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Africa: How These Women Scientists Will Help Africa Adapt to Changing Climate
    [allAfrica] Nairobi -A group of 25 women from eastern and western Africa have joined the list of young researchers racing to bridge the shortage of women agriculture scientists in Africa.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:22:12 GMT
Rwanda: Mara in Talks to Sell Its Phones in Kenya, Angola, DR Congo
    [East African] Rwanda has become the first in Africa to produce smartphones.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:09:45 GMT
South Africa: Over U.S.$50.2 Million Spent on MPs' Housing in the Past Decade
    [News24Wire] The three parliamentary villages, its upkeep and transport have cost South Africa almost three quarters of a billion rand over the two previous parliamentary terms.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:56:52 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt, Doctors Head for Arbitration
    [The Herald] Government and striking doctors are now heading for arbitration following the expiration of the 48-hour ultimatum given by the Labour Court last Friday.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:48:28 GMT
Africa: Africa Must Fund Her Own Transformation - Kagame
    [New Times] The African continent cannot continue to rely on foreign aid to finance its transformation, President Paul Kagame has said.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:51:01 GMT
Namibia: State Broadcaster Restores All Full Radio Services
    [Namibian] Just a month after the Namibian Broadcaster Corporation announced austerity measures and reduced both radio and televisions services in a bid to cut costs, the broadcaster is now restoring radio services fully by tomorrow.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:36:54 GMT
Namibia: Timber Harvesters Unhappy With Conditions of Transportation
    [New Era] Rundu -Farmers who have harvested timber with permits from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry say while they are grateful that the government has lifted the timber transportation moratorium, they are unhappy with the conditions attached to permits to deal in timber.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:33:01 GMT
Zimbabwe: Herculean Task Await U.S.$12 Billion Mining Road Map Implementation
    [263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday launched the mining sector road map aimed at earning US$ 12 billion annually by year 2023 amid funfair and pleasantries at a local hotel with captains from the extractive industry.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:32:18 GMT
Liberia: Liberia, Guinea Sign Implementation Accord On Mining Deal
    [New Republic] Liberia and Guinea have signed an Implementation Agreement which now paves the way for the two countries to resume the actualization of an agreement entered into about two months ago.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:08:26 GMT
Tanzania: Tanzania, Zambia Now Close to Signing Tazara Review Pact
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ministers from partner countries said on Sunday that they will sign a bilateral agreement before the end of the year to allow a review of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) Act.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:27:48 GMT
Rwanda: Mara In Talks to Sell Its Phones in Kenya, Angola, DR Congo
    [East African] Rwanda has become the first in Africa to produce smartphones.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:53:45 GMT
Zimbabwe: 'Attainment of Vision 2030 Premised On Mining Sector'
    [The Herald] Address by his Excellency, the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Dr E.D Mnangagwa on the launch of the Strategic Roadmap to the achievement of US$12 billion mining industry
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:04:09 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt-Owned Diamond Firm Searches for New CEO
    [The Herald] The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) on Sunday began its search for a new chief executive to replace Dr Morris Mpofu who was fired five months ago amid allegations of corruption and abuse of office.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:01:29 GMT
South Africa: Small-Scale Cannabis Growers Fear Exclusion From Legal Trade
    [GroundUp] In the hillside Pondoland village of Manhlaneni, a small delegation from the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform stepped into a dimly-lit rondavel where a group of women sat on upturned beer crates removing the leaves from dense bunches of cannabis.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:11:10 GMT
Zimbabwe: Women Bear Brunt of Power, Water Shortages
    [The Herald] Mrs Thokozile Mphala (44) is a housewife and lives in the sprawling suburb of Mucheke in Zimbabwe's ancient city, Masvingo.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:06:56 GMT
South Africa: 'I'm Scared,' Says Founder of Philippi Horticultural Campaign On Eve of Court Battle
    [Daily Maverick] After years of campaigning, the Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign will finally go up against the city, the province and a number of developers in court to fight for the protection and preservation of the most productive horticulture area by hectare in South Africa.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:04:38 GMT
Zimbabwe: Fuel Price Unchanged
    [The Herald] The price of fuel has not been reviewed this week, for the first time in weeks, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) said yesterday.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:56:39 GMT
Zimbabwe: Chemical Manufacturer to Supply Water Chemicals to All Local Authorities
    [The Herald] Government has reappointed Chemplex Corporation, the country's largest chemical and fertiliser maker, as the sole water chemicals provider for all local authorities, as a measure to promote import substitution, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo has said.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:46:30 GMT
Zimbabwe: Used Cooking Oil Deal Turns Sour
    [The Herald] KFC Zimbabwe, which has been supplying used cooking oil to a Harare businessman for his soap business is being sued at the High Court for failing to meet its obligation.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:41:26 GMT
Zimbabwe: Youths Could Die Without Knowing Payslips, Pension - Chidziva
    [New Zimbabwe] Mutasa -Most Zimbabwean youths are likely to live their entire lives without experiencing how it feels to receive a pension or a payslip for as long as President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party remain at the helm of the country.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:29:18 GMT
Zimbabwe: Doctors Ignore Court Order to Return to Work
    [VOA] Gibbs Dube of VOA's Zimbabwe Service and James Butty of VOA's English to Africa Service contributed to this report from Washington.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:20:47 GMT
South Africa: We Used Smartphones to Screen Young Children for Vision and Hearing Loss
    [The Conversation Africa] Healthy hearing and vision in early childhood are the foundation for success at school. Hearing and vision difficulties are the most common developmental disabilities in children younger than 5 years, with more than 40 million affected globally. But more than 90% of children with hearing or vision loss live in low and middle-income countries where services to detect problems early are unavailable.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:52:55 GMT
Zimbabwe: Embrace Transparency to Debunk Negative Perception, Chinese Investors Urged
    [263Chat] Chinese investors should commit to protecting labour rights and respecting local communities to rebuff negative perceptions of their investments in Africa, civil society has said.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:31:45 GMT
South Africa: Fund Management Costs in SA Have Improved. or Have They?
    [Daily Maverick] Asset managers all over the world have been forced to rethink the value they provide for the fees they charge, and South Africa is no exception. The good news is that locally, fees are coming down. The bad news is that investors in SA are now merely being charged the 'average', down from 'above average.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:50:30 GMT
South Africa: The Walls Keep Closing in On SA's Construction Industry As It Records High Retrenchment Rates
    [Daily Maverick] South Africa's building and construction sector is on its knees, compounded by a stagnant economy and low infrastructure spending by the government. This has resulted in major job losses, further swelling the ranks of the unemployed.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:34:09 GMT
South Africa: Businessman in Alleged Bribe Recording Denies He Was Speaking to Top Cape Cop
    [News24Wire] A Cape Town businessman recorded in what was reported to be the solicitation of a bribe on behalf of underworld figure Nafiz Modack has "emphatically" denied that the man on the other end of the line was Western Cape top cop Jeremy Vearey.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:31:43 GMT
Uganda: IGAD Meeting On Cross Border Pastoralism Ends Without Deal
    [Observer] The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) meeting on cross border pastoralism in Uganda ended without the signing of the final protocol.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:20:39 GMT
Liberia: Chief Justice Unhappy With Salary Harmonization
    [New Republic] At the opening of its October term of court, the Chief Justice of Liberia, Francis Korkpor has expressed his displeasure over the current salary harmonization exercise which the minister of Finance embarked on recently
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:08:30 GMT
Cameroon: Olembe Stadium - Construction Work Resumes
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi visited the site yesterday, October 14, 2019.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 14:02:14 GMT
Nigeria: Human Trafficking - UN Pledges Support for Nigerian Aviation Agencies
    [Premium Times] The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has pledged to support key stakeholders in Nigeria's aviation industry to curb human trafficking.
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:59:13 GMT
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