Rebel Chief Machar Rubbishes National Dialogue

[East African] South Sudan’s armed opposition leader Riek Machar has rubbished the national dialogue and instead insisted that the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) peace process be revitalised.

[East African] South Sudan's armed opposition leader Riek Machar has rubbished the national dialogue and instead insisted that the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) peace process be revitalised.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Authorities Warn of Record High Temperatures

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is expected to experience near record-breaking high temperatures countrywide from today to tomorrow, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned. In a statement yesterday, the MSD said although hot temperatures would b…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is expected to experience near record-breaking high temperatures countrywide from today to tomorrow, the Meteorological Services Department (MSD) has warned. In a statement yesterday, the MSD said although hot temperatures would be experienced across the country, low-lying areas would be the most affected."The MSD wishes to advise the public of very hot weather to be expected on Tuesday 17 October 2017. These near record-breaking high temperatures will be experienced throughout the whole country,

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Gives Taxi Operators Ultimatum

[The Herald] Government has given commuter omnibus operators in Mutare two weeks to properly register their vehicles and ensure their drivers have licences and medical certificates allowing them to drive public vehicles. Minister of State for Manicalan…

[The Herald] Government has given commuter omnibus operators in Mutare two weeks to properly register their vehicles and ensure their drivers have licences and medical certificates allowing them to drive public vehicles. Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Cde Mandi Chimene issued the ultimatum yesterday when she toured the Chikanga-Sakubva bus rank to assess the situation prevailing on the ground in terms of the operations of commuter omnibuses.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Recapitalisation – 5 Insurance Companies to Raise N20bn

[Leadership] Lagos -Five of the listed insurance companies on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are making frantic move to raise N20 billion from new and existing shareholders, LEADERSHIP investigations have revealed.

[Leadership] Lagos -Five of the listed insurance companies on the floor of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) are making frantic move to raise N20 billion from new and existing shareholders, LEADERSHIP investigations have revealed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

4000 Coffee Seedlings Planted at Launch of Planting Season

[New Times] There is need for closer collaboration between coffee buyers and sellers to cut expenses involved before tea reaches the final consumer, the State Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources has said.

[New Times] There is need for closer collaboration between coffee buyers and sellers to cut expenses involved before tea reaches the final consumer, the State Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

IBB Warns Against Divisive Politics

[Leadership] Former military president, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), yesterday warned against politics of rancour and division even as he cautioned politicians against unpatriotic tendencies.

[Leadership] Former military president, Gen Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd), yesterday warned against politics of rancour and division even as he cautioned politicians against unpatriotic tendencies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Medical Aid Group Joins Whistle Blower Platform

[The Herald] Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), has joined international whistle-blowing platform, Tip Offs Anonymous, as it continues its re-branding exercise and enhancing transparency in handling public funds. The country’s largest medical…

[The Herald] Premier Service Medical Aid Society (PSMAS), has joined international whistle-blowing platform, Tip Offs Anonymous, as it continues its re-branding exercise and enhancing transparency in handling public funds. The country's largest medical aid group has been riddled by scandals that first came to the fore in January 2014 when a report showed top management earning at least $1 million in basic monthly salaries at a time the society was reeling under a $38 million debt.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dwindling Oil Revenue, Threat to Food Security – Ambode

[Vanguard] Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has described the dwindling oil revenue and fluctuation in the foreign exchange rates as major threat to agricultural sector, which made it expedient to encourage rural agricultural development.

[Vanguard] Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has described the dwindling oil revenue and fluctuation in the foreign exchange rates as major threat to agricultural sector, which made it expedient to encourage rural agricultural development.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria