New PURC Board Inaugurated

[Ghana Govt.] A new governing body of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility to address issues regarding the delivery of efficient and cost-effective utility services to Ghanaians.

[Ghana Govt.] A new governing body of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC) has been inaugurated and charged with the responsibility to address issues regarding the delivery of efficient and cost-effective utility services to Ghanaians.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

President Jacob Zuma Considering Matter From National Assembly Speaker On Allegations Against Minister Bongani Bongo

[Govt of SA] The Presidency wishes to confirm that President Jacob Zuma met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, who briefed him on the allegations of interference by the Minister of State Security, Mr Bongani Bongo, in the Parli…

[Govt of SA] The Presidency wishes to confirm that President Jacob Zuma met with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, who briefed him on the allegations of interference by the Minister of State Security, Mr Bongani Bongo, in the Parliamentary Enquiry by the Public Enterprises Committee on the affairs of Eskom.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Have Sita and SAPS Been Captured? Scopa to Ask Questions About R6.1bn Expenditure

[Daily Maverick] The State Information and Technology Agency (SITA) appears to have become a site of capture by private interests, two investigations – by IPID and SITA itself – have revealed. The relationship between SAPS, the agency and Keith Keating…

[Daily Maverick] The State Information and Technology Agency (SITA) appears to have become a site of capture by private interests, two investigations - by IPID and SITA itself - have revealed. The relationship between SAPS, the agency and Keith Keating, director of FDA and two other companies, Investigative Software Solutions and Risk Diversion Digital, also owned by Keating, and which have collectively, since 2010, raked in around R6.1-BILLION in evergreen procurement deals, will be the focus of a Scopa hearing on Wednesd

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ghana Climate Innovation Centre Hosts Green Business Forum 2017

[Ghana Govt.] The 2017 edition of the Green Business Forum – a platform for dialogue with the end goal of helping green businesses to effectively deal with the challenges facing them – has taken place in Accra.

[Ghana Govt.] The 2017 edition of the Green Business Forum - a platform for dialogue with the end goal of helping green businesses to effectively deal with the challenges facing them - has taken place in Accra.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Barclays Bank Weighs Risk of Name Change

[Observer] After more than 100 years using the Barclays name in Africa, Barclays Africa Group will finally let go after its parent firm sold majority interest in it. The task now is to get the brand that will appeal to its 11.6 million customers across…

[Observer] After more than 100 years using the Barclays name in Africa, Barclays Africa Group will finally let go after its parent firm sold majority interest in it. The task now is to get the brand that will appeal to its 11.6 million customers across the continent, writes ALON MWESIGWA.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Only Atiku Can Challenge Buhari – Bako

[Daily Trust] Only former Vice President Atiku Abubakar possesses the political sagacity, exposure and wherewithal to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a political strategist, Dr Abbati Bako, has said.

[Daily Trust] Only former Vice President Atiku Abubakar possesses the political sagacity, exposure and wherewithal to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, a political strategist, Dr Abbati Bako, has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Expressway On Course for Opening in May 2018

[Observer] If all goes according to plan, the eagerly-awaited Entebbe expressway will open to motorists in May 2018. Already, there are several sections of the 49.5km stretch operating for limited use even though the contractors, China Communications C…

[Observer] If all goes according to plan, the eagerly-awaited Entebbe expressway will open to motorists in May 2018. Already, there are several sections of the 49.5km stretch operating for limited use even though the contractors, China Communications Constructions Company (CCCC), are yet to put final touches to it.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Buhari Must Pacify Aggrieved Members – Ex-CPC Chairmen

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari should, as a matter of urgency, take proactive measures that will pacify members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and stop them from exiting the ruling party, Ahmed Haruna Zago, the coordinator of The Lega…

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari should, as a matter of urgency, take proactive measures that will pacify members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and stop them from exiting the ruling party, Ahmed Haruna Zago, the coordinator of The Legacy Forum, has advised.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

ANC Free State Elective Conference Can’t Go Ahead – Court

[News24Wire] The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ordered that the ANC Free State’s elective conference cannot go ahead until branch general meetings, which were declared unlawful, are rerun.

[News24Wire] The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ordered that the ANC Free State's elective conference cannot go ahead until branch general meetings, which were declared unlawful, are rerun.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa