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Nigeria:Nigerians Groan As Health Workers Continue Strike
    [This Day] Kuni Tyessi writes that with the strike by the Joint Health Sector Unions, activities in secondary and tertiary health institutions? have been grounded, leaving tales of woe in its wake
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:32:12 GMT
Kenya:U.S. Top Diplomat Mike Pompeo Calls Uhuru, Offers Support
    [Nation] New York -US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has assured President Uhuru Kenyatta of the country's continued support for Kenya's security and economic development.
Mon, 21 May 2018 13:03:48 GMT
Nigeria:List of 50 Crude Oil Lifters Not Official - State Oil Firm
    [Premium Times] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Monday disowned a list of 50 international and indigenous companies believed to have been awarded contracts to lift Nigeria's crude oil under the 2018/2020 trading year, describing it as "not official."
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:02:37 GMT
Kenya:Cellphones With Less Than 8 Hours Battery Banned
    [Nation] It is now illegal to import a mobile phone that does not offer a battery life of at least eight hours talk time or lacks a physical manual in new guidelines aimed at curbing fake gadgets.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:38:33 GMT
Somalia:Fishermen Struggle to Compete with Foreign Vessels
    [VOA] Each morning, fishermen in the northern Somali port city of Bosaso pull in their catch of tuna, marlin, and more.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:22:44 GMT
Rwanda:Rwanda to Get First Fin-Tech Hub
    [New Times] Rwanda will be soon be home to a hub for financial technology (Fintech), boosting start-ups in the sector.
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:16:32 GMT
Liberia:McGill Defends Agreement With Chinese
    [New Dawn] The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill says the Eton Loan Agreement with the Chinese is one of the best loan agreements that the country has ever signed despite public criticism against the agreement.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:04:15 GMT
Nigeria:Lagos Monthly IGR Now N34 Billion - Official
    [Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Monday said it had achieved an average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N34 billion in 2018.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:56:51 GMT
Liberia:Petroleum Products Prices Up
    [Observer] The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce & Industry and the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company ("LPRC") has announced with immediate effect a twenty United States cents increase in both prices of gasoline and diesel (fuel) on the Liberian market.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:03:13 GMT
Zimbabwe:Govt Working On New Diamond Policy
    [The Herald] Government has started working on a new diamond policy which will lead to the unbundling of the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Company (ZCDC) to ensure more players are involved inthe sector, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.
Mon, 21 May 2018 14:56:04 GMT
Ethiopia:Berbera Port Expansion Project to Commence in September
    [Reporter] Ethiopia's 30% goods to be shipped via Somaliland
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:38:06 GMT
Ethiopia:House Steps Closer to Ratify World Bank Loans, Grant
    [Reporter] The House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday held the first step discussions on two draft bills of a loan agreement and a grant assistance with a combined amount of some USD 975 million.
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:11:39 GMT
Tanzania:Tanzania's Huge Cattle Herds - Boon or Bane
    [Citizen] The director general of the National Bureau of Statistics, Dr Albina Chuwa, told a press conference in Dodoma on Wednesday that Tanzania boasts the second-largest cattle herds in Africa - behind Ethiopia.
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:09:15 GMT
Tanzania:Udart Boss - Rethink Revenues Model
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The new Chief Executive Officer of Usafiri Dar es Salaam Rapid Transit (Udart), Mr Amos Gillert, has hit the ground running.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:48:32 GMT
Namibia:Privatise Walvis Port Terminal - World Bank
    [Namibian] Finance minister Calle Schlettwein says the World Bank has advised the government to allow a private company to run the N$4,2 billion container terminal that is under construction at the Walvis Bay port.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:47:19 GMT
East Africa:Anxiety Intensifies Over Rising Wheat Imports to East Africa
    [East African] Kenya and Tanzania have stepped up wheat importation to meet a growing demand amid declining production in the region, despite a stringent common external tariff of 35 per cent.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:35:38 GMT
Zimbabwe:Understaffed Manicaland Courts Short-Changing Locals - Minister
    [New Zimbabwe] Staff shortages at courts in Manicaland province are causing serious delays justice delivery, thereby short-changing communities, a senior government official has said.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:11:28 GMT
Zimbabwe:Train Carriages Hired From South Africa Vandalised
    [New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo -The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has embarked on an awareness campaign in schools and high-density suburbs along rail lines following serious incidences of vandalism.
Mon, 21 May 2018 08:09:17 GMT
South Africa:Why It's Important for HR to Get Out in Front of Workplace Disruption
    [The Conversation Africa] Some experts believe that more than a third of jobs in South Africa are at risk of being lost because humans are going to be replaced by digitisation and computer technology. This equates to the loss of about 5.7 million jobs. A World Economic Forum report meanwhile predicts that by 2020, more than a third of today's skills will have fallen by the wayside.
Mon, 21 May 2018 07:50:56 GMT
Angola:TAAG Clarifies Request to Government for Capitalization
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Airlines (TAAG) announced Friday that the $ 900 million requested from the government for its capitalization represents the total amount of liabilities incurred in the purchase of the company's aircrafts.
Mon, 21 May 2018 07:34:52 GMT
Uganda:Road Agency Suspends Traffic as Road Collapses
    [Monitor] Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has suspended traffic along Katuna-Rwanda road after a section of it at Kyonyo, 3Kms to the Rwanda border, collapsed leaving hundreds of motorists stranded.
Mon, 21 May 2018 07:02:51 GMT
Nigeria:Issues As National Assembly Passes 2018 Budget
    [Leadership] Six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the proposed 2018 budget estimates to the National Assembly, the two legislative chambers concurrently passed the budget last Wednesday, ADEBIYI ADEDAPO, who monitored the budgeting process reports.
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:15:56 GMT
Liberia:Prosecution 'Looms' Over Exxon Sale
    [New Republic] Liberia's celebrated President, George Manneh Weah has sent 'worry signal' to those implicated in the latest Global Witness report on Liberia concerning 'Oil Block-13' in the country.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:17:33 GMT
Liberia:Bahn Diamond Miners Want Govt Lift Ban On Alluvial Mining
    [Observer] A group of diamond miners in Bahn, Zoe Geh District in Nimba County, have called on the government to lift the ban on mining activities in the county so as to ease hardship and provide employment opportunity for the young people.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:09:24 GMT
Liberia:Sime Darby Boss Suspended?
    [New Dawn] The General Manager of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia, Mr. David Parker has been reportedly suspended for time indefinite with immediate effect, sources close to the General Manager confided in this paper late Saturday.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:08:24 GMT
South Africa:Women and Children May Get Their Own Train Carriages
    [GroundUp] #UniteBehind says PRASA board chair has undertaken to introduce chaperoned carriages.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:47:35 GMT
Nigeria:Nigerians Groan Despite Inflation Drops
    [This Day] Though Nigeria's Consumer Price Index recorded its 15th month of deceleration in April, from 18.97 per cent in January 2017 to 12.48 per cent in April 2018, cost of food still remains high. Bamidele Famoofo reports
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:25:36 GMT
Nigeria:2018 Budget - Govt Won't Meet 2.3 Million BPD Production Target Due to Sabotage - FBN
    [This Day] The crude production target of 2.3 million barrels per day proposed in the 2018 budget will not be achieved because of acts of sabotage in the lead-up to the 2019 elections, FBNQuest Capital has predicted. FBNQuest, which made this assertion in its newly-released Economic Outlook, projected that oil output will average 2.07mbpd this year, as against 1.90 mbpd of 2017, due to expected disruption in production as activities towards the 2019 elections rev up.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:18:12 GMT
Nigeria:Neimeth Returns to Profitability, Appoints Independent Director
    [This Day] Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc has reported a profit after tax (PAT) of N30 million for the half year ended March 31, 2018, compared with a loss of N195 million in the corresponding period of 2017. This is just as the company has appointed Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu as an independent director in compliance with the statutory requirement for good corporate governance.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:06:32 GMT
Zimbabwe:'Mining Firms Not Forced to List On Stock Exchange'
    [The Herald] Government will not compel mining companies in the country to list on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange as such policy perspective is not in line with the vision of the new dispensation, a Cabinet minister has said. Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando told the Chamber of Mines Annual General Meeting in Victoria Falls on Saturday that previous reports on the issue of listing had caused panic and disquiet among investors.
Mon, 21 May 2018 15:03:34 GMT
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