Naira Watch – CBN Auctions $185.86 MIllion in Retail Smis As Naira Stable At N382/$

[Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday sold $185.86million at the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS), even as the naira remained stable at N382 per dollar in the parallel market.

[Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday sold $185.86million at the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS), even as the naira remained stable at N382 per dollar in the parallel market.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jailing of Cameroonian Journalist Ahmed Abba ‘Outrageous’ – Rights Group

[News24Wire] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has described the 10-year sentence of a Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism-related charges as “outrageous,” says a report.

[News24Wire] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has described the 10-year sentence of a Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba on terrorism-related charges as "outrageous," says a report.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Edo – Dance of the Electoral Process

[Vanguard] We have maintained, perhaps with monotonous regularity, that in Nigeria, the cure for democracy is less democracy. Elsewhere, democracy and the Universal Adult Suffrage, which feed on the right of every adult citizen to vote and be voted for…

[Vanguard] We have maintained, perhaps with monotonous regularity, that in Nigeria, the cure for democracy is less democracy. Elsewhere, democracy and the Universal Adult Suffrage, which feed on the right of every adult citizen to vote and be voted for, are good bed-fellows.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pollsters On the Spot After William Kabogo Loss

[Nation] The credibility of opinion polls is being questioned following a decisive win by Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu over Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, against pollsters’ predictions.

[Nation] The credibility of opinion polls is being questioned following a decisive win by Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu over Kiambu Governor William Kabogo, against pollsters' predictions.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Peter Kenneth Rejects Results As Sonko Takes Early Lead

[Nation] Jubilee Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth has rejected the party nominations whose early results have shown his rival, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko taking an early lead.

[Nation] Jubilee Nairobi governor aspirant Peter Kenneth has rejected the party nominations whose early results have shown his rival, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko taking an early lead.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

West Pokot Governor Beats Rivals in Jubilee Poll

[Nation] The West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin will face off with Senator John Lonyangapuo in the August gubernatorial elections after he was declared the winner in the Jubilee primaries held on Wednesday.

[Nation] The West Pokot Governor Simon Kachapin will face off with Senator John Lonyangapuo in the August gubernatorial elections after he was declared the winner in the Jubilee primaries held on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Electronic Transfers Dominate Business

[The Herald] Bulawayo -The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says the ratio of cash to deposits in banks has come down from a high of 43,5 percent in 2009 to just under 5 percent, with electronic transfers picking up the huge difference as most retailers now ge…

[The Herald] Bulawayo -The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says the ratio of cash to deposits in banks has come down from a high of 43,5 percent in 2009 to just under 5 percent, with electronic transfers picking up the huge difference as most retailers now get most of their payments by swipe card and banking App transfers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Sentences Man to 3 Years for Theft

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court on Wednesday sentenced Trust Masanza, 27, to 3 years imprisonment for breaking into a building and committing a felony.

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Midima Senior Resident Magistrate Court on Wednesday sentenced Trust Masanza, 27, to 3 years imprisonment for breaking into a building and committing a felony.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Civil Servants Bonus Payments Begin

[The Herald] Civil Servants will be paid their 2016 annual bonuses starting today, as Government continues to stagger the payments until all civil service sectors are covered.Speaking at the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) 36th annual conference,…

[The Herald] Civil Servants will be paid their 2016 annual bonuses starting today, as Government continues to stagger the payments until all civil service sectors are covered.Speaking at the Zimbabwe Teachers Association (ZIMTA) 36th annual conference, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Deputy Minister Tapiwanashe Matangaidze said Government regretted the delay in payment of bonuses.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe