SportPesa to Shut Down Kenyan Unit After Tax Increase

[Nation] Gaming firm SportPesa will close its Kenyan operations and move to other jurisdictions should the law prescribing a 35 per cent turnover tax for the industry remain in force.

[Nation] Gaming firm SportPesa will close its Kenyan operations and move to other jurisdictions should the law prescribing a 35 per cent turnover tax for the industry remain in force.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Water Shortages in Cape Town Are Here to Stay

[The Conversation Africa] Water access is a key challenge for urban futures. In cities like Cape Town, population growth and rising affluence, place increasing demands on finite water supplies. One solution the city has opted for is desalination plants…

[The Conversation Africa] Water access is a key challenge for urban futures. In cities like Cape Town, population growth and rising affluence, place increasing demands on finite water supplies. One solution the city has opted for is desalination plants, the first of which is about to come on stream. But hi-tech solutions like this don't curtail profligate water use and present considerable costs to the environment. Technology has its place - but only once water is cherished..

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kwaito Star Brickz Found Guilty of Rape

[News24Wire] Sipho Ndlovu, better known by his kwaito name Brickz, has been found guilty of rape in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

[News24Wire] Sipho Ndlovu, better known by his kwaito name Brickz, has been found guilty of rape in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Lungu Tries to Have His Cake and Eat It – a State of Emergency in All but Name

[The Conversation Africa] For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the airwaves to make a special announcement he stopped did something different. Invoking …

[The Conversation Africa] For 24 hours rumours swirled through Zambia that President Edgar Lungu planned to initiate a state of emergency. When he finally took to the airwaves to make a special announcement he stopped did something different. Invoking Article 31 of the constitution - Declaration Relating to Threatened Emergency - rather than Article 30 - Declaration of Public Emergency - the president requested extra powers to prevent a state of emergency rather than actually declaring one.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Islamic Finance Provides Kenyans With Cushion Against Drought

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -This Muslim-majority county’s first private cooperative offers interest-free loans, with no fees for late payment – in accordance with Islamic principles

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Wajir -This Muslim-majority county's first private cooperative offers interest-free loans, with no fees for late payment - in accordance with Islamic principles

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Independence – Nothing to Celebrate in 2017

[ISS] For a second time, South Sudan won’t be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and the country’s ongoing conflict.

[ISS] For a second time, South Sudan won't be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and the country's ongoing conflict.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Hockey-Loving Abuti Turns Affection to Hammer Throw

[Nation] Moi Girls Kamusinga is well known for its prowess in minor sports especially handball where they have won the National Secondary Schools title four times and been crowned Regional Secondary Schools champions twice.

[Nation] Moi Girls Kamusinga is well known for its prowess in minor sports especially handball where they have won the National Secondary Schools title four times and been crowned Regional Secondary Schools champions twice.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya