Govt Equips Uniformed Forces With Post-Retirement Skills

[The Herald] Government is providing members of the uniformed forces with agricultural skills which will become handy upon their retirement, a senior officer in the Zimbabwe National Army has said. Speaking during the graduation ceremony of 49 soldiers…

[The Herald] Government is providing members of the uniformed forces with agricultural skills which will become handy upon their retirement, a senior officer in the Zimbabwe National Army has said. Speaking during the graduation ceremony of 49 soldiers and two police officers who completed a Master Farmer's Course at Domboshava National Training Centre, Brigadier-General Stanely Mangena said the two-year package was meant to enable the uniformed forces to acquire the right farming skills.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Seed Firm Targets 20% Increase in Production

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Seed Co Limited is targeting a 20 percent increase in seed production on the back of anticipated improved demand for the 2017/ 18 selling season. Seed Co group chief executive Morgan Nzwere said another seaso…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Seed Co Limited is targeting a 20 percent increase in seed production on the back of anticipated improved demand for the 2017/ 18 selling season. Seed Co group chief executive Morgan Nzwere said another season of good rains was anticipated in the firm's main markets, which he contends would spur demand for seed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Residents Petition Parliament Over Plans to Relocate Refugee Camp

[Nyasa Times] Karonga residents through Karonga-Chitipa Cultural Heritage on Thursday marched to Parliament Building in the capital Lilongwe to present a petition that condemned government’s plans to relocate a refugee camp from Dzaleka in Dowa to Kati…

[Nyasa Times] Karonga residents through Karonga-Chitipa Cultural Heritage on Thursday marched to Parliament Building in the capital Lilongwe to present a petition that condemned government's plans to relocate a refugee camp from Dzaleka in Dowa to Katili in Traditional Authority (T/A) Kyungu in Karonga.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

The Political Economy of Take-Off (Part III)

[Observer] One critical reality which inhibits take-off is whether or not a polity or state encompasses a nation or, for that matter, a stable and enduring multinational commonality.

[Observer] One critical reality which inhibits take-off is whether or not a polity or state encompasses a nation or, for that matter, a stable and enduring multinational commonality.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Senate Stops N5 Fuel Charge, Suspends Controversial Bill

[Leadership] The Senate, yesterday, stopped the N5 charge it earlier proposed for every litre of fuel and diesel, as well as suspended further considerations on the National Roads Fund Establishment Bill seeking to effect the charge.

[Leadership] The Senate, yesterday, stopped the N5 charge it earlier proposed for every litre of fuel and diesel, as well as suspended further considerations on the National Roads Fund Establishment Bill seeking to effect the charge.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cyber Law Not Linked to 2018 Polls – Minister

[The Herald] The Cyber Crime and Computer Bill has nothing to do with the 2018 harmonised elections, but seeks to protect people from abuse on social media, a Government official has said. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Servic…

[The Herald] The Cyber Crime and Computer Bill has nothing to do with the 2018 harmonised elections, but seeks to protect people from abuse on social media, a Government official has said. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira made the remarks at a cyber security workshop in Harare yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ethnic Agitations – Saraki Appeals for Tolerance Among Nigerians

[Leadership] Amid rising ethnic agitations in some parts of the country, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to tolerate each other and display understanding because there is strength in unity.

[Leadership] Amid rising ethnic agitations in some parts of the country, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to tolerate each other and display understanding because there is strength in unity.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Foundation to Assist Netball Legend Waya Undergo Course

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s netball legend Mary Waya has received a timely donation of money amounting to about K600,000 from the Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (FISD).

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's netball legend Mary Waya has received a timely donation of money amounting to about K600,000 from the Foundation for Irrigation and Sustainable Development (FISD).

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Threat to Igbo – IGP Puts AIGs, CPs On Alert, Orders Arrest of Youths

[Leadership] The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has put Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs) and commissioners of Police in the North on alert ahead of the eviction threat given to the Igbos in the North by a coalition of Arewa Youth …

[Leadership] The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has put Assistant Inspector Generals (AIGs) and commissioners of Police in the North on alert ahead of the eviction threat given to the Igbos in the North by a coalition of Arewa Youth groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria