Corruption, Political Turmoil Hit SA’s Competitiveness

[News24Wire] Corruption was cited as one of the biggest obstacles in creating a competitive business environment in South Africa, as the country dropped 14 places in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Competitiveness Index.

[News24Wire] Corruption was cited as one of the biggest obstacles in creating a competitive business environment in South Africa, as the country dropped 14 places in the World Economic Forum's (WEF's) Competitiveness Index.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cameroon Accused of Torture, Abuse and Forcefully Return of Nigerian Refugees

[Premium Times] Cameroon’s military has carried out a mass forced return of 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in an effort to stem the spread of Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.

[Premium Times] Cameroon's military has carried out a mass forced return of 100,000 Nigerian asylum seekers in an effort to stem the spread of Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

MPs Asked to Approve U.S.$96 Million For Poll

[Nation] Treasury has asked MPs to approve an allocation of Sh9.95 billion to the electoral commission to finance the repeat of the presidential election in a mini-budget that will result to a Sh22.26 billion-increase in the Budget for the current fina…

[Nation] Treasury has asked MPs to approve an allocation of Sh9.95 billion to the electoral commission to finance the repeat of the presidential election in a mini-budget that will result to a Sh22.26 billion-increase in the Budget for the current financial year.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

De Croo Discusses Situation in the Country With Bishops

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo received today representatives of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), among whom Mgr. Marcel Utembi, Archbishop of Kisangani and Pre…

[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo received today representatives of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), among whom Mgr. Marcel Utembi, Archbishop of Kisangani and President of the CENCO.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Respect Constitution, Kiunjuri Tells Odinga

[Nation] Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and former Tana River Governor Hussein Dado have told opposition leader Raila Odinga to respect the Constitution over his demand for removal of electoral agency officials.

[Nation] Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and former Tana River Governor Hussein Dado have told opposition leader Raila Odinga to respect the Constitution over his demand for removal of electoral agency officials.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Crisis Spurs Govt Crackdown On Press

[IPS] Yaounde -“For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it [the silence] will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English [television], I will …

[IPS] Yaounde -"For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it [the silence] will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English [television], I will do it again. I now stand ready for any eventuality," says Cameroonian journalist Elie Smith.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Capitec Banks More Earnings As Self-Service Transactions Surge

[News24Wire] Capitec Bank [JSE:CPI] announced on Wednesday that headline earnings for the six months to August 31 2017 grew to R2.05bn, from R1.75bn in the previous comparable period.

[News24Wire] Capitec Bank [JSE:CPI] announced on Wednesday that headline earnings for the six months to August 31 2017 grew to R2.05bn, from R1.75bn in the previous comparable period.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cosatu Countrywide Mass March Gets Underway

[News24Wire] Cosatu members along with ANC-alliance partner, the SACP, have assembled at various gathering points around the country to protest against President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] Cosatu members along with ANC-alliance partner, the SACP, have assembled at various gathering points around the country to protest against President Jacob Zuma.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Court Orders Mawaire’s Release

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Anti-government activist and cleric, pastor Evan Mawarire, was freed Tuesday after magistrate Elijah Singano ruled that he was illegally before the court.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Anti-government activist and cleric, pastor Evan Mawarire, was freed Tuesday after magistrate Elijah Singano ruled that he was illegally before the court.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Medics Urge State to Expand NHIF Cover for Kidney Treatment

[Nation] Medics want the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover to be expanded to cater for both peritoneal dialysis as well as post-transplant care of kidney patients.

[Nation] Medics want the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover to be expanded to cater for both peritoneal dialysis as well as post-transplant care of kidney patients.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya