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First African king to present rural development at the UN
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Africa:New Dawn as 44 Countries Sign Continental Trade Deal
    [New Times] The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:31:49 GMT
Liberia:IMF Optimistic About Liberia's Economic Upturn
    [Observer] The International Monetary Fund(IMF), at the end of its 2018 Article IV Consultation Mission to Liberia, has expressed optimism that the Liberian economy, following the devastating Ebola epidemic, a dramatic fall in export commodity prices, the withdrawal of the UN peacekeeping force, disruptions associated with the December 2017 elections and negative growth rates, all of which conspired to keep economic activity at low levels, will experience an upturn, according to the head of the IMF team, Mika Saito.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:14:41 GMT
South Sudan:South Sudan Telco Rues Closure Order
    [East African] South Sudan's largest mobile telecom operator Vivacell has regretted the government's suspension of its operations.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:13:44 GMT
Africa:Egypt to Host First Intra-African Trade Fair
    [New Times] The first-ever Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) is set to be held in Cairo in December 2018, officials announced yesterday, following the signing of the hosting agreement between the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African Union, and the Government of Egypt.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:06:13 GMT
Africa:Continental Free Trade Facing Slow Road, Many Challenges
    [VOA] Handshakes, smiles and jubilation accompanied the long-awaited launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area on Wednesday in Rwanda's capital, Kigali.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:56:03 GMT
Africa:Cambridge Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections
    [VOA] Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:18:33 GMT
Zimbabwe:Govt Threatens to Block Striking Doctors' Salaries
    [New Zimbabwe] The government has threatened to withhold salaries for striking doctors as negotiations failed to yield the expected results three weeks after the medics downed tools.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:04:36 GMT
Africa:President Cyril Ramaphosa Welcomes AU Africa Free Trade Area
    [Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the historic adoption by the African Union of an Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:45:53 GMT
Uganda:Laws Block U.S.$1,6 Billion Mining Potential - Report
    [Monitor] Kampala -Government should quickly refine Mining Regulations and the Mining Act 2003 if Ugandans are to benefit from the growth in the sector.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:38:15 GMT
Rwanda:Govt Moves to Ban Toxic Gases Used in Fridges
    [New Times] The Ministry of Environment is set to conduct a detailed energy efficiency market survey that will inform new policy aimed at introducing new non-pollutant cooling technologies by restricting imports of air pollutant gases used by fridges and air conditioners in the country, Environment minister Vincent Biruta said yesterday.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:34:39 GMT
East Africa:Ugandan Teachers Expelled From Tanzania
    [Observer] Hundreds of Ugandan teachers working in Tanzania have been silently forced back as the host country cracks the whip on foreigners.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:01:32 GMT
Uganda:Why Museveni Called Off Trip to Free Trade Meeting
    [Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni cancelled his trip to Kigali for the African Continental Free Trade Area Treaty meeting after his advance security team and the Rwandan security failed to work out his itinerary, Daily Monitor has learnt.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:42:07 GMT
Kenya:Aviation Agency Permits Use of Drones
    [Nation] Kenyans can now fly drones after the government legalised their use in the country.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:29:41 GMT
Nigeria:Why I Opted Out of AU Trade Deal - Buhari
    [Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday told the Federal Executive Council why he cancelled his trip to Kigali, Rwanda, for the signing of the agreement framework for the African Union Continental Free Trade Area.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:10:37 GMT
Nigeria:Senate Confirms Two Central Bank Deputy Governors
    [Premium Times] The Senate has approved two nominees for the position of deputy governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:58:42 GMT
South Sudan:US Targets 15 Oil Entities in New Restrictions
    [VOA] The United States is slapping trade restrictions on 15 South Sudanese oil entities that are partially owned or run by the South Sudan government.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:11:58 GMT
Nigeria:Customers, Fintechs to Benefit From Open Banking
    [This Day] Just as standardisation of Automated Teller Machines in Nigeria changed the face of banking in Nigeria, experts have predicted open banking to do the same.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:53:05 GMT
Zimbabwe:Tobacco Now Under Command Agriculture
    [The Herald] The 2018 tobacco season started yesterday with Acting President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga indicating that tobacco will now be covered under the Command Agriculture Programme. "I am elated to report that Government has extended the Tobacco Contract Model to the same category, Special Maize Production programme commonly known as Command Agriculture, which recently has been extended to cover wheat, soya beans, livestock, fisheries and wildlife production," said Acting President Chiwenga while offic
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:23:25 GMT
Zimbabwe:Govt to Introduce Special Desks for Mining
    [The Herald] Government will soon introduce mineral specific desks as well as a special desk on artisanal and small-scale mining within the ministry of Mines and Mining Development as part of efforts to re-organise the ministry and position it to realise its full potential.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:04:03 GMT
Zimbabwe:Majority Bears Brunt of Doctors' Crippling Strike
    [CAJ News] Harare -The strike by Zimbabwean medical professionals has gravely compromised access to healthcare for the most vulnerable among the population who cannot afford costly alternative service providers.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:03:10 GMT
Nigeria:Bill Gates, Dangote Sign MOU With Six Northern Govs On Extension of Immunisation
    [This Day] Sokoto -The Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six northern governors on the extension of routine immunisation in the region with a call on them to review their campaigns to ensure the eradication of polio.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:19:33 GMT
Angola:African Continental Free Trade Area Proclaimed
    [ANGOP] Kigali -Angola's head of State João Lourenço was the 4th statesman who signed Wednesday in Kigali, Rwanda, the three instruments that proclaimed the existence of the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:07:06 GMT
Uganda:Boda Boda Rider Admits Knocking Dead Journalist Cheeye
    [Monitor] Kampala -A Boda boda rider has admitted knocking dead veteran journalist Teddy Seezi Cheeye in Nakawa Division, Kampala City.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 06:44:42 GMT
Nigeria:Govt Sets Up Committee to Review Africa Free Trade Agreement Proposal
    [Premium Times] The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday agreed to set up a committee to meet and review within two weeks the content of the proposal for the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and report back to the Federal Executive Council.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT
Ghana:Farmers Granted First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees
    [WCF] Accra - UN International Day of Forests announcement positions farmers to benefit from agroforestry and contribute to fight against deforestation and climate change Ghanaian Forestry Commission approves tree registration for 150 cocoa farmers near Asankrangwa, in Ghana's Western Region Shade trees are conducive to a positive cycle of afforestation on cocoa farms
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:27:51 GMT
Zimbabwe:Return to Work or No Pay, Doctors Told
    [The Herald] Government has directed its central and provincial hospitals to advise the Salary Service Bureau of the absence of junior doctors from work since the beginning of the month with a view to stopping their salaries and benefits.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 18:07:53 GMT
Nigeria:Senate Confirms Three Monetary Policy Committee Nominees, Rejects One
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed three of four nominees named as members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:58:56 GMT
Liberia:'CBL Will Stand for Women's Inclusion At All Levels of the Economy'
    [Observer] Milton A. Weeks, Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has said the bank will continue to push for women's inclusion at all levels and sectors of the economy by ensuring female representation internally at the senior management level and up to CBL's Board.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:57:46 GMT
Zimbabwe:Legislative Changes in Zimbabwe Buoy Caledonia
    [CAJ News] Bulawayo -BOUYED by record gold production and political changes in Zimbabwe, Canadian gold mining firm, Caledonia Mining, appears eager to raise at least $4 million and buy back a stake previously ceded to indigenous entities.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:59:40 GMT
South Africa:JSE Aims to End SA's Bad Savings Culture
    [CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOUTH Africans are generally not good savers when compared with other countries around the globe.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 10:56:40 GMT
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