National Assembly Extends 2017 Budget to May 31

[This Day] Abuja -Following the continued delay in the passage of the 2018 budget and its attendant consequences on the economy, the National Assembly on Tuesday said it has written the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to …

[This Day] Abuja -Following the continued delay in the passage of the 2018 budget and its attendant consequences on the economy, the National Assembly on Tuesday said it has written the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to extend the implementation of the 2017 budget to May 31.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cosatu Welcomes the Reserve Bank’s Decision to Cut the Repo Rate By 0.25 Percent

[COSATU] However, whilst this is a positive step in the right direction, it is not nearly enough. Further rates cuts are needed from SARB this year; the bank must not only fight inflation but also focus on addressing unemployment. It doesn’t help worke…

[COSATU] However, whilst this is a positive step in the right direction, it is not nearly enough. Further rates cuts are needed from SARB this year; the bank must not only fight inflation but also focus on addressing unemployment. It doesn't help workers to have a strong currency, whilst unemployment is rampant. We need to defeat both inflation and unemployment because an ordinary person without a job would prefer a job over managed inflation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Administrative Obstacles Keep Kids From School

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritania’s national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that n…

[HRW] Tunis -Mauritania's national civil registration process is preventing some children from attending public school and taking mandatory national examinations, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should change its policies to ensure that no school-age child is deprived of the right to education because of a lack of proper identity documents.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritania

MPs Demand Convictions in Graft Cases as They Approve DPP Haji

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of the National Assembly have challenged incoming Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to live up to his word that he will spare no one in his quest to end corruption and bring perpetrators of serious crime to book.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Members of the National Assembly have challenged incoming Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji to live up to his word that he will spare no one in his quest to end corruption and bring perpetrators of serious crime to book.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

City of Cape Town’s Planned Hikes for Water, Sanitation, Electricity and Rates

[News24Wire] The introduction of fixed charges for water and electricity and a hefty increase in water and sanitation tariffs are some of the proposals for the next year in the City of Cape Town’s draft budget, tabled on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] The introduction of fixed charges for water and electricity and a hefty increase in water and sanitation tariffs are some of the proposals for the next year in the City of Cape Town's draft budget, tabled on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Theatre Review – Meet Me At Dawn – Poetic, Tender and Funny

[Daily Maverick] The script for Meet Me At Dawn never takes itself too seriously despite weaving a deeper story about love, loss, false hopes, what-ifs and if-onlys. By LESLEY STONES.

[Daily Maverick] The script for Meet Me At Dawn never takes itself too seriously despite weaving a deeper story about love, loss, false hopes, what-ifs and if-onlys. By LESLEY STONES.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa