Fiscal Position Being Eroded

[News24Wire] A sharp deterioration in revenue collection and further downward revisions to economic growth projections have significantly eroded government’s fiscal position.

[News24Wire] A sharp deterioration in revenue collection and further downward revisions to economic growth projections have significantly eroded government's fiscal position.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Chief Librarian Mapfumo Laid to Rest

[The Herald] Zimpapers chief librarian Mr Gibson Mapfumo, who died on Monday aged 53, was buried yesterday at his home in Munyawiri Village, Domboshava, where speakers described him as a hardworking leader and a unifier. Mr Mapfumo died after a three-y…

[The Herald] Zimpapers chief librarian Mr Gibson Mapfumo, who died on Monday aged 53, was buried yesterday at his home in Munyawiri Village, Domboshava, where speakers described him as a hardworking leader and a unifier. Mr Mapfumo died after a three-year battle with hernia. Zimpapers staffers, former workmates and friends joined the Mapfumo family and relatives in paying their last respects.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Congratulates New Secretary General of Indian Ocean Rim Association Ambassador

[Govt of SA] The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, welcomes the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers’ appointment of Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo N. Nokwe as the new IORA Secretary G…

[Govt of SA] The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon. Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, welcomes the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers' appointment of Ambassador Dr Nomvuyo N. Nokwe as the new IORA Secretary General. Ambassador Dr Nokwe will succeed Ambassador KV Bhagirath as Secretary General after two successful terms in the post. The Minister takes the opportunity to thank and congratulate Ambassador Bhagirath for his outstanding and dedicated leadership of the IORA Secreta

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The South African Human Rights Commission Tackles Thorny Issue of Foreigners’ Access to Housing

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the South African Human Rights Commission initiated a conversation regarding the sensitive issue of foreign migrants’ access to housing and resources. The subject was calmly debated, but the message was loud and clear – excl…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday the South African Human Rights Commission initiated a conversation regarding the sensitive issue of foreign migrants' access to housing and resources. The subject was calmly debated, but the message was loud and clear - exclusion and inequality must fall. By BHEKI C SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Policies and Programmes? Then Match It With Tax Hikes

[News24Wire] The message in Wednesday’s mini budget is clear: if government wants to introduce any new programmes and policies, they will have to be matched with parallel tax increases.

[News24Wire] The message in Wednesday's mini budget is clear: if government wants to introduce any new programmes and policies, they will have to be matched with parallel tax increases.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Respect to Elders and Women Is Essential in Our Society, Says PM

[Government of Mauritius] The essential base of an inclusive society entails nurturing respect of elders, valorising the role of women and mutual respect between men and women. Mauritius as a nation should set itself as a model to inculcate such values…

[Government of Mauritius] The essential base of an inclusive society entails nurturing respect of elders, valorising the role of women and mutual respect between men and women. Mauritius as a nation should set itself as a model to inculcate such values for its further progress and modernisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

It’s Official – Justice Salami Rejects Appointment to Monitor Corruption Cases

[Premium Times] The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Walter Onnoghen, has confirmed the resignation of retired Justice Ayo Salami as Chairperson of the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Commit…

[Premium Times] The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Walter Onnoghen, has confirmed the resignation of retired Justice Ayo Salami as Chairperson of the Corruption and Financial Crimes Cases Trial Monitoring Committee.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Far North – Reconstruction Amid On-Going Conflict

[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon’s Far North, the country’s poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and placed under strain traditional socio-economic roles. The government and international partners should…

[ICG] The fight against Boko Haram in Cameroon's Far North, the country's poorest region, has exacerbated the already-delicate economic situation and placed under strain traditional socio-economic roles. The government and international partners should embrace development policies that take into account the local population's resilience strategies and adaptation to new economic realities.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon