Government to Scrap Tax On Bibles, Korans in July

[Monitor] Kampala -The government will continue collecting taxes on Bibles, Korans and other liturgical books until an ongoing amendment of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act to exempt the items is concluded, officials said yesterday.

[Monitor] Kampala -The government will continue collecting taxes on Bibles, Korans and other liturgical books until an ongoing amendment of the Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act to exempt the items is concluded, officials said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opposition Party Asks Presidential Aspirants to Declare Interests Openly

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has challenged the country’s vice president Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima and anyone seeking to run for the party’s presidential candidature in the 2019 Tripartite Elections to come out in the op…

[Nyasa Times] The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has challenged the country's vice president Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima and anyone seeking to run for the party's presidential candidature in the 2019 Tripartite Elections to come out in the open and tender their candidature.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Agriculture Budget Approved After Two Days of Hot Debate

[Citizen] Dodoma -The budget of the Ministry of Agriculture has sailed through after two days of intense debate surrounded by resistance from lawmakers who threatened to block the estimates until it’s reviewed.

[Citizen] Dodoma -The budget of the Ministry of Agriculture has sailed through after two days of intense debate surrounded by resistance from lawmakers who threatened to block the estimates until it's reviewed.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Govt Buys Six Jets to Revive Airline

[Monitor] Kampala -Works and Transport minister Monica Azuba-Ntege has said government has made an initial cash deposit of approximately $1.2m (Shs4.43b) for the purchase of six passenger aircraft for Uganda Airlines which is scheduled to hit the skies…

[Monitor] Kampala -Works and Transport minister Monica Azuba-Ntege has said government has made an initial cash deposit of approximately $1.2m (Shs4.43b) for the purchase of six passenger aircraft for Uganda Airlines which is scheduled to hit the skies again later in November.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Musician and Activist Pilato Must Be Released Immediately and Unconditionally

[AI London] The arrest of musician and activist Fumba Chama, also known as ‘Pilato’, is a shocking demonstration of how far the Zambian government is prepared to go to strangle all criticism and crack down on freedom of expression, Amnesty Internationa…

[AI London] The arrest of musician and activist Fumba Chama, also known as 'Pilato', is a shocking demonstration of how far the Zambian government is prepared to go to strangle all criticism and crack down on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia