NERC Permits New Operators to Supply Meters

[Premium Times] A new law approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) now permits operators other than the distribution companies to supply meters to electricity consumers in the country.

[Premium Times] A new law approved by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) now permits operators other than the distribution companies to supply meters to electricity consumers in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Releases N43.92 Billion to 330,000 Rice Farmers – Official

[Premium Times] The federal government has released about N43.92 billion (122 million dollars) to 300,000 rice farmers to increase Nigeria’s rice production by additional two million tonnes in 2018.

[Premium Times] The federal government has released about N43.92 billion (122 million dollars) to 300,000 rice farmers to increase Nigeria's rice production by additional two million tonnes in 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Uhuru Kenyatta to Pick New DPP From a List of 3 Finalists

[Nation] President Kenyatta will pick Senior Counsel Lucy Kambuni, deputy chief public prosecutor Jacob Ondari or National Intelligence Service Deputy Director Noordin Haji to be the new director of public prosecutions.

[Nation] President Kenyatta will pick Senior Counsel Lucy Kambuni, deputy chief public prosecutor Jacob Ondari or National Intelligence Service Deputy Director Noordin Haji to be the new director of public prosecutions.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Woman Allegedly Kills Girl By Inserting Stick Into Her Vagina

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Kasungu have arrested 34 year old Memory Kanjere for allegedly murdering a three months old child belonging to Madalitso Limbikani for suspecting her of having a love affair with her boyfriend.

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Kasungu have arrested 34 year old Memory Kanjere for allegedly murdering a three months old child belonging to Madalitso Limbikani for suspecting her of having a love affair with her boyfriend.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Election Front-Runners to Contest Runoff After First-round Stalemate

[VOA] Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country’s 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round. National Electoral Commission chair Mohammed Nfa’ali Conteh made th…

[VOA] Sierra Leone will hold a runoff presidential election in two weeks after the country's 16 candidates failed to clinch the 55 percent of votes necessary to win in the first round. National Electoral Commission chair Mohammed Nfa'ali Conteh made the announcement at a press conference Tuesday night, a week after the country went to the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Kenya Third Most Preferred Property Hub for Super-Rich

[Nation] Kenya emerged the third most preferred real estate investment destination globally for the super-rich after the UK and the US in a study that also shows that nearly a quarter of Africa’s rich have property locally.

[Nation] Kenya emerged the third most preferred real estate investment destination globally for the super-rich after the UK and the US in a study that also shows that nearly a quarter of Africa's rich have property locally.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mnangagwa Insincere About Polls, Chamisa Tells SADC

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has been insincere in its commitment to holding a free, fair and credible elections, MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa, told Sadc envoys Tuesday.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has been insincere in its commitment to holding a free, fair and credible elections, MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa, told Sadc envoys Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Media Defies Ban on Political Debate

[VOA] Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country’s National Communication Council. The council had ordered the ban, insisting political debates may cause conflict ahead of senatorial elections on Ma…

[VOA] Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council. The council had ordered the ban, insisting political debates may cause conflict ahead of senatorial elections on March 25.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

African SMEs Set to Benefit From $74 Million Guarantee

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has entered into a re- guarantee transaction of up to $74 million with GuarantCo to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing on the contin…

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) has entered into a re- guarantee transaction of up to $74 million with GuarantCo to increase its guarantee capacity for SME financing on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Kenya Catering for 2000 Ethiopians Who Fled Moyale Killings

[Shabelle] Kenyan authorities are receiving Ethiopians fleeing violence back home after security forces killed nine people and wounded a dozen others in a mistaken anti-terrorism fight.

[Shabelle] Kenyan authorities are receiving Ethiopians fleeing violence back home after security forces killed nine people and wounded a dozen others in a mistaken anti-terrorism fight.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia