Scorpio – Gupta Inc – It’s Game On As Fightback Begins

[Daily Maverick] The Gupta empire has launched an audacious fightback against the National Prosecuting Authority – this as big brother Ajay finds himself confined to life in the shadows as an official fugitive from justice.

[Daily Maverick] The Gupta empire has launched an audacious fightback against the National Prosecuting Authority - this as big brother Ajay finds himself confined to life in the shadows as an official fugitive from justice.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ramaphosa’s China Conundrum – to Kowtow or Hit Back?

[Daily Maverick] In the wake of China’s apoplexy regarding the recent visit to South Africa of a vocal Tibetan leader, our new president faces a question of major moral and economic import: will Beijing make good on its threat to disinvest if we don’t …

[Daily Maverick] In the wake of China's apoplexy regarding the recent visit to South Africa of a vocal Tibetan leader, our new president faces a question of major moral and economic import: will Beijing make good on its threat to disinvest if we don't toe the line? Put another way, does South Africa need China more than China needs South Africa? And to add to that, what about the recent embarrassing, insulting and illegal behaviour of Pretoria's new best friend? KEVIN BLOOM wonders whether these are quandaries that even Ra

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Chiphiko Raps Goodall’s ‘Wish List’ in Mid-Term Budget

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe’s Mid-term Budget Review Statement faced scrutiny from Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee which has called it mere wish list as the country’s fiscal position is…

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe's Mid-term Budget Review Statement faced scrutiny from Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee which has called it mere wish list as the country's fiscal position is under pressure from a weakening domestic revenue collection and high interest rates on Admarc loans.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

CBOs Develops New Controls to Enable Banks to Deal With Their Counterparts Abroad

[SNA] Khartoum -The Central Bank of Sudan’s (CBoS) Assistant Governor for the Financial Institutions and Systems Sector Awad Ali Abdullah Abu Shuk said that CBoS has set new controls, following the partial lifting of the economic sanctions imposed on S…

[SNA] Khartoum -The Central Bank of Sudan's (CBoS) Assistant Governor for the Financial Institutions and Systems Sector Awad Ali Abdullah Abu Shuk said that CBoS has set new controls, following the partial lifting of the economic sanctions imposed on Sudan, to enable Sudanese banks to deal with their foreign counterparts.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Preventive Measures Continue

[Cameroon Tribune] Road safety and security teams on major highways have the ultimate goal of reducing accidents which impose gloomy memories on individuals.

[Cameroon Tribune] Road safety and security teams on major highways have the ultimate goal of reducing accidents which impose gloomy memories on individuals.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Mining Charter – Ramaphosa to the Rescue – but Community Voices Still Ignored

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa’s personal intervention in the current impasse around the controversial Mining Charter has been greeted with relief and optimism by industry players. One of Ramaphosa’s first presidential moves was to negotiat…

[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa's personal intervention in the current impasse around the controversial Mining Charter has been greeted with relief and optimism by industry players. One of Ramaphosa's first presidential moves was to negotiate the postponement of court action, slated to start on Monday, aimed at setting aside the charter. But members of community groups directly affected by mining say that - as has become the norm - their views on the matter were ignored.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cabinet Endorses Director of Somalia’s Communications Authority

[Shabelle] The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia’s Communications Law 2017.

[Shabelle] The Cabinet has unanimously endorsed Abdi Sheik Ahmed for the post of Director-General of the National Communications Authority (NCA) of Somalia, which is established under Somalia's Communications Law 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Govt Appoints Police and Intelligence Commanders

[Shabelle] Somali cabinet has overwhelmingly voted Monday to endorse the appointment of the new Police and Intelligence Agency [NISA] during a meeting in Mogadishu. According to a statement released by the cabinet, General Bashir Ahmed Mohamed was appo…

[Shabelle] Somali cabinet has overwhelmingly voted Monday to endorse the appointment of the new Police and Intelligence Agency [NISA] during a meeting in Mogadishu. According to a statement released by the cabinet, General Bashir Ahmed Mohamed was appointed as the new commander of the Somali Police Force.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia