New UN Envoy to Malawi Acknowledges Development Challenges the Country Still Face

[Nyasa Times] Malawi now has a new resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) and resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maria Jose Torres Macho who has presented her letters of credence to President Peter Muth…

[Nyasa Times] Malawi now has a new resident coordinator of the United Nations (UN) and resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Maria Jose Torres Macho who has presented her letters of credence to President Peter Mutharika to start her tour of diplomatic duty in the country on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Maimane’s Growing Mastery

[Daily Maverick] On Thursday last week, as Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in, and Patricia de Lille narrowly survived a motion of no confidence in Cape Town, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane proved how much he has learnt and grown since 2015.

[Daily Maverick] On Thursday last week, as Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in, and Patricia de Lille narrowly survived a motion of no confidence in Cape Town, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader Mmusi Maimane proved how much he has learnt and grown since 2015.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Army Denies Halting Operation to Aid Boko Haram Leader Shekau

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has flayed insinuations that troops movement under Operation DEEP PUNCH II was temporarily halted to aid Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped.

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has flayed insinuations that troops movement under Operation DEEP PUNCH II was temporarily halted to aid Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Energy Firm Offers ‘Peanuts’ to Rent Govt Fuel Storage Facility

[Namibian] Switzerland energy company, Vitol SA, offered to pay the Namibian government US$1 (about N$11,70) per year to rent the N$5,6 billion state-owned fuel storage facility at Walvis Bay for 10 years.

[Namibian] Switzerland energy company, Vitol SA, offered to pay the Namibian government US$1 (about N$11,70) per year to rent the N$5,6 billion state-owned fuel storage facility at Walvis Bay for 10 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Soccer – TN Stars Rope in Viyuyi – Simama Golden-Boot Striker

[Nyasa Times] The 2017 Simama Premier Football League net buster, Tonic Viyuyi, is on the verge of securing a new lease of life with the newly promoted TN-Stars into the country’s top flight TNM league.

[Nyasa Times] The 2017 Simama Premier Football League net buster, Tonic Viyuyi, is on the verge of securing a new lease of life with the newly promoted TN-Stars into the country's top flight TNM league.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Aupindi Kept Waiting for Verdict

[Namibian] FORMER Namibia Wildlife Resorts managing director Tobie Aupindi will have to wait almost two more weeks for the verdict in the drawn-out trial in which he and a co-accused have been prosecuted on charges under the Anti-Corruption Act.

[Namibian] FORMER Namibia Wildlife Resorts managing director Tobie Aupindi will have to wait almost two more weeks for the verdict in the drawn-out trial in which he and a co-accused have been prosecuted on charges under the Anti-Corruption Act.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Mealie Meal Prices Go Up In Kitwe

Mealie-Meal retailers in Kitwe have increased the price of the commodity by K 5 citing high fuel prices following an upward adjustment of the commodity by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). A Check within the Central Business District found a … Continued

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Mealie-Meal retailers in Kitwe have increased the price of the commodity by K 5 citing high fuel prices following an upward adjustment of the commodity by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). A Check within the Central Business District found a 25kg bag breakfast mealie meal fetching between K 75 and K80 from about K 70 and K 75. The retailers said the increase in the price of fuel has triggered an increase in mealie meal prices. “This business works in line with transport, so when transport goes up it means we are left with no benefit but to as well hike the prices so that we are not on a loss, well the end users will feel the impact yes and that is as much as we feel it as well†One of the retailers said. However, some retailers could not explain how they rushed to increase the price of old stock And some residents have appealed to government to intervene and stabilise the price mealie meal. The residents talked to say the government should always try to make lives of people affordable as much as it has no control of fuel prices on the international market. “When you look at the increase of fuel you will realise that it’s just about K 1, so why have retailers gone beyond K 5? And you will also discover that most of it is old stock, this is very unfortunate, they seem to be taking advantage of poor Zambians,†one of the residents said. The post Mealie Meal Prices Go Up In Kitwe appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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