Slain Soldiers in Renewed Boko Haram Attacks for Burial Today

[This Day] One officer and seven soldiers, who were killed in both Sunday and Tuesday attacks by the Boko Haram sect in Cinki Gundu and Old Marte, both on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, have been slated for burial today in Maiduguri.

[This Day] One officer and seven soldiers, who were killed in both Sunday and Tuesday attacks by the Boko Haram sect in Cinki Gundu and Old Marte, both on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, have been slated for burial today in Maiduguri.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

$1.3 Billion Development Bank of Nigeria Set to Take Off

[Guardian] The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) is set to take off as the Federal Government has concluded the selection process of the executive management team of the development financing institution and has equally applied for an operating license…

[Guardian] The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) is set to take off as the Federal Government has concluded the selection process of the executive management team of the development financing institution and has equally applied for an operating license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

N396.5 Billion Multilateral Fund for New Development Bank As FG Applies for CBN’s Licence

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has formally applied to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for an operational licence to float the proposed Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN).

[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has formally applied to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for an operational licence to float the proposed Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Is Expensive Data a New Form of Censorship?

[Daily Maverick] In the age of VPNs and encrypted communications, the internet is almost impossible to censor or control. So Zimbabwe’s government has come up with a new plan: instead of censoring the digital world, just make it too expensive to use.

[Daily Maverick] In the age of VPNs and encrypted communications, the internet is almost impossible to censor or control. So Zimbabwe's government has come up with a new plan: instead of censoring the digital world, just make it too expensive to use.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Suspends Agriculture Minister Chaponda Over Maizegate

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Information, who is also government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi has said President Peter Mutharika is still keeping Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda on his post despite a court order su…

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Information, who is also government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi has said President Peter Mutharika is still keeping Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda on his post despite a court order suspending him pending investigation on the Zambia maize import deal.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

World Bank Projects Modest Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

[News24Wire] The World Bank expects South Africa’s gross domestic product to grow at 1.1% this year, but cautions inflationary pressures and high unemployment will continue to weigh on consumer spending.

[News24Wire] The World Bank expects South Africa's gross domestic product to grow at 1.1% this year, but cautions inflationary pressures and high unemployment will continue to weigh on consumer spending.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Sirleaf Makes Several Appointments in Government

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made several appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Finance, Information, Agriculture, Internal Affairs, as well as the Land Authority, Small Arms and Anti-Corruption Commissions.

[Liberia Govt] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made several appointments in government affecting the Ministries of Finance, Information, Agriculture, Internal Affairs, as well as the Land Authority, Small Arms and Anti-Corruption Commissions.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia