Govt Refinances Debt and Adds More Loans

[Vanguard] THE recent announcement by the Federal Minister of Finance of the government’s decision to refinance the country’s debt by borrowing dollars at seven per cent instead of locally at between 13 and 18.5 per cent would have been commendable if …

[Vanguard] THE recent announcement by the Federal Minister of Finance of the government's decision to refinance the country's debt by borrowing dollars at seven per cent instead of locally at between 13 and 18.5 per cent would have been commendable if it was not just a mere paper exercise which would still not reduce the quantum of debt the country is owing. On paper it would reduce the cost of borrowing, but at maturity it would require the country to source for dollars to repay.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Slain Police Officers Leave a Legacy

[News24Wire] Honouring the 40 slain police officers who died in the last year, is not only about loss, memory and sacrifice but also legacy and ensuring that no other child is left orphaned by criminals, Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa told an emotion…

[News24Wire] Honouring the 40 slain police officers who died in the last year, is not only about loss, memory and sacrifice but also legacy and ensuring that no other child is left orphaned by criminals, Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa told an emotional crowd on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Biometric Voting, Registration Training Underway

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last week held a training workshop in Harare with private voluntary organisations (PVOs) and trusts to educate them on the new biometric voting and registration (BVR) system.

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last week held a training workshop in Harare with private voluntary organisations (PVOs) and trusts to educate them on the new biometric voting and registration (BVR) system.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

France Lobbies for UN Security Council Debate On Sanctions

[RFI] The UN Security Council may vote next week on a French-sponsored proposal of a sanctions regime aimed at enforcing Mali’s peace deal, which has seen an increasing number of breaches since June, diplomats said Friday.

[RFI] The UN Security Council may vote next week on a French-sponsored proposal of a sanctions regime aimed at enforcing Mali's peace deal, which has seen an increasing number of breaches since June, diplomats said Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

North Kordofan Parties Oppose State of Emergency

[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid -Opposition parties in North Kordofan jointly rejected the extension of the State of Emergency on the pretext of further implementation of the campaign to collect illegal weapons.

[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid -Opposition parties in North Kordofan jointly rejected the extension of the State of Emergency on the pretext of further implementation of the campaign to collect illegal weapons.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Attack On Ramaphosa Is ‘Political Cannibalism’ – Mthembu

[News24Wire] African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu has come out in support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, amid a reported sex scandal, saying the attack is political.

[News24Wire] African National Congress chief whip Jackson Mthembu has come out in support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, amid a reported sex scandal, saying the attack is political.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa