Reporter’s Davos Notebook, Final Entry – Conversation With Sipho Pityana

[Daily Maverick] It is a general rule of large gatherings involving people from many different places that the fourth day is a write-off. By then, everyone is tired, they’ve met who they wanted to meet, drunk what they’ve wanted to drink, and hopefully…

[Daily Maverick] It is a general rule of large gatherings involving people from many different places that the fourth day is a write-off. By then, everyone is tired, they've met who they wanted to meet, drunk what they've wanted to drink, and hopefully avoided who they wanted to avoid. The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos is no exception. Good time then for a catch-up with Sipho Pityana, about the state of the world, the ANC, and the fact that if this meeting represents the world economy, Africa is falling by the ways

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bollworm Destroys N$23m of Grain

[Namibian] ETUNDA and Musese irrigation schemes could lose a combined 5 000 metric tonnes of maize valued at about N$23 million this season because of the African bollworm outbreak, a leading state agronomist said yesterday.

[Namibian] ETUNDA and Musese irrigation schemes could lose a combined 5 000 metric tonnes of maize valued at about N$23 million this season because of the African bollworm outbreak, a leading state agronomist said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Airport Advised to Lower Fees to Attract Business

[Citizen] Hai -The management of Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (Kadco) has been advised to lower landing fees and other user costs at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (Kia)

[Citizen] Hai -The management of Kilimanjaro Airports Development Company (Kadco) has been advised to lower landing fees and other user costs at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (Kia)

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Are Opposition’s Tsvangirai, Khupe On Collision Course?

[The Herald] The Movement for Democratic Change-led by Mr Morgan Tsvangirai is facing serious revolt from vice president Ms Thokozani Khupe’s faction which is against the mooted coalition between the party and former secretary-general, Professor Welshm…

[The Herald] The Movement for Democratic Change-led by Mr Morgan Tsvangirai is facing serious revolt from vice president Ms Thokozani Khupe's faction which is against the mooted coalition between the party and former secretary-general, Professor Welshman Ncube's MDC. Insiders say some senior officials, principally from Matabeleland provinces who support Ms Khupe, were livid that the party wanted to re-unite with Prof Ncube, arguing that Mr Tsvangirai's quest to do so was "a slap in her face" and proof of his sliding fa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Freezes Doctors Posts

[The Herald] Government has frozen medical doctors’ employment with effect from next month, as the posts have been filled up, prompting the class completing its internship next month to demand their open practice certificates for them to search for emp…

[The Herald] Government has frozen medical doctors' employment with effect from next month, as the posts have been filled up, prompting the class completing its internship next month to demand their open practice certificates for them to search for employment elsewhere. Although he could not immediately give more details on the issue, Acting Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Robert Mudyiradima confirmed the development and said Government was seized with the matter.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

No, 70 Percent of American Foreign Aid Is Not ‘Stolen Off the Top’

[Africa Check] The office of a US senator cited articles about Nigeria and Malawi as proof that more than two-thirds of American aid to developing countries is stolen. While theft is real there is no evidence that it is on the scale that senator Rand P…

[Africa Check] The office of a US senator cited articles about Nigeria and Malawi as proof that more than two-thirds of American aid to developing countries is stolen. While theft is real there is no evidence that it is on the scale that senator Rand Paul asserted.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi