South Africa’s Sugar Tax – a Bold Move, and the Right Thing to Do

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they’re grappling with are whether the country needs a tax and how effective it will be.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's planned sugar tax has come under severe scrutiny from its parliamentarians. The questions they're grappling with are whether the country needs a tax and how effective it will be.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Protest Pastor Mawarire Charged, Faces 20 Years in Jail

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean cleric and activist, Evan Mawarire, was on Thursday charged with attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe’s constitutionally elected government, according to his lawyer.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean cleric and activist, Evan Mawarire, was on Thursday charged with attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe's constitutionally elected government, according to his lawyer.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Reps Query Ministry Over N406m Payment On Jos Airport

[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives aviation committee yesterday queried the Federal Ministry of Aviation over the payment of N406 million to a contractor for the construction of the terminal building at the Jos Airport.

[Daily Trust] The House of Representatives aviation committee yesterday queried the Federal Ministry of Aviation over the payment of N406 million to a contractor for the construction of the terminal building at the Jos Airport.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

What to Expect From Contributory Pension Scheme in 2017

[Daily Trust] The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) had witnessed sustained rising growth in 11 years until 2016 when the growth was a bit stunted due largely to Nigeria’s economy sliding into a recession, a recession; it is yet to recover from.

[Daily Trust] The Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) had witnessed sustained rising growth in 11 years until 2016 when the growth was a bit stunted due largely to Nigeria's economy sliding into a recession, a recession; it is yet to recover from.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Former EALA Speaker Zziwa Seeks U.S.$2 Million in Compensation for Illegal Removal

[Monitor] Judgment of a case in which the former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) Margret Zziwa is seeking $2 million (Shs7.1 billion) in compensation for her removal from office will be delivered in Arusha, Tanzania on Friday.

[Monitor] Judgment of a case in which the former Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) Margret Zziwa is seeking $2 million (Shs7.1 billion) in compensation for her removal from office will be delivered in Arusha, Tanzania on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Miller to Miss Remainder of ODI Series

[News24Wire] Proteas batsman David Miller has been withdrawn from the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury involving his right hand. Miller sustained a cut to his finger while fielding during the second ODI at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Proteas batsman David Miller has been withdrawn from the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury involving his right hand. Miller sustained a cut to his finger while fielding during the second ODI at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

We Have Been Sent Here to Wait Until We Die – Wolwerivier Residents

[News24Wire] Walled in behind a palisade fence and overgrown bushes on the bumpy Mamre Road, the Wolwerivier relocation camp is where shack dwellers say they’ve been sent to wait until they die.

[News24Wire] Walled in behind a palisade fence and overgrown bushes on the bumpy Mamre Road, the Wolwerivier relocation camp is where shack dwellers say they've been sent to wait until they die.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa