Fears Over Concession Affect Umeme’s Price

[East African] The share price of Uganda’s power distributor Umeme Ltd has remained flat for the past two months because of speculation on the renewal of the company’s concession agreement with the government.

[East African] The share price of Uganda's power distributor Umeme Ltd has remained flat for the past two months because of speculation on the renewal of the company's concession agreement with the government.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Drought “Solution” Becomes a Major Menace Once Again

[IRIN] Lodwar -In 2006 a toothless goat made legal history in Kenya – and headlines around the world – when it appeared in court as part of a bid to sue the government over a plant deliberately introduced a few decades earlier to help rural communities…

[IRIN] Lodwar -In 2006 a toothless goat made legal history in Kenya - and headlines around the world - when it appeared in court as part of a bid to sue the government over a plant deliberately introduced a few decades earlier to help rural communities adapt to drought. That plant became an invasive alien weed, and it is still causing havoc to this day in the country's drylands.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Top Advocate, Murdered Steroid Kingpin Involved in Underworld Dealings – Claims Surface in Court

[News24Wire] A top advocate was allegedly provided with a stolen firearm which he offered to return to an underworld figure for R20 000, it emerged in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

[News24Wire] A top advocate was allegedly provided with a stolen firearm which he offered to return to an underworld figure for R20 000, it emerged in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

White Water Rafters Oppose Billion-Dollar Power Project

[New Zimbabwe] WHITE water rafters operating along Zambezi River are fighting to stop the construction a billion-dollar hydro-electricity power plant across the boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

[New Zimbabwe] WHITE water rafters operating along Zambezi River are fighting to stop the construction a billion-dollar hydro-electricity power plant across the boundary between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mpumalanga – a Thin Line Between Democracy and Fascism

[Daily Maverick] There needs to be an independent judicial inquiry to decide whether threats of violence in Mpumalanga by armed and uniformed members of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) – as headed by deputy minister of defence a…

[Daily Maverick] There needs to be an independent judicial inquiry to decide whether threats of violence in Mpumalanga by armed and uniformed members of Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) - as headed by deputy minister of defence and military veterans, Kebby Maphatsoe - did or did not play a significant role in providing delegates to the ANC elective conference in Soweto.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ZRA Aims to Overshoot Target By K1 Billion

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has surpassed the tax collection target for 2017 by more than K600 million, and is targeting an extra K400 million before the close of the year.

[Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) has surpassed the tax collection target for 2017 by more than K600 million, and is targeting an extra K400 million before the close of the year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia