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South Africa: Ramaphosa Extends Coronavirus Lockdown, Slashes Cabinet Ministers' Salaries
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended the country's coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks, effectively closing down free movement and much of the economy until the end of April. He also announced a temporary 33 percent pay cut for himself and members of his Cabinet and appealed to business executives to follow their example.
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 21:09:07 GMT
Cameroon: Separatists Relaunch Attacks to Reject State Reconstruction Plan
    [VOA] Cameroonian separatist fighters have relaunched attacks after the government announced a reconstruction plan, claiming that peace was returning to the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest regions of the central African state. The military said attacks were reported in at least seven villages, with about 13 fighters killed, but the fighters say the military had more casualties.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:37:36 GMT
Nigeria: Preventing COVID-19 At Ports
    [This Day] Eromosele Abiodun examines efforts by the Nigerian Shippers Council to get freight forwarders and port users to comply with measures put in place by the federal government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 at the ports
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:29:42 GMT
East Africa: Fight Against Desert Locust Swarms Goes On in East Africa Despite Coronavirus Crisis Measures
    [UN News] Sustained efforts to contain East Africa's worst invasion of desert locusts in decades are forging ahead, despite limits on the flow of personnel and equipment stemming from the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UN food agency said Friday.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:36:35 GMT
Zimbabwe: African Sun Cut Employees' Salaries By 50% As COVID-19 Affects Operations
    [New Zimbabwe] Leading hotelier African Sun has cut salaries for most of its employees including executives and senior managers by 50% as the effects of COVID-19 take a toll on the hospitality industry.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:07:55 GMT
Africa: $35 Billion in Ticket Refunds Pushes Airlines Further to Turbulence
    [East African] The unprecedented shut down of the aviation industry has left airlines holding a prospective bill of up to $35 billion as refunds to passengers for sold but unused tickets.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:47:09 GMT
Zimbabwe: Winter Wheat Planting Launched
    [The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday launched the 2020 Command Agriculture winter wheat planting programme at the late national hero Cde Elliot Manyika's Bindura Farm, with a set national target of 416 000 tonnes.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:28:51 GMT
Rwanda: Judiciary Takes Court Proceedings Online Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
    [New Times] Three weeks ago, Supreme Court issued a statement that severely restricted court activities in the country, as a precaution in the wake of the fast spreading new coronavirus (COVID-19).
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:42:54 GMT
South Africa: IT Tender Scandal - More Than R24 Million Paid in 10 Months Already, Says E-Government MEC
    [News24Wire] Gauteng e-Government MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko has raised concerns over lapses in her department in the lead up to the procurement of the controversial R30 million information technology tender.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:24:45 GMT
Uganda: The Unapproved Small-Time Uganda Labor Union Taking On Multinational Mining Companies
    [DW] Uganda's Karamoja region is rich in natural resources. With better security, major mining conglomerates have come in and the labor union, Karamoja Miners Association, ensures they do not grab lands.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:09:32 GMT
Nigeria: Saudi Arabia, Russia End Oil Price War, Agree to Slash Production
    [Premium Times] Saudi Arabia and Russia Thursday ended their oil war that has shaken the global oil markets and negatively affected many oil-reliant economies, including Nigeria.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 06:06:29 GMT
South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa - Extension of Coronavirus COVID-19 Lockdown to the End of April
    [Govt of SA] My Fellow South Africans,
Thu, 09 Apr 2020 20:41:20 GMT
Africa: What Africa Must Do to Mitigate the Damaging Effects of COVID-19
    [This Day] Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President of Nigeria suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic offers a good opportunity for African countries to unite and seek debt forgiveness
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:30:48 GMT
Africa: Obasanjo, Okonjo-Iweala Demand U.S.$44 Billion Debt Relief for Africa
    [This Day] World leaders, including former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, have asked the G-20 countries for a $44 billion debt relief for African countries to tackle the COVID-19.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:13:47 GMT
Kenya: To Travel or Not Travel Out of Nairobi for Burial - Which Way Now?
    [Nairobi News] Health CAS, Dr Mercy Mwangangi has advised residents of Nairobi to get relevant documents through the Ministry of Interior in case they lose a loved one, and they need to travel upcountry for the burial.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 11:29:09 GMT
Zimbabwe: Caledonia Records 19% Surge in Gold Production
    [263Chat] Caledonia Mining Corporation has recorded 14 233 ounces of gold at Blanket Mine in the quarter ending 31 March 2020 representing an increase of 19 percent from the 11 948 ounces produced in the corresponding quarter of 2019.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:56:43 GMT
Zimbabwe: Food Industry Workers Make Urgent Personal Protective Equipment Appeal to Govt
    [263Chat] The Food Federation and Allied Workers Union of Zimbabwe (FFAWUZ) has approached the Ministry of Labour and Social Services with an urgent appeal to get adequate personal protective equipment and other necessary amenities during the 21 day lockdown.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:14:50 GMT
Nigeria: Caverton Pilots - Unions Threaten to Mobilise Aviation Community Against Rivers Govt
    [This Day] The aviation unions in Nigeria have threatened to mobilise the aviation community against the Rivers State Government if it fails to immediately release the Caverton pilots.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:11:18 GMT
Liberia: Rep. Koffa Donates 19k 45kva Generator to Grand Kru County Referral Hospital to Boost Electricity
    [FrontPageAfrica] Grand Kru County -Grand Kru County District #2 Representative, Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa has donated a 45kva generator to the only referral hospital in Grand Kru County -- the Rally Town Hospital -- to boost electricity in the fight against COVID 19.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:03:11 GMT
Liberia: WIN Wants Government Realign National Budget to Empower Citizen Against COVID-19
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Watkins Initiative For Nations (WIN), a pro-democracy and community based organization in Liberia is circumspect of the Government of Liberia new restrictions released, Wednesday, April 8, 2020, as means to curtail the deadly Coronavirus in Liberia and called for the need that Liberia's current national budget be realigned and readjusted to help empower the citizenry of the country.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:02:54 GMT
South Africa: Dodgy Off-the-Shelf Companies Cash in On Lottery Millions
    [GroundUp] Lottopreneurs are increasingly switching to buying inexpensive shelf companies to access multi-million rand Lottery grants, an ongoing GroundUp investigation has revealed.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:50:28 GMT
South Africa: COVID-19 - Spaza Shop Owners Under Pressure to Stay Open After Hours
    [GroundUp] Spaza shop owners say they are under pressure from residents in Tshikota, Louis Trichardt, to stay open beyond the trading hours stipulated by the national lockdown to disrupt the spread of Covid-19.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:48:03 GMT
Liberia: Farming Operations Exempted in Lockdown Counties
    [Observer] Says President George Weah in State of Emergency declaration
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:45:33 GMT
Liberia: NaFAA Set to Open Competent Fisheries Laboratory
    [Observer] -- To neet international standards
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:45:27 GMT
South Africa: EFF and City of Ekurhuleni Respond to Ramaphosa's Call for Salary Cuts to Help in COVID-19 Fight
    [News24Wire] The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as well as Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina have quickly answered the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa to take pay cuts to contribute to the Solidarity Fund - aimed at acquiring resources to help combat the scourge of the novel coronavirus.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:44:10 GMT
South Africa: We Don't Need a World Bank Loan - We Need a Medupi Write-Off
    [Daily Maverick] There are growing global calls for a debt write-off for developing countries because of Covid-19. Eskom received a $3.75-billion loan from the World Bank in 2010, intended mostly for the construction of Medupi. Writing off this debt would be a good start.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:43:38 GMT
Nigeria: Shippers Council Laments Dwindling Sea Ports' Revenue
    [This Day] Lagos and Abuja -The Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC), an agency under the Ministry of Transportation, yesterday lamented that the federal government's revenue from the seaports has dwindled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, which had affected global supply logistics.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:31:12 GMT
Nigeria: AfDB Approves Debt Deferment for Private Sector Clients
    [This Day] The Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB) thursday announced deferment of debt repayment for its private sector clients.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:05:36 GMT
Nigeria: Domestic Airlines May Face Aircraft Maintenance Challenge Post COVID-19
    [This Day] Industry experts have expressed fear that domestic airlines may face aircraft maintenance challenge on resumption after the COVID-19 pandemic that forced them to halt their operations.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:05:17 GMT
Sudan: Sudan and Egypt Affirm Their Adherence to Washington Track for Filling of Renaissance Dam
    [SNA] Khartoum -Sudan and Egypt have affirmed their adherence to Washington's track as reference for the rules of filling and operating the Renaissance Dam and what was agreed upon in this path and the declaration of principles signed between the three countries in the year 2015.
Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:00:54 GMT
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