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First African king to present rural development at the UN
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Zimbabwe: Chaos As Zim Bans SA, British Flights
    [Zimbabwe Standard] HUNDREDS of people were yesterday stranded after South Africa's decision to ban Air Zimbabwe flights due to non-payment of permit fees invited a retaliation by Harare, which ground planes operated by the neighbouring country's national carrier.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:43:47 GMT
Kenya: Reprieve for Patients as Hospital Signs Deal to End Strike
    [Nation] Mama Rebecca, in her early thirties, died last week at a hospital in Kisumu following complications she developed after giving birth.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:33:28 GMT
Zimbabwe: Air Zim Bosses to Blame for Grounding, Says Minister
    [Zimbabwe Standard] The South African Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) on Friday stopped a Harare-bound Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767 from taking off at OR Tambo International Airport, claiming it did not have a "foreign operator's permit."
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 07:55:30 GMT
Africa: Governments Put Pressure on Mining Groups
    [Deutsche Welle] Strict laws, high taxes: Africa's governments are looking more closely at foreign mining companies. In future, more locals will benefit from the extraction of raw materials. But the strategies are controversial.
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:52:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: SA Grounds Mugabe Plane, Demands Foreign Operators Permit
    [New Zimbabwe] South Africa's aviation authority on Friday stopped an Air Zimbabwe aircraft from taking off, sparking a furious protest from the airline.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:41:06 GMT
Sudan: Education Sector Threatens With Strike
    [Radio Dabanga] Babanusa / El Fasher -Workers in West Kordofan and North Darfur demand the payment of grants which the Sudanese government promised to employees in the education sector in June.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:36:34 GMT
Burundi: Ecobank Employees Denounce Unfair Dismissal
    [Iwacu] At least 70 employees of Ecobank Burundi have been dismissed due to poor economic performance. They say that the dismissal process contains many irregularities.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:42:28 GMT
Nigeria: Emirates Opens 57 Extra Hajj Flights, With 700 Bookings From Lagos
    [Daily Trust] Lagos -Emirates will operate extra flights to Jeddah to convey thousands of pilgrims to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:21:11 GMT
Nigeria: Nigeria to Start Bee Export By 2018
    [Daily Trust] Nigeria will start exporting bees to other countries next year, Dr Bidemi Ojeleye, National President, Federation of Bee keepers Association of Nigeria, has said.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:03:30 GMT
Mozambique: Illegal Miners to Be Deported to Tanzania
    [AIM] Maputo -A court in the northern Mozambican province of Niassa has ordered the deportation to Tanzania of 10 Tanzanian citizens found guilty of looting mineral resources inside the Niassa National Reserve.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:55:47 GMT
South Africa: Vodacom IPO - SA Firm Buys 40% Shares Allocated for Foreigners
    [East African] South African fund manager Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has bought the 40 per cent stake in Vodacom Tanzania allocated for foreign investors in the telco's initial public offering (IPO).
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:43:26 GMT
Africa: Negatu - AfDB Is Investing in a New Initiative to Power Africa By 2025
    [East African] Gabriel Negatu, The African Development Bank regional director-general spoke to The EastAfrican's Allan Olingo on how the region will benefit from the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative to support the New Deal on Energy for Africa.
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:38:38 GMT
Tanzania: Cellphones Generate More Tax than Beer - Report
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -It is official: mobile phones are now leading generators of excise tax, overtaking beer.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:43:25 GMT
Congo-Brazzaville: Prime Minister and Cabinet Resign
    [Deutsche Welle] The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:34:29 GMT
Namibia: Local Bank Invests in Students Education
    [Namibia Economist] As part of its commitment to develop the academic potential of young Namibians, Standard Bank is investing a total of close to N$1 million for this academic year through its Corporate Social Investment Bursary Scheme to 7 students.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:34:20 GMT
South Africa: Lift Off For Africa's First Airport Brewery
    [VOA] Johannesburg -There is a new addition to Africa's busiest air transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg: the continent's first airport-based brewery. Airport Craft Brewers is a reflection of South Africa's burgeoning independent beer sector, with growing numbers of beer drinkers not satisfied with industrial, mass-produced beverages.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:08:32 GMT
South Africa: Gordhan vs Guptas - Oakbay Gets a Back-Handed Victory
    [Daily Maverick] Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan's application for a declaratory court order that a Cabinet member cannot intervene in the relationship between banks and their clients was dismissed on Friday. Effectively, the ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria says the court action was not necessary as ministerial involvement is already impermissible in law. How this may play out in the on-going political machinations amid #GuptaLeaks and state capture remains to be seen.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:20:59 GMT
Zimbabwe: Telecoms Giant Launches Credit Scheme for Civil Servants
    [The Herald] Mobile Network operator, Econet has launched a new credit scheme that will enable civil servants to acquire smartphones at zero deposit and a combo of monthly data and voice calls for $12 per month.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:35:01 GMT
Zimbabwe: Harare Mayor, Opposition Leadership Clash
    [The Herald] Harare mayor Councillor Bernard Manyenyeni has clashed with the MDC-T Harare leadership over his intentions to cut the city's salaries following a salary benchmarking exercise.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:33:05 GMT
Zimbabwe: Dairy Sector, Banks in Funding Talks
    [Zimbabwe Independent] The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) has engaged the banking sector in efforts to secure funding for the industry, businessdigest has learnt.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:36:10 GMT
Tanzania: Tanga Airport for Major Expansion
    [Daily News] THE authorities are planning to expand Tanga Airport runway and other facilities to handle traffic in 24 hours.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:51:48 GMT
Zimbabwe: Employers to Hold Congress
    [Zimbabwe Independent] The Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe (Emcoz) will hold its annual congress next month in Victoria Falls which will be focussed on rethinking the future economic trajectory of the country and embracing the future of work to reclaim regional economic leadership, businessdigest has established.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:10:45 GMT
South Africa: Cape Town Reveals Sites of Proposed New Water Desalination Plants
    [News24Wire] Cape Town's Granger Bay, Hout Bay and Dido Bay may soon be home to three proposed new desalination plants that the city intends commissioning to make extra drinking water for its residents and visitors, according to tender documents issued this week.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:27:19 GMT
Uganda: Police Officers On the Spot Over Failing to Stop Illegal Sand Mining
    [Monitor] Mukono -Top police officers in Mukono District risk facing disciplinary action over alleged failure to halt illegal sand mining in Wasinga village, Mpunge Sub-county.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:12:07 GMT
Nigeria: Dangote Sets Sights On U.S., Europe With $20 Billion Investment
    [This Day] Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $20 billion to $50 billion in the United States and Europe by 2025, in industries including renewable energy and petrochemicals.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:10:02 GMT
Tanzania: Grand Reception For 3 School Bus Accident Survivors
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A grand reception awaits the three pupils of Arusha-based Lucky Vincent School, who survived the fatal bus accident in Karatu District in May, as they arrive today at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) from the United States where they were receiving treatment.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:40:16 GMT
Nigeria: Oil Production At $32 Per Barrel Too High - Minister
    [Daily Trust] The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has decried the high cost of oil production at 32 dollars per barrel, saying it makes cost of Foreign Direct Investment very expensive.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:28:53 GMT
Namibia: Construction Industry Continues On Sluggish Path
    [Namibia Economist] The number of building plans approved within the capital city, Windhoek municipal area by July 2017 contracted by 6.2% year-to-date (YTD) to 2050 units, compared to a contraction of 27.5% YTD in July 2016, as revealed by research firm, Simonis Storm Securities (SSS).
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:51:36 GMT
Djibouti: Telecom Ministries of Somalia and Djibouti Agree On Cooperation
    [Dalsan Radio] Djibouti -The ministers of posts and telecommunications of Somalia and Djibouti, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan and H.E. Abdi Youssouf Sougueh, have issued a joint statement on a four-day official visit of Somalia minister to Djibouti.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:50:34 GMT
South Africa: KwaZulu Natal Remains an Investment Destination
    [] Kwazulu -Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala has reassured businesses operating in KZN that the province remained a sound investment destination that had their interests at heart.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:50:15 GMT
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