“The law now confers upon the minister the absolute discretionary power to overturn any decision of the HEC”

[L’Express] With the higher education bill passed in parliament this week to replace the Tertiary Education Act, Weekly speaks to former Minister of Education, Steven Obeegadoo, about its implications. He voices his concerns about the bill and shares h…

[L'Express] With the higher education bill passed in parliament this week to replace the Tertiary Education Act, Weekly speaks to former Minister of Education, Steven Obeegadoo, about its implications. He voices his concerns about the bill and shares his opinion on the possible motivations behind it. He also gives his views on Leela Devi Dookhun's version of the nine-year schooling.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Business Tycoon’s Plane to Go Under the Hammer

[Zimbabwe Standard] Aprivate jet belonging to business tycoon John Arnold Bredenkamp is set to go under the hammer tomorrow to settle a $3,8 million debt to businessman Yaqub Ibrahim Mohammed.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Aprivate jet belonging to business tycoon John Arnold Bredenkamp is set to go under the hammer tomorrow to settle a $3,8 million debt to businessman Yaqub Ibrahim Mohammed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Just in – Early Morning Fire Guts NAFDAC Headquarters

[Vanguard] The early morning fire which hit the headquarters of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja on Friday has been curtailed.

[Vanguard] The early morning fire which hit the headquarters of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Abuja on Friday has been curtailed.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Outgoing BOT Boss Calls for Financial Inclusion

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has been urged to set up conducive infrastructure, which will absorb 28 per cent of Tanzanians who have are unable to access financial services.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has been urged to set up conducive infrastructure, which will absorb 28 per cent of Tanzanians who have are unable to access financial services.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Editorial – Azory Gwanda – a Month Is Gone, We Are Still Hoping

[Citizen] Yesterday marked a full month since Azory Gwanda – a Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) journalist stationed in Kibiti District, Coast Region – went missing under suspicious circumstances. The 42-year-old disappeared on November 21, in th…

[Citizen] Yesterday marked a full month since Azory Gwanda - a Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) journalist stationed in Kibiti District, Coast Region - went missing under suspicious circumstances. The 42-year-old disappeared on November 21, in the company of four 'unknown persons' in an unmarked Toyota Land Cruiser.' Gwanda is yet to be found, seen or heard from. It's 32 days now - his mobile phones are off the air.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Big Names in the TTCL-Airtel Shares Controversy

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -New details have emerged of the controversial transfer of Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) shares to Celtel Tanzania (now Airtel Tanzania) as the board of the state-run telecoms dug in at a press conference ye…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -New details have emerged of the controversial transfer of Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) shares to Celtel Tanzania (now Airtel Tanzania) as the board of the state-run telecoms dug in at a press conference yesterday, vowing war to recover the "lost shares".

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

VP – Enact By-Laws to Enforce Tree Planting

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed regional and district authorities to enact by-laws, which would ensure every household supports the green city programme.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan has directed regional and district authorities to enact by-laws, which would ensure every household supports the green city programme.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Gender Minister Emphasises the Contribution of Women in the Socio-Economic Development of Mauritius

[Government of Mauritius] Women should be recognised for their values and contribution in the socio-economic development of the country and the pivotal role they play in the family. As a caring Government no stone will be left unturned to give women th…

[Government of Mauritius] Women should be recognised for their values and contribution in the socio-economic development of the country and the pivotal role they play in the family. As a caring Government no stone will be left unturned to give women the merit and due recognition with full dignity.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

A Hard Row to Hoe for Nigeria to Reach Food Self-Sufficiency

[IRIN] Kano -On the outskirts of Nigeria’s northern city of Kano is bustling Dawanau, West Africa’s largest grain market. Fortunes change hands here daily, with sacks of millet, sorghum, and cowpeas loaded onto trucks for delivery to countries as far a…

[IRIN] Kano -On the outskirts of Nigeria's northern city of Kano is bustling Dawanau, West Africa's largest grain market. Fortunes change hands here daily, with sacks of millet, sorghum, and cowpeas loaded onto trucks for delivery to countries as far afield as Chad, Mali, and Senegal.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria