Finance Minister Faces Tough Budget Decisions

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation Africa’s…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's 2017/18 budget will have to be bold to pull the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Economic growth has stalled and the threat of a credit rating downgrade still looms large. The Conversation Africa's business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked Jannie Rossouw to tease out critical issues that must be addressed in the upcoming budget.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Drugs Control Authority Move to ‘Cleanse’ Judiciary As War on Traffickers Intensifies

[Daily News] Newly appointed Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) Commissioner General Rogers Sianga yesterday descended on drug dealers and accused some dishonest judges and magistrates of meddling in narcotics related cases.

[Daily News] Newly appointed Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) Commissioner General Rogers Sianga yesterday descended on drug dealers and accused some dishonest judges and magistrates of meddling in narcotics related cases.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Poverty Is Not Our Destiny, Says President Kagame

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday met with thousands of residents of Eastern Province’s Nyagatare District at Matimba and Mbale sectors as part of his one-day tour of the district.

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday met with thousands of residents of Eastern Province's Nyagatare District at Matimba and Mbale sectors as part of his one-day tour of the district.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Firm Denies Using Influence to Get Permit in Maizegate

[Nyasa Times] Transglobe Produce Exports Limited Directors appeared before the joint parliamentary committee probing maize acquisition from Zambia where they categorically denied using influence to acquire an export permit for maize in Zambia.

[Nyasa Times] Transglobe Produce Exports Limited Directors appeared before the joint parliamentary committee probing maize acquisition from Zambia where they categorically denied using influence to acquire an export permit for maize in Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Polls Team Rejects Deadline Extension

[Nation] The electoral commission yesterday ruled out the possibility of extending the deadline for voter registration due later this evening despite requests by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition leaders.

[Nation] The electoral commission yesterday ruled out the possibility of extending the deadline for voter registration due later this evening despite requests by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya