Why Competition Is Key to Cutting the Cost of Cancer Drugs in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s Competition Commission has launched an investigation into excessive pricing by three major pharmaceutical companies that have the sole rights to distribute cancer drugs in the country.

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Competition Commission has launched an investigation into excessive pricing by three major pharmaceutical companies that have the sole rights to distribute cancer drugs in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

LEC Battles Power Thief

[New Dawn] Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC are stressing the need to seriously address power thief, warning that it undermines growth. Addressing residents of PHP and Plunkor Communities in Monrovia during an interactive dialo…

[New Dawn] Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC are stressing the need to seriously address power thief, warning that it undermines growth. Addressing residents of PHP and Plunkor Communities in Monrovia during an interactive dialogue on Thursday, 22 June on the danger associated with power thief, the Assistant Director for Planning at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, Edwin Fahnbulleh, cautions residents not to incorporate the crime into various communities.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Fire At MOH Again

[New Dawn] Less than a month after the National Drugs Service (NDS) and Laboratory at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center were gutted by fire, the central office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) situated in Oldest Congo Town was on Thursday, 22 June engu…

[New Dawn] Less than a month after the National Drugs Service (NDS) and Laboratory at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center were gutted by fire, the central office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) situated in Oldest Congo Town was on Thursday, 22 June engulfed in flames.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Lawmakers Urged to Ratify Land Bill

[New Dawn] The Chairman on Land and Authority here, Dr. Othello Brandy, is calling on members of the 53rd Liberian Legislature to pass the Land Right Bill into law, stressing that the bill recognizes right of indigenous people to own their land.

[New Dawn] The Chairman on Land and Authority here, Dr. Othello Brandy, is calling on members of the 53rd Liberian Legislature to pass the Land Right Bill into law, stressing that the bill recognizes right of indigenous people to own their land.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

MFDP Holds SOEs Annual Review Workshop

[New Dawn] A two-day State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Annual Renewal Workshop gets underway from June 23 to June 24, 2017 in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

[New Dawn] A two-day State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Annual Renewal Workshop gets underway from June 23 to June 24, 2017 in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Lone Star Cell MTN Underscores

[New Dawn] The Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Liberia’s leading GSM Company Lone Star Cell MTN, Mr. Babatunde Osho, emphasizes here that education is very essential to the growth and development of any nation.

[New Dawn] The Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Liberia's leading GSM Company Lone Star Cell MTN, Mr. Babatunde Osho, emphasizes here that education is very essential to the growth and development of any nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

NEC Concedes

[New Dawn] The Chairman of the National Elections Commission Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has attributed the misplacement of names against individuals’ photographs on the voter roll as “human error” that could undermine the process of holding free, fair and tr…

[New Dawn] The Chairman of the National Elections Commission Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has attributed the misplacement of names against individuals' photographs on the voter roll as "human error" that could undermine the process of holding free, fair and transparent elections in October.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mugabe’s Nephew Minister Zhuwao in Policy Shocker

[The Herald] Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao yesterday shocked many when he failed to locate the Command Agriculture Programme within Government’s economic blue-print, Zim-Asset, as he accused The Herald and its s…

[The Herald] Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Minister Patrick Zhuwao yesterday shocked many when he failed to locate the Command Agriculture Programme within Government's economic blue-print, Zim-Asset, as he accused The Herald and its sister papers of highlighting Command Agriculture to prop up unnamed people. Zim-Asset has a cluster on Food and Nutrition under which the Command Agriculture Programme falls. But in his address to youths at a Harare hotel, the minister accused The Herald of promoting Comm

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UN Experts to Investigate Kasai Region Violence

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017 directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to investigate alleged human rights violations and abus…

[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution on June 23, 2017 directing the UN high commissioner for human rights to send a team of international experts to investigate alleged human rights violations and abuses in the central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese government has agreed to cooperate, including by facilitating access. The final resolution incorporates language from proposals prepared by the African and European groups at the Council.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa