From DRC to Uganda – Refugees Flee Across the Water

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of Africa’s worst humanitarian disasters. Since the start of 2018, more than 50,000 Congolese have fled to Uganda, many by boat. Simone Schlindwein sent this report.

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of Africa's worst humanitarian disasters. Since the start of 2018, more than 50,000 Congolese have fled to Uganda, many by boat. Simone Schlindwein sent this report.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Construction Firm in the Clear of Wrongdoing – Anti-Graft Body

[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says there are no ‘well-substantiated grounds’ to institute investigations on Khato Civils (Pty) Limited, a Malawian owned South African based design and construction company over the Multi Billion Kwacha Sali…

[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says there are no 'well-substantiated grounds' to institute investigations on Khato Civils (Pty) Limited, a Malawian owned South African based design and construction company over the Multi Billion Kwacha Salima - Lilongwe Water Supply project.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Explainer – What Happens When a Bank Is Put Into Curatorship

[The Conversation Africa] The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank – VBS Mutual Bank – under curatorship. The decision was based on concerns that the bank was facing a liquidity crisis and could collapse, devouring depositors’ funds. Some…

[The Conversation Africa] The South African Reserve Bank has placed a small bank - VBS Mutual Bank - under curatorship. The decision was based on concerns that the bank was facing a liquidity crisis and could collapse, devouring depositors' funds. Some have criticised the decision. Sibonelo Radebe from The Conversation Africa asked Jannie Rossouw to explain the process.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Missing U.S.$15 Billion Diamonds Story a Fiction

[Zimbabwe Independent] In 2006, former Botswana president Festus Mogae said: “For our people, every diamond purchase represents food on the table, better living conditions, better healthcare, safe drinking water, more roads to connect our remote commun…

[Zimbabwe Independent] In 2006, former Botswana president Festus Mogae said: "For our people, every diamond purchase represents food on the table, better living conditions, better healthcare, safe drinking water, more roads to connect our remote communities and much more." Indeed diamonds have transformed the Botswana economy, raising it through all obstacles to become an upper mid-tier economy as it grew an average 7% annually since the discovery of diamonds.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

South Africa Minister Pays Beitbridge Border Post Surprise Visit

[The Herald] South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr Malusi Gigaba yesterday made a surprise visit to Beitbridge Border Post following reports of dereliction of duty by immigration officers at the port of entry. Mr Gigaba was accompanied by some senior…

[The Herald] South Africa's Home Affairs Minister Mr Malusi Gigaba yesterday made a surprise visit to Beitbridge Border Post following reports of dereliction of duty by immigration officers at the port of entry. Mr Gigaba was accompanied by some senior officials from his ministry.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Grace Mugabe House Arrest Play Rocks Masvingo

[New Zimbabwe] A play which retraces events that culminated in the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe following a military intervention codenamed Operation Restore Legacy has taken Masvingo by storm.

[New Zimbabwe] A play which retraces events that culminated in the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe following a military intervention codenamed Operation Restore Legacy has taken Masvingo by storm.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Raila Odinga Makes Another Dubious Deal

[ISS] The handshake between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch-rival Raila Odinga on the steps of Harambee House – the office of the president – on 9 March has baffled even some of Odinga’s own political allies, let alone observers. After a l…

[ISS] The handshake between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his arch-rival Raila Odinga on the steps of Harambee House - the office of the president - on 9 March has baffled even some of Odinga's own political allies, let alone observers. After a long and bitter dispute - dating back to the judicially nullified first presidential elections on 8 August last year, and beyond - the two announced they had made up, were now 'brothers' and would work together to unify a divided nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Ramaphosa Makes Noises About Backing Small Business. About Time.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s new president, Cyril Rampahosa, is promising to free up and propel the country’s small business sector and its natural partner entrepreneurship, a long overdue move that could help the country realise strong eco…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s new president, Cyril Rampahosa, is promising to free up and propel the country’s small business sector and its natural partner entrepreneurship, a long overdue move that could help the country realise strong economic growth.

Electoral Body Commissioners, Staff Undergo Training

[MEC Malawi] Malawi Electoral Commission with financial assistance of European Union Democratic Governance Programme (EU DGP) has organized a three-day training workshop on public finance management for its Commissioners and staff.

[MEC Malawi] Malawi Electoral Commission with financial assistance of European Union Democratic Governance Programme (EU DGP) has organized a three-day training workshop on public finance management for its Commissioners and staff.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi