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First African king to present rural development at the UN
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:29:47 GMT

Africa: How the BUILD Act Can Invigorate U.S. Economic Ties
    [allAfrica] Since the U.S. BUILD Act was signed into law last October, many people across Africa as well as members of the Africa Diaspora have been asking what this global initiative might do to help revitalize American engagement with the continent. The answer is: quite a lot!
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:31:25 GMT
Uganda: Cabinet Huffs and Puffs Over 'Satanic' Marijuana Deal
    [Monitor] Kampala -First lady Janet Museveni and other Cabinet ministers have called the proposed medical marijuana growing deal "satanic" and rejected the marijuana growing licence issued to an Israeli company without Cabinet approval.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:24:34 GMT
Nigeria: Huge Fines for Offenders as Senate Passes New Gas Flaring Bill
    [Guardian] Abuja -The Senate yesterday passed a new bill, which provided for penalty against gas flaring and other malpractices in the oil and gas sector.The last legislation on gas flare, the Associated Gas Re-injection Act of 1979, came into force 40 years ago, and since then there has been no review or amendment of the Act despite its devastating effect on the host communities.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:36:46 GMT
Nigeria: All Employers Must Pay N30,000 New Minimum Wage - Govt
    [Leadership] Abuja and Lagos -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave Nigerian workers a surprise package as he signed into law the new monthly minimum wage of N30, 000 for the least paid employee in the country.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:15:29 GMT
Africa: World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor
    [IPS] Kuala Lumpur and Sydney -This is a corrected version of the story first published on April 16.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 19:50:07 GMT
Egypt: Egypt's Food Challenge - a Good Effort but Not Enough
    [IPS] Cairo -"Unfortunately the overall nutritional panorama of Egypt does not look well," says Dr. Sara Diana Garduno Diaz, an expert concentrating on nutrition and biology at the American University of the Middle East. Diaz's research focuses on dietary patterns and ethnic-associated risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:02:54 GMT
Africa: Solar Power 'Cow' Helps Children Swap Farming for Classes
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Children from poor families in sub-Saharan Africa have been able to swap cleaning up cowpats for lessons thanks to a solar power project that rewards parents for sending them to school.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:53:34 GMT
Africa: Explainer - What Is Quantum Machine Learning and How Can It Help Us?
    [The Conversation Africa] Artificial intelligence refers, among other things, to machines' capacity to demonstrate some degree of what humans consider "intelligence". This process is being driven by the rapid advancement of machine learning: getting machines to think for themselves rather than pre-programming them with an absolute concept.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:09:32 GMT
Zimbabwe: Be Realistic - Business Tells Mnangagwa
    [New Zimbabwe] Government needs to be realistic about the economic situation in the country, captains of industry have said.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:05:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mavhaire Testifies in Former Power Utility Boss' Case
    [The Herald] Former Energy and Power Development Minister Dzikamai Mavhaire on Monday testified in the case of former Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) boss Stanley Kazhanje who is being accused of concealing a transaction from his principal involving Wickell Chivayo's company, Intratek Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:01:41 GMT
Zimbabwe: Court Battle Looms Over National Social Security Authority Board
    [Zimbabwe Independent] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the Zimbabwe Federation of Trade Unions (ZFTU) are bracing for a bruising court battle with the government after authorities rejected the labour movement's nominees to the National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board without explanation, businessdigest has established.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:32:21 GMT
Zimbabwe: Milk Imports Set to Plunge 37%
    [Zimbabwe Independent] IMPORTS of milk and milk-based products will decrease 37% in 2019 to US$29 million from US$46 million, driven by an anticipated 15% local production increase, businessdigest has leant.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:28:28 GMT
Namibia: 'Insane' Public Wage Bill Concerns Geingob
    [New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob says the bloated public wage bill that is currently at N$29.3 billion is an issue of concern that needs to be addressed.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 08:55:35 GMT
Cameroon: Govt Aims to Drink, Produce More Coffee
    [VOA] Cameroon was once the 12th largest coffee producer in the world, but it is now in 31st place, after production sank from 156,000 tons in 1990 to barely 25,000 today. While exports still dominate, Cameroon is looking to domestic coffee consumption to help boost production.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 07:36:50 GMT
Kenya: Temporary Reprieve as Court Suspends Kenyatta's Housing Levy
    [Nairobi News] The Court has temporarily suspended the directive by State to employers to implement the 1.5 per cent housing levy, pending the hearing of a case filed by the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK).
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 05:19:10 GMT
South Africa: Easter Holiday Traffic Picks Up
    [News24Wire] Road users are being urged to exercise caution across the country ahead of the long Easter break, amid surging traffic volumes.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 14:56:23 GMT
Liberia: RPAL Breaks Ground for First National Headquarters
    [Observer] The Rubber Planters Association of Liberia (RPAL) on Thursday, April 18, 2019, broke ground for the construction of its first national headquarters in the country.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:09:50 GMT
Liberia: Liberia, Niron Metals Company Sign MOU to Export Iron Ore
    [Observer] The MoU relates to the use of existing rail and port infrastructure
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:09:14 GMT
South Africa: John Craig Expands Further With Eastgate Store Opening
    [CAJ News] Johannesburg -JOHN Craig, the men's clothing retail store, has opened another prestigious store at Eastgate Mall in Johannesburg as part of its expansion exercise.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:27:20 GMT
Gambia: PS Fisheries Expresses Concern Over Illegal Fishing Activities
    [Foroyaa] The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries has on Thursday said most of the local fishermen and trawlers operating in Gambian waters are engaged in illegal fishing activities.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:26:45 GMT
South Africa: ICTs the Bedrock of Future Growth
    [CAJ News] TECHNOLOGY will continue to help solve South Africa's myriad of challenges but that will depend on local companies' success in automating the information and communications technology (ICT) systems.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:20:43 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt Urged to Liberalize Agriculture Sector
    [263Chat] Low level investment into the agriculture sector can be augmented if government liberalizes the agriculture sector and let market participants play the leading role in infrastructure development and also determine pricing, the inaugural Zimbabwe Agricultural Sector Survey Report suggests.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:09:17 GMT
Sierra Leone: Obba 90th Anniversary Attracts Africell Support
    [Concord] The leading mobile operator in Sierra Leone, Africell Mobile Company has extended their magnanimity towards the successful outcome of this year's 90th anniversary of the Old BO Boys Association (OBBA), the fraternity of former pupils of the Bo Government Secondary School for Boys.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:08:17 GMT
Sierra Leone: Power Outage Hits Pademba Road Court
    [Concord] Magistrates and other workers at the Pademba Road Courts have expressed frustration over the incessant power outage at the court facility, thus demanding immediate intervention by the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA).
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 11:08:01 GMT
Africa: Female Managers Do Not Close Gender Pay Gap - Study
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Women are just as likely to earn less than men when they work under a female supervisor or in a company with a high proportion of women at the top, academics said on Thursday.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:54:14 GMT
Tanzania: 'No Contract With Any Nation Likely to Jeopardise Zanzibar Economy'
    [Daily News] The Union government yesterday affirmed in the National Assembly that it will never enter into a contract with any foreign country that affects Zanzibar' economy. The Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office (Union and Environment), Mr January Makamba, made the remark in the Parliament, creating no fears among the people of Zanzibar in the Union.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:54:01 GMT
Kenya: Hundreds of Easter Travellers Stranded
    [Nation] Hundreds of passengers travelling for the Easter holidays were on Thursday night stranded as public service vehicles grappled to meet the high demand.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:51:45 GMT
Africa: Girls Got Game - Young Women Hope to Level Up Video Game Coding Skills
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Alexa was eight when she discovered video games, from racing, solving puzzles and playing out fantasies in virtual worlds.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:46:55 GMT
Nigeria: Sirika, African Ministers Push Single Air Transport Market
    [Guardian] Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, and other Africa transport ministers have rallied other countries on the continent behind the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM).
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:44:36 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mauritian Firm Mulls U.S.$30 Million Investment
    [Zimbabwe Independent] Solar-powered television maker Electronics Manufacturing Limited, a Mauritian company, is ready to invest approximately US$30 million in Zimbabwe if it finds a suitable project, businessdigest has learnt.
Fri, 19 Apr 2019 10:44:34 GMT
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