Drought Pushes Pastoralists to the Brink

[IRIN] Lodwar -In February, when 23 of the country’s 47 counties were affected, and after the number of food insecure people had more than doubled, from 1.3 million to 2.7 million, the Kenyan government declared a national drought emergency.

[IRIN] Lodwar -In February, when 23 of the country's 47 counties were affected, and after the number of food insecure people had more than doubled, from 1.3 million to 2.7 million, the Kenyan government declared a national drought emergency.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Rugby – Mitchell Backs Gqoboka for Bok Call-Up

[News24Wire] Blue Bulls coach J ohn Mitchell reckons prop Lizo Gqoboka could come into contention for a Springbok berth on the end-of-year tour to the northern hemisphere.

[News24Wire] Blue Bulls coach J ohn Mitchell reckons prop Lizo Gqoboka could come into contention for a Springbok berth on the end-of-year tour to the northern hemisphere.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Exclusive – ‘A Free, Fair Election Is Unlikely in Kenya,’ Says an Expert

[News24Wire] Kenya is “unlikely going to hold” a free and fair presidential vote as they are too many challenges ahead of the election rerun later this month, says an expert.

[News24Wire] Kenya is "unlikely going to hold" a free and fair presidential vote as they are too many challenges ahead of the election rerun later this month, says an expert.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Zuma Arrives in Zambia to Launch or Tambo Heritage Site

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has reportedly arrived in Zambia for a state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the good political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has reportedly arrived in Zambia for a state visit aimed at deepening and strengthening the good political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dry Weekend for Harare Suburbs

[The Herald] A number of Harare suburbs, including the city centre, will be without water supplies tomorrow as there will be a complete shut-down to allow council to repair burst pipes. This comes as it emerged that Harare is losing 500 000 litres of p…

[The Herald] A number of Harare suburbs, including the city centre, will be without water supplies tomorrow as there will be a complete shut-down to allow council to repair burst pipes. This comes as it emerged that Harare is losing 500 000 litres of purified water daily due to leaks on the main water pipeline from Morton Jaffray Water Treatment Plant to Warren Control Pump Station.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Council Starts Registering Vendors

[The Herald] Harare City Council has started registering vendors and moving them to designated sites to allow for the free flow people and vehicles in the central business district (CBD). The city had previously registered over 30 000 vendors, but most…

[The Herald] Harare City Council has started registering vendors and moving them to designated sites to allow for the free flow people and vehicles in the central business district (CBD). The city had previously registered over 30 000 vendors, but most of them had since abandoned their sites and moved back into the city centre.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

We Are Your Creation – Vendors Tell Mugabe As Blitz Starts

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe must allow vendors to work without disturbances since he created them, Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) chairperson Samuel Wadzanai has said.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe must allow vendors to work without disturbances since he created them, Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) chairperson Samuel Wadzanai has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Israeli Diamond Firm in Trouble

[Financial Gazette] The High Court has foiled an attempt by an Israeli diamond firm to wind down its operations in Zimbabwe without settling its financial obligations.

[Financial Gazette] The High Court has foiled an attempt by an Israeli diamond firm to wind down its operations in Zimbabwe without settling its financial obligations.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

South Africa Needs to Revamp Its New Public Transport System

[The Conversation Africa] Over the past eight years the South African government has spent more than 130 billion rand on public transport projects in the country’s main cities. The projects included the refurbishment of rail services and the establishm…

[The Conversation Africa] Over the past eight years the South African government has spent more than 130 billion rand on public transport projects in the country's main cities. The projects included the refurbishment of rail services and the establishment of a new rapid rail and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Delta Buys Zambia’s National Breweries

[The Source] Listed beverages manufacturer Delta Corporation, (Delta), says it is set to acquire a controlling stake in Lusaka Stock Exchange-listed sorghum beer company, National Breweries Plc (NatBrew), from its parent firm, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/N…

[The Source] Listed beverages manufacturer Delta Corporation, (Delta), says it is set to acquire a controlling stake in Lusaka Stock Exchange-listed sorghum beer company, National Breweries Plc (NatBrew), from its parent firm, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev).Company secretary Alex Makamure said while the acquisition was still subject to regulatory approvals, the board was optimistic of prospects.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia