Central Bank Officials Fail to Defend Expenditure on Pens

[Monitor] Parliament -Bank of Uganda officials have failed to produce 154 audit reports related to three financial years and an unspecified number of contracts for money running into billions that was spent to bankroll the central bank’s lavish golden …

[Monitor] Parliament -Bank of Uganda officials have failed to produce 154 audit reports related to three financial years and an unspecified number of contracts for money running into billions that was spent to bankroll the central bank's lavish golden jubilee celebrations in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

I Thought I Was a Feminist – Until I Heard Their Stories

[Daily Maverick] I am a feminist but I question each day how I live that truth. And I realise how arrogant I am to believe I know what it means to be a woman in a brutal, oppressive patriarchal world. I had the honour of sharing a two-day education wor…

[Daily Maverick] I am a feminist but I question each day how I live that truth. And I realise how arrogant I am to believe I know what it means to be a woman in a brutal, oppressive patriarchal world. I had the honour of sharing a two-day education workshop with five remarkable women who taught me what it was to be a woman today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Our Politics, the ANC, and the Long, Hard Slog Against Corruption

[Daily Maverick] Recent evidence has started to give some hope that corruption in the form of “state capture” may soon come to an end. This is partly because President Jacob Zuma’s time as ANC leader is nearly over, and partly because the net appears t…

[Daily Maverick] Recent evidence has started to give some hope that corruption in the form of "state capture" may soon come to an end. This is partly because President Jacob Zuma's time as ANC leader is nearly over, and partly because the net appears to be closing around the Gupta family. The behaviour of two of Zuma's sons, Edward and Duduzane, this past week also suggests that some in that camp are desperate. This means that those who support Cyril Ramaphosa's campaign to become the next leader of the ANC believe that hi

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Fertiliser Industry Upbeat

[The Herald] Local fertiliser manufacturers are confident of meeting demand for the 2017/18 summer cropping season if the sector continues to get support from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The sector has 120 000 tonnes of fertilisers in stock and…

[The Herald] Local fertiliser manufacturers are confident of meeting demand for the 2017/18 summer cropping season if the sector continues to get support from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ). The sector has 120 000 tonnes of fertilisers in stock and is currently working closely with the central bank. Industry spokesperson Mr Tapiwa Mashingaidze yesterday said the country required about 250 000 tonnes of compounds and 250 000 tonnes of top dressing fertilisers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa Poisoning Saga – ‘Ally’ Mutodi Summoned

[New Zimbabwe] Zanu PF activist, Energy Mutodi has been summoned by the police to answer to his allegations that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned by ministers Sydney Sekeramayi and David Parirenyatwa.

[New Zimbabwe] Zanu PF activist, Energy Mutodi has been summoned by the police to answer to his allegations that Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was poisoned by ministers Sydney Sekeramayi and David Parirenyatwa.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Bring on Egypt, Says Cranes Striker Farouk Miya

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Cranes striker Farouk Miya is confident Uganda Cranes will build on their strong start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite recent changes to the team’s coaching staff.

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Cranes striker Farouk Miya is confident Uganda Cranes will build on their strong start to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers despite recent changes to the team's coaching staff.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UN Resident Coordinator Seppo Ends Tour of Duty

[Nyasa Times] Mia Seppo, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has completed her our of duty in Malawi after four years and five months of leading the UN System in …

[Nyasa Times] Mia Seppo, the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has completed her our of duty in Malawi after four years and five months of leading the UN System in support of the Malawi Government national development agenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi