Kenya Requests Extension of IMF Standby Loan

[East African] Kenya has requested for a six month extension to the $1.5 billion IMF standby facility that is due to expire next week pending a completion of scheduled reviews of the programme, the Bretton Woods institution has said.

[East African] Kenya has requested for a six month extension to the $1.5 billion IMF standby facility that is due to expire next week pending a completion of scheduled reviews of the programme, the Bretton Woods institution has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Exclusive Interview With New Opposition Leader Chamisa

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe’s new opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is 40 years old and he intends to run against President Mnangagwa on a youth ticket. DW’s Privilege Musvanhiri asked him how he plans to do lead the party.

[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's new opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is 40 years old and he intends to run against President Mnangagwa on a youth ticket. DW's Privilege Musvanhiri asked him how he plans to do lead the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nation Awaits Outcome of Landmark Poll

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead.

[East African] Voting count continued Thursday in Sierra Leone with the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) presidential candidates taking an early lead.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

U.S. Secretary Tillerson Says Ethiopia Needs ‘Greater Freedom’

[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.

[Deutsche Welle] During a visit to Ethiopia, Rex Tillerson has said the answer to violence in the East African country was greater freedom, and that the country should lift its state of emergency as quickly as possible.

source: AllAfrica News: Djibouti

Mcebisi Jonas On State Capture, the Economy and Nelson Mandela Bay

[Daily Maverick] Mcebisi Jonas keeps a level head amid talks of expropriation of land without compensation and a potential mayorship candidacy for Nelson Mandela Bay. By NKATEKO MABASA.

[Daily Maverick] Mcebisi Jonas keeps a level head amid talks of expropriation of land without compensation and a potential mayorship candidacy for Nelson Mandela Bay. By NKATEKO MABASA.

‘Concerned’ Mbete Writes to Mabuza Over Absent Ministers Gigaba, Sisulu

[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has told MPs she has written to leader of government business Deputy President David Mabuza over ministers failing to appear for question sessions.

[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has told MPs she has written to leader of government business Deputy President David Mabuza over ministers failing to appear for question sessions.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

To Blade Nzimande From a Commuter – Fix the Trains

[Daily Maverick] Innocent class people have to suffer the indignity of travelling on poor public transport day after day, month after month, year after year while nothing gets done. As a daily commuter, I know about the daily suffering and inconvenienc…

[Daily Maverick] Innocent class people have to suffer the indignity of travelling on poor public transport day after day, month after month, year after year while nothing gets done. As a daily commuter, I know about the daily suffering and inconvenience. Please Minister, do something - you can start by taking an 07:00 train yourself, from Khayelitsha to Cape Town.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘The Drought Is Real’ – World Wide Fund for Nature

[News24Wire] While the announcement that Day Zero has been pushed back was met with scepticism by some, a water expert has warned that the drought in Cape Town is real.

[News24Wire] While the announcement that Day Zero has been pushed back was met with scepticism by some, a water expert has warned that the drought in Cape Town is real.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa