2017 Legislative Year – Chinese Parliament Opens Annual Sessions

[Cameroon Tribune] This year’s Chinese political season got underway in the capital, Beijing, over the weekend when the two Houses of Parliament began meeting. The once-a-year sessions that last about two weeks are being covered by more than 10,000 jou…

[Cameroon Tribune] This year's Chinese political season got underway in the capital, Beijing, over the weekend when the two Houses of Parliament began meeting. The once-a-year sessions that last about two weeks are being covered by more than 10,000 journalists from China's over 1,000 media houses and some foreign correspondents. Security is understandably tight in and around the Great Hall of the People, the venue of the sessions.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

‘Al Beser’ Provides Ophthalmology Service

[Shabait] Barentu -In line with the existing mutual cooperation and exchange of experience between the ministries of health of the State of Eritrea and Sudan, ‘Al Beser’, International Group of Sudanese Ophthalmologists, has provided Ophthalmology serv…

[Shabait] Barentu -In line with the existing mutual cooperation and exchange of experience between the ministries of health of the State of Eritrea and Sudan, 'Al Beser', International Group of Sudanese Ophthalmologists, has provided Ophthalmology service in the Gash Barka region.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Southern Regional Assembly Regular Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -The Southern Regional Assembly conducted its 16th regular meeting on 2 March under a theme ‘Preserving our natural resources; a corner stone for our development’.

[Shabait] Asmara -The Southern Regional Assembly conducted its 16th regular meeting on 2 March under a theme 'Preserving our natural resources; a corner stone for our development'.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Ministry of Agriculture Annual Assessment Meeting

[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Agriculture conducted its annual meeting here in the capital from 2 to 3 March. The meeting which was held at the central office of the ministry was mainly aimed at mapping out programs for 2017.

[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Agriculture conducted its annual meeting here in the capital from 2 to 3 March. The meeting which was held at the central office of the ministry was mainly aimed at mapping out programs for 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

Why Did It Take Absa Bank Limited 15 Months, or 312 Days, to Close the Guptas’ Bank Accounts?

[DA] Today, I wrote to Maria Ramos, Chief Executive of Barclays Africa Group Limited, requesting a reasonable explanation for why it took Absa Bank Limited (“Absa”) 15 months, or a full 312 working days, to close the Guptas’ bank accounts in South Africa.

[DA] Today, I wrote to Maria Ramos, Chief Executive of Barclays Africa Group Limited, requesting a reasonable explanation for why it took Absa Bank Limited ("Absa") 15 months, or a full 312 working days, to close the Guptas' bank accounts in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Three Decades Later and Still Strong

[This is Africa] One of South Africa’s famous musical groups, Ladysmith Black Mambazo which started in the 1960s has not stopped producing music, like fine wine, getting better with age. With recent Grammy nominations, the group has a new set of younge…

[This is Africa] One of South Africa's famous musical groups, Ladysmith Black Mambazo which started in the 1960s has not stopped producing music, like fine wine, getting better with age. With recent Grammy nominations, the group has a new set of younger members who will sustain the dreams of the founder, Joseph Shabalala, keeping the remarkable legacy alive.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

16 Malagasy Citizens Remain Detained in Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles’ Department of Immigration confirmed on Monday that 16 Malagasy citizens flagged by officials while on transit last week are still in the country.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Department of Immigration confirmed on Monday that 16 Malagasy citizens flagged by officials while on transit last week are still in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Madagascar

President Sirleaf, Executive Secretary of Economic Commission for Africa Hold Talks

[FrontPageAfrica] Addis Ababa -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has on the margins of her official State visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia met the Acting Executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Abdallah Ha…

[FrontPageAfrica] Addis Ababa -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has on the margins of her official State visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia met the Acting Executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Dr. Abdallah Hamdok in Addis Ababa.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Govt’s Revoking of Oil Prospecting Licences Gets Supreme Court Nod

[Daily Trust] The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Federal Government over voiding the allocation of Oil Prospecting Licences (OPLs) 321 and 323 to Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and re-awarding the oil blocks to ONGC/Owel Petroleum Cons…

[Daily Trust] The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of the Federal Government over voiding the allocation of Oil Prospecting Licences (OPLs) 321 and 323 to Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) and re-awarding the oil blocks to ONGC/Owel Petroleum Consortium.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria