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Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Signs U.S.$1.5 Billion Deal With Engine Maker Rolls-Royce
    [Nation] Ethiopian Airlines has signed a $1.5 billion dollar (Sh150 billion) deal with British engine maker Rolls-Royce as it continues to upgrade and expand its fleet to realise the ambition of dominating Africa's skies.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:21:22 GMT
South Africa: Cape Town Emergency 'Day Zero' Drought Plans to Be Announced
    [News24Wire] Operational plans for the unlikely scenario that the City of Cape Town runs out of water will be released within two to three weeks, a city official said.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:13:52 GMT
Nigeria: Are 30 of Nigeria's 36 States Behind On Pension Payouts?
    [Africa Check] For decades, the plight of retired people in Nigeria has been dire. Pensioners have died while queueing for their cheques while many don't receive them at all. Are most of Nigeria's states presently indebted to retirees, as a union official said?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:53:29 GMT
South Africa: Parliament to Seek Court Order to Set Aside Public Protector Action
    [News24Wire] Parliament has joined Absa and the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) in heading to court to get Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's remedial action set aside, as they believe it is unlawful.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:52:37 GMT
East Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania Link Project On Track
    [Daily News] Three East African Community (EAC) member countries - Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania - have unanimously agreed to hasten inter-connectivity of National Fiber Networks and Infrastructure for the benefit of the citizens in respective countries.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:29:39 GMT
East Africa: EAC Urged to Ban Used Clothes Despite U.S. Threats
    [Daily News] The government should continue with plans to ban imports of second-hand clothes so as to promote domestic textiles despite the risks of losing access to the US market under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a leader of business lobby group has said.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:24:55 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Nephew Minister Zhuwao in Policy Shocker
    [The Herald] Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao yesterday shocked many when he failed to locate the Command Agriculture Programme within Government's economic blue-print, Zim-Asset, as he accused The Herald and its sister papers of highlighting Command Agriculture to prop up unnamed people. Zim-Asset has a cluster on Food and Nutrition under which the Command Agriculture Programme falls. But in his address to youths at a Harare hotel, the minister accused The Herald of promoting Comm
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:14:27 GMT
South Africa: Govt 'Confident' That It Can Address Recession - Cabinet
    [News24Wire] Government is confident in its "systematic interventions" to address economic challenges and improve the performance of state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:44:33 GMT
Zimbabwe: Is Broke Prisons Department Illegally Selling Cabbages?
    [New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) has set itself in collision course with the Bulawayo City Council and vendors after it reportedly defied the city by-laws by selling its farm produce within the central business district without a licence.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:41:06 GMT
South Africa: Mining Minister 'Chased Away' From Mining Indaba
    [News24Wire] Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane had to be whisked away from an angry crowd closing in on him at a community meeting in Mpumalanga on Friday.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:17:27 GMT
East Africa: EAC Warned on U.S.'s Threat Over Used Clothes Ban
    [Citizen] Dodoma -Two days after the US Trade Representative announced that Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda risk losing access to the American market through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) following plans by the East African member states to ban imports of second-hand clothes and shoes, a former Cabinet minister has asked the government to take the issue seriously.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:06:48 GMT
Nigeria: Minister Raises Alarm Over Ministry's 2017 Budget Irregularities
    [Vanguard] Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has raised alarm over the insertion of projects outside the purview of his ministry in the 2017 Appropriation Act by the National Assembly.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:40:12 GMT
Nigeria: Lagos Is 29th Most Expensive City to Live in the World, Abuja 59th
    [Premium Times] The 23rd Cost of Living Survey carried out by Mercer, the world's largest human resource consulting firm, found that African, Asian, and European cities dominated the 2017 list of most expensive locations for working abroad.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:56:09 GMT
Togo: Start-Up Develops SOS System to Help Geo-Locate Those in Need of Emergency Medical Attention
    [Innovation in Africa] The Francophone start-up ecosystem in Africa has been much less visible than its Anglophone counterpart. Some countries - like Togo - have been almost invisible to the outside eye. Russell Southwood talks to Helton Agbewonou Yawovi about his start-up Dashmake and the start-up ecosystem in Togo.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:26:04 GMT
Mozambique: Final Investment Decision Taken On Rovuma LNG Project
    [AIM] Mozambique is now "undoubtedly on the natural gas trade route", declared President Filipe Nyusi on 1 June, at the ceremony where the partners in the Rovuma Basin Area Four consortium made their Final Investment Decision for the project to set up a Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) unit, above the Coral South gas field.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:55:00 GMT
Tanzania: Mobile Phone Firm Eyes 5G Technology
    [Daily News] TIGO Tanzania said yesterday while expanding the 3rd and 4th generation mobile networks coverage in the country it is also eyeing 5G technology to cement their fast speed data top position.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:34:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Fortification Debate Rages
    [The Herald] The grain milling industry has appealed to Industry and Commerce Minister Dr Mike Bimha to engage Health and Child Welfare Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa to rescind his decision to impose a mandatory fortification programme citing lack of adequate consultation on the matter, among other reasons.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:28:52 GMT
Zimbabwe: VP Mnangagwa in South Africa for Investment Conference
    [The Herald] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa arrived here last night leading a Zimbabwean delegation to attend the Zimbabwe-South Africa (ZIMSA) investment conference. The conference is meant to give the Government a platform to market Zimbabwe as an investment destination and clarify misconceptions peddled by the country's detractors.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:01:28 GMT
South Africa: Axing Zuma No Solution for Business - Analyst
    [News24Wire] Inequality and economic exclusion is the biggest driver of political risk both globally and in South Africa, according to journalist and political analyst Karema Brown.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:43:41 GMT
Africa: The Debate on Use of Video Assistant Referees in Football
    [Observer] June 8 must have been marked as the anti-Byron Moreno day in Italy. On that exact date back in 2002, South Korea knocked out Italy from the World Cup.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:35:03 GMT
South Africa: New Charter Won't Bring Down Mining Sector - Zuma
    [News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said he endorses the new Mining Charter gazetted on Thursday June 15, saying the revised regulations were drawn up in consultation with Cabinet.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:34:56 GMT
Uganda: MPs Block Govt Bid to Quash Oil Cash Probe Ruling
    [Observer] Sharp exchanges between MPs and ministers capped hours of yesterday's bitter debate on the investigation report into the Shs 6 billion reward to 42 government officials who performed commendably in the London tax arbitration dispute between Uganda and Heritage Oil and Gas and Tullow Oil.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:27:46 GMT
Southern Africa: President Zuma Arrives in Swaziland for SACU Summit
    [] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the Kingdom of Swaziland ahead of the 5th Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Summit to be held on Friday.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:14:15 GMT
Zimbabwe: Diamond Firm Loses Case
    [Financial Gazette] Zimbabwe's High Court yesterday ruled against Mbada Diamonds in a case in which its majority shareholder sought the return of its security officers to Chiadzwa diamond fields.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:10:01 GMT
South Africa: Formal Homeowners Fight Informal Settlement Neighbours Over Electricity
    [GroundUp] Fights have broken out over electricity supply in Mfuleni. On the one side are RDP house owners from Phase Two and on the other are residents of Nyakathisa informal settlement.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:50:52 GMT
Tanzania: Govt Amends Law to Allow Access to Initial Public Offerings
    [Citizen] Dodoma -In an unprecedented move, the government is amending the Electronic and Postal Communications Act (Epoca), 2010 with a view to allowing investors to take part in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) for telecommunication companies.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:45:04 GMT
Zimbabwe: Ex-Power Utility Employee Get 90 Years for Stealing Electrical Equipment
    [New Zimbabwe] Mutare -A former Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETCD) employee who sent fake load shedding messages through Whatsapp and took advantage to switch off substations and steal electrical components was caged 90 years.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:31:44 GMT
Tanzania: Accidents Top Subject in Zanzibar President Shein, Police Chief Sirro's Discussion
    [Daily News] Zanzibar -President¬†Ali Mohamed Shein has expressed deep concern over the consistent increase in road accidents that claim several lives and maim many others, saying more should be done to minimise the problem.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:38:19 GMT
Uganda: Parliament Shortlists 4,200 for Only 27 Jobs
    [Monitor] A total of 4,240 applicants have been shortlisted for 27 slots available in the Parliamentary Commission.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:10:26 GMT
Rwanda: Kagame Speaks Out on U.S. Threat Over Used Clothes Ban
    [New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligibility to access duty-free access to the American market.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:42:19 GMT
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