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Kenya: Agriculture Reforms Threaten to Split Politicians
    [Nation] Agriculture matters -- maize, tea and dairy -- have been dominating Rift Valley politics, and the recent reforms have provided fresh fodder for politicking as the warring camps in the ruling Jubilee Party adopt opposing views.
Mon, 25 May 2020 07:36:21 GMT
Nigeria: Produce More, We Have No Money to Import Food, Buhari Urges Farmers
    [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerian farmers to increase their food production as Nigeria has 'no money' for food importation.
Mon, 25 May 2020 06:25:11 GMT
Tanzania: Tanzania Finally Allows Export of Mineral Concentrates
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has issued an export permit for all the 277 containers full of gold and copper concentrates which had been held in Dar es Salaam since 2017.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:05:49 GMT
Tanzania: Tazama Seeks Loan to Upgrade Entire Pipeline
    [Daily News] TANZANIA Zambia Mafuta (Tazama) Pipeline is seeking a 400-million US dollars (over 920bn/-) loan to upgrading the entire pipe diameter to 12 inches.
Mon, 25 May 2020 09:11:46 GMT
Africa: Chinese Construction Projects Create Opportunity to Spy on African Leaders - Report
    [VOA] A new report is warning that China may be spying on African government officials from within their own buildings.
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:55:35 GMT
Zimbabwe: Govt Welcomes Removal of Its Banks from U.S. Sanctions List
    [VOA] Zimbabwe welcomed the U.S. decision Thursday to remove two of its banks from the sanctions list, saying the move will allow them to easily obtain credit to address the country's moribund economy.
Mon, 25 May 2020 08:50:35 GMT
South Africa: Sarb Statistical Documents Release Postponed
    [] The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has announced that the COVID-19 lockdown has detrimentally affected the release of the June Quarterly Bulletin and two statistical documents.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:39:46 GMT
South Africa: COVID-19 and the Virtual Sports Revolution
    [New Frame] The suspension of live sport has thrust the virtual sports industry into the limelight. E-sport is the only area where athletes, and amateurs, can compete while practising social distancing.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:30:54 GMT
Uganda: 18,000 'Made in Uganda' Phones Exported to Morocco
    [Observer] Uganda has exported the first batch of 18,000 locally-made mobile phones to Morocco.
Mon, 25 May 2020 13:03:18 GMT
Zimbabwe: Rutenga Readies for Dry Port
    [The Herald] The face of Rutenga in Mwenezi District is fast changing with the growth point undergoing rapid expansion as it reaps huge benefits from its designation as a dry port.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:58:22 GMT
Zimbabwe: Removal of Banks From Sanctions Hailed
    [The Herald] Bankers, farmers and economists have praised the full removal of Agribank and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) from the US sanctions list, saying the development will help the agriculture sector, which is critical in turning around the economy.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:58:15 GMT
Malawi: Minister Launches 2 Road Projects to Ease Transportation Problems in Chiradzulu
    [Nyasa Times] Minister of Transport and Public Works, Ralph Jooma has described the launching two road construction projects in Chiradzulu as a milestone to ease transportation problems the district was facing.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:54:15 GMT
Uganda: Traders Feel Pinch As Cargo Storage Costs At Ports, Warehouses Rise
    [Monitor] Traders are concerned over the growing storage bills due to cargo stuck at different entry ports, according to Uganda Cargo Consolidators Association.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:49:55 GMT
Uganda: 60,000 Refugee Children Benefit From Home-Learning
    [Monitor] More than 60,000 pupils in the nine refugee-hosting districts have benefited from a new programme of learning from home during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:49:52 GMT
Uganda: Uganda Spent Shs2 Trillion On Motor Vehicle Imports in 2019
    [Monitor] In 2019 alone, Uganda spent about Shs2 trillion on importation of motor vehicles, data from Ministry of Finance, indicates.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:49:38 GMT
East Africa: COVID-19 Gulps Eabl Profits Down By All of $28.7m
    [East African] Beer maker East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has taken a hard hit from the closure of bars and restaurants in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, becoming the first listed company in the region to issue a profit warning.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:44:44 GMT
Uganda: Eight Feared Dead in Lake Albert Accident
    [Monitor] Eight people are feared dead after a canoe boat in which they were travelling capsized on Lake Albert on Sunday.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:38:35 GMT
Liberia: Protecting Liberia's Revenue or Squeezing Water From Rock?
    [Observer] Count 2 of Senate Resolution #001/2020 on the recast of FY-2019/2020 National Budget reads thus: "That in order to protect the revenue of Liberia, there shall be the imposition of excise tax of Thirty United States Cents per gallon of petroleum products sold on the Liberian market and which shall become effective immediately". With Liberians struggling to cope with the economic shocks of the COVID-19, it appears our legislators have decided that they must yet brace themselves for even stronger shocks.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:31:30 GMT
Nigeria: Scores Escape Death As Two Storey-Building Collapses in Lagos
    [Vanguard] Residents of No 6 Olonode Street, Ebute Metta, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area, narrowly escaped death on Monday, when the two-storey building partially collapsed during heavy rainfall.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:26:51 GMT
Liberia: 'LBDI Has Implicit Confidence in Our Suspended Compliance Officer'--A Senior Executive
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -An executive of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) has told FrontPageAfrica that the bank has implicit confidence in their suspended Vice President for Compliance and Investments, Mr. Oday G. Vaye.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:11:59 GMT
Tanzania: Parliament Committee Wants Ttcl Audited Over Unclear Debts
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a thorough management audit of the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) to establish areas of reform that would improve efficiency in the state-run firm.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:06:11 GMT
Nigeria: COVID-19 Raises Posers Over Business Interruption Underwriting
    [Vanguard] Insurers at discord on policy cover for pandemics
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:02:35 GMT
Liberia: MCA-Liberia Supports LERC's Development of Electricity Tariff Regulations
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC), with the support of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L), has begun a Cost of Service Study (COSS) to gather information on the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity within Liberia.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:02:23 GMT
Liberia: World Bank Approves U.S.10.5 Million for Agriculture
    [New Dawn] The World Bank has approved US$ 10.5 million funding support to the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) for its COVID-19 Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihood Plan.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:01:33 GMT
Africa: President Weah, Others to Join UBA's Africa Day High Level Panel
    [New Dawn] The President George Manneh Weah is expected to today (Monday, May 25, 2020 participate in the virtual United Bank For Africa (UBA)'s Africa Day High Level Panel.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:01:24 GMT
Nigeria: Is Ahmad Lawan Truly Committed to Rebuilding Nigeria's Economy
    [Vanguard] The doctrine of separation of powers is unwittingly defective such that irrespective of the possible good governance implications of legislative outputs, they are of no effects whatsoever, if the executive rightly or wrongly, chooses not to implement them.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:01:07 GMT
Liberia: MCA-L Supports LERC's Development of Electricity Tariff Regulations
    [New Dawn] The Liberia Electricity Regulatory Commission (LERC),with the support of the Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCA-L),has begun a Cost of Service Study (COSS) to gather information on the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity within Liberia.
Mon, 25 May 2020 12:00:36 GMT
Liberia: Opposition CPP Alliance Backpedals On Discriminatory Jobs' Clause
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Following the official signing ceremony of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) Framework Document, which was done in a virtual ceremony via Zoom, we have received via social media and in the press several feedbacks on the document.
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:54:51 GMT
Nigeria: The Impounded British Aircraft
    [Vanguard] On Sunday, May 17, 2020 the Minister of Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika, tweeted information that made the headlines both on the traditional and social media platforms.
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:53:24 GMT
Sudan: Doctors Call Off Planned Strike
    [SNA] Khartoum -The Unified Doctors Office announced the cancellation of its strike scheduled for today, Sunday, in all the health utilities.
Mon, 25 May 2020 11:48:58 GMT
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