Govt Extends Cotton Programme to Matabeleland

[The Herald] The Government has extended the Presidential Cotton Input Support Programme to Matabeleland Provinces where it is targeting to finance 20 000 farmers in the forthcoming season. The programme–running for the third consecutive year–had mai…

[The Herald] The Government has extended the Presidential Cotton Input Support Programme to Matabeleland Provinces where it is targeting to finance 20 000 farmers in the forthcoming season. The programme--running for the third consecutive year--had mainly benefited rural farmers in traditional cotton growing districts such as Muzarabani, Gokwe and the Lowveld. Since its launch in 2015, Government has spent close to $70 million on cotton inputs, with an upward of 155 000 household benefiting. Last season, output rose by

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

1 000kg of Gold Lost to Smuggling

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is losing an estimated 1 000kg of gold annually through side marketing and illicit flows. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) financial intelligence unit’s Wonder Kapofu said while the country may have mechanisms to curb gold and finan…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is losing an estimated 1 000kg of gold annually through side marketing and illicit flows. Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) financial intelligence unit's Wonder Kapofu said while the country may have mechanisms to curb gold and financial leakages, the country is still losing a significant amount as the system is not robust enough to plug off all the loopholes.Mr Kapofu indicated the need to work with Fidelity Printers and Refiners, police, border patrol for instance to help curb smuggling and any oth

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Unfortunate Case of Ethiopia’s Looted Heritage

[Ethiopian Herald] At different times, Ethiopia has lost numerous ancient cultural heritages and treasures because of looting and plundering. Though there have been initiatives now and then to facilitate the return of these stolen heritages, the outcom…

[Ethiopian Herald] At different times, Ethiopia has lost numerous ancient cultural heritages and treasures because of looting and plundering. Though there have been initiatives now and then to facilitate the return of these stolen heritages, the outcomes have not been pleasing.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ruling Party Gets Multi-Million Dollar Tent

[The Herald] Zanu PF has acquired a multi-million dollar tent with a capacity of sheltering 15 000 people ahead of its December National People’s Conference to be held in Gwanda in Matabeleland South Province. The tent would also be used as a commercia…

[The Herald] Zanu PF has acquired a multi-million dollar tent with a capacity of sheltering 15 000 people ahead of its December National People's Conference to be held in Gwanda in Matabeleland South Province. The tent would also be used as a commercial facility for other revenue generating activities by the corporate sector. A local company Univern Enterprises facilitated the purchase of the tent from China.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Young Man Behind Bars for Elderly Man’s Murder

[SAPS] A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder and house breaking with intent to steal and theft, after an elderly man’s body was found in his house in Club 2000, Galeshewe. It is alleged that the suspect broke into the house and mu…

[SAPS] A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder and house breaking with intent to steal and theft, after an elderly man's body was found in his house in Club 2000, Galeshewe. It is alleged that the suspect broke into the house and murdered the elderly man, and stole electric appliances including groceries.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Stakeholders Partner to Empower Crisis-Torn Kenya Girls

[CAJ News] Nairobi -KENYA has launched a yearlong effort to bring together stakeholders to champion attention and investments to most pressing needs and opportunities for girls in emergencies and development settings. The launch coincides with the Inte…

[CAJ News] Nairobi -KENYA has launched a yearlong effort to bring together stakeholders to champion attention and investments to most pressing needs and opportunities for girls in emergencies and development settings. The launch coincides with the International Day of the Girl, celebrated yearly on October 11. In Kenya, under the leadership of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, the national theme for 2017 is: "Empower girls: Emergency response and resilience planning". This theme is focused on the fact

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Male Politicians Send a Message That a Culture of Violence and Dominance Is Acceptable

[Daily Maverick] There is a disturbing pattern in men who are in power and the masculinity that men in Africa practice. It is aggressive, wholly self-serving and intolerant of difference and opposition.

[Daily Maverick] There is a disturbing pattern in men who are in power and the masculinity that men in Africa practice. It is aggressive, wholly self-serving and intolerant of difference and opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Uganda Needs Consent to Use Nile Water

[East African] After resolving the cross-border evacuation route for its crude oil pipeline, Uganda will need to secure a permit from Nile Basin member countries to get water from Lake Albert during oil production.

[East African] After resolving the cross-border evacuation route for its crude oil pipeline, Uganda will need to secure a permit from Nile Basin member countries to get water from Lake Albert during oil production.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Major Edtech Recruitment Drive in Cape Town

[CAJ News] Cape Town -HOT on the heels of its R1,4 billion acquisition by United States-based 2U, Cape Town based online education company GetSmarter is embarking on a major recruitment drive. GetSmarter’s recruitment drive is in line with the steep gr…

[CAJ News] Cape Town -HOT on the heels of its R1,4 billion acquisition by United States-based 2U, Cape Town based online education company GetSmarter is embarking on a major recruitment drive. GetSmarter's recruitment drive is in line with the steep growth curve the company has been on since 2014. "We are looking for talented people who have a passion for education, can-do attitudes, and are team players that are eager to learn, can work smart, and are prepared to challenge the status quo," said Ryan Alcock, Talent Acquisition

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Tuskys Corporate Transformation Efforts Receive Global Commendation

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Retailer Tusker Mattresses Limited (TML) ongoing corporate transformation efforts have received global commendation at the prestigious 4th World Branding Awards held at the Kensington Palace in London Wednesday evening.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Retailer Tusker Mattresses Limited (TML) ongoing corporate transformation efforts have received global commendation at the prestigious 4th World Branding Awards held at the Kensington Palace in London Wednesday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya