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Zimbabwe: Month-On-Month Inflation Up

Zimbabwe’s month-on-month inflation for January gained 5.43 percent gaining 1.21 percentage points on the December 2020 rate of 4.22 percent, latest figures released this morning by the Zimbabwe National Statistical Office (Zimstat) reveal. This means that prices as measured by the all items Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by an average rate of 5.43 percent […]

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Lesotho: TRC Applauds Ruling On Nteso Killers

A local human rights body, the Transformation Resource Centre (TRC), has applauded the High Court for jailing two police officers who murdered Lesotho Electricity Company auditor, Thibello Nteso. The non-governmental organisation also hailed the police for conducting “effective investigations” into Mr Nteso’s 6 February 2017 murder. The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) […]

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South Sudan Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cash

The South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Services in Juba has apprehended two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million. Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, David John Kumuri, National Security director of Public Relations, said the suspects were arrested in separate operations. “The two suspects were respectively apprehended in […]

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Namibia: Nuclear Science Can Fight Climate Change – Schneider

As most African countries continue to grapple with the effects of climate change such as extreme weather conditions resulting in floods and droughts, which in turn affects food and drinking water security, nuclear science can play a critical role to avert the situation. Namibian Uranium Institute (NUI) director Gabi Schneider said that the utilisation of […]

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Nigeria: Buhari Directs Action On Out-of -School Children in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to coordinate the deployment of a national plan to address the issue of out-of-school children in the country. The President gave the directive while inaugurating the 18-member Presidential Steering Committee on Alternate School Programme, ASP, co-chaired by the Ministers […]

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Nigeria: Top 11 Items Nigeria Imported At Peak of Covid-19 in 2020

Nigeria relies heavily on importation, and buys a reasonable amount of even food from other countries. Nigeria’s trade report for two quarters of 2020 has given an insight into the items the country spent most of its foreign exchange on as COVID-19 hammered the nation’s economy and shut businesses. The report by the National Trade […]

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Nigeria: Ogun Aims to Become Nigeria’s Fastest Growing Economy

Ogun State has said its 2021 budget is aimed at sustaining the state’s economic agenda and making it the fastest growing among its peers in the country. This was the submission of the State’s Chief Economic Adviser and Commissioner for Finance, Dapo Okubadejo while giving the breakdown of the 2021 budget, recently. Okubadejo, who explained […]

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Uganda: How Parties Shared Seats in City, Municipal Elections

The ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has scooped most of the positions in the urban council elections, leaving the Opposition parties and the Independents to share the remaining spoils. The NRM party scooped 24 slots, while the Opposition and Independent candidates shared the remaining 30 slots. The latest results bolster the strong performance by the […]

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Uganda: Museveni Intervenes in Entebbe Poll Dispute

President Museveni has intervened in the Entebbe Municipality election dispute which triggered public protests yesterday resulting in death of one person who was shot dead by a soldier of the Special Forces Command (SFC), a presidential guard unit. Security forces in Wakiso and Entebbe towns yesterday battled supporters of opposition Democratic Party candidate Vincent Kayanja […]

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Uganda: MPs to Get Over Shs300m Each for New Cars

The Ministry of Finance is required to raise Shs 165 billion for the procurement of new vehicles for the 527 members of the 11th Parliament before the end of this month. However, it’s under the discretion of MPs to buy cars or use the money for other expenses. Under the Budget Frame work paper presented […]

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Tanzania: Edible Oil Traders Risk Penalty Over Price Hike

GOVERNMENT yesterday threatened to take harsh measures against edible oil traders inflating the price of the commodity contrary to indicative prices based on the world market trend. Industry and Trade Minister Geoffrey Mwambe ordered the Fair Competition Commission (FCC) to monitor the current market trend, saying edible oil is now sufficient to meet the demand. […]

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Tanzania: Khalfan Ideal for Mwambusi Post, Yanga

YOUNG Africans said age, experience and exposure of their former midfielder Nizar Khalfan have earned him a chance to serve the team as the Assistant Coach. Khalfan has since replaced the former Assistant Coach Juma Mwambusi who has requested to take a break from his coaching responsibilities on health grounds as recommended by his doctors. […]

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Nigeria: Unilag VC Tasks New DLI Students On Focus, Discipline

The Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe has appealed to the newly admitted students of its Distance Learning Institute (DLI) to be focused, disciplined and uphold its academic and moral standards. Ogundipe who made this known, recently, during the virtual matriculation ceremony, advised them to distinct themselves as well grounded students and also […]

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Nigeria: IMF Revises Nigeria’s 2021 GDP Forecasts to 1.5%

Lagos — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) update released yesterday has projected that the Nigerian economy will grow by 1.5 per cent this year, slightly lower than the 1.7 per cent it had predicted for the country in its previous forecast. The multilateral institution, in its latest WEO titled: […]

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Kenya: Second Wave of Locust Invasion Causes Panic in 11 Counties

Kenyans in 11 counties are staring at hunger following a second wave of invasion by gigantic swarms of desert locusts from neighbouring Ethiopia and Somalia that continue to devour crops and vegetation. The ravenous insects have invaded Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo, Marsabit, Garissa, Samburu, Laikipia, Meru, Tharaka- Nithi and Turkana counties and have ravaged farms and […]

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Kenya: NMS to Expand Green Park Terminus to Accommodate Boda Boda, Taxis

Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to expand the Green Park terminus at the former Railways Club ground to accommodate boda boda and taxis operators in Nairobi. This is part of plans to have the boda boda and taxis available to commuters to offer last mile connectivity once they alight from matatus at the stage. […]

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Nigeria: Nurses Accuse Doctors of Destroying Medical Profession

Abuja — The President, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Adrafiu Adeniji, has accused medical doctors of destroying healthcare services in Nigeria.Adeniji, stated this yesterday at the 7th Quadrennial NationalDelegates Conference of NANNM in Abuja, said that medical doctors at the helm of affairs of healthcare services in the country have medicalised it […]

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South Africa: Heavy Rains Replenish Vaal River System

Water levels in the Integrated Vaal River System (IVRS) have continued to surge this week, rising to steady levels as the system gets replenished by persistent rains. The IVRS consists of 14 dams that provide water to some parts of Gauteng, including households and industries, such as Eskom and Sasol. Presently, the average level of […]