No New Taxes On Airtime – URA

[Observer] Over the last couple of weeks, mobile phone subscribers especially on the MTN network have complained of being charged unusual extra money off airtime scratch cards.

[Observer] Over the last couple of weeks, mobile phone subscribers especially on the MTN network have complained of being charged unusual extra money off airtime scratch cards.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Paradise Papers – Document Counters Saraki’s Claim That He Broke No Law

[Premium Times] The asset declaration form the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, filed in 2003 after he became governor has countered the politician’s claim that he complied with the Code of Conduct and Tribunal law as far as his Cayman Islands c…

[Premium Times] The asset declaration form the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, filed in 2003 after he became governor has countered the politician's claim that he complied with the Code of Conduct and Tribunal law as far as his Cayman Islands company, Tenia Limited, is concerned.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

John Magufuli Utterances Heighten Border Tensions

[Nation] The border dispute between Kenya and Tanzania, over pasture land, is threatening to become a full blown diplomatic crisis, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli declaring that his country is not grazing land for Kenyan cows.

[Nation] The border dispute between Kenya and Tanzania, over pasture land, is threatening to become a full blown diplomatic crisis, with Tanzanian President John Magufuli declaring that his country is not grazing land for Kenyan cows.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Post Office to Pay Social Grants

[GroundUp] By Friday 17 November, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will have signed a contract with the SA Post Office (SAPO) for the payment of over 17 million grants. This “hybrid model” will include SASSA, SAPO, Home Affairs and the …

[GroundUp] By Friday 17 November, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) will have signed a contract with the SA Post Office (SAPO) for the payment of over 17 million grants. This "hybrid model" will include SASSA, SAPO, Home Affairs and the State Security Agency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Department of Education Under Fire for Shoddy Statistics

[GroundUp] The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of learners needing transport.

[GroundUp] The Department of Basic Education (DBE) came under fire from MPs on Tuesday for not providing accurate information on the number of learners needing transport.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Poor Service Leads to Illegal Water Connections

[GroundUp] Some residents in Du Noon say they have had their water cut off through no fault of their own. The problems arise because of water management devices (WMD). These are fitted by contractors for the City of Cape Town to restrict “indigent hous…

[GroundUp] Some residents in Du Noon say they have had their water cut off through no fault of their own. The problems arise because of water management devices (WMD). These are fitted by contractors for the City of Cape Town to restrict "indigent households" to 350 free litres of water per day (70 litres per person or less in households of five or more people). However, if there are leaks, people find their water allocation has been used up while they "were sleeping" says Du Noon resident Zinzi Mwigwi.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa