Opposition Senior Officials Fight Over Tsvangirai Health Status

[The Herald] MDC-T is in turmoil after one of its senior officials Mr Eddie Cross alleged early this week that Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was seriously ill and “might not handle the election” claims which angered other opposition party politicians who feel h…

[The Herald] MDC-T is in turmoil after one of its senior officials Mr Eddie Cross alleged early this week that Mr Morgan Tsvangirai was seriously ill and "might not handle the election" claims which angered other opposition party politicians who feel he has crossed the red line. Mr Tsvangirai was flown to South Africa last month after he fell ill at a workshop in Kadoma. He has not returned home ever since despite claims by his spokesperson Mr Luke Tamborinyoka a fortnight ago that he had fully recovered.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Before States Take Over Federal Roads

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenan…

[Guardian] Against the backdrop of the deplorable condition of roads infrastructure across the country, the request by the 36 state governors to President Muhammadu Buhari to hand over federal roads in their states to them for reconstruction, maintenance and control would have been sensible if the states had been credibly exemplary in maintaining the roads in their jurisdictions.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Central Bank Steps Up to Implement Zero Balance Account

[Addis Fortune] The Central Bank, in its financial inclusion strategy, launched a week ago, envisaged all the banks to implement a no-frills or zero balance account in the next three years. The primary aim of the account is to raise the percentage of t…

[Addis Fortune] The Central Bank, in its financial inclusion strategy, launched a week ago, envisaged all the banks to implement a no-frills or zero balance account in the next three years. The primary aim of the account is to raise the percentage of the banked population in low-income areas.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Bowling – Esterhuizen, Van Den Bergh Are Singles Champs

[Namibian] WILL Esterhuizen and Marietjie van den Bergh were the winners of the Namibia Closed singles bowls tournament that was held this past weekend at Windhoek Country Club.

[Namibian] WILL Esterhuizen and Marietjie van den Bergh were the winners of the Namibia Closed singles bowls tournament that was held this past weekend at Windhoek Country Club.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Baru/Kachikwu – Rep Calls for Investigative Committee

[Vanguard] Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the oil and gas sector in the light of the current feud between…

[Vanguard] Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources, Downstream, Hon. Danlami Mohammed Kurfi, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sanitise the oil and gas sector in the light of the current feud between the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Presidency On Statement By a Group of SABC Journalists On Meeting Between the Presidency and SABC Head of News

[Govt of SA] The Presidency is surprised and concerned by the utterances of the group of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists called the “SABC 8”, who have objected to a recent stakeholder meeting that took place between the Acting…

[Govt of SA] The Presidency is surprised and concerned by the utterances of the group of South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists called the "SABC 8", who have objected to a recent stakeholder meeting that took place between the Acting Head of News at the SABC and the Presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors – Hard-Nosed Watchdog of the Profession or Docile Lapdog?

[Daily Maverick] While the IRBA has the power to de-register audit firms and it might well do so with small firms, the question remains whether it has the stomach to take on the large firms in the event that they step out of line.

[Daily Maverick] While the IRBA has the power to de-register audit firms and it might well do so with small firms, the question remains whether it has the stomach to take on the large firms in the event that they step out of line.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa