Senate, CBN Rift Looms Over N79 Billion Hajj Subsidy

[Guardian] Lagos, Maiduguri and Katsina -The Senate and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be on a collision course over the lawmakers’ N200 per dollar proposal for Muslims undertaking pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

[Guardian] Lagos, Maiduguri and Katsina -The Senate and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may be on a collision course over the lawmakers' N200 per dollar proposal for Muslims undertaking pilgrimage to Mecca this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Peacekeeping Chief Pledges Support to Displaced Civilians in Malakal

[UN News] Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilia…

[UN News] Having witnessed first-hand various security challenges and humanitarian efforts in South Sudan, the United Nations peacekeeping chief has wrapped up his three-day mission to the country, which included a visit to the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, where he expressed the Organization's resolve to support the return to stability.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Government Targets 500,000 Metric Tonnes Cocoa Production By 2021

[Guardian] Abuja -In efforts to diversify the nation’s economy from the oil to non-oil sectors like agriculture and solid minerals, the Federal Government has set a target of 500,000 metric tonnes (MT) cocoa production and processing by Year 2021.

[Guardian] Abuja -In efforts to diversify the nation's economy from the oil to non-oil sectors like agriculture and solid minerals, the Federal Government has set a target of 500,000 metric tonnes (MT) cocoa production and processing by Year 2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

National Credit Regulator Warns of Illegal Credit Providers

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has urged consumers not to enter into loans with credit providers that retain bank cards as a method of debt collection.

[SAnews.gov.za] The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has urged consumers not to enter into loans with credit providers that retain bank cards as a method of debt collection.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Former Ghanaian Leader Urges Kenya to Hold Peaceful Polls

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former Ghanaian President John Mahama who is the Chairman of Commonwealth Election Observers Group to Kenya has called for peaceful elections from candidates and people of Kenya.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former Ghanaian President John Mahama who is the Chairman of Commonwealth Election Observers Group to Kenya has called for peaceful elections from candidates and people of Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

As Long As Ransoms Are Paid, Kidnappings Will Continue

[Daily Maverick] By August 2017, two long-term AQIM hostages, Stephen McGowan (August 2017) and Johan Gustafsson (June 2017), were released. Given that each had been held for six years, the investment AQIM had in keeping them alive and well was so vest…

[Daily Maverick] By August 2017, two long-term AQIM hostages, Stephen McGowan (August 2017) and Johan Gustafsson (June 2017), were released. Given that each had been held for six years, the investment AQIM had in keeping them alive and well was so vested, the assumption of either of them being released without a ransom payment seems out of the question. By JASMINE OPPERMAN.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali