The Long, Long Wait for National Identity Cards

[Daily Trust] “When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months’ time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been ‘go and comeback tomorrow’,” says Song Muru, a Msc stud…

[Daily Trust] "When I enrolled for the National Identity card early last year, I had expected the card would be ready in at most six months' time. Whenever I go to their office, it has always been 'go and comeback tomorrow'," says Song Muru, a Msc student of the University of Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Land Laws Key to Agriculture Investment in Malawi – Minister Muluzi

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development Atupele Muluzi has said land laws will increase the impact of agricultural investment and production in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Interest Rate Caps Eat Into Kenya Banks’ Profits

[East African] Kenya’s weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding…

[East African] Kenya's weaker-than-expected economic growth, election fears and interest rate controls have started impacting corporate earnings, with some listed financial service providers recording declines in earnings per share, effectively eroding dividends to shareholders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Libyan Partners Abandon Broke Uganda Telecom Ltd

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

[East African] Significant differences emerged between Uganda and Libya during a recent shareholders meeting, leading to a falling out over the troubled Uganda Telecom Ltd, leaving Kampala with the cash-strapped company and no money to turn it around.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Grant Scandal Exposes Myths About How the State Should Run Things

[The Conversation Africa] The social grants scandal rocking South Africa has been greeted with understandable shock. It’s also challenged two popular ideas about how government should operate.

[The Conversation Africa] The social grants scandal rocking South Africa has been greeted with understandable shock. It's also challenged two popular ideas about how government should operate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Did Joice Mujuru Turn a Blind Eye to Human Rights Violations?

[Deutsche Welle] Joice Mujuru served as Robert Mugabe’s Vice-President for a decade. Now she is running for president in Zimbabwe with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?

[Deutsche Welle] Joice Mujuru served as Robert Mugabe's Vice-President for a decade. Now she is running for president in Zimbabwe with her own party. But why should people vote for someone complicit in a regime that killed thousands?

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Local Manufacturers Face Hard Times as Earnings Drop

[East African] An aura of gloom has engulfed the manufacturing sector in Kenya as hopes of industrialisation-led growth fade away due to the dwindling fortunes of leading companies.

[East African] An aura of gloom has engulfed the manufacturing sector in Kenya as hopes of industrialisation-led growth fade away due to the dwindling fortunes of leading companies.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya