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Uganda:Striking Doctors Won't Go to Heaven - Priest
    [Monitor] Lira -A Catholic priest in Lira District has asked medical practitioners currently striking over salary discrepancy countrywide to call off the strike or they forget going to Heaven.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:25:45 GMT
Nigeria:Five-Week Power Outage on Cards for Parts of Lagos
    [This Day] Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced planned power outage programme that will affect some residents of Lagos metropolis for five weeks.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:44:29 GMT
South Africa:Illegal Miners Dead, 15 Arrested After Shootout With Police
    [News24Wire] Four illegal miners have been shot and killed during a shootout with police on an open field in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, early on Thursday morning.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:25:06 GMT
Africa:Is Ethiopia Largest Recipient of Investment in Africa?
    [Ethiopian Herald] President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Dr. Mulatu Teshome said Ethiopia has become the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:36:59 GMT
Nigeria:Oil Spills Double Infant Mortality Risk, Research Shows
    [VOA] Babies are much more likely to die in their first few weeks of life if their mothers live close to the site of an oil spill, according to new research. Scientists studied data on infant mortality and oil spills in Nigeria's Niger Delta region -- and describe their results as 'shocking'.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:54:32 GMT
Nigeria:Govt - Why National Carrier Being Delayed
    [This Day] The federal government on Wednesday explained that the perceived delay in launching the national carrier of Nigeria was to avoid the mistake of the past and launching a carrier that would fail.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:02:54 GMT
Nigeria:Farmers Laud CBN for Reducing Rice Importation
    [This Day] Gombe -The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has extolled the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for drastically reducing the importation of rice, wheat and fish, thereby boosting local production of rice and other agricultural commodities.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:52:18 GMT
Tanzania:World Bank Throws Weight Behind Public-Private Dialogue
    [Daily News] World Bank's Country Director, Ms Bella Bird
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:16:43 GMT
Nigeria:AfDB - Development Bank of Nigeria's Role in MSME Sector Extremely Important to Us
    [This Day] Abuja -The African Development Bank (AfDB) has stated that the role of the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) in the micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) sector was extremely important to the pan-African bank.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:55:58 GMT
Southern Africa:Khama Says Zimbabwe Has Potential to Turnaround
    [The Source] Botswana President Ian Khama says Zimbabwe has potential and capacity to recover quickly following the fall of Robert Mugabe, its autocratic ruler for 37 years seen as an impediment to foreign investment.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:50:14 GMT
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Finally Emerges From Mugabe's Shadow
    [The Source] After 40 years in Robert Mugabe's shadow, Emmerson Mnangagwa is finally stepping out on his own.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:43:37 GMT
Mauritius:Small and Medium Enterprises Bill Presented in National Assembly
    [Government of Mauritius] The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Bill was presented in the National Assembly on 21 November 2017. The Bill aims at repealing the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Act and replaced by a modern and more business friendly legislative framework for the SME Sector.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 12:02:51 GMT
Africa:Namibia Urges U.S. to Help Stop Illegal Billions Flowing Out
    [New Era] Windhoek -A 2014 report titled 'One Trillion Dollar Scandal', by an organization called the One Campaign, claims that developing countries lose US$1 trillion annually to corporate transgressions, most of which, it says, is traceable to the activities of companies with secret ownership. Another report in 2015 on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, chaired by former South African president Thabo Mbeki, stated that Africa had lost an additional US$1 trillion over a 50-year period and that the continent loses more than
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:45:18 GMT
Zimbabwe:No, Daily Mail - Zimbabwe Isn't 'The Second Poorest Country On the Planet'
    [Africa Check] Showing what it said was the extravagant lifestyle of Zimbabwe's wealthy and well-connected young elite, UK tabloid Daily Mail sought to contrast their living standards with those of poor Zimbabweans.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:05:23 GMT
Angola:Cabinda Opens 2017-2018 Agricultural Campaign
    [ANGOP] Cabinda -The northern Cabinda province plans to produce 946, 809 tones of several products in agricultural campaign for 2017/2018, accounted for 30 % increase compared to the agricultural season in which the region yielded 728, 315 tones.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:03:18 GMT
Zimbabwe:The Final Putsch - Mugabe's Bizarre Last Days
    [The Source] Emmerson Mnangagwa will be sworn in as President on Friday, a stunning climax to a hectic two-month succession brawl that began with a row over ice cream.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:06:00 GMT
Uganda:Museveni Okays Construction of Hoima Oil and Gas Institute
    [Monitor] Entebbe -President Museveni has offered land to Chinese investors to build an oil and gas vocational institute in Hoima Industrial Park to train Ugandans in internationally certified vocational courses starting next year.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:39:13 GMT
Nigeria:Address Fiscal Challenges, Despite GDP Growth, World Bank Tells Nigeria
    [This Day] Abuja -The World Bank has stated that notwithstanding Nigeria's positive economic growth in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, the country needs to address what it identified as the many fiscal challenges at the different levels of government.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:17:52 GMT
Uganda:President Offers U.S.$1,400 as Starting Pay for Doctors
    [Monitor] President Museveni has offered Shs5m as a starting salary for medical doctors and other scientists in the new deal to defuse the ongoing doctors' strike and check high brain drain afflicting Uganda's human resource.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:12:49 GMT
Nigeria:Senate Says December Target for 2018 Budget Unrealistic
    [Daily Trust] The Senate has said the lackadaisical attitudes of top government functionaries towards invitation on 2018 budget may frustrate it passage by the end of next month.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:17:45 GMT
Nigeria:State Loses U.S.$9 Billion to Illegal Mining in 2 Years
    [Daily Trust] The Federal Government yesterday said in 2014 and 15, Nigeria lost about $9bn to illegal mining.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:16:02 GMT
Zimbabwe:Incoming President Mnangagwa Says Investors Already Flocking in
    [New Zimbabwe] Incoming President Emerson Mnangagwa says many investors are already showing interests in the country following the resignation of Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:01:13 GMT
Gambia:'Nearly U.S.$10 Million Spent On Maintenance of Aircrafts, Over D72 M On Hajj Packages'-Lamin Cham
    [Foroyaa] The Managing Director of the Gambia International Airline (GIA), Lamin Cham, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that about ten Million US Dollars was spent on the maintenance of some of the States Aircraft's, within a period of three years and over D72, 000,000 was spent by the office of the former president on Hajj packages, from the year 2011.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:17:47 GMT
Africa:Ratings Agency Warns of Borrowing Difficulties
    [Moody's] London -The risk of sovereign financing stress is building in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as the peak of maturing international debt approaches and countries contend with deteriorating credit quality, rising interest rates and an untested institutional capacity to take mitigating action, Moody's Investors Service said in a report today.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:17:47 GMT
Tanzania:Tanzania Scraps Coffee Levies to Boost Production
    [East African] The Tanzanian government is scrapping taxes and levies imposed on coffee as part of measures to boost production.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:12:43 GMT
Tanzania:Trade in Sea Cucumbers Growing Fast
    [East African] The growing demand for sea cucumbers has prompted traders in Zanzibar to call for regulation of exports of the marine species.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:00:17 GMT
Lesotho:Vodacom Unveils R80 Million Building in Lesotho
    [CAJ News] Maseru -MOBILE operator, Vodacom, has launched the biggest green building in Lesotho at a cost of R80 million (US$5,76 million).
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:23:41 GMT
Egypt:Sisi Approves Egyptian-Uruguayan Agreement On Customs Cooperation
    [Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi issued a decree approving an agreement signed between Egypt and Uruguay on fostering cooperation and exchanging expertise in the field of customs.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:20:32 GMT
Kenya:Infotrade Launches Web Portal to Drive Trade Efficiency
    [CIO] Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (, which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures required for import and export business in Kenya on one online platform.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:07:08 GMT
South Africa:Popcru Statement On the Appointment of a New National Police Commissioner
    [COSATU] The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU) has noted the appointment of General Khehla John Sitole as national police commissioner by the president of the republic.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:04:47 GMT
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