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Africa: Protests Mount Against CFA Currency
    [Deutsche Welle] The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:40:58 GMT
Nigeria: Bank Illegally Funnels Huge Cash to Fund 'Broke Federal Govt'
    [Premium Times] A massive and clearly illegal multi-source funding of the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could drag the Nigerian economy to its knees, experts familiar with domestic monetary conditions and current happenings at the CBN have warned.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:32:07 GMT
Zimbabwe: Spreading Alarm Over Shortages a Criminal Offence - Minister
    [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's home affairs minister on Sunday threatened "renegades and malcontents" who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by claiming there are shortages.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 06:56:21 GMT
Kenya: Nakumatt, Tuskys Could List On NSE After Merger
    [East African] Regional retailer Nakumatt and its competitor Tuskys could list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) if their proposed merger is approved and they successfully execute their new business strategy for at least two years.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:16:58 GMT
Namibia: Youth Bulge Could Lead to Conflict
    [Namibian] IF THE expectations and aspirations of Namibia's youthful population are not met, the country could become conflict-ridden, a report released last week by the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies concludes.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:58:01 GMT
Zimbabwe: Cotton Production Up 150% - Govt
    [The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S cotton production increased 150 percent this year, largely driven by Government's free input support programme, according to official statistics.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:27:11 GMT
Africa: Rwanda Again in Top 10 Investment Nations
    [Independent (Kampala)] Rwanda has re-entered the Top 10 list after having just missed it the past two years, according to Rand Merchant Bank's latest 'Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018', released on Sept.18.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:34:35 GMT
Kenya: Thousands of Online Forex Traders Face Crackdown
    [Nation] Kenya's online currency traders are now required to obtain a licence from the Capital Markets Authority, (CMA) to continue in the business following the recent enactment of tough regulations governing the market.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:32:17 GMT
East Africa: Dar Pulls Thel Plug On Non-EPZ Kenyan Goods
    [Nation] Tanzania has blocked preferential access for Kenyan textile goods manufactured outside the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), citing unfair competition for its own manufacturers.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:31:35 GMT
Nigeria: Pressure On Nigeria As the World Turns Away From Oil
    [Premium Times] It may assault sensibilities of some people to insinuate that Nigerians will have to drink their oceans of ?oil, as it may be unscientific to suggest that the resource will dry up soon. But the alarm bells are ringing loudly as the world increasingly turns away from oil.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:05:58 GMT
East Africa: Paolo Carli Appointed As the Head of MEA At Merck
    [CIO] Merck has announced the appointment of Paolo Carli as Head of Middle East, Africa & Turkey (MEA) region for its healthcare business.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:07:41 GMT
East Africa: AirAsia Selects Ideagen Coruson for Safety Management
    [CIO] AirAsia is set to implement software from Ideagen to enhance processes around aviation safety, quality and risk management.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:06:46 GMT
Botswana: FNBB Expansion Bug Hits Kgatleng District
    [Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -First National Bank Botswana (FNBB) officially opened its 23rd branch in the country in Pilane Mall in Kgatleng region recently.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:03:43 GMT
Uganda: Siemens Supports Uganda's Power Goals
    [CIO] Siemens has made positive strides in collaboration with the Ugandan government and key stakeholders to identify opportunities to support some of the country's immediate and long-term energy and infrastructure ambitions.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:02:16 GMT
Ethiopia: Growing Private Sector With Growing Social Responsibility
    [Ethiopian Herald] Recently, Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectorial Associations announced that it has been facilitating preconditions for the business community to take part and play its own role in solving social problems. The business community has also held discussions on the private sector's Social Responsibility Fund Draft Document.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:20:51 GMT
East Africa: A Clear Path to Horn's Economic Integration
    [Ethiopian Herald] Following the formation of a Preferential Trade Area (PTA) among some Eastern and Southern African countries including Ethiopia in 1981, the idea of economic integration was conceived in these regions. PTA's formation was aimed at establishing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in a very short time. Despite the promising start, its progress was sluggish due to a number of economic and political factors.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:17:53 GMT
Africa: Nigeria to Top Media Entertainment Market
    [CIO] Nigeria will be the world's fastest-growing Entertainment & Media (E&M) industry between 2017- 2021. In Africa, Nigeria still tops followed by Kenya, Ghana, and Tanzania.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:10:22 GMT
East Africa: La French Launches Second Edition of Digital Africa
    [CIO] The second edition of Digital Africa startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa has been launched.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:07:12 GMT
Zimbabwe: Panic Buying, Fuel Queues Resurface in Zimbabwe
    [News24Wire] Fuel queues resurfaced in the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Saturday, for the first time in years, and there were reports of panic buying by shoppers fearing shortages.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:57:49 GMT
Sudan: Meeting of Executive Committee of DICO Launched in Khartoum
    [SNA] Khartoum -The 62 meeting of the executive committee of the Desert Locust Control Organization For Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA) has started today at hotel of Grand Holiday Villa Khartoum, Sudan, with the participation of the directors of the plants protection in Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti in the presence of Dr. Alla'a Eddin Mohamed El Sayed, the Regional Director of Desert Locust Organization, Khartoum Office.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:57:43 GMT
Rwanda: I Envision a Golden Era for Rwanda's Agric Sector, Says Expert
    [New Times] The Rwandan agricultural sector is largely characterised by small holder farmers most of whom operate informally and are yet to incorporate technology and innovation in their practices. Despite much of it operating informally, the sector bears much responsibility and is often looked upon to guarantee food security as well as contribute to exports. To understand the potential of the sector as well as best approaches to increase productivity, The New Times' Collins Mwai spoke to Eric Pohlman the director of
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:57:27 GMT
Namibia: SOE Retrenchments Can Be Avoided - Angula
    [Namibian] SWAPO information secretary Helmut Angula yesterday said retrenchments at state-owned enterprises can be avoided if effective governance measures are put in place.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:57:19 GMT
Ethiopia: Sound Tax-to-GDP Ratio - Call of the Day
    [Ethiopian Herald] Empirical evidences show that the Ethiopian tax-to-GDP ratio is low. As it has been mentioned in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII), the share of tax revenue amounted to only 13.3 percent of the GDP, which is far below the average tax-to-GDP ratio for Sub-Saharan countries. From this, it follows that the country has a room to increase its domestic revenues--which is exactly what the government has done by applying a business profit tax rate revision over the last months. The revision is base
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:41:59 GMT
Sudan: Minister of Animal Resources Stresses Importance of Cooperation With Different Countries
    [SNA] Khartoum -Minister of Animal Resources, Bushara Juma Aro stressed the importance of joint cooperation with various countries in the field of development of animal production systems of the policies of genetic improvement for the sector's promotion.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:40:29 GMT
Zimbabwe: Has Zimbabwe's Ailing Economy Hit Rock Bottom?
    [CAJ News] Harare -Zimbabwe's economic crisis is at its worst in years after panicking citizens horded commodities and left supermarket shelves empty in recent days. Alarmed buyers bought goods in bulk after unspecified reports of impending goods shortages in a country ravaged over the years by drought and cash shortages.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:25:30 GMT
East Africa: HP Closer to Improving Learning for 100 Million People By 2025
    [CIO] Earlier this year HP committed to enhancing education for more than 100 million people by 2025, the company has so far made great strides towards this goal by announcing the launch of the new HP School Cloud.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:10:33 GMT
South Africa: Govt Works On Improving Investment Climate
    [] President Jacob Zuma has assured South Africans that work is being done every day to improve the investment climate in the country, in an effort to attract local and foreign investments which will help people get jobs.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:50:29 GMT
Zimbabwe: 'Civil Servants to Get Bonuses'
    [The Herald] Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa has assured civil servants that they will be paid their annual bonuses for this year, despite the liquidity crunch.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:26:18 GMT
Sudan: Sudan and China Sign Memo of Understanding in Mining Field
    [SNA] Tianjin -A memorandum of Understanding in the field of mining was signed, Saturday, following joint talks held between Sudan and China on the sidelines of the International Mining Forum, in the Chinese town of Tianjin.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:19:26 GMT
Africa: On-Premises System and Cloud-Hosted VOIP Solution - the Pros and Cons of
    [CAJ News] VOIP systems are increasingly popular in digitally-driven businesses, and offer huge advantages in the way of cost savings, improved efficiency, and offering an overall better customer and employee experience. Buying a VoIP telecoms system however can be challenging, and one of the first things your organisation will need to decide is whether a premises-based solution or cloud-hosted system suits your business best. As with most other business technologies, there's more than one way to accomplish your goal
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:05:06 GMT
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