Senegalese Trio Handed FIFA Club World Cup 2017 Opener

[CAF] The spotlight will be on African referees at the impending FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the appointment of Senegalese trio, Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara and Malick Samba for the opening match, between A…

[CAF] The spotlight will be on African referees at the impending FIFA Club World Cup 2017 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), following the appointment of Senegalese trio, Malang Diedhiou, Djibril Camara and Malick Samba for the opening match, between Al Jazira (UAE) and Auckland City of New Zealand.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Uganda, Burundi Share Spoils in Group B Opener

[CAF] Holders Uganda Cranes kicked off their title defense campaign slow after picking up a barren draw against Burundi at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya on Monday afternoon.

[CAF] Holders Uganda Cranes kicked off their title defense campaign slow after picking up a barren draw against Burundi at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, Western Kenya on Monday afternoon.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Reforms set to boost Kenya mining potential

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA is reforming its mining regulations to enhance the sector’s contribution to East Africa’s biggest economy. Dan Kazungu, the Cabinet Secretary in the Mining Ministry, said significant strides had been made in reforming our mining regulatory framework, among them the operationalisation of the online mining […]

Mining revived in Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA is reforming its mining regulations to enhance the sector’s contribution to East Africa’s biggest economy.

Dan Kazungu, the Cabinet Secretary in the Mining Ministry, said significant strides had been made in reforming our mining regulatory framework, among them the operationalisation of the online mining cadastre, which enables a transparent online application of mining licenses.

“Another key reform is the implementation of the Mining Act 2016, which has seen 14 mining regulations effected, ushering in a new dawn for a modern and forward looking mining sector in the country,” he said.

Kazungu was speaking ahead of the second Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi.

The event was scheduled to end on Tuesday.

Kazungu pointed out since the inaugural edition in 2016, Kenya had jumped 16 positions in the world’s most attractive mining investment destinations globally to position 86 according to a survey by Fraser Institute.

This has been attributed to six key pillars of Kenya’s Mining reform agenda that are driving transformation.

These include the 20-year Mining Strategy and Roadmap, Mining and Minerals policy, Mining Act 2016, comprehensive and progressive mining regulations, robust competitive and attractive fiscal policy and current geo data.

Mining is among the least contributors to Kenya’s gross domestic product over the years, blamed on out-dated laws and mining data.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

source: CAJ News Africa » Engineering

Basketball – Ango-Real Win in Lwini Cup Tournament

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ango-Real team last Saturday beat Misto do Uíge by 46-41, a much expected game of the Lwini Cup Tournament in wheelchair basketball, which kicked off last Saturday, in Luanda.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Ango-Real team last Saturday beat Misto do Uíge by 46-41, a much expected game of the Lwini Cup Tournament in wheelchair basketball, which kicked off last Saturday, in Luanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Bakri to Inaugurate ACERWC’s 30th Session in Corinthia Hotel Wednesday

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. BaKri Hassan Saleh will inaugurate , Wednesday, in Corinthia hotel in Khartoum the 30th session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare…

[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice-President of the Republic and National Prime Minister, Lt. Gen. BaKri Hassan Saleh will inaugurate , Wednesday, in Corinthia hotel in Khartoum the 30th session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) of the African Union with participation of 100 representatives of countries , African organizations and AU Commission.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Sudan Participates in Meetings of UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi

[SNA] Nairobi -Minister of Environment and Physical Development, Dr Abdul-Gadir Hilal, is taking part in meetings of the Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly which commenced yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme ” Towards Pol…

[SNA] Nairobi -Minister of Environment and Physical Development, Dr Abdul-Gadir Hilal, is taking part in meetings of the Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly which commenced yesterday in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme " Towards Pollution-Free Planet."

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Seventh Day Launch Album

[The Herald] Acapella gospel group, The Well, has released its fifth album titled “More about Jesus”. The launch of the 10-track album at the Zimbabwe College of Music last week, coincided with the celebrations marking the group’s two decades of preach…

[The Herald] Acapella gospel group, The Well, has released its fifth album titled "More about Jesus". The launch of the 10-track album at the Zimbabwe College of Music last week, coincided with the celebrations marking the group's two decades of preaching through music.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Bonus Cheer for Pensioners

[The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has approved bonus payouts to all pensioners after the statutory body recorded a surplus in excess of $100 million this year. The decision, which was deliberately made ahead of the festive seas…

[The Herald] The National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has approved bonus payouts to all pensioners after the statutory body recorded a surplus in excess of $100 million this year. The decision, which was deliberately made ahead of the festive season, is meant to lessen the load for pensioners, especially in the current difficult economic environment. In a fourth-quarter statement for 2017, NSSA board chairperson Mr Robin Vela said: "NSSA's performance has continued to improve, with actual management accounts to 31

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe