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- South Africa: 'Technically Insolvent' SAA Says It Is At a Precipice As Strike Looms on 13/11/2019 at 11:38
[News24Wire] The leadership of struggling flag carrier South African Airways has said that questions around its ability to continue operating as a going concern were behind its failure to table its annual report for the 2018-19 financial year.
- South Africa: Sowetans Should Pay Flat Rate of R150/Month for Electricity - It Will Foster Payment Culture, Says ANC Councillor on 13/11/2019 at 11:38
[News24Wire] A flat rate for electricity could help foster a culture of payment among Soweto residents, a local councillor told Fin24.
- Zimbabwe: Govt Fires 75 More Striking Doctors on 13/11/2019 at 10:09
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has fired an additional 75 doctors to bring to 286, the number of medical practitioners who have been shown the door for refusing to end a strike which has gone on for more than two months.
- Namibia: Geingob Refuses to Shoulder Blame Alone, Promises to Fix Economy on 13/11/2019 at 10:07
[New Era] Oshakati -President Hage Geingob who is also Swapo's candidate in this month's presidential vote said he cannot solely be blamed for the current status of the country, adding that he does not lead in isolation.
- Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Not Ready to Join AfCFTA - Trade Expert on 13/11/2019 at 09:40
[263Chat] Zimbabwe must address low capacity utilization in small to medium industries to position itself for opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area, a trade expert has said.
- Zimbabwe: Govt Says Unperturbed By Perceived British Wink At Fired Doctors on 13/11/2019 at 09:31
[New Zimbabwe] Government says it is not reading much into recent British plans to relax terms for foreign doctors and nurses wishing to be employed within its health institutions.
- Zimbabwe: Social Security Body Increases Monthly Pension Pay-Outs By 65% on 13/11/2019 at 09:30
[New Zimbabwe] National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has increased the minimum monthly retirement pension by 65 per cent across the board.
- Zimbabwe: Snow Grader Deal Raises Red Flags on 13/11/2019 at 09:17
[New Zimbabwe] When several local authorities in Zimbabwe needed new machinery to build and maintain dirt and gravel roads, the National Road Authority issued a tender for road graders.
- Zimbabwe: Minerals Growth Output Seen Suffering Minus 40% Decline By Year End on 13/11/2019 at 09:15
[New Zimbabwe] Mineral production in Zimbabwe will decline to around minus 40 % by year end owing to a host of challenges confronting the mining sector, the State of the Mining Industry 2019 survey reports.
- Zimbabwe: Health Minister Moyo Says Prepared to Seek Treatment At Parirenyatwa on 13/11/2019 at 09:14
[New Zimbabwe] Health Minister Obadiah Moyo says he was prepared - if he were to fall sick sometime - to seek treatment at Parirenyatwa government hospital, moreso, by the same doctors he has seemingly antagonised through low wages and poor working conditions.
- Zimbabwe: Foreign Currency Deposits Increase by 5.41% on 13/11/2019 at 09:13
[New Zimbabwe] Foreign currency deposits have maintained a growth trajectory, increasing by 5.41 % indicating a significant recovery from the slump which was experienced in the month of July 2019.
- Zimbabwe: Zupco Buses, Free Lunches for Junior Doctors on 13/11/2019 at 09:11
[New Zimbabwe] Government says it is in the process of organising ZUPCO buses to ferry junior doctors to and from work in attempts to ease their transport challenges.
- Zimbabwe: Country Risks Losing More Than 300 Doctors to the UK - Biti on 13/11/2019 at 09:09
[New Zimbabwe] Top MDC politician and MP, Tendai Biti has warned Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube the country risked losing more than 300 doctors to the United Kingdom if he failed to address their remuneration issues urgently.
- Zimbabwe: New Perks On the Table for Doctors on 13/11/2019 at 08:45
[The Herald] Government and striking doctors will meet tomorrow to discuss a proposed package of improved working conditions that includes accommodation, transport and food, as authorities seek to bring normalcy to public hospitals where patients have endured poor service delivery for over 70 days.
- South Africa: Strike Could Destroy National Airline, Executive Says on 13/11/2019 at 08:41
[News24Wire] Any industrial action will endanger the existence of South African Airways (SAA), and could destroy every job at the state-owned airline as well as related industries.
- Kenya: Man Who Fell From Kenya Airways Plane Into a London Garden Identified on 13/11/2019 at 08:32
[Nation] The stowaway, who fell off a Kenya Airways plane moments before it landed at London's Heathrow Airport in June has been identified.
- Zimbabwe: Drought Threatens Livestock in Western Zimbabwe on 13/11/2019 at 07:57
[VOA] Drought is taking a toll on Zimbabwe's agricultural sector, with farmers in the western region losing their livestock at an alarming rate.
- Southern Africa: SADC Launches Agriculture Project in Botswana on 13/11/2019 at 07:37
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The aim of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Regional Agricultural Policy Investment Plan (2017-2022) project launched in Gaborone November 12 is to promote collaborative actions at regional level, says Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security permanent secretary Mr Jimmy Opelo.
- Ghana: Traditional and State Powers Must Collaborate to Halt Illegal Mining on 13/11/2019 at 07:16
[The Conversation Africa] Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana's economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about 4.5 million people. The industry accounts for 35% of the country's total gold production.
- East Africa: Uganda Has Worst Roads in East Africa - Report on 13/11/2019 at 07:10
[Monitor] The Inspectorate of Vehicles has said Ugandan roads are the worst in East Africa in terms of carnage, killing at least 3,500 people per year.
- Kenya: Treasury Seeks House Nod to Increase Budget on 13/11/2019 at 06:48
[Nation] Unpaid standard gauge railway (SGR) bills, universal healthcare plans and construction of Kenya's first double-decker road have forced the Treasury to review and increase the budget for the year starting July by Sh86 billion.
- Kenya: Silverstone Air Suspends All Flights After Dash 8 Fleet Grounded on 13/11/2019 at 06:42
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Local budget airline Silverstone Air Tuesday suspended all its flights after the regulator grounded its Dash 8 fleet for seven days pending a probe into incidents involving the aircraft.
- South Africa: Saldanha Steel Closure Signals Death of SA Industrial Dreams on 13/11/2019 at 05:28
[Daily Maverick] The closure of the Saldanha steel plant by ArcelorMittal SA has hit Kumba Iron Ore, which on Tuesday revised its 2019 sales guidance down slightly because of the loss of one of its clients. Expect more pain to follow as the domestic steel industry falters in the face of crippling power and other costs, putting paid to any dreams of industrialisation.
- Nigeria: How Nigerians Suffer From Poor Electricity Regulation on 13/11/2019 at 05:17
[Premium Times] On April 12, 2017, Aliyu Umar, 27, began his day, carefully preparing a charcoal fire with which he would prepare breakfast of noodles, bread, fried eggs and tea for his early morning customers.
- Africa: How Increased Energy Demand Can Grow Africa's Economy - Report on 13/11/2019 at 05:08
[Premium Times] The African economy has the potential to grow fourfold, with energy demands expanding by only 50 per cent, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday.
- Nigeria: Why Finance Bill 2019 Is Crucial to Nigeria's Economic Growth - Finance Minister on 13/11/2019 at 05:07
[Premium Times] The Finance Bill 2019 is crucial to the growth of the Nigerian economy as it would allow the government to realize its annual revenue projections and targets, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
- Nigeria: Senate Report Blames NNPC for Pipeline Explosions That Killed 18 on 13/11/2019 at 05:07
[Premium Times] Two petroleum pipeline explosions that killed 18 people between June and July happened because the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was "negligent", a Senate committee said Tuesday after investigating the blasts.
- Africa: Can Leaders Put Free Trade Above Nationalism? on 13/11/2019 at 04:29
[ISS] The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) couldn't have come at a better time for the continent. Globally, the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (EU) stumbles along with growing acrimony while United States (US) and Chinese policymakers struggle to find common ground, and common interest.
- Africa: Africa's Innovative Response to Internet Repression on 12/11/2019 at 13:33
[Deutsche Welle] As governments across Africa continue to introduce internet policies that hurt connectivity rates and stifle freedom of expression, an increasing number of digital rights activists and organizations are fighting back.
- Zimbabwe: Trainee Medical Registrars Boycott Final Exams on 12/11/2019 at 13:27
[New Zimbabwe] Dozens of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) postgraduate medical registrars, Monday boycotted their end of course examinations claiming they missed out on crucial practical lessons due to the ongoing strike by junior doctors.
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