U.S.$400 Million Rail Deal Gets Cabinet Nod

[The Herald] The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)’s $400 million deal with a consortium led by the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and South Africa’s Transnet is now back on the rails after Cabinet gave a nod to the proposed tie-up….

[The Herald] The National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ)'s $400 million deal with a consortium led by the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) and South Africa's Transnet is now back on the rails after Cabinet gave a nod to the proposed tie-up. Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo confirmed the new development last night. It ultimately leads to the last leg of negotiations before the deal takes off."Yes, I can confirm that Cabinet has agreed to the investment

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Al-Basher and President of Niger Hold Talks

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issooufou held joint talks, Tuesday, mornining, in the Republican Palace, covering the bilateral relations and issues of the …

[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issooufou held joint talks, Tuesday, mornining, in the Republican Palace, covering the bilateral relations and issues of the African continent, specially, the free trade zones-areas and the African Union.

source: AllAfrica News: Niger

Cabinet Reshuffle Appears to Strengthen Zuma’s Hand

[Daily Maverick] South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande, who recently emerged as a strong critic of President Jacob Zuma’s administration, has lost his Cabinet post. In a Cabinet reshuffle announced by the Presidency on Tuesday morn…

[Daily Maverick] South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande, who recently emerged as a strong critic of President Jacob Zuma's administration, has lost his Cabinet post. In a Cabinet reshuffle announced by the Presidency on Tuesday morning - speculation has been rife for weeks now - six changes have been made that seem to strengthen the President's hand by moving those regarded as close to him to key portfolios. By MARIANNE MERTEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

NPL Quality Compromised – Jacobs

[Namibian] Orlando Pirates head coach Nicholas Woody Jacobs says football fans will have to contend with below-par performances in the opening stages of the Namibia Premier League due to teams being inadequately prepared.

[Namibian] Orlando Pirates head coach Nicholas Woody Jacobs says football fans will have to contend with below-par performances in the opening stages of the Namibia Premier League due to teams being inadequately prepared.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Who Is New State Security Minister Bongani Bongo?

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has appointed a little known Member of Parliament (MP) from Mpumalanga to be the political head of the country’s State Security Agency (SSA).

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has appointed a little known Member of Parliament (MP) from Mpumalanga to be the political head of the country's State Security Agency (SSA).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senior Municipal Official Arrested in Manica

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Public Prosecutor’s Office has arrested the chairperson of the elected Municipal Assembly in the town of Sussundenga, in the central province of Manica, Jacob Muiambo, on charges of stealing 1.8 million meticais (about 29.5…

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Public Prosecutor's Office has arrested the chairperson of the elected Municipal Assembly in the town of Sussundenga, in the central province of Manica, Jacob Muiambo, on charges of stealing 1.8 million meticais (about 29.500 US dollars) from the municipal coffers.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

President Mugabe Leaves for Uruguay

[The Herald] President Mugabe left Harare yesterday for Uruguay where he will join other Heads of State and Government attending the World Health Organisation (WHO) conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He was seen off at Harare International…

[The Herald] President Mugabe left Harare yesterday for Uruguay where he will join other Heads of State and Government attending the World Health Organisation (WHO) conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). He was seen off at Harare International Airport by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, service chiefs and senior Government officials. VP Mnangagwa is Acting President.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe