Naira Gradually Regaining Strength

[Premium Times] The continued decline in the volume of foreign exchange supplied to the retail market indicates that the naira is gradually strengthening against other international currencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said on Wednesday.

[Premium Times] The continued decline in the volume of foreign exchange supplied to the retail market indicates that the naira is gradually strengthening against other international currencies, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

World Press Freedom Day 2017: A Call for Critical Minds

[Guardian] Today is World Press Freedom Day and no, it’s not a public holiday for the Press.  It is a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom. The 2017 theme is, “Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.”

[Guardian] Today is World Press Freedom Day and no, it's not a public holiday for the Press.  It is a day of reflection among media professionals about issues of press freedom. The 2017 theme is, "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Football Body Donates to Police Teams

[The Herald] ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday pledged to flood the whole country with organised football after he donated equipment to 154 football teams in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

[The Herald] ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa yesterday pledged to flood the whole country with organised football after he donated equipment to 154 football teams in the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Region Records Biggest Drop in Military Spending

[East African] Military spending in the East Africa recorded its biggest drop last year, pushed down by South Sudan which cut back its expenditure by more than 50 per cent, in a year its economy tanked due to a prolonged political crisis than turned in…

[East African] Military spending in the East Africa recorded its biggest drop last year, pushed down by South Sudan which cut back its expenditure by more than 50 per cent, in a year its economy tanked due to a prolonged political crisis than turned into a civil war.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Differing Views On Press Freedom in Burundi

[Deutsche Welle] Burundi’s Media Council says journalists work under good conditions, while the Press House, a media organization, thinks the situation has worsened. DW’s Apollinaire Niyirora in Bujumbura has been talking to both sides.

[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's Media Council says journalists work under good conditions, while the Press House, a media organization, thinks the situation has worsened. DW's Apollinaire Niyirora in Bujumbura has been talking to both sides.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Uganda, Ethiopia Named As Biggest Losers in Trump’s Plan to Cut Aid

[East African] Uganda and Ethiopia will be the biggest losers in the region in the US President Donald Trump administration proposal to do away with all funding through the development assistance account, instead channelling these monies towards econom…

[East African] Uganda and Ethiopia will be the biggest losers in the region in the US President Donald Trump administration proposal to do away with all funding through the development assistance account, instead channelling these monies towards economic assistance.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Chitungwiza Bankrupt, Says Commission

[The Herald] Chitungwiza councillors and officials drove the municipality into bankruptcy through illegal land sales, as land in the dormitory town had become ‘a free for all’, the commission running the affairs of the council has said. An internal aud…

[The Herald] Chitungwiza councillors and officials drove the municipality into bankruptcy through illegal land sales, as land in the dormitory town had become 'a free for all', the commission running the affairs of the council has said. An internal audit revealed that councillors and staff allocated themselves stands/land and undercharged by as much as $200 and proceeded to sell the same stands for $5 000. The bankrupt council owes various creditors, including statutory obligations of more than $62 million while the lo

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe