Govt Seeks Option to Buy Unusually Big Diamonds From Its Mines

[VOA] Botswana is amending its law to give the government the first option to buy diamonds that are unusually large or have other unusual features found in its mines, such as the world’s second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered two years ago.

[VOA] Botswana is amending its law to give the government the first option to buy diamonds that are unusually large or have other unusual features found in its mines, such as the world's second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered two years ago.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Red Flag Day Gun Case Still Open

[Namibian] A case filed against a supporter of the Ovaherero Traditional Authority over the threatening wielding of a gun during the Red Flag Day commemoration at Okahandja last month is still being investigated.

[Namibian] A case filed against a supporter of the Ovaherero Traditional Authority over the threatening wielding of a gun during the Red Flag Day commemoration at Okahandja last month is still being investigated.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Be On High Alert, Estate Agents Warned

[The Herald] Real estate agents should be high on alert as they are vulnerable to money launderers seeking to clean ill-gotten wealth from illicit deals, the Reserve Bank Zimbabwe has warned. IN AN interview with The Herald Property recently, RBZ Finan…

[The Herald] Real estate agents should be high on alert as they are vulnerable to money launderers seeking to clean ill-gotten wealth from illicit deals, the Reserve Bank Zimbabwe has warned. IN AN interview with The Herald Property recently, RBZ Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) manager Mr Kenneth Ngwarai, said the real estate sector is on the high risk of receiving proceeds of illicit deals.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

State-Owned Firm Enriches Businessman By Millions

[Namibian] Financially struggling state-owned Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) bought a property in Windhoek for N$40 million, thereby overpaying by as much as N$27 million, documents show.

[Namibian] Financially struggling state-owned Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) bought a property in Windhoek for N$40 million, thereby overpaying by as much as N$27 million, documents show.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Myriad Challenges Hinder Parliamentary Delivery

[Namibian] Lack of funds, implementation and timelines for tabling bills are among the challenges outlined as affecting delivery in the National Assembly’s first annual report, for the 2015/2016 financial year.

[Namibian] Lack of funds, implementation and timelines for tabling bills are among the challenges outlined as affecting delivery in the National Assembly's first annual report, for the 2015/2016 financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Much Anticipation for Suffix Debut Album

[Nyasa Times] Social media was awash with comments and speculations responding to “They tryanna push my first album, I tell them just wait for it” Facebook post by Award winning Holy Hip Hop artist Suffix.

[Nyasa Times] Social media was awash with comments and speculations responding to "They tryanna push my first album, I tell them just wait for it" Facebook post by Award winning Holy Hip Hop artist Suffix.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Group Services 700 Park Stands

[The Herald] Shelter Zimbabwe has so far serviced 700 stands out of the 1 500 Adelaide Park project, general manager Francis Mugandani has said. Mr Mugandani said the total cost of the project will amount to $31 million while revenue is expected to be …

[The Herald] Shelter Zimbabwe has so far serviced 700 stands out of the 1 500 Adelaide Park project, general manager Francis Mugandani has said. Mr Mugandani said the total cost of the project will amount to $31 million while revenue is expected to be approximately $40 million. "In total, the Adelaide Park project will have 2 800 stands ranging between 300 and 600 square metres," said Mr Mugandani, adding that they expect to have completed the project in the next two to three years.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Crowds Outside Court Where Mother Appears for Alleged Killing of Newborn

[News24Wire] “No one knows what’s in her heart,” a woman in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court told curious bystanders as they waited for a mother to appear on Tuesday morning for allegedly killing her newborn son.

[News24Wire] "No one knows what's in her heart," a woman in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate's Court told curious bystanders as they waited for a mother to appear on Tuesday morning for allegedly killing her newborn son.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa