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  • South Africa:Ramaphosa Unveils $3.5 Billion Stimulus for Recession-Hit Economy
    on 21/09/2018 at 15:59

    [allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called "reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding." […]

  • Tanzania:At Least 100 Die in Lake Victoria Ferry Disaster
    on 21/09/2018 at 14:38

    [Deutsche Welle] It is unknown how many passengers were aboard, and authorities have said the death toll could reach 200. The Tanzanian government said the passenger ferry capsized near the dock and that 37 people have been rescued. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Cholera Outbreak Claimes 32 Lives - Report
    on 21/09/2018 at 11:02

    [New Zimbabwe] Harare -The ministry of health says it has managed to contain the cholera outbreak in the capital Harare that has so far killed 32 people and infected 7,000 others. […]

  • Rwanda:Kigali Convention Centre Wins Best Architectural Design Award
    on 21/09/2018 at 11:01

    [New Times] Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, has received a continental award in Best Architectural Design and Best Hotel Development category. […]

  • Tanzania:Exports to Rome Increase By 10%
    on 21/09/2018 at 11:00

    [Daily News] TANZANIA exports to Italy have gone up by almost 10 per cent last year thanks to increased foodstuffs and products of metallurgy. According to Italian Embassy in Tanzania, the exports, went up by 8.27 per cent to 41.6million euros last year from 38.42 million euros in 2016. […]

  • Tanzania:Relocation of Dar es Salaam Bus Terminal to Kick Off Soon
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:40

    [Daily News] CONSTRUCTION of the long awaited upcountry bus terminal at Mbezi Luis suburb will commence in the near future as the Dar es Salaam City Council is currently finalising the process of securing a contractor to execute the project. […]

  • Nigeria:Agony, Tears As Potholes Flood Lagos Roads Again
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:17

    [Guardian] The recent downpour in Lagos has reopened the potholes barely a month after repairs. BENJAMIN ALADE and CHIBUZOR NWANERI write on how the poor quality of palliatives rendered by the state and its contractors, have become a nightmare for commuters and residents in the commercial nerve centre. […]

  • Liberia:Govt Probing Money Flows, Not Missing Money - Officials
    on 21/09/2018 at 10:15

    [New Democrat] A review and analysis of Liberian Government officials' statements and interviews on what has now been duped in the press as "missing billions" indicates the cumulative position of Liberian authorities is that they have not reached a conclusion that billions of printed banknotes that arrived in the country in bags and containers via sea and air ports are missing or stolen. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Chaos as Police, Vendors Clash
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:08

    [New Zimbabwe] For the umpteenth time, a joint operation to rid the capital's streets of illegal vendors between the police and Harare City Council failed Thursday as the defiant traders were back on the streets within minutes of running battles with the security forces. […]

  • South Africa:Zimbabwean Teachers in Unpaid for Months
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:07

    [GroundUp] Some Zimbabwean teachers in the Western Cape have gone unpaid for as long as nine months because Home Affairs is dragging its feet when it comes to verifying Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP). […]

  • Nigeria:2,7 Million Nigerian Women Have Abortions - Expert
    on 21/09/2018 at 09:02

    [Premium Times] A Public Health Scientist, Suzanne Bell on Thursday said the abortion rate by women of reproductive age in Nigeria has risen between 1.8 and 2.7 million. […]

  • Africa:Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:43

    [ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent. […]

  • South Africa:Marijuana Use in South Africa - What Next After Landmark Court Ruling?
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:31

    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Constitutional Court has delivered a unanimous judgment that certain parts of the country's drug laws are inconsistent with the right to privacy. Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption. […]

  • Swaziland:Polls Open in Eswatini, Where King Has Absolute Rule
    on 21/09/2018 at 08:11

    [Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini's elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls "preserve its very rich cultures and traditions." […]

  • Zimbabwe:Mugabe-Backed Party Disbands
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:37

    [The Herald] The Ambrose Mutinhiri-led National Patriotic Front has disbanded and its officials are rejoining Zanu-PF after realising that the events that led to the removal of the Robert Mugabe-led government in November last year were in the best interests of the country. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Youths Urged to Take Up Tourism
    on 21/09/2018 at 07:36

    [The Herald] Acting President Kembo Mohadi has described the tourism industry as a key building bloc towards Zimbabwe's vision to become a middle income economy by 2030 and called for increased youth participation in the sector. […]

  • Zimbabwe:Cholera Cases Continue Declining
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:20

    [The Herald] Cases of suspected cholera are beginning to decline in Harare following massive interventions put in place by the Government and its partners, Harare City acting health director Dr Clemence Duri has said. […]

  • Zimbabwe:IMF Offers to Help Govt Clear Arrears
    on 21/09/2018 at 06:11

    [The Herald] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday said it was ready to help Zimbabwe craft a debt clearance strategy anchored on fundamental economic reforms. This comes after outgoing British Ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing made similar remarks on Tuesday that London was prepared to support an interim staff-monitored programme for Zimbabwe to quickly clear its obligations to international lenders and start accessing new funding. […]

  • Kenya:Al-Shabaab Remains Major Security Threat to the Country
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:48

    [Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded. […]

  • Kenya:Sharon Murder - More Suspects to Be Arrested
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:46

    [Nation] Detectives have taken fingerprints from the car suspected to have been used to ferry the kidnappers of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor. […]

  • Kenya:Unsafe Abortions Kill Seven Daily
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:43

    [Nation] Kenya is in the grip of a national health crisis as millions of shillings are spent reducing complications from unsafe abortions. […]

  • Kenya:Board Probes Deaths of 5 Infants at Pumwani Hospital
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:41

    [Nation] The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has raised questions over the circumstances under which five babies admitted at Pumwani Maternity Hospital died. […]

  • South Africa:Former Public Broadcaster Chief Loses Bid to Get His Job Back
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:33

    [News24Wire] Former SABC chief operating officer (COO) Hlaudi Motsoeneng has lost his bid to get his job back at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) on Thursday. […]

  • Nigeria:Buhari Confirms Amaechi as Campaign Director General
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:26

    [Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as the secretary/director-general of the campaign organisation for his re-election bid in 2019. […]

  • Liberia:'Missing' Billions - Who is Telling the Truth?
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:22

    [Observer] Conflicting accounts by Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Justice Minister Musa Dean and Information Minister Eugene Nagbe over the reported disappearance of 16 billion Liberian dollar banknotes have left the public wondering just who is telling the truth in this matter. […]

  • Nigeria:Govt, States' Domestic Debt Now U.S.$43 Billion
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:21

    [Leadership] Total debt obligation of Nigeria at both the state and federal level as at June 30, 2018 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday showed that the country's foreign and domestic debts stood at $22.08 billion and N15.63 trillion respectively. The NBS in the Nigeria Domestic and Foreign Debt data released yesterday said total domestic borrowing by states represented N3.48 trillion, of which Lagos accounted for 14.88 per cent of the total domestic debt, while Anambra had the least debt in […]

  • Nigeria:I'm Not Interested in Vice President's Position - Wike
    on 21/09/2018 at 05:16

    [Leadership] Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that he will not be vying for the position of vice president of the country as being speculated in certain quarters ahead of the 2019 general election. […]

  • Nigeria:Buhari Asks Supporters to Ignore Saraki's 'Crude Speeches'
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:55

    [Premium Times] The Presidency has urged supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore attacks on him by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. […]

  • Nigeria:Another Buhari Minister Busted for Skipping National Youth Service
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:54

    [Premium Times] Another minister serving in President Muhammadu Buhari's cabinet has been found to have skipped the mandatory national youth service scheme, an offence that may see him lose his position and earn him jail term. […]

  • Nigeria:Two Jailed for Role in Malabu Oil Fraud
    on 21/09/2018 at 04:52

    [Premium Times] A Nigerian man and his accomplice in Italy were on Thursday sentenced to four years each for their roles in the controversial Malabu oil deal, marking the first victory for Italian prosecutors in the complex corruption case. […]

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