Effects of Prolonged Electioneering Period Hit Kenya

[East African] Cement consumption in Kenya hit a 30-month low in August underlining the economic slowdown in the run-up to the general election and subsequent extended electioneering.

[East African] Cement consumption in Kenya hit a 30-month low in August underlining the economic slowdown in the run-up to the general election and subsequent extended electioneering.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ruling Party Submits Nomination Papers For Mayoral By-Election

[AIM] Maputo -The ruling Frelimo Party last Friday became the first party to submit its nomination papers for the mayoral by-election in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, scheduled for 24 January.

[AIM] Maputo -The ruling Frelimo Party last Friday became the first party to submit its nomination papers for the mayoral by-election in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, scheduled for 24 January.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Kenya Pays U.S.$46 Million More Loan Interest Than Target

[East African] Kenya paid Ksh4.6 billion ($46 million) more in interest on loans than it had budgeted for in the first three months of the current financial year. This came as its revenue collections lagged, underscoring concerns over the country’s ris…

[East African] Kenya paid Ksh4.6 billion ($46 million) more in interest on loans than it had budgeted for in the first three months of the current financial year. This came as its revenue collections lagged, underscoring concerns over the country's rising public debt.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Prosecutor-General Goba Sworn in

[The Herald] Advocate Ray Hemington Goba was yesterday sworn in as the country’s substantive head of prosecutions after a tumultuous month, which saw his appointment hang in the balance. Last month, former President Cde Robert Mugabe tried to rescind h…

[The Herald] Advocate Ray Hemington Goba was yesterday sworn in as the country's substantive head of prosecutions after a tumultuous month, which saw his appointment hang in the balance. Last month, former President Cde Robert Mugabe tried to rescind his appointment.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Roads Closure for Army Parade

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is advising motorists that some roads leading to Borrowdale Road will be closed on Wednesday and motorists should use alternative routes.

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is advising motorists that some roads leading to Borrowdale Road will be closed on Wednesday and motorists should use alternative routes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ministers Prioritise Economic Revival

[The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday swore into office 21 Cabinet Ministers who in turn committed themselves to work towards economic revival and an improvement in people’s livelihoods. Also to take oath of office before the President at…

[The Herald] President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday swore into office 21 Cabinet Ministers who in turn committed themselves to work towards economic revival and an improvement in people's livelihoods. Also to take oath of office before the President at State House were two deputy ministers and 10 Ministers of State for Provincial Affairs. This follows the appointment of a leaner Cabinet by President Mnangagwa last Thursday, who took over from Cde Robert Mugabe.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Poverty, HIV Worsen Childhood Malnutrition

[The Herald] “I was so sick and could hardly walk. I was actually crawling like a baby. I was just not well for the greater part of my pregnancy until delivery,” said Ndakaitei Tamirepi (40) of Kasvisva village in the Nyaminyami district of Kariba.

[The Herald] "I was so sick and could hardly walk. I was actually crawling like a baby. I was just not well for the greater part of my pregnancy until delivery," said Ndakaitei Tamirepi (40) of Kasvisva village in the Nyaminyami district of Kariba.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

New Leadership, Expectations for 2018 National Budget

[The Herald] As we await the 2018 budget statement, a window of opportunity avails itself, once again, for policy makers to allocate the precious resources wisely in order to stimulate growth and revive the flagging economy.

[The Herald] As we await the 2018 budget statement, a window of opportunity avails itself, once again, for policy makers to allocate the precious resources wisely in order to stimulate growth and revive the flagging economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cricketer Zhuwao Hits Maiden First Class Century

[The Herald] Cephas Zhuwao, the Chris Gayle of Zimbabwe cricket, found that fortune favours the brave as he scored his maiden first-class century at Harare Sports Club yesterday for Harare Metropolitan Eagles and turned the tables on Midlands Rhinos wh…

[The Herald] Cephas Zhuwao, the Chris Gayle of Zimbabwe cricket, found that fortune favours the brave as he scored his maiden first-class century at Harare Sports Club yesterday for Harare Metropolitan Eagles and turned the tables on Midlands Rhinos who had led on first innings. Zhuwao survived several miscued strokes and difficult chances and was still unbeaten at the close with 167 not out, the highest Logan Cup score of the season, with 16 fours and nine sixes to his credit.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tinubu Wades Into Lagos APC Crisis, Insists On Party Supremacy

[This Day] The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has finally intervened in intractable crisis that has engulfed 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas in Lagos State, THISDAY has le…

[This Day] The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has finally intervened in intractable crisis that has engulfed 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas in Lagos State, THISDAY has learnt.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria