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Nigeria: Economy Would Be Out of Recession By Second Quarter - Central Bank
    [This Day] The Central Bank of Nigeria has restated that the Nigerian economy would come out of the recession in the second quarter of 2017.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:25:21 GMT
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Governor Mangudya Rejects Rand Use Demands
    [New Zimbabwe] RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya Thursday shut the door on any prospects of the country adopting the South African rand as its main currency, insisting no currency in the world would reduce misbehaving locals' appetite for hard cash.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:50:18 GMT
Uganda: Museveni Opens Up to Legislators About Oil Money
    [Observer] In a revealing testimony to a Parliamentary committee investigating the controversial Shs 6 billion cash reward to 42 senior government officials, President Museveni said he has had to endure ever since "he discovered oil in 2006", according to a source.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:03 GMT
Kenya: Snake Blamed For Deadly Minibus Crash
    [Nation] The driver of a matatu that collided with a lorry at Malili on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, killing eight people, was avoiding running over a snake, one of the accident victims has revealed.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:27:44 GMT
Zimbabwe: Banned Products Flood Market
    [Financial Gazette] POLITICIANS and their cronies are taking advantage of an import ban on selected products meant to allow local manufacturers to recover to ship into the country the banned merchandise, which sources said were also evading duty payment.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:21:01 GMT
Zimbabwe: Foot and Mouth Outbreak Fears As Trade Fair Under Way
    [New Zimbabwe] THE Bulawayo Agricultural Society (BAS) has come up with stringent measures to prevent the spread of the deadly Foot and Mouth Disease at this year's Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:08:58 GMT
Zimbabwe: National Broadcaster Fires Manager Deemed Security Risk
    [New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has relieved recently appointed SFM radio boss Pamela Gwanzura of her duties after the parent ministry deemed her a security risk.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:44:13 GMT
Nigeria: State Security Service in Recruitment Scandal
    [Premium Times] Nigeria's internal secret service, the State Security Service (SSS), is enmeshed in a recruitment scandal following the exposure of a shocking lopsidedness in the composition of the new officers recently absorbed into the agency.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:36:55 GMT
Kenya: Fake Electricity Token Scam - Student Charged
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -A JKUAT student has been charged at a Thika Court for conning unsuspecting members of the public using fake electricity tokens.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:16:43 GMT
Uganda: Police Seeks U.S.$54 Million for Surveillance Cameras
    [Observer] The Uganda Police Force needs at least Shs 203 billion to procure video surveillance cameras (CCTV) to cover Kampala Metropolitan area, municipalities and major highways in a bid to enhance proactive policing.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:17:30 GMT
East Africa: Region Agrees to Implement Single Customs Territory System
    [Daily News] The East African Community (EAC) Committee on Customs has agreed on full implementation of Single Customs Territory system (SCT) effective 31 July, this year, to enable faster clearance of goods and reduce the cost of doing business in the region.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:03:17 GMT
Tanzania: Govt Warns Investors to Follow Country's Labour Laws
    [Daily News] Dodoma -The government, yesterday, sternly warned investors who do not observe the country's labour laws, including blacklisting workers and using humiliating methods when searching their employees.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:59:37 GMT
Nigeria: Two Dead, Many Injured As Building Collapses in Lagos
    [Daily Trust] Lagos -Two persons were said to have died while many were injured when a two-storey building undergoing construction in NICON Town Estate, Lekki, collapsed.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:59:13 GMT
Burundi: Fuel Shortage Far From Being Worked Out in Burundi
    [Iwacu] Long queues of cars, motorcycles and people who have cans, wait for hours at the few stations that are open. City oil and Kingstar stations from the southern to northern neighborhoods in the capital Bujumbura are providing fuel. "I have spent four days looking for fuel but in vain", says a taxi-driver. He also says he and his family will die of hunger if nothing is done. "I cannot afford food for my family if the shortage of fuel persists", says another driver met at Kinindo City Oil station in southern Bu
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:55:36 GMT
Angola: The Power Behind Cabinda's Power Stations
    [Maka] Why would Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos issue a presidential decree (25/17) in February this year to award an estimated US $200 million r contract for a 100 Megawatt bi-fuel power station in Cabinda to an unknown entity named "Vavita Power S.A."?
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:36:49 GMT
Nigeria: Naira Dips Slightly Against Dollar
    [Vanguard] The Naira on Thursday depreciated slightly against the dollar at the parallel market.The Nigerian currency lost two points to close at N390 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro traded at N495 and N415, respectively.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:33:00 GMT
Nigeria: Governors Establish Committee to Probe Nation's Ecological Fund
    [Premium Times] The governors of Nigeria's 36 states have formed a committee to audit the country's Ecological Fund.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:30:23 GMT
Africa: Africa's Natural Resources Fuel Industrialization
    [Ethiopian Herald] After the end of the Civil War until the beginning of the first World War in 1914, the United States of America changed from a mostly agricultural nation to an industrial hub. The US got completely industrialized, even farming itself became an industry.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:10 GMT
Uganda: Govt Issues New Rules to Govern Taxi, Bus Parks
    [Observer] Government has issued a fresh set of guidelines for the management and levying of parking fees in bus and taxi parks across the country.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:34:34 GMT
Uganda: 'Battles' Over Priorities in Our National Budget Are Misplaced
    [Observer] At this time of the year, in the corridors of the executive, parliament and the technocrats, last touches are being put to the national budget for the financial year 2017/2018.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:31:23 GMT
Nigeria: Govt to Build Courts in Prisons - Dambazau
    [Daily Trust] The Federal Government is working on co-locating courts and prisons to fast track the process of administering justice in the country.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:15:39 GMT
Mozambique: Kroll Audit Report Postponed
    [AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office (PGR) on Thursday announced that the independent audit of the security-related companies Proindicus, Ematum (Mozambique Tuna Company) and MAM (Mozambique Asset Management) will not be ready by the deadline of Friday.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:59:10 GMT
Zimbabwe: Army Generals Must Heed Voices of Citizens
    [New Zimbabwe] SOLDIERS ... Don't shoot! We are just unarmed citizens! All we are trying to do is abide by Zimbabwe's democratic Constitution that binds us all (including yourselves). However, we are increasingly confused by statements from your top ranks.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:47:22 GMT
Tanzania: Researchers On Deadly Banana Disease Outbreak Lookout
    [Daily News] Tanzania's agriculture researchers are on high alert to contain the outbreak of a deadly banana disease, said to wipe-out 100 per cent of a plantation.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:47:00 GMT
East Africa: Regional Body Saves U.S.$3.4 Million From Travel Expenses
    [Daily News] The East African Community Secretariat has saved 3.4 m/ US dollar by cutting down travel expenses in 10 month period. The EAC secretariat said in a statement on Wednesday that it had significantly reduced traveling expenses in the period running from May 2016 to February 2017 compared to a similar period from May 2015 to February 2016.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:37:01 GMT
Zambia: 'IMF Conditions Are Bearable'
    [Times of Zambia] FORMER Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has welcomed the decision by the Government to seek the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that the fund's conditions are bearable.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:23:23 GMT
Zambia: School Girls Warned Against Cyber Crime
    [Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority (ZICTA) has warned girls in schools against an upswing of abuse through cyber crimes.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:22:13 GMT
Zambia: Inflation Remains At 6.7%
    [Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA' annual rate of inflation for April 2017 has remained static at 6.7 per cent as that recorded the previous month.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:17:58 GMT
Namibia: German Embassy Gives Financial Aid for Future Teachers
    [Namibia Economist] The German Embassy Ambassador, Christian Schlagaof recently handed over an amount of N$107,550 to the Arbeits-und Fördergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine in Namibia (AGDS), as tuition fees for four students to pursue careers as educators.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:15:09 GMT
Namibia: Prison 'Donates' Maize to Hungry Agriculture Students
    [Namibian] ABOUT 20 agricultural students at the government's Mashare Development Institute Training Centre near Rundu say they had to beg for a bag of maize from the Divundu Correctional Service after going for two months without their staple food.
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:11:03 GMT
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