25 Killed As Floods Wreak Havoc in Midlands

[The Herald] Cyclone Dineo-induced floods which wreaked havoc in most parts of the country left a trail of destruction in the Midlands Province, claiming 25 lives, while more than 10 bridges were either swept away or extensively damaged.Hundreds of sma…

[The Herald] Cyclone Dineo-induced floods which wreaked havoc in most parts of the country left a trail of destruction in the Midlands Province, claiming 25 lives, while more than 10 bridges were either swept away or extensively damaged.Hundreds of small livestock, including goats were swept away and several families were left homeless. In some parts of Mberengwa district, the floods destroyed electricity and water infrastructure, plunging several areas into darkness.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Social Grants Agency Backtracks on Committment to Constitutional Court

[GroundUp] The SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) has struck a two-year deal with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for the payment of millions of social grants, according to Serge Belamant, chief executive of CPS parent company Net1. This is in spite of SA…

[GroundUp] The SA Social Security Agency (SASSA) has struck a two-year deal with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for the payment of millions of social grants, according to Serge Belamant, chief executive of CPS parent company Net1. This is in spite of SASSA's commitment to the Constitutional Court that the new contract would not be longer than a year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

International Ships Decry Delayed Ratification of Maritime Laws

[Daily News] Tanzania’s delayed ratification of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) laws has affected shipping business of international vessels flying the country’s flag.

[Daily News] Tanzania's delayed ratification of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) laws has affected shipping business of international vessels flying the country's flag.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Govt Agrees to Pay 2016 Civil Servants Bonuses

[New Zimbabwe] Government has agreed to pay the 2016 bonuses for its workers over five months from April following a crunch meeting with union leaders on Monday, starving off a planned strike by the civil servants.

[New Zimbabwe] Government has agreed to pay the 2016 bonuses for its workers over five months from April following a crunch meeting with union leaders on Monday, starving off a planned strike by the civil servants.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Regulate Social Media Use in Churches, Schools’

[Monitor] Mpigi -Excessive use of social media has led to moral decay in the country and poor performance among students, says Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Vice Chancellor, Dr John Chrysostom Maviiri.

[Monitor] Mpigi -Excessive use of social media has led to moral decay in the country and poor performance among students, says Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Vice Chancellor, Dr John Chrysostom Maviiri.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Marathon Champ Samuel Wanjiru Killed, His Mother Tells Inquest

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The inquest into the death of 2008 Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru resumed on Monday with his mother Hannah Wanjiru alleging that her son was killed and attempts were made to cover up the incident.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The inquest into the death of 2008 Olympic Marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru resumed on Monday with his mother Hannah Wanjiru alleging that her son was killed and attempts were made to cover up the incident.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Forex – CBN Injects Another $367 Million to Maintain Market Stability

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Monday, intervened for the third time in the inter-bank retail foreign exchange market, supplying a total of $367,134,329.93 (over $367 million) to meet the requests of customers.

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN on Monday, intervened for the third time in the inter-bank retail foreign exchange market, supplying a total of $367,134,329.93 (over $367 million) to meet the requests of customers.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fuel Queues Resurface in Abuja

[Premium Times] Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, on Monday witnessed long queues of motorists outside filling stations as members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, threatened a nationwide strike.

[Premium Times] Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, on Monday witnessed long queues of motorists outside filling stations as members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, threatened a nationwide strike.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria