Concern Over Readiness of Kenya’s Electoral Body

[East African] Kenya’s civil society has raised concerns over the electoral body’s readiness to conduct the August 8 general election even as the mass voter registration exercise closes on February 14.

[East African] Kenya's civil society has raised concerns over the electoral body's readiness to conduct the August 8 general election even as the mass voter registration exercise closes on February 14.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Stanlib, Chestnut to Build U.S.$50 Million Mall in Kampala

[East African] South African property developer, Stanlib and its local partner Chestnut Uganda plan to construct a $50 million shopping mall in Kampala’s suburb of Makindye Municipality. The Arena Mall will be built on a five-acre piece of land, less t…

[East African] South African property developer, Stanlib and its local partner Chestnut Uganda plan to construct a $50 million shopping mall in Kampala's suburb of Makindye Municipality. The Arena Mall will be built on a five-acre piece of land, less than 2km from the capital's central business district.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt Releases More Names of Suspected Drug Traffickers

[East African] Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, who is conducting a relentless campaign against drug trafficking, released a list of 97 names of people accused of conducting the illegal trade.

[East African] Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, who is conducting a relentless campaign against drug trafficking, released a list of 97 names of people accused of conducting the illegal trade.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Control of Ad Revenue May Stifle the Press

[East African] Newspapers that publish content that does not please the Tanzania government may find themselves struggling for advertisement revenues, thanks to the newly launched Media Services Regulations, 2017.

[East African] Newspapers that publish content that does not please the Tanzania government may find themselves struggling for advertisement revenues, thanks to the newly launched Media Services Regulations, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

EAC Team to Review Taxes On Key Goods

[East African] The East African Community has formed a 25-member taskforce to revise the region’s Common External Tariff (CET) and fine-tune the existing rules of origin to boost intra-regional trade and attract new investments to the bloc.

[East African] The East African Community has formed a 25-member taskforce to revise the region's Common External Tariff (CET) and fine-tune the existing rules of origin to boost intra-regional trade and attract new investments to the bloc.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Intrigues Abound As a Record 43 Ugandan MPs Vie for EALA Seats

[East African] A week that witnessed ugly scenes of parliamentarians fighting at State House over who will represent Uganda at the East African Legislative Assembly finally came to an end on February 9, following the successful nomination of a record 4…

[East African] A week that witnessed ugly scenes of parliamentarians fighting at State House over who will represent Uganda at the East African Legislative Assembly finally came to an end on February 9, following the successful nomination of a record 43 candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Stock Exchange Boss Acquitted

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Stock Exchange chief executive Mr Alban Dhladhla Chirume was last Friday acquitted on charges of assaulting his estranged wife, Susan Mutangadura. The presiding magistrate, Mr Arnold Maburo, ruled that what Mutangadura alleged cou…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Stock Exchange chief executive Mr Alban Dhladhla Chirume was last Friday acquitted on charges of assaulting his estranged wife, Susan Mutangadura. The presiding magistrate, Mr Arnold Maburo, ruled that what Mutangadura alleged could not have happened given the topography of the scene. "There is a total disconnect between the allegations in the charge sheet and those in the State outline," said the magistrate.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

RSE Benchmark Index Rises Marginally

[New Times] The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) benchmark index was up marginally yesterday driven by Bank of Kigali counter that gained Rwf2, the market daily report for Monday indicates. According to the report, the All Share Index inched up by 0.06 poin…

[New Times] The Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) benchmark index was up marginally yesterday driven by Bank of Kigali counter that gained Rwf2, the market daily report for Monday indicates. According to the report, the All Share Index inched up by 0.06 points to close at 127.45 points compared to 127.38 points on Friday. The Rwanda Share Index went up by 0.50 points, closing at 121.41 points yesterday, up from 120.91 points Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Chief Fires Village Headmen for Cutting Trees

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa District has fired four of his Group Village Headmen (GVH) for allegedly being in the forefront of cutting down trees.

[Malawi News Agency] Chikwawa -Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa District has fired four of his Group Village Headmen (GVH) for allegedly being in the forefront of cutting down trees.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi