Ruling Party Rejects Chaponda Cash Claims

[Nyasa Times] A prosecution witness has told the court that the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rejected claims made by former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda that thousands of dollars and millions…

[Nyasa Times] A prosecution witness has told the court that the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rejected claims made by former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda that thousands of dollars and millions of Kwachas found by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) stashed inside suitcases hidden in the bedroom of his house during a search, belongs to the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Court Halts Land Tax – for Now

[Namibian] The owners of commercial farmland in Namibia do not have to pay land tax on their farms until a legal challenge against the proceedings of the Valuation Court that considered farmers’ objections against the valuation of their land in 2016 ha…

[Namibian] The owners of commercial farmland in Namibia do not have to pay land tax on their farms until a legal challenge against the proceedings of the Valuation Court that considered farmers' objections against the valuation of their land in 2016 has been decided, High Court deputy judge president Hosea Angula ruled yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Activists Urge IGAD, AU to Pressure Warring Parties

[VOA] A coalition of more than 200 civil society groups in South Sudan is urging the regional bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the international community to put more pressure on South Sudan’s warring parties to en…

[VOA] A coalition of more than 200 civil society groups in South Sudan is urging the regional bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the international community to put more pressure on South Sudan's warring parties to end the conflict ahead of the next phase of peace talks scheduled for March.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Street Vendors Face Fines

[Zambia Reports] The Luanshya Municipal Council has embarked on a series of meetings aimed at sensitizing residents about the changes in the laws regulating street vending and public nuisances.

[Zambia Reports] The Luanshya Municipal Council has embarked on a series of meetings aimed at sensitizing residents about the changes in the laws regulating street vending and public nuisances.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Hundreds Bury Chadema Cadre in Iringa

[Citizen] Iringa -Chadema’s deputy secretary general for Tanzania Zanzibar, Mr Salum Mwalimu, Wednesday led hundreds of mourners during the burial of a local leader on the party’s ticket, Daniel John.

[Citizen] Iringa -Chadema's deputy secretary general for Tanzania Zanzibar, Mr Salum Mwalimu, Wednesday led hundreds of mourners during the burial of a local leader on the party's ticket, Daniel John.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

The Value of Urine in a Water-Sensitive Future

[Daily Maverick] There is a huge potential for reducing our water consumption by implementing “simple” initiatives. Coastal cities could also consider sea water flushing for their urinals and toilets, but this requires significant investment to install…

[Daily Maverick] There is a huge potential for reducing our water consumption by implementing "simple" initiatives. Coastal cities could also consider sea water flushing for their urinals and toilets, but this requires significant investment to install dual reticulation systems, replace existing pipes and retrofitting waste water treatment plants. Encouragingly, Hong Kong has been using seawater for toilet flushing since the 1950s.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kwekwe to Engage Firms in Road Rehab

[The Herald] Kwekwe City Town Clerk Mr Emmanuel Musara says they are planning to engage local companies whose trucks contribute to road destruction to participate in rehabilitation of the roads.

[The Herald] Kwekwe City Town Clerk Mr Emmanuel Musara says they are planning to engage local companies whose trucks contribute to road destruction to participate in rehabilitation of the roads.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

#50ansMoris – From lawmaking to public (MBC) TV show

[L’Express] Following the general election in August 1967, the National Assembly welcomed a batch of politicians that would be part of the first crop of parliamentarians for an independent Mauritius.

[L'Express] Following the general election in August 1967, the National Assembly welcomed a batch of politicians that would be part of the first crop of parliamentarians for an independent Mauritius.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Stakeholders Reject Sokoto’s Double-Shift School Policy

[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Whereas most public schools around the country alter their timetables to teach mathematics and other science subjects in the morning and the humanities in the afternoon basically to improve students’ attainment of good grades, the…

[Daily Trust] Sokoto -Whereas most public schools around the country alter their timetables to teach mathematics and other science subjects in the morning and the humanities in the afternoon basically to improve students' attainment of good grades, the Sokoto State government recently introduced "double-shift" school policy in public schools. This allows schools; especially those with overcrowded classrooms, to operate two shifts, with one group of students attending lessons in the morning and the other in the afternoon.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Warns Civil Servants Against Mugabe Day Absenteeism

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has warned civil servants against violating office hours as they join the nation in celebrating the Robert Gabriel Mugabe youth day this week.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has warned civil servants against violating office hours as they join the nation in celebrating the Robert Gabriel Mugabe youth day this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe