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Nigeria:3.8 Million Nigerians May Face Acute Food Shortage
    [Premium Times] Global food agencies have warned against impending food shortage that could affect 3.8 million people in 16 northern states of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:59:33 GMT
South Africa:Three Major Mistakes Tiger Brands Made in Response to the Listeriosis Crisis
    [The Conversation Africa] Tiger Brands, the South African food giant at the centre of the listeriosis storm engulfing the country, is facing serious brand erosion as a result of the way it handled the unfolding crisis.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:49:42 GMT
Zimbabwe:Govt Throws Businessman Chivayo Under the Bus
    [The Herald] The Office of the President and Cabinet today threw businessman and Intratrek managing director, Mr Wicknell Chivayo under the bus after they denied that they played a role in the controversial awarding of a 100MW solar project tender to the firm.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:31:14 GMT
South Africa:Officers in Court for Marikana Tragedy
    [News24Wire] A photo album that depicted a dead miner in the back of a police truck, is among the evidence that Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) officers had uncovered while probing the 2012 murders at Marikana.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:54:27 GMT
Africa:How We Recreated a Lost African City With Laser Technology
    [The Conversation Africa] There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:43:22 GMT
Kenya:Labour Court Stops Lecturers' Strike
    [Nation] The Employment and Labour Relations Court has stopped the ongoing lecturers strike and declared it unlawful as well as unprotected.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:34:17 GMT
Uganda:Govt to Borrow U.S.$128 Million for New Nile Bridge, Power Line
    [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Parliament has approved government borrowing of up to Sh459 billion from Japanese and European banks meant for the completion of construction of the new bridge across the River Nile. The other loan is meant to finance the Masaka-Mbarara power transmission line.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 07:03:33 GMT
Africa:Continent is Now Key Player in Global Trade - Museveni
    [Monitor] Kampala -Africa is now in a better position than ever before to partake in global trade because it can now transact affairs on its own terms or as equal partners, President Museveni has said.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:45:45 GMT
Nigeria:Amnesty Activists Uncover Serious Negligence By Oil Giants, Shell and Eni
    [This Day] In a groundbreaking research project, Amnesty International has accused Shell and Eni of gross negligence and irresponsible approach to oil spills in the Niger Delta, thereby exacerbating environmental crisis in Nigeria's oil-producing region.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:25:37 GMT
Africa:From Bread to Booze, Index Reveals World's Most Expensive Cities
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Singapore remains the world's most expensive city for the fifth consecutive year, with Paris, Zurich and Hong Kong following closely behind, according to the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey published on Thursday.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:44:48 GMT
Nigeria:'Adequate Security Is a Catalyst for Ease of Doing Business'
    [Guardian] Onyekachi Adekoya, is the Managing Director of PR 24, a category 'A' licensed security company in Nigeria. In this interview with BANKOLE ORIMISAN, he shares his experience on private security business in Nigeria and how to use solutions to address customer service and challenges in the industry. Excerpts:
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:43:49 GMT
Zimbabwe:Gwanda Solar Project Collapses
    [Zimbabwe Independent] The US$200 million Gwanda solar project has all but collapsed as controversial businessman Wicknell Chivayo has expressed fears that the fraud and corruption charges levelled against him by the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) will deter potential project funders including China Exim Bank, resulting in the termination of funding negotiations.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:23:46 GMT
South Africa:Parliament Passes Division of Revenue Bill
    [Govt of SA] The National Assembly, at its plenary sitting this morning, passed the Division of Revenue Bill.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:30:23 GMT
Zimbabwe:Kwekwe Gets U.S.$1 Million for Road Rehab
    [The Herald] Kwekwe will soon embark on road rehabilitation after it received $1 million from the Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara).
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:29:50 GMT
Zimbabwe:President's Tie Auctioned for U.S.$15 000
    [The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's neck tie was yesterday auctioned for $15 000 at the 5th Edition of the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Africa Roundtable in Victoria Falls and the money will be donated to a hospital in the resort town.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:23:53 GMT
Zimbabwe:Failure to Repay Loans Derail Mega Deals
    [Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwean government's red tape and failure to adhere to loans repayments is impacting negatively on some of the "mega deals" signed in key economic areas between Zimbabwe and China.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:58:15 GMT
Namibia:Call for Social Protection of Informal Sector
    [New Era] Windhoek -President of the Trade Union Congress of Namibia, Paulus Hango, has appealed to the government to extend social protection benefits to the self-employed and the majority of workers employed in the informal economy.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:55:19 GMT
Zimbabwe:President Meets IMF, World Bank Chiefs
    [The Herald] President Mnangagwa held high-level meetings with top officials from the world's top multilateral financial institutions on the sidelines of the 48th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, as he continued with his drive to re-engage with the international community last month. He met top officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:40:21 GMT
Tanzania:Cigarette Firm 'To Pay .US.$5 Million in Taxes'
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is set to collect over Sh12 billion annually in tax from a newly launched cigarette manufacturing firm, Phillip Morris Tanzania.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:22:06 GMT
Tanzania:Commuters Stranded At Bus Stations As Udart Suspends Transport to City Center
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Commuters using the Uda Rapid Transport (Udart) buses plying between the city center and other destinations are stranded in bus stages after the service provider suspended operations to and from the central business district.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 09:18:22 GMT
Sierra Leone:Sierra Leone Tests Blockchain Technology for Tallying Election Results
    [RFI] Sierra Leone has become one of the first countries to trial the use of blockchain technology during elections. A Swiss-based company called Agora used technology similar to that underpinning the BitCoin cryptocurrency to provide a partial count of election results. Sierra Leone went to the polls on 7 March to elect a new president, members of parliament, local councillors and mayors.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:17:12 GMT
Uganda:Kampalans Happy with Reintroduced Passenger Train Service
    [Observer] Weeks after Uganda Railway Corporation reintroduced passenger train services, many Kampalans are overly excited that they no longer have to endure the burden of traffic jam or the hustle for taxis and buses.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:53:52 GMT
Nigeria:How Accurate Is Minister's Claim On Buhari's Job Creation Figures?
    [Premium Times] The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari created no fewer than seven million jobs in the first two years of the administration between May 2015 and November 2017.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 05:01:45 GMT
Nigeria:Operators Decry High Cost of Fibre Optic Leasing
    [Guardian] High cost of leasing fibre optic infrastructure has been blamed for the desire of telecommunications operators to seek ownership of that transmission link, Nigeria Communicationsweek has learnt.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:55:31 GMT
Nigeria:High Port Charges Killing Industries, Say Manufacturers
    [Guardian] Local manufacturers and other industry operators in the country have cried out over high cost of clearing cargoes at Nigerian seaports, describing it as a cankerworm that has forced so many companies into extinction.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:54:58 GMT
Nigeria:Again, CBN Cancels MPC Meeting for Lack of Quorum
    [Guardian] Abuja -The highest monetary policy body meeting of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), will not be holding on March 19 and 20, 2018 as scheduled.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:54:27 GMT
Nigeria:Bi-Courtney Assures Arik of Hitch-Free Operations At MMA2
    [Guardian] Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal Two (MMA2), has assured the management of Arik Air of seamless passenger facilitation, as the airline begins its scheduled flight operations from the terminal to Port Harcourt International Airport on Saturday.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:53:28 GMT
Nigeria:More Subscribers Activate DNDnd to Stop Unsolicited SMSes
    [Guardian] About nine million subscribers in the country have activated the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) facility to stop unsolicited text messages to their phones, according to Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:50:19 GMT
Nigeria:Financial-Related Attacks Dominate Phishing Attempts in 2017 - Report
    [Guardian] In 2017, anti-phishing technologies developed by Kaspersky Lab detected more than 246 million user attempts to visit phishing web pages.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:47:15 GMT
Somalia:Turkey to Rebuild Somali Parliament
    [East African] Somalia has signed an agreement with Turkey to rebuilt the former's parliament in Mogadishu known as the People's House.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:32:25 GMT
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