Govt to Introduce Clearing Fee for Mineral Exports

[East African] Tanzania plans to introduce a 1 per cent clearing fee on the value of mineral exports in 2017/18 (July-June), its finance minister said on Thursday, part of government measures aimed at getting a bigger share of revenues from the country…

[East African] Tanzania plans to introduce a 1 per cent clearing fee on the value of mineral exports in 2017/18 (July-June), its finance minister said on Thursday, part of government measures aimed at getting a bigger share of revenues from the country's natural resources.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Finance Minister Presents U.S.$8 Billion Budget

[East African] Uganda’s Ush29 trillion ($8 billion) budget for the 2017/18 financial year will be read Thursday by Finance minister Matia Kasaija at the Serena International Conference Centre in Kampala.

[East African] Uganda's Ush29 trillion ($8 billion) budget for the 2017/18 financial year will be read Thursday by Finance minister Matia Kasaija at the Serena International Conference Centre in Kampala.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Al-Shabaab Attack On Puntland Army Base Leaves Scores Dead

[Al Jazeera] Heavily armed al-Shabab fighters have stormed a military base in Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials say.

[Al Jazeera] Heavily armed al-Shabab fighters have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials say.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Concerned Citizen Rallies Volunteer Firefighters for Knysna Fire

[News24Wire] A concerned citizen from Gauteng is rallying trained fire fighters to be deployed in Knysna to help out with the raging fire that has crippled the town since Wednesday.

[News24Wire] A concerned citizen from Gauteng is rallying trained fire fighters to be deployed in Knysna to help out with the raging fire that has crippled the town since Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ministry Of Health, Lusaka City Council Differ Over 980 Deaths At UTH

Government has refuted the recent statement by the Lusaka City Council (LCC) that the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) recorded 980 deaths in three weeks. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Kennedy Malama says the 980 deaths announced are not the patients … Continued

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Government has refuted the recent statement by the Lusaka City Council (LCC) that the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) recorded 980 deaths in three weeks. Ministry of Health Spokesperson Dr. Kennedy Malama says the 980 deaths announced are not the patients who died at the UTH in three weeks stating that the University Teaching Hospital has recorded a decline compared to the deaths recorded in previous years. Dr. Malama says Members of the public were not well informed and that the statement was interpreted out of context. He says UTH did not lose 980 lives in a space of three weeks as reported. Dr. Malama explains that the source of the information was the Lusaka City Council burial permit office adding that it is not a good source of information to link it to UTH because it gives permits to different individuals irrespective of where they died from. He said that the Ministry together with the Lusaka City Council will engage the media in ensuring that they give the Zambian people the right information stating that some statements are alarming the people when they can be interpret scientifically and made in way that the people can understand. The post Ministry Of Health, Lusaka City Council Differ Over 980 Deaths At UTH appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Police Arrest 40 Nortec Students For Riotous Behaviour

Police in Ndola have arrested 40 students from Nortec for riotous behaviour. Of the 40 arrested, 36 are male and the rest are female. The arrests followed protests at the college triggered by rumours that management had hiked tuition fees. … Continued

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Police in Ndola have arrested 40 students from Nortec for riotous behaviour. Of the 40 arrested, 36 are male and the rest are female. The arrests followed protests at the college triggered by rumours that management had hiked tuition fees. The protest at Nortec College started on Wednesday with the students engaging in running battled with the police. Police fired teargas canisters to disperse the students in the process. Students were protesting reports school fees had been hiked while management had over enrolled. The students claimed room space at the institution entailed four people per allocation, but the numbers had doubled to eight and in some case each room was accommodating 10 students per room. Further compounding the crisis is the lack of sufficient lecturers for the past two months. The post Police Arrest 40 Nortec Students For Riotous Behaviour appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports