital levels, which puts policyholders funds at risk in the event of an operator collapsing, the insurance industry regulator has said.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:44:37 GMT
Mozambique: Portuguese Software Provider 'Blackmailing' Mozambique
    [AIM] Maputo -The electronic payments system used by most Mozambican banks has ceased to work because of "blackmail" by the Portuguese company that owns the computer application, accused Gertrudes Tovela, chairperson of SIMO (Mozambican Interbank Company), on Sunday.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:41:27 GMT
Kenya: Card Transactions End 5-Year Downward Trend
    [Nation] The use of cards for payments rose by a marginal 1.8 per cent or 2.92 million in the first nine months of the year, reversing a five-year downward trend.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:40:17 GMT
Kenya: Regulator Mulls New Fund to Spur Growth in Solar Power Mini-Grids
    [Nation] The energy regulator is planning to set up a fund to cushion operators of mini-grids from high costs as part of regulations to encourage investors generate, transmit and sell electricity in remote areas at affordable retail prices.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:40:02 GMT
Kenya: Hotel Staff Win as Court Revokes 16% VAT Service Charge
    [Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court granted reprieve to hotel workers by overturning the 16 per cent Value Added Tax levied on the service charge by their employers.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018 07:23:34 GMT
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