Is the Force Intervention Brigade Still Justifying Its Existence?

[ISS] The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), the sharp end of MONUSCO – the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – earned its stripes in 2013 when it helped the DRC’s army defeat the powerful Rwanda-backed M23 rebels in …

[ISS] The Force Intervention Brigade (FIB), the sharp end of MONUSCO - the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - earned its stripes in 2013 when it helped the DRC's army defeat the powerful Rwanda-backed M23 rebels in the east of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Second Hand Clothing Imports Hurting Edgars Stores

[Financial Gazette] Clothing retail chain Edgars Stores says the rapid increase in unregulated commerce in the country is hurting its operations as it is made to compete with businesses that do not pay tax.

[Financial Gazette] Clothing retail chain Edgars Stores says the rapid increase in unregulated commerce in the country is hurting its operations as it is made to compete with businesses that do not pay tax.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Man Douses Lover With Paraffin, Sets Her On Fire

[New Zimbabwe] A Gweru man who allegedly poured two litres of paraffin all over his lover’s body before setting her on fire in a dispute over text messages was Wednesday arraigned before the courts.

[New Zimbabwe] A Gweru man who allegedly poured two litres of paraffin all over his lover's body before setting her on fire in a dispute over text messages was Wednesday arraigned before the courts.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

IMF Extends Loan Program

[Nyasa Times] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a US$ 26.9 Million (about K19.7 billion at current exchange rate) for Malawi after concluding ninth review of the Extended Credit Facility programme (ECF) , a tool for medium-term financial s…

[Nyasa Times] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a US$ 26.9 Million (about K19.7 billion at current exchange rate) for Malawi after concluding ninth review of the Extended Credit Facility programme (ECF) , a tool for medium-term financial support, aimed at low income member states .

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Respect Mugabe’s Name, Cleric Tells MP

[New Zimbabwe] A Zanu-PF activist and cleric has come out hammers and tongs against Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo, ordering the MP to respect the Mugabe name.

[New Zimbabwe] A Zanu-PF activist and cleric has come out hammers and tongs against Kwekwe Central legislator Masango Matambanadzo, ordering the MP to respect the Mugabe name.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Alexander De Croo Brings a Humanitarian Work Visit to South Sudan

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Suda…

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Sudanese government and the international community. Of all the four countries affected by famine this year, South Sudan is the worst off.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan