Mining Firm Acacia to Spend Millions to Clean Up Image

[Citizen] Tanzania’s largest mining company, Acacia, has set aside $2 million (Sh4 billion) to clean up its image and repair its relationship with the government following accusations of tax evasion and excessive profits, the South African Globe and Ma…

[Citizen] Tanzania's largest mining company, Acacia, has set aside $2 million (Sh4 billion) to clean up its image and repair its relationship with the government following accusations of tax evasion and excessive profits, the South African Globe and Mail newspaper reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Blacklisted South African Missionary Couple Deported

[Namibian] THE South African missionary couple blacklisted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration after being found guilty of staying in Namibia illegally, left the country yesterday.

[Namibian] THE South African missionary couple blacklisted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration after being found guilty of staying in Namibia illegally, left the country yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Bunge Moves to Assert Its Power

[Citizen] Dodoma -Parliament yesterday unanimously resolved to summon Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda and Arumeru district commisioner Alexander Mnyeti to be questioned by a commttee of the House over belittling the National Assembly. …

[Citizen] Dodoma -Parliament yesterday unanimously resolved to summon Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda and Arumeru district commisioner Alexander Mnyeti to be questioned by a commttee of the House over belittling the National Assembly. In addition, the MPs said should the two be found guilty, they should resign from public office.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Ruling Party Councillor Wants Affirmative Repositioning Disciplined

[Namibian] SWAPO’s Okahandja councillor Steve Biko Booys has called on the ruling party’s leadership to distance itself from the Affirmative Repositioning movement, which he labelled a political party attempting to destroy Swapo from within.

[Namibian] SWAPO's Okahandja councillor Steve Biko Booys has called on the ruling party's leadership to distance itself from the Affirmative Repositioning movement, which he labelled a political party attempting to destroy Swapo from within.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

We’ll Not Fail to Pay Salaries – Govt

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende -Government has assured civil servants that it will not fail to pay them, although it will continue to stagger payments since the country is operating on a cash budget. Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chi…

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende -Government has assured civil servants that it will not fail to pay them, although it will continue to stagger payments since the country is operating on a cash budget. Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said contrary to claims by the country's detractors that Government might fail to pay salaries because its revenue base continues to dwindle, he did not foresee that arising.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Prepaid Water Meters Go National

[Financial Gazette] THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) is in the process of acquiring pre-paid smart water meters for a massive nationwide programme that will cover local authorities, farmers and all its other customers.

[Financial Gazette] THE Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) is in the process of acquiring pre-paid smart water meters for a massive nationwide programme that will cover local authorities, farmers and all its other customers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Parliament Leader Now Rejects Questioning By Police

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Tundu Lissu, who is Singida East MP and who was arrested on Monday evening outside Parliament premises, has opted not to respond to new questioning by the police arguing that he was entitled to do so.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Tundu Lissu, who is Singida East MP and who was arrested on Monday evening outside Parliament premises, has opted not to respond to new questioning by the police arguing that he was entitled to do so.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Tile, Brick Manufacturing Plant Awaits Approval

[The Herald] WORK on the construction of the $50 million tile and brick manufacturing plant in Gweru is set to commence after Government approved the transfer of land earmarked for the project to Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). IDC and its pa…

[The Herald] WORK on the construction of the $50 million tile and brick manufacturing plant in Gweru is set to commence after Government approved the transfer of land earmarked for the project to Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). IDC and its partners China National Materials Group Corporation, who together form Sino-Zimbabwe Cement, are set to construct the plant in three phases.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Country Has Highest Maternal Mortality Rate in the World

[This Day] With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday.

[This Day] With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria