We Need Paradigm Shift in Health Sector – Shah

[The Herald] Access to health services has become a major issue in Zimbabwe, especially in the advent of non-communicable diseases, which are also known as silent killers. More needs to be done in the health sector for people to be alert and stay healt…

[The Herald] Access to health services has become a major issue in Zimbabwe, especially in the advent of non-communicable diseases, which are also known as silent killers. More needs to be done in the health sector for people to be alert and stay healthy. Our features writers Runyararo Muzavazi (RM) and Tatenda Charamba (TC) speak to Dr Bilal Shah (BS), a health expert originally from Pakistan, who has settled in Zimbabwe, on the development of the health sector in Zimbabwe, its challenges and what can be done to impro

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

From Jail Bird to Street Singer

[New Era] Windhoek -With little education and landing in jail on two different occasions, Joel ‘Katopi’ Alfred decided to change his life and started singing.

[New Era] Windhoek -With little education and landing in jail on two different occasions, Joel 'Katopi' Alfred decided to change his life and started singing.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Towards a People’s National Budget

[Zimbabwe Independent] The national budget essentially entails the use of government spending and revenues to influence the economy. Governments typically use the national budget (also known as fiscal policy) to promote strong economic growth and reduc…

[Zimbabwe Independent] The national budget essentially entails the use of government spending and revenues to influence the economy. Governments typically use the national budget (also known as fiscal policy) to promote strong economic growth and reduce poverty.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Nigeria’s Economic Challenges Are Opportunities for Business Growth’

[Guardian] Mr. John Coumantaros, Chairman, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, is no newcomer to doing business in the country. He is at the helm of affairs of one the biggest food brands in Nigeria that has been in operation since the late 50s. In an in…

[Guardian] Mr. John Coumantaros, Chairman, Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) Plc, is no newcomer to doing business in the country. He is at the helm of affairs of one the biggest food brands in Nigeria that has been in operation since the late 50s. In an interview with COLLINS OLAYINKA during the just concluded Nigeria Economic Summit, he spoke on the opportunities inherent in the Nigerian economy. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minister Muluzi Commends Promotion of Sexual Reproductive Health

[Nyasa Times] Health Minister, Atupele Muluzi says efforts by various faith based institutions in opening up and speak on issues like sexual reproductive health (SRH) is a key step in ensuring that Malawi has a well-managed and health population.

[Nyasa Times] Health Minister, Atupele Muluzi says efforts by various faith based institutions in opening up and speak on issues like sexual reproductive health (SRH) is a key step in ensuring that Malawi has a well-managed and health population.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Appeal Court Orders Personal Service On INEC Boss

[Guardian] Enugu and Awka -The Court of Appeal, Enugu division, has ordered a personal service on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu , in a suit asking it to commit him (Yakubu) to prison over all…

[Guardian] Enugu and Awka -The Court of Appeal, Enugu division, has ordered a personal service on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu , in a suit asking it to commit him (Yakubu) to prison over alleged refusal to conduct the Anambra Central rerun senatorial election, as directed by the court in 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Stock Exchange Bull Run Loses Steam

[Financial Gazette] The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange bull run seems to be losing momentum, with the mainstream industrial index slumping for three consecutive days during the week amid signals of waning interest in top tier stocks.

[Financial Gazette] The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange bull run seems to be losing momentum, with the mainstream industrial index slumping for three consecutive days during the week amid signals of waning interest in top tier stocks.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Telcos Shun Reps’ Health, Financial Audit

[Guardian] Telecommunication companies operating in Nigeria have shunned invitation by the ad hoc of the House of Representatives, investigating the administrative/ operational procedure of the companies and assessing their tax compliance status.

[Guardian] Telecommunication companies operating in Nigeria have shunned invitation by the ad hoc of the House of Representatives, investigating the administrative/ operational procedure of the companies and assessing their tax compliance status.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fodder Farming Provides Lifeline to Drought-Hit Kenyans

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kivaa -Peter Mutisya cuts through a yellowing grass field with a machete at his farm in Kivaa village, southern Kenya, laying knee-high blades of grass into a neat pile.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kivaa -Peter Mutisya cuts through a yellowing grass field with a machete at his farm in Kivaa village, southern Kenya, laying knee-high blades of grass into a neat pile.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Voters Snub Kenya Re-Run Election, Turnout Dismal

[Deutsche Welle] Turnout at the repeat vote for president drew less than half of the voters who came out for the first round in August. Voters trickled into polling stations as violence and a boycott kept many away.

[Deutsche Welle] Turnout at the repeat vote for president drew less than half of the voters who came out for the first round in August. Voters trickled into polling stations as violence and a boycott kept many away.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya