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Zimbabwe: Teachers to Wear Black Every Pay Day to Mourn Death of 'Our Salaries'
    [New Zimbabwe] Firebrand teachers group, Amalgamated Rural Teachers' Unions of Zimbabwe ARTUZ, famed for embarking on a 275km march to press for improved wages, on Tuesday said they were now turning to wearing black during paydays to protest poor salaries.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 09:01:01 GMT
Zimbabwe: Opposition Party Dragged to Court for Failing to Pay Salaries
    [New Zimbabwe] The MDC has been dragged to court by five former employees for failing to settle U.S.$222 000 in salaries.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:51:05 GMT
South Africa: 'Please Call Me' Inventor Wants U.S.$656 Million from Vodacom
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -The inventor of Vodacom's Please Call Me service, Nkosana Kenneth Makate, has refused a U.S.$3 million (R47 million) settlement offer from the cellular service provider in favour of an amount "owed" to him - U.S.$656 million (R10 billion), writes Times Live.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:37:21 GMT
Africa: Continent's Progress Doesn't Need External Validation - Kagame
    [New Times] Rwanda and the African continent pursues progress and development for the interest of citizens not to receive credit or validation by external parties, President Paul Kagame has said.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:10:56 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Glencore's Closure of Cobalt Mine 'Could Backfire'
    [Deutsche Welle] Plummeting cobalt prices have been blamed for the closure of the giant Mutanda mine, but other factors are at play. Owner Glencore is struggling to get the DRC's new president to overturn a 50% super-profits tax.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 04:46:37 GMT
Africa: Misinformation, Lack of Access and Confusion Hamper the Ability of Smokers Who Don't Quit to Consider Better Alternatives, a New International Study from PMI Shows
    [PMI] Lausanne, Switzerland--August 20, 2019--Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today released a white paper titled "Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change" based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:08:30 GMT
Zimbabwe: Football Body Stranded As Bank Withholds Funds Over Hotel Debt
    [New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) entangled in debt wrangle with a local hotel.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:53:07 GMT
Zimbabwe: Buyanga Sues Ex-Girlfriend's Dad Over U.S.$350 000 House Deal
    [New Zimbabwe] South Africa based property mogul, Frank Buyanga is up in arms with his baby mama's dad, Lawrence Muteswa who has allegedly cheated him in a US$350 000 worth house deal.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:48:20 GMT
Zimbabwe: Paper and Packaging Firm Slams Govt's Multi-Currency Ban
    [New Zimbabwe] Paper and packaging group, Nampak Zimbabwe has slammed a recent ban on the multi-currency system by government.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:41:44 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt in Ambitious U.S.$12 Billion Mining Economy By 2023
    [New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government on Tuesday announced yet another ambitious plan this time to transform the country's mining sector into a US$12 billion industry in the next four years.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 10:37:14 GMT
Angola: National Carrier Inaugurates Luanda/Lagos Route
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Airlines (TAAG) will be flying to Lagos, Nigeria, as from October this year, in the framework of its intended strengthened presence and expansion in Africa, said on Monday the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Rui Carreira.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:41:03 GMT
Zimbabwe: Cotton Output Plunges 52%
    [The Herald] Zimbabwe's cotton output is set to decline by 52 percent this year after a severe drought that was experienced last season, according to Agriculture and Marketing Authority.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:30:57 GMT
Nigeria: Govt Ban on Imported Furniture Boosts Local Industry
    [VOA] Cane weaving is a Nigerian art that is decades old, but the demand for imported furniture had left many involved in the craft struggling. However, a government ban on furniture imports imposed this year is boosting sales of locally made cane furniture.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:24:54 GMT
Zimbabwe: Police in 5-Day Cybercrime Training
    [The Herald] As the anti-cybercrime fight intensifies, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has conducted a five-day train-the-trainer cybercrime first offenders' course to equip officers with the requisite skills to curb the crimes.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:58:29 GMT
Mozambique: Case Study Shows That Poverty Is About Much More Than Income
    [The Conversation Africa] What does it mean to be poor? On the face of it, this may not sound like a very difficult question. In developed countries, almost all official and everyday definitions refer to poverty in income terms. In this sense, low consumption power (income) and poverty are essentially synonymous.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:05:45 GMT
South Africa: Caught in the Global Hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa is caught up in the global hype of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is distracting it from the unfinished business of redressing inequality and creating the preconditions for an inclusive digital economy and society.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:52:54 GMT
Tanzania: Acacia Halts North Mara Gold Processing Over Leak
    [East African] Acacia mining has ceased operations in its North Mara gold mine in Tanzania following a prohibition notice to stop using its tailings storage facility from the National Environment Management Council.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:04:47 GMT
Kenya: Kakamega Sets the Pace With U.S.$4 Million Bukhungu Stadium
    [Nation] Bukhungu Stadium has changed the face of Kakamega, thanks to Sh450 million investment by Kakamega County Government.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:01:43 GMT
Kenya: Speculation Arises on Somalia's Plot to Auction Oil Blocks
    [Nation] The maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia now under arbitration at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is likely to get murkier as details emerge that Somalia has scheduled to auction oil blocks within the contested sea territory in December, even before the ICJ delivers judgment on the matter in the first week of September.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 05:59:43 GMT
Tanzania: Acacia Halts North Mara Gold Processing Over Leak
    [Citizen] Acacia mining has ceased operations in its North Mara gold mine in Tanzania following a prohibition notice to stop using its tailings storage facility from the National Environment Management Council.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:59:24 GMT
Seychelles: First Round of EU-Seychelles Talks On Fishing Deal Ends - Next Round in Brussels
    [Seychelles News Agency] The first round of negotiations for a new 'Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Protocol' between Seychelles and the European Union ended Wednesday.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:52:13 GMT
Uganda: Secretary to the Treasury Warns Government On Debt
    [Monitor] Uganda's national debt has hit a staggering Shs42 trillion, just 8 per cent away from hitting the International Monetary Fund's redline where the country's indebtedness will be declared unmanageable and Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi has warned government to slow down on further borrowing.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:47:49 GMT
Uganda: Nurses Protest Eviction From Hospital Quarters
    [Monitor] Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Union (UNMU) officials have protested the impending eviction of some nurses from Masaka Regional Referral Hospital staff houses.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:47:48 GMT
Mozambique: Government Reduces Fuel Prices
    [AIM] Maputo -the Mozambican government has cut the price of liquid fuels by between 0.9 and 3.2 per cent, with the new prices taking effect as from Thursday, according to a Wednesday press release from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:14:35 GMT
South Africa: Government Communication Invites Media to Apply for Accreditation On World Economic Forum
    [Govt of SA] World Economic Forum on Africa to Focus on Inclusiveness in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:36:50 GMT
South Africa: Labour Dept Undertakes Employment Equity Roadshows
    [] The Department of Employment and Labour's Employment Equity (EE) Deputy Director, Masilo Lefika, says the revised Employment Equity Act4 (EEA) form requires employers to provide salary differentials between their top and lowest earners.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:58:31 GMT
South Africa: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Hosts Female Entrepreneur Awards, 29 Aug
    [Govt of SA] In partnership with Total South Africa, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will host the 20th annual Female Entrepreneur Awards (DAFF FEA) on 29 August 2019 in Cape Town.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:58:17 GMT
South Africa: Water and Sanitation Commences Rehabilitation of the Marico Bosveld Dam
    [Govt of SA] The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will commence with the rehabilitation of the Bosveld Dam as part of the Department's Dam Safety Rehabilitation Programme (DSRP) in a bid to repair water infrastructure and create job opportunities for residents of North West.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:41:31 GMT
Ghana: Pres Outdoors Agric Mechanisation Enterprises Centre At Wulensi
    [Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Friday outdoored the Agricultural Mechanisation Enterprises Centre (AMSEC) at Wulensi in the Northern Region, as part of his tour of the region.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:35:35 GMT
Cameroon: Pedagogic Trade Fair Underway
    [Cameroon Tribune] The forum for exchanges among all the actors of education will run from August 18 to 25.
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:21:54 GMT
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