Nation Pays the Price of State Capture

[ISS] When former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas made the startling claim that President Jacob Zuma’s associates, the Guptas, had offered him the position of finance minister and R600 million, the term ‘state capture’ suddenly found its way into…

[ISS] When former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas made the startling claim that President Jacob Zuma's associates, the Guptas, had offered him the position of finance minister and R600 million, the term 'state capture' suddenly found its way into South African conversation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Much Ado About Recovery Plan

[This Day] More than two years after he was elected and just a few weeks to the half-term of his administration, President Muhamadu Buhari last week launched a four-year Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERPG) in Abuja. While questions remain as to wh…

[This Day] More than two years after he was elected and just a few weeks to the half-term of his administration, President Muhamadu Buhari last week launched a four-year Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERPG) in Abuja. While questions remain as to why a government that came in with a promise to revive the economy would allow so much damage to be done before coming up with ideas on recovery plan, there are also issues around the workability of the programme to which there are neither costs nor timelines for specific

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minister Explains Vibration At MMIA, Insists On Concession of Airports

[This Day] The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday explained the vibration at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, which passengers and airport workers described as earthquake and said that i…

[This Day] The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday explained the vibration at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMIA), Lagos, which passengers and airport workers described as earthquake and said that it was due to unlatched doors at the central cooling system, where all the equipment for the chillers are stored.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

We’re Complying With Presidential Directive on Killings – Police

[This Day] Abuja -Following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to stop further killings by herdsmen and reprisal attacks by locals, the Nigerian Police yesterday said it was complying wit…

[This Day] Abuja -Following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, to stop further killings by herdsmen and reprisal attacks by locals, the Nigerian Police yesterday said it was complying with the directive.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pastoralists Drought-stricken Puntland Fight for Survival

[VOA] You can find Fatuma Warsama on the side of the road somewhere between Qardho and Bandar Bayla in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region. The 50-year-old pastoralist and her family traveled for miles across this dry, cracked earth in search of …

[VOA] You can find Fatuma Warsama on the side of the road somewhere between Qardho and Bandar Bayla in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region. The 50-year-old pastoralist and her family traveled for miles across this dry, cracked earth in search of pasture for their goats.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

TUC Demands Region-By-Region Job Creation Report

[Business Day] The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has lauded government’s job creation initiatives outlined in the 2017 budget. The one-district-one-factory and one-village-one-dam initiatives will help create decent jobs in all parts of Ghana,” the TUC o…

[Business Day] The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has lauded government's job creation initiatives outlined in the 2017 budget. The one-district-one-factory and one-village-one-dam initiatives will help create decent jobs in all parts of Ghana," the TUC observed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

New Masterplan to Fix Power Crisis

[Business Day] GHANA’S new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy.

[Business Day] GHANA'S new government is looking to fix a crippling power crisis with a complete overhaul of its deficit-ridden energy sector including a boost for solar energy.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana