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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:29:47 GMT

Nigeria: The Controversial Multi-Million Dollar Steel Deal Brokered By a Minister
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has, through the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, been mediating in a multi-million deal that apparently violates a Supreme Court ruling, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:45:48 GMT
Nigeria: Controversy Trails Uber Drivers' Operations At Abuja Airport
    [Premium Times] The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:09 GMT
South Africa: AMCU Member Shot and Killed in Front of 6-Year-Old Daughter
    [News24Wire] The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says one of its members at the Lonmin mine in Wonderkop, North West, was shot and killed in front of his six-year-old daughter.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:30:37 GMT
Nigeria: Huge NPLS, Fragile Economic Growth to Top Agenda At MPC Meeting Monday
    [This Day] When the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) meets tomorrow and Tuesday, issues bordering on huge non-performing loans in banks and weak economic growth would top the agenda for discussion, analysts have suggested.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:07:13 GMT
South Africa: Don't Let Economic Exclusion Be the Heritage of Our Children Too
    [DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) building in Newtown, Johannesburg. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho, and DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt'sekhe.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 10:48:02 GMT
Nigeria: Entertainment, Media Revenue to Hit U.S.$6.4 Billion in 2021 - PwC
    [This Day] A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has said the Nigerian entertainment and media market revenue, which rose to $3.6 billion in 2016 would increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2 per cent to $6.4 billion in 2021.
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:36:34 GMT
Nigeria: Relief As Opec Extends Exemption From Oil Production Cut
    [This Day] Yenagoa -The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country's position hat the exemption granted it at the November 2016 Ministerial Conference and extended by the May Ministerial Conference should be sustained until it stabilises its crude oil production.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:57:05 GMT
Nigeria: Shady Steel Negotiations Allegedly Brokered by Minister
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has, through the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, been mediating in a multi-million deal that apparently violates a Supreme Court ruling, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:23:08 GMT
Africa: How to Get to Reciprocal U.S.-Africa Trade Pact
    [Brookings] Washington, DC -The global trade environment is rapidly changing and already affecting the U.S.-Africa trade relationship. Indeed, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was not intended to be permanent.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:01:48 GMT
Nigeria: TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330KV Power Line to Benin Republic
    [This Day] Abuja -The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:54:13 GMT
Nigeria: Apapa Gridlock - Stay Away From Lagos, Ambode Orders Truck Owners
    [This Day] After a week-long outright blockage of all access roads to Apapa and intractable gridlock resulting from it, the Lagos State Government yesterday ordered all trailers, trucks and oil tankers to stay off all roads within the state immediately.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:25:55 GMT
Nigeria: Strike Cripples Kogi
    [This Day] Economic activities in Kogi State was on Friday crippled following the industrial action declared by the organised labour union which was fully complied with by the state workers. When THISDAY went round the town on Friday some of the busy roads linking to state government offices were deserted as offices were completely shut down. A visit to Kogi State broadcasting corporation, State Secretariat, State ministry of health showed they were all under lock and key. Students of various Secondary Schools in the
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:53:45 GMT
Nigeria: Can Lagos Stop Trading At Undesignated Spots?
    [This Day] The Lagos State Government is not leaving any stone unturned to achieve its megacity ambition and part of its moves to realise the goal is to make every nook and cranny of the state eye-catching and habitable.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:40:01 GMT
West Africa: 'Sub-Region Needs French to Enhance Bilateral Relations, Trade'
    [This Day] In order to achieve greater economic growth and development in the region, the Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan Ekpo has called on countries within the sub-region to embrace French Language as a tool needed to stimulate bilateral relations and international trade.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:15:30 GMT
South Africa: Finance Minister Responds to KPMG Developments
    [Govt of SA] The Minister of Finance would like to express deep concern about audit matters currently surrounding KPMG. These developments have created a bad image and have undermined the reputation of good governance and audit independence in one of the key sectors and institutions in our economy. These developments further threaten to undermine our efforts in reinforcing confidence and enhancing a climate for investments, both domestic and international.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:52:09 GMT
Kenya: Environmental Impact of a Coal Plant On Coast Is Being Underplayed
    [The Conversation Africa] China is transforming its sources of energy domestically in a bid to reverse decades of environmental pollution. But the switch to renewable energy has brought about a conundrum: what to do with the jobs and industries that have no future in this new system?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:29:06 GMT
Africa: Afreximbank to Mobilise U.S.$1 Billion for Region's Trade
    [East African] Multilateral trade financier African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is seeking to mobilise up to $1 billion in equity from new and existing investors over the next five years to finance more trade deals on the continent.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:50:54 GMT
Africa: Child Sex Traffickers Turn to Rural Areas, Internet for Business
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bogota -Working undercover in bars and brothels across Southeast Asia to combat child sex slavery, campaigner Kevin Campbell has posed many times as a tourist looking to buy sex with a girl.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:16:29 GMT
Africa: Africa's 'Must-Do, Can-Do' Decade
    [IPS] Vienna -Since 2000 the continent of Africa has recorded impressive rates of economic growth. This remarkable performance has been largely driven by the prolonged commodity boom and development assistance. While the continent shows great diversity in the socio-economic trajectories of its countries, growth rates have generally masked an underlying lack of structural transformation, which is needed to achieve socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:15:30 GMT
Uganda: Number of Poor People is Rising - Report
    [Observer] More Ugandans have become poorer in the last five years despite the improvement in the size of the economy, an update by audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) says.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:39:39 GMT
Nigeria: IMF Borrowed From Nigeria in 1974 - Former Finance Minister
    [Vanguard] Minister of Finance in the Second Republic, Alhaji Abubakar Alhaji, said yesterday the International Monetary Fund, IMF, borrowed money from Nigeria in 1974.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:17:52 GMT
Nigeria: Health Workers Strike - Abuja Hospitals Yet to Comply
    [Premium Times] Normal activities continued in government hospitals in Abuja on Thursday as health workers are yet to comply with the call by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, to embark on strike over alleged inability of the federal government to meet their demands.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:08:33 GMT
Kenya: Chamber of Commerce Appoints Former Pop Star As CEO
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -Popular Songstress of Kenya's girl band Tatuu Angela Ndambuki has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI).
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:59:42 GMT
Malawi: Man Arrested Over Fake Kwacha Currency
    [Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Mulanje have arrested a 36-year-old man for allegedly being found with fake currency.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:25:53 GMT
Namibia: University Owed Over U.S.$24,6 Million in Tuition Fees
    [New Era] Windhoek -Students at the University of Namibia owe the institution a bank breaking N$326 million in unpaid tuition fees, literally a month before the commencement of the final examinations.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:02:25 GMT
South Africa: Hout Bay Fisherfolk Want Their Fishing Rights Back
    [News24Wire] A group of Hout Bay fishermen pleaded with residents of the town on Thursday to join them in their challenge to the government to get their fishing rights back.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:25:38 GMT
Zimbabwe: Cop Suspended for Insulting Superior
    [The Herald] A 38-year-old policeman who allegedly insulted chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba by labelling her "an idiot" for not condemning public lawlessness, has been suspended from duty.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:49:28 GMT
Zimbabwe: 72 000 Register for Command Agriculture
    [The Herald] Over 70 000 farmers have registered to participate in Command Agriculture in the 2017 /18 season and are ready to put close to 300 000 hectares of land under maize, Acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:40:25 GMT
Zimbabwe: Group Confronts 'Failed' Central Bank Boss
    [New Zimbabwe] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya has reportedly said he never at any time claimed that bond notes would end the cash crisis, insisting he was here to stay.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:31:12 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Computers Obsolete Before Use
    [New Zimbabwe] Thousands of computers donated by President Robert Mugabe to rural schools have remained unused years on and have become obsolete still in their packages owing to widespread technological illiteracy among the teachers, a senior government official has said.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:27:52 GMT
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