Drop in Revenues Deepens Portland Cement Net Loss Fourfold

[Nation] East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has announced that its net loss for the six months to December has worsened nearly four times to Sh969.6 million on lower revenues.

[Nation] East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has announced that its net loss for the six months to December has worsened nearly four times to Sh969.6 million on lower revenues.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Women Carry the Burden of War Trauma

[IRIN] Beatrice Adyero* woke up one July morning in 2002 to news that completely shattered her life. Her husband, four sons, and a daughter-in-law were among 56 civilians abducted and killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. Her youngest grand…

[IRIN] Beatrice Adyero* woke up one July morning in 2002 to news that completely shattered her life. Her husband, four sons, and a daughter-in-law were among 56 civilians abducted and killed by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group. Her youngest granddaughter, only two-years-old, wasn't spared either.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Air Namibia Contracts Wirecard to Process Online Payments

[New Era] Windhoek -The national airline, Air Namibia, has partnered with Wirecard to facilitate and process customers’ online payment for Air Namibia services. Wirecard is one of the leading specialists in digital financial technology, and the company…

[New Era] Windhoek -The national airline, Air Namibia, has partnered with Wirecard to facilitate and process customers' online payment for Air Namibia services. Wirecard is one of the leading specialists in digital financial technology, and the company would render payment processing services to Air Namibia. This means that Air Namibia customers making online bookings can now make online payments using credit cards such as Diners and Discover in addition to Visa and MasterCard.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Unpacking the Latest Tax Hikes in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan to make sense of the tax increases.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's 2018 budget seemed to be all about tax hikes. The most significant was the first increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) since 1993 from 14% to 15%. Sibonelo Radebe asked Muneer Hassan to make sense of the tax increases.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Expresses Concern On Resumption of Presidential Nominees Without Confirmation

[Premium Times] The Senate on Wednesday mandated its committee on judiciary to investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged resumption of Tony Ojukwu as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

[Premium Times] The Senate on Wednesday mandated its committee on judiciary to investigate the circumstances surrounding the alleged resumption of Tony Ojukwu as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mini earthquake felt in Mauritius

[L’Express] In an official communiqué from the Mauritius Meteorological Services, it was confirmed that an earthquake occurred in Mauritius on Tuesday 27 February. People across the island felt the shaking for a few seconds and immediately took to social media to find out what happened.

[L'Express] In an official communiqué from the Mauritius Meteorological Services, it was confirmed that an earthquake occurred in Mauritius on Tuesday 27 February. People across the island felt the shaking for a few seconds and immediately took to social media to find out what happened.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Council Blamed for Wetlands Destruction

[263Chat] A cross section of Harare residents have blamed the Harare City Council for double standards which have led to corrupt allocation of land on undesignated sites such as wetlands.

[263Chat] A cross section of Harare residents have blamed the Harare City Council for double standards which have led to corrupt allocation of land on undesignated sites such as wetlands.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kenya Bets on Colombia Transport Model to Decongest Nairobi

[East African] Kenya is moving to borrow from Colombia’s bus rapid transit model in Bogota that will see construction of special lanes for high-capacity buses in efforts to decongest Nairobi roads.

[East African] Kenya is moving to borrow from Colombia's bus rapid transit model in Bogota that will see construction of special lanes for high-capacity buses in efforts to decongest Nairobi roads.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya