Multimillion Dollar Windfall for SA SMEs

[CAJ News] SOUTH African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly those owned by women, have received a major boost after the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced new financing of R1,2 billion (US$100 million) to support First Nat…

[CAJ News] SOUTH African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly those owned by women, have received a major boost after the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced new financing of R1,2 billion (US$100 million) to support First National Bank's (FNB's) lending.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Al Shabaab Attacks Main Police Station in Bosaso, 5 Injured

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab said it has launched a large overnight attack on the main Police Station in the northeastern port city of Bosaso, the regional capital of Bari province under Puntland state.

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab said it has launched a large overnight attack on the main Police Station in the northeastern port city of Bosaso, the regional capital of Bari province under Puntland state.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Ex-Student Sues Shareworld Open University Over Degree

[Nyasa Times] Barely two weeks after the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) released names of unaccredited learning institutions in Malawi, an ex-student has sued Shareworld Open University for allegedly failing to award him a degree eight ye…

[Nyasa Times] Barely two weeks after the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) released names of unaccredited learning institutions in Malawi, an ex-student has sued Shareworld Open University for allegedly failing to award him a degree eight years after graduation.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Africa and the Echoes of a Sad Comment

[Guardian] Lagos -Sir: Recently, a comment from the President of United States, Mr. Donald Trump, sparked off a heated controversy. Trump had referred to some nations as ‘shithole’ countries and there was an instant outcry.

[Guardian] Lagos -Sir: Recently, a comment from the President of United States, Mr. Donald Trump, sparked off a heated controversy. Trump had referred to some nations as 'shithole' countries and there was an instant outcry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa’s most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument — the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) — will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018.

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceañera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Energy Regulation Board Moves to Curb Changanya Fuel

[Times of Zambia] The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has introduced Fuel Marking (FM) aimed at increasing Government revenue by combating the infamous changanya (adulterated) fuel and rampant dumping of smuggled or transit fuel in Zambia.

[Times of Zambia] The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has introduced Fuel Marking (FM) aimed at increasing Government revenue by combating the infamous changanya (adulterated) fuel and rampant dumping of smuggled or transit fuel in Zambia.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Railways Firm in South Africa Rolling Stock Deal

[Times of Zambia] Zambia Railways Limited (ZRA) has struck a commercial deal with South African freight logistics agency, Transnet, for the acquisition of a fleet of eight new locomotives and 600 wagons of different shapes designed for bulk haulage.

[Times of Zambia] Zambia Railways Limited (ZRA) has struck a commercial deal with South African freight logistics agency, Transnet, for the acquisition of a fleet of eight new locomotives and 600 wagons of different shapes designed for bulk haulage.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa