NRA Starts Tax Clinic With Support From OSIWA

[Concord] The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has launched a new tax education activity–‘Tax Clinic’. This activity is sponsored by the Open Society Initiate for West Africa (OSIWA) and is geared towards engaging taxpayers in the central business dis…

[Concord] The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has launched a new tax education activity--'Tax Clinic'. This activity is sponsored by the Open Society Initiate for West Africa (OSIWA) and is geared towards engaging taxpayers in the central business district on returns filing, records keeping and other compliance issues. It was launched on Saturday, 9th June, 2018 at Siaka Stevens Street where NRA staff visited shops and distributed tax education brochures and leaflets while engaging passers-by. The NRA has to date a

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

U.S. Holds Seminar On Effectively Integrating Women in the Armed Forces

[Concord] A week-long seminar entitled “Integrating Women in the Armed Forces” kicked off yesterday at the Armed Forces Education Center in Wilberforce, sponsored by the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown.

[Concord] A week-long seminar entitled "Integrating Women in the Armed Forces" kicked off yesterday at the Armed Forces Education Center in Wilberforce, sponsored by the Office of Security Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

BIO’s New Direction Saves U.S.$18Million Energy, Finance Ministers Sign Karpower Ship Agreement

[Concord] Monday, 11th June marked another mile stone in the energy sector as the Ministers of Energy (Alhaji Kanja Sesay) and Minister of Finance (Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa) signed a two year utility grid infrastructure of electricity supply of the long-aw…

[Concord] Monday, 11th June marked another mile stone in the energy sector as the Ministers of Energy (Alhaji Kanja Sesay) and Minister of Finance (Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa) signed a two year utility grid infrastructure of electricity supply of the long-awaited Karpower Ship agreement at the Ministry of Energy conference hall in Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Pharmaceutical Society Pays Courtesy Call On Health Minister

[Concord] The Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone led by the President, Pharmacist Mutada Sesay, Acting Chief Pharmacist and Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies, Jack Lansana and the Registrar of Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Pharmacist Wiltshi…

[Concord] The Pharmaceutical Society of Sierra Leone led by the President, Pharmacist Mutada Sesay, Acting Chief Pharmacist and Director of Drugs and Medical Supplies, Jack Lansana and the Registrar of Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone, Pharmacist Wiltshire Johnson, over the weekend paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha Wurie at his Youyi Building office in Brookfields Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

U.S.$4 Million Needed to Recruit 322 Nurses

[New Era] Windhoek -The health ministry yesterday revealed it will soon start with the recruitment of nurses, but it warned that the number of vacant posts would not be sufficient to accommodate all nurses who graduated in April and those who will grad…

[New Era] Windhoek -The health ministry yesterday revealed it will soon start with the recruitment of nurses, but it warned that the number of vacant posts would not be sufficient to accommodate all nurses who graduated in April and those who will graduate in September.

Value of Unlicensed Software in Nigeria Drops to U.S.$123 Million

[Guardian] Usage value of unlicensed software in Nigeria appears to be plummeting; this is going by the latest statistics from the Business Software Alliance (BSA).The report obtained by The Guardian on Monday, the June edition, with the title: Softwar…

[Guardian] Usage value of unlicensed software in Nigeria appears to be plummeting; this is going by the latest statistics from the Business Software Alliance (BSA).The report obtained by The Guardian on Monday, the June edition, with the title: Software Management: Security Imperative, Business Opportunity, it revealed that as at 2017, rate of installation of unlicensed software was 80 per cent valued at $123 million. Reviewed almost every two years, the rate as at 2015 was still 80 per cent but valued at $232 millio

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Announces New National Building Code

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government yesterday announced a new national building code that will regulate construction with the aim of improving on measures to safeguard lives and property in the country.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government yesterday announced a new national building code that will regulate construction with the aim of improving on measures to safeguard lives and property in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

The Struggle to Be Gay and Muslim in South Africa

[Daily Maverick] South Africa’s Muslim population exists in a state of contradiction. They live in a country home to some of the most liberal laws on sexual orientation in the world — yet the official line from local Muslim authorities remains that ho…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa's Muslim population exists in a state of contradiction. They live in a country home to some of the most liberal laws on sexual orientation in the world -- yet the official line from local Muslim authorities remains that homosexuality is forbidden. Their community makes a disproportionately generous contribution to social upliftment and charity -- yet gay Muslims are often ostracised by their own families.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morocco, Trump’s Coalition in Final Battle to Host 2026 World Cup

[Premium Times] They say football should not be mixed with politics, but U.S. President; Donald Trump has since April, thrown both in a blender for a good mix. A decision will be made today in Moscow on which country/countries will host the 2026 World …

[Premium Times] They say football should not be mixed with politics, but U.S. President; Donald Trump has since April, thrown both in a blender for a good mix. A decision will be made today in Moscow on which country/countries will host the 2026 World Cup.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Namibia’s Giant Baobab Trees Are Dying, Climate Change Blamed

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia’s oldest and largest trees, the baobabs, some of which have lived for 1,700 years, have begun dying in the last 13 years, leaving scientists stunted.

[New Era] Windhoek -Namibia's oldest and largest trees, the baobabs, some of which have lived for 1,700 years, have begun dying in the last 13 years, leaving scientists stunted.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia