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Africa:Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:33:53 GMT
Africa:U.S., African Foreign Ministers Talk Trade, Good Governance, Security
    [VOA] Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the Trump administration wanted to refocus the U.S. relationship with Africa squarely on trade and investment, to help unlock the tremendous potential of what is expected to become the world's most populous continent in coming decades.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:52:24 GMT
Somalia:Pirate Suspects Seized After Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attacks
    [EU Navfor] EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:38:38 GMT
East Africa:How Magufuli and Museveni's U.S.$7 Billion Deals Reshape Region
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -How US$7bn deals are reshaping relations in the region
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:01:51 GMT
South Africa:Union Plans National Day of Action Against Dept of Higher Education
    [COSATU] The National Education Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] has been mobilising all its members in the Sector Education and Training Authority [SETA's], Technical and Vocational Education and Training [TVET]/ and the Community Education and Training [CET] Colleges for purposes of joining the planned National Day of Action against the Department of Higher Education and Training to take place tomorrow Tuesday 21st November 2017.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:51:54 GMT
Nigeria:NAFDAC Slashes By 50% Products Registration Fees Payable By SMEs
    [Vanguard] Makurdi -The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has slashed by 50 percent all products' registration fees payable by operators of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs in the country.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:47:24 GMT
Zimbabwe:Medical Aid Fraud On the Increase
    [The Herald] Medical aid societies are incurring huge losses through fraud, a phenomenon blamed on the lack of specific laws designed to deal with healthcare fraud in the country.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:08:09 GMT
Kenya:Why City Dealers Are Selling Cars At 'Throw Away Prices'
    [Nairobi News] Car prices have fallen by up to 20 per cent following a drop in demand as prolonged political instability exerts a heavy toll on the economy.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:59:35 GMT
South Africa:Power Utility Working to Avert Rating Downgrade
    [] Eskom has noted that Fitch Ratings has placed it on a rating watch negative and is working to avert a downgrade.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:31:48 GMT
Africa:Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being 'Nuclearised'
    [IPS] Rome -It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture -and thus in food production - are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work?
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:23:20 GMT
Nigeria:Lagos Seals Off 18 Hotels, Event Centres Over Tax Evasion
    [Leadership] Lagos -The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has shut 13 hotels, restaurants and event centers for failure to pay their taxes to the state government in accordance with the Hotel Occupancy and Restaurant
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:34:59 GMT
South Africa:Public Works Employees' Performance to Be Measured Against Payments Within 30 Days
    [News24Wire] Employees of the national Department of Public Works will now be measured against the payment of contractors within 30 days.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 06:52:23 GMT
Liberia:LRA Seizes Heroin At RIA
    [New Dawn] The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) says it has seized a consignment of two kilograms of heroin brought into the country on an Arik Flight from Nigeria. According to a press release, the bag containing the heroin was sent to Achebe Joseph Uwadioma (AKA, Don Joe), a Nigerian national, who operates a business at Waterside and Mechlin Street, respectively in Monrovia.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:59:52 GMT
South Africa:Department Commits to Supply Water to Emfuleni Residents
    [] The Department of Water and Sanitation has committed to continue supplying water to residents of Emfuleni Local Municipality through water tankers, until a permanent solution to the water shortage there is found.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:07:05 GMT
Africa:Can a Mobile App Help East African Farmers Adapt to Climate Change?
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] A simple mobile app has been developed to help farmers and local authorities in East Africa choose the right kind of tree to plant - key to helping countries meet curb their emissions and adapt to a changing climate, say the developers.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:35 GMT
South Africa:Metrorail - Commuters Stranded for Two Hours Between Stations
    [GroundUp] "My boss changed my starting time from 7am to 8am, but still I am late. I really don't know what to do."
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:47:47 GMT
Angola:Angola and Ukraine Seek Partnership in Fisheries, Agriculture
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The deputy minister for European Integration of the of Ukraine's Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, Olga Trofimtsey, is since Sunday in Luanda to set up a partnership with Angola in the sectors of fisheries, sea, agriculture and forest.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:40:55 GMT
Ghana:Can Ghana Attain Blockchain Economy Status?
    [Business Day] How fast is Ghana adopting modern technology concepts and practices? How well are Ghanaian companies and citizens able to shift their lives and operations from manual, paper-based processes and practices into the realm of computing and digital platforms? Several months ago, Nii Quaynor, chairman of Ghana Dot Com (GDC) and a Ghanaian technology legend who is often described as the "father of the internet in Africa" said, "digital currency and transaction frameworks for the internet are the next step" for th
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:55:20 GMT
Nigeria:GDP Grew By 1.40% in Third Quarter
    [Vanguard] The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.40 per cent year-on-year in real terms in the 3rd quarter.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:46:25 GMT
South Africa:SA to Participate in AU ICT Meeting
    [] A South African delegation will participate in the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and ICT (CICT).
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:38:03 GMT
Cameroon:2nd Wouri Bridge - Measures to Ease Traffic
    [Cameroon Tribune] This was during the 13th session of the Regional Steering Committee on big projects in the Littoral on November 15.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:35:46 GMT
South Africa:Miner Dies At Harmony Gold Mine
    [News24Wire] Harmony Gold confirmed on Monday that one of its miners had died over the weekend in a "fall of ground incident" at its Masimong mine in Welkom, Free State.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:30:17 GMT
Ghana:Banks Base Rate Falls Marginally
    [Business Day] Average commercial banks' lending rates have lowered marginally compared to a month ago.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:09:28 GMT
Africa:Retail Prospects - What's Next in Africa?
    [Business Day] Sub-Saharan Africa has uplifted itself from the two decade economic low reached in 2016, bringing a slight easing of pressure, but not a return to the robust growth rates previously experienced. The region's two most significant economies, Nigeria and South Africa, are slowly turning around from recent declines to low levels of positive growth, however, the consolidated prospects for these two powerhouse economies continue to be subdued. Of the countries measured in global market research company Nielsen's
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:59:05 GMT
Uganda:Uganda Wants Investors to Speed Up Investments
    [EA Business] Kampala, Uganda -The Executive Director of Uganda Investment Authority Jolly Kaguhangire has asked the people of Bunyoro in western Uganda to support government efforts to develop the country by stopping non-citizens from settling on government land and expect compensation.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:48:45 GMT
East Africa:EA Market Set to Receive Locally Made Mobile Phone Brand
    [EA Business] Kampala -The use of imported mobile phones in East Africa will soon reduce after a Ugandan firm, Pixan Corporation Ltd, announced it is finalizing plans to launch its first locally made handset starting next February.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:48:12 GMT
Liberia:Prices Continue Upward Amidst Runoff Delay
    [Observer] The day after the Supreme Court ruled to put a stay on the November 7 runoff, businesses across the country began to hike prices of their goods. Many businesses are now treading with caution about importing new goods amidst the prevailing political uncertainty. Only few businesses, who have braved the storm are willing to import goods in smaller amounts and would no doubt maintain the hiking prices.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:40:25 GMT
Africa:Financing Will Continue to Be Key Issue in Battling Climate Change
    [IPS] Bonn -"The Bonn climate talks were foundational, paving the way to finalize the rules that underpin the Paris Agreement next year and setting the stage for countries to commit to enhance their national climate plans by 2020. On both counts, the climate talks in Bonn were a success. However, negotiators have plenty of homework to do to get there.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:34:28 GMT
Kenya:SGR Travel Time to Change as CBD, Syokimau Weekend Train Introduced
    [Nairobi News] Kenya Railways will from December 1 reschedule the arrival and departure time for both the express and inter-counter train services.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:23:52 GMT
Kenya:KQ Eyes Air France Deal to Boost Revenue As Loss Falls 20.5%
    [Nation] Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ is early next year set to sign a joint venture agreement with Air France even as the national carrier announced that its net loss for the six months to September improved 20.5 per cent to Sh3.8 billion on lower costs.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:19:39 GMT
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