Govt Freezes New Permits for Donkey Abattoirs to Protect Animals

[East African] The Kenyan government has temporarily banned the licensing of new donkey abattoirs following revelations that the animals face extinction due to the high demand for their products mainly by China.

[East African] The Kenyan government has temporarily banned the licensing of new donkey abattoirs following revelations that the animals face extinction due to the high demand for their products mainly by China.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

IT Firms to Get Share of Zuckerberg-Backed U.S.$39 Million Fund

[Nation] Zuckerberg-backed start-up, Andela, has raised Sh4.1 billion to boost IT talent in three African countries including Kenya through South Africa-based CRE Ventures.

[Nation] Zuckerberg-backed start-up, Andela, has raised Sh4.1 billion to boost IT talent in three African countries including Kenya through South Africa-based CRE Ventures.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Tanzania Signs Oil Exploration Deal With Uganda

[East African] Tanzania has entered into an agreement with Uganda to help in the search for oil in the Eyasi Wembere Basin and Lake Tanganyika. The two countries already have a crude pipeline deal.

[East African] Tanzania has entered into an agreement with Uganda to help in the search for oil in the Eyasi Wembere Basin and Lake Tanganyika. The two countries already have a crude pipeline deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Free Health Screening for Tsumeb Residents

[New Era] Omuthiya -Residents of Tsumeb received free health screening services that would allow residents with medical conditions they might not know about to seek medical attention without delay. The Ministry of Youth, Sport and National Services (MY…

[New Era] Omuthiya -Residents of Tsumeb received free health screening services that would allow residents with medical conditions they might not know about to seek medical attention without delay. The Ministry of Youth, Sport and National Services (MYSNS) organised the event in conjunction with Tsumeb Youth Forum.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Air Namibia Would-Be Fraudsters Get N$50 000 Bail

[New Era] Windhoek -Two men arrested over a failed bid to divert N$1.1 million from Air Namibia’s bank account into their own accounts were granted bail when they appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

[New Era] Windhoek -Two men arrested over a failed bid to divert N$1.1 million from Air Namibia's bank account into their own accounts were granted bail when they appeared in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Leading News Website TSA Partially Blocked in Algeria

[RSF] The TSA website has been inaccessible via Algérie Télécom, the country’s state-owned traditional Internet Service Provider, and via Mobilis, the state-owned mobile Internet provider, since 5 October.

[RSF] The TSA website has been inaccessible via Algérie Télécom, the country's state-owned traditional Internet Service Provider, and via Mobilis, the state-owned mobile Internet provider, since 5 October.

source: AllAfrica News: Algeria

Will Govt Afford to Increase Old Persons Grants?

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Substantial increases in cash transfers for poor people are included in the plan and budget just sent to parliament, as the government attempts to fulfill its progressive social protection strategy approved last …

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Substantial increases in cash transfers for poor people are included in the plan and budget just sent to parliament, as the government attempts to fulfill its progressive social protection strategy approved last year. That strategy calls for expanding cash payments to most older people and small children. Cash transfers to the elderly and disabled will rise next year by 84% in Meticais terms and 131% in dollar terms. This is a large rise in real terms, from 0.21% to 0.32% of gross national product (GNP, PI

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Education Official Questions Churches Proprietorship of Public Primary Schools.

[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -The Education Division Manager (EDM) for the Central East Education Division (CEED), who has jurisdiction over schools in Kasungu, Dowa, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota and Salima districts, Billy Banda, has questioned the proprietorship…

[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -The Education Division Manager (EDM) for the Central East Education Division (CEED), who has jurisdiction over schools in Kasungu, Dowa, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota and Salima districts, Billy Banda, has questioned the proprietorship of some public primary schools by churches, wondering how a church which did not spend a single Tambala on a school project could own it.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi