U.S. Demands Undermine Re-Engagement

[The Herald] Zimbabweans in their broad totality have moved on from the Robert Mugabe era and are forging ahead with the vision of the leader of the new political dispensation, President Mnangagwa, who has committed himself to holding free, fair and cr…

[The Herald] Zimbabweans in their broad totality have moved on from the Robert Mugabe era and are forging ahead with the vision of the leader of the new political dispensation, President Mnangagwa, who has committed himself to holding free, fair and credible elections, over and above turning around the country's economy in particular, and the nation's fortunes in general.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Maputo Water Crisis to Continue for a Year

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] This rainy season only raised the water from 19% to 25% of capacity behind the Pequenos Libombos dam, which provides water for Maputo and Matola. With careful use, that will last until the next rainy season start…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] This rainy season only raised the water from 19% to 25% of capacity behind the Pequenos Libombos dam, which provides water for Maputo and Matola. With careful use, that will last until the next rainy season starts in November.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Nampula Victory Surprised Both Sides

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Neither side expected the Renamo victory in Nampula. On 13 March, the day before election day, Afonso Dhlakama accused Frelimo of “gross violation” and of transporting large numbers of illegal voters, even from C…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Neither side expected the Renamo victory in Nampula. On 13 March, the day before election day, Afonso Dhlakama accused Frelimo of "gross violation" and of transporting large numbers of illegal voters, even from Cabo Delgado 150 km away and Maputo 1500 km away. He threatened to abandon the negotiations with President Nyusi if the fraud was carried out. (Voice of America 13 Mar; O Pais 14 Mar) Clearly he assumed Renamo would lose.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Another Norfund Fiasco as Matanuska Goes Bust

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The banana plantation in Monapo, Nampula, that was supposed to be a model for foreign farm investment and was promoted by Norfund, has finally gone bankrupt (@ Verdade, 16 March), at huge cost to Mozambique. Norf…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The banana plantation in Monapo, Nampula, that was supposed to be a model for foreign farm investment and was promoted by Norfund, has finally gone bankrupt (@ Verdade, 16 March), at huge cost to Mozambique. Norfund is Norway's government owned development finance institution which is funded from the aid budget, and has had a string of failures in Mozambique.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Naspers’ Tencent Share Sale a Smart Move – Moody’s

[News24Wire] Last week Naspers announced it had reduced its stake in the Chinese internet giant from 33.2% to 31.2% via an an accelerated offering to investors, raising $9.8bn.

[News24Wire] Last week Naspers announced it had reduced its stake in the Chinese internet giant from 33.2% to 31.2% via an an accelerated offering to investors, raising $9.8bn.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South African Qualifications Authority Launches a Pilot Digital Certificate of Evaluation to Benefit Learners

[Govt of SA] The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will be launching a pilot digital Certificate of Evaluation for the benefit of holders of foreign qualifications at a media briefing in Pretoria. SAQA is the first Qualifications Authority …

[Govt of SA] The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will be launching a pilot digital Certificate of Evaluation for the benefit of holders of foreign qualifications at a media briefing in Pretoria. SAQA is the first Qualifications Authority in the world to launch such a digital certificate so come witness history being made!

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Country to Benefit From U.S.$2 Billion Solar Facility

[The Herald] Zimbabwe stands to benefit from a US$2 billion solar financing arrangement availed by the Government of India to several African countries, The Herald learnt last night.

[The Herald] Zimbabwe stands to benefit from a US$2 billion solar financing arrangement availed by the Government of India to several African countries, The Herald learnt last night.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

President Cyril Ramaphosa Reinforces Brics Relations With China and Russia

[Govt of SA] Cape Town -President Cyril Ramaphosa underscored the importance of South Africa’s relations with members of the BRICS group of countries in engagements today, Friday 23 March 2018, with the governments of the People’s Republic of China and…

[Govt of SA] Cape Town -President Cyril Ramaphosa underscored the importance of South Africa's relations with members of the BRICS group of countries in engagements today, Friday 23 March 2018, with the governments of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mwenifumbo Promises to Make Aford More Stronger

[Nyasa Times] Karonga Central member of Parliament (MP) Frank Mwenifumbo has said he has expressed his interest to contest for Alliance for Democracy (Aford) presidency against Enock Chihana at the forth coming party’s convention not because the incumb…

[Nyasa Times] Karonga Central member of Parliament (MP) Frank Mwenifumbo has said he has expressed his interest to contest for Alliance for Democracy (Aford) presidency against Enock Chihana at the forth coming party's convention not because the incumbent has failed but he wants to give the party a new lease of life.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi