World Bank, IMF, Oxfam Urge Nigeria to Invest in Human Capital

[Guardian] Washington DC -The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.The bank’s Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in his opening remarks at the 2017 yearly me…

[Guardian] Washington DC -The World Bank has urged Nigeria to faithfully build and invest in critical infrastructure that would wholly support its growth aspirations.The bank's Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in his opening remarks at the 2017 yearly meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank Group, said Nigeria needed to build resilience, like others, against the overlapping challenges it faced today, including climate change, conflict, forced displacements, famine and disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Football Star, Politician are Early Front-runners in Liberia’s Election

[VOA] Football icon George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are the early front-runners in Liberia’s presidential election results, but election officials said only a third of the ballots had been counted Thursday, three days after the vote.

[VOA] Football icon George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai are the early front-runners in Liberia's presidential election results, but election officials said only a third of the ballots had been counted Thursday, three days after the vote.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Davido Reacts to Police Report As Tagbo’s Family Laments Media Uproar

[Guardian] The family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike has appealed to the public to allow police conclude its investigation into the death of their son, adding that though they are unable to disclose any further information, the truth will come out soon.

[Guardian] The family of Tagbo Ifeatuchukwu Umeike has appealed to the public to allow police conclude its investigation into the death of their son, adding that though they are unable to disclose any further information, the truth will come out soon.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eisa Observer Mission Advances Recommendations

[New Dawn] The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa or EISA, an international elections observer team here is recommending to the Government of Liberia, including the National Legislature to enact laws and implement measures that wou…

[New Dawn] The Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa or EISA, an international elections observer team here is recommending to the Government of Liberia, including the National Legislature to enact laws and implement measures that would increase political participation of disadvantaged groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Nigerian Lifters Grab 13 Gold Medals in Uganda

[Guardian] It was celebration time for Team Nigeria’s athletes and officials yesterday, as the country won a total of 13 gold, four silver and one bronze medal at the Africa Junior/Youth Weightlifting Championships in Entebbe, Uganda.

[Guardian] It was celebration time for Team Nigeria's athletes and officials yesterday, as the country won a total of 13 gold, four silver and one bronze medal at the Africa Junior/Youth Weightlifting Championships in Entebbe, Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

CDC Driver, Two Candidates Under Investigation

[New Dawn] Police say they are investigating a driver operating opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) vehicle that allegedly killed a victim accidentally in Bomi County and two opposition representative candidates including Mr. Emmanuel Barne…

[New Dawn] Police say they are investigating a driver operating opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) vehicle that allegedly killed a victim accidentally in Bomi County and two opposition representative candidates including Mr. Emmanuel Barnes of Montserrado District #14 and Coalition for Liberia Progress (CLP) in Nimba for acts amounting to electoral violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

‘Supreme Court to Ensure Peaceful Transfer of Power’

[Observer] Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor says the Supreme Court has an extremely important role to keep the country stable and on the path of democracy and ensure a peaceful transfer of power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s to another democra…

[Observer] Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor says the Supreme Court has an extremely important role to keep the country stable and on the path of democracy and ensure a peaceful transfer of power from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's to another democratically elected government.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Prosecuting Head to Honour Oath of Office in Light of Zuma Spy Tapes Ruling?

[Daily Maverick] Shaun Abrahams, head of the country’s beleaguered National Prosecution Authority will find himself in the spotlight on Friday when the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein hands down judgment in President Jacob Zuma and the NPA’s ap…

[Daily Maverick] Shaun Abrahams, head of the country's beleaguered National Prosecution Authority will find himself in the spotlight on Friday when the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein hands down judgment in President Jacob Zuma and the NPA's appeal against a High Court order for the reinstatement of 783 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering against the President. It is clear from September representations made to the SCA that Abrahams is a worried man. Will he finally find his spine and honour his oath of o

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Sugar Firm Fined Millions for Unfair Pricing

[Times of Zambia] The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Zambia Sugar more than K76 million for price discrimination and unfair pricing after an investigation that lasted four years revealed the irregularities.

[Times of Zambia] The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has fined Zambia Sugar more than K76 million for price discrimination and unfair pricing after an investigation that lasted four years revealed the irregularities.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Local Content Policy Formulation Roars Into Life

[The Herald] The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is sponsoring the formulation of the local content policy (LCP), which inter alia seeks to consolidate gains recorded under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 and various previous statutory instruments th…

[The Herald] The Ministry of Industry and Commerce is sponsoring the formulation of the local content policy (LCP), which inter alia seeks to consolidate gains recorded under Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016 and various previous statutory instruments that were aimed at protecting the local industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe