City Council to Sell Part of Harare Gardens

[The Herald] The City of Harare is pressing ahead with the proposed sale of a portion of the Harare Gardens for the expansion of Monomotapa Hotel to encompass a Conference Centre, Car Park and related ancillary facilities. The proposed sale which has b…

[The Herald] The City of Harare is pressing ahead with the proposed sale of a portion of the Harare Gardens for the expansion of Monomotapa Hotel to encompass a Conference Centre, Car Park and related ancillary facilities. The proposed sale which has been on the cards for over a year had been affected by bickering in council chambers but in July the matter was put to vote with a majority of the councillors voting in favour of the deal which will see the City pocketing $1,76 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Poachers Denied Bail in Zambezi

[Namibian] The Katima Mulilo Magistrate’s Court yesterday denied bail to four men found in possession of eight elephant tusks, a firearm without a licence and entering Namibia at an undesignated point of entry.

[Namibian] The Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday denied bail to four men found in possession of eight elephant tusks, a firearm without a licence and entering Namibia at an undesignated point of entry.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Activists in Dakar Demand End to Colonial-era Currency

[VOA] Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. Passions over the issue have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for b…

[VOA] Protesters gathered in several West African capitals Saturday to demand their countries abandon the CFA franc in favor of a common African currency. Passions over the issue have been reignited since Senegal arrested and expelled an activist for burning a CFA bill at a rally last month.

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

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