‘Strengthen Legal Framework to Protect Online Shoppers’

[Daily News] AS the number of complaints over online purchases grows, the government yesterday tasked the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to strengthen the existing legal framework to better protect online…

[Daily News] AS the number of complaints over online purchases grows, the government yesterday tasked the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) to strengthen the existing legal framework to better protect online shoppers.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Govt Hopes Tobacco Will Revive Battered Economy

[VOA] Zimbabwe has opened its 2017 tobacco-selling season with hopes the “golden leaf” will change the economic fortunes of the southern African nation. Officials say the tobacco yield has been increasing after a downward turn in 2000 when the governme…

[VOA] Zimbabwe has opened its 2017 tobacco-selling season with hopes the "golden leaf" will change the economic fortunes of the southern African nation. Officials say the tobacco yield has been increasing after a downward turn in 2000 when the government chased white commercial farmers off their land.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

To End HIV Epidemic, Listen to the Youth – Writes Rwanda’s First Daughter

[News of Rwanda] I grew up in Africa in the ’90s, a period now often called the continent’s lost decade. It is a decade that many Africans associate with tanking economies, civil strife, senseless slaughter, and devastating epidemics.

[News of Rwanda] I grew up in Africa in the '90s, a period now often called the continent's lost decade. It is a decade that many Africans associate with tanking economies, civil strife, senseless slaughter, and devastating epidemics.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Arbitrage Practises Emerge

[Financial Gazette] TOWARDS the end of 2016 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe under the oversight of governor John Mangudya adopted a raft of measures to tackle the liquidity problems that were bedevilling the banking sector.

[Financial Gazette] TOWARDS the end of 2016 the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe under the oversight of governor John Mangudya adopted a raft of measures to tackle the liquidity problems that were bedevilling the banking sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opinion: Kambwili And His Wars

Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been in the headlines again courting controversy. The motor mouthed Kambwili is not one to easily shy away from confrontational politics. He has single-handedly in the past used his weight to bully the … Continued

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Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has been in the headlines again courting controversy. The motor mouthed Kambwili is not one to easily shy away from confrontational politics. He has single-handedly in the past used his weight to bully the opposition into accepting that the Patriotic Front is the people’s choice. Kambwili has marked himself as a defender of the Patriotic Front right to govern. Unsurprisingly he was not the most endearing personality to supporters of the opposition United Party for National Development in the run up to the August 11 2015 elections. He became their nightmare blasting them at every opportunity. To the public, Kambwili became the chief defender of the PF doctrines. But the former Information Minister is slowly becoming an opposition voice within the ruling Patriotic Front. Kambwili is picking fights with senior members of the PF in public and is pushing the party top brass into a discomfort zone. In the last few months he has been banding around innuendos at the Presidency about weeding out old members. President Lungu has with recognizable difficulty resisted the temptation to go for a showdown. But Kambwili seems to be taking advantage of this silence. He has not only made insinuations at the top but has been at war with many of his colleagues. His favourite target has been Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda whom he has even called wizard. On his list of clashes has been party chairperson for Lands and also a cabinet Minister Jean Kapata, Bowman Lusambo and now State House Minister Freedom Sikazwe whom he called brainless. He has also routinely become a thorn at ministers’ fleshes in parliament choosing to embarrass colleagues with otherwise questions he can quietly seek answers as a senior PF member. It is unclear where this crusade is taking Kambwili but sooner or later something will have to give. It may be something people are willing to ignore but with time this is something that is going to explode. The little scene that saw Kambwili brought before the Disciplinary Committee and cleared was simply a trial run. Sooner somebody will have to face the situation head on. The post Opinion: Kambwili And His Wars appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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National Railways Difficult to Resuscitate – Transport Minister

[Financial Gazette] TRANSPORT Minister Joram Gumbo has told Parliament that the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has become difficult to resuscitate, but added that government will not give up on it.

[Financial Gazette] TRANSPORT Minister Joram Gumbo has told Parliament that the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) has become difficult to resuscitate, but added that government will not give up on it.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

The Revolutionary Chief Justice

[Financial Gazette] ONE moment, he is a level-headed jurist who knows what the primary duty of a judge is: To apply the law as it exists without fear or favour and he is even ready to get indignant when others try to let their personal views influence …

[Financial Gazette] ONE moment, he is a level-headed jurist who knows what the primary duty of a judge is: To apply the law as it exists without fear or favour and he is even ready to get indignant when others try to let their personal views influence their judgments.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe