Hope, Anxiety As Govt Moves to Deregulate Electricity Meter Acquisition

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola, last week announced plans to liberalise the acquisition of meters by customers for the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to check complaints of overbilling.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola, last week announced plans to liberalise the acquisition of meters by customers for the 11 electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) to check complaints of overbilling.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Mugabe Owes Engels an Apology, Says Madonsela

[News24Wire] Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels.

[News24Wire] Former public protector advocate Thuli Madonsela says Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe should have issued an apology on behalf of his wife, Grace, for allegedly assaulting South African woman Gabrielle Engels.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt Admits Plane Seized in Canada, Blames Opposition

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of sabota…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government yesterday admitted that its new commercial aircraft Bombardier Q400, which was expected to arrive in the country last month, has been seized in Canada but shifted the blame on the opposition accusing it of sabotaging delivery of the plane.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Amaxhosa King Seeks to Halt Gay Initiation Film

[News24Wire] amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed, his lawyer …

[News24Wire] amaXhosa king Zwelonke Sigcawu is seeking to halt the distribution of a film depicting a homosexual relationship during the traditional amaXhosa manhood initiations, saying there are limits to the extent customs can be exposed, his lawyer said. Inxeba (the wound) tells the story of Xolani, a closeted gay factory worker in Queenstown, who served as a caregiver for initiates and subsequently has a relationship with another caregiver.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SACP Welcomes Manana Resignation, Calls for Zuma to Follow Suit

[News24Wire] The South African Communist Party’s (SACP) Solly Mapaila on Saturday morning praised former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana for resigning from Cabinet, adding that President Jacob Zuma should be next to quit.

[News24Wire] The South African Communist Party's (SACP) Solly Mapaila on Saturday morning praised former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana for resigning from Cabinet, adding that President Jacob Zuma should be next to quit.

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China Donates $1 Million Dollars to Flood Victims in Sierra Leone

[Concord] The Government of the People’s Republic of China has donated One Million US Dollars to the Government and People of Sierra Leone as immediate response to the flooding and mudslide tragedy that hit parts of Freetown few days ago. Mr Wang Xinmi…

[Concord] The Government of the People's Republic of China has donated One Million US Dollars to the Government and People of Sierra Leone as immediate response to the flooding and mudslide tragedy that hit parts of Freetown few days ago. Mr Wang Xinmin, Charge D'Affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Freetown made the pronouncement at State House on Wednesday 16th August, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

€300,000 for Disaster Affected Families

[Concord] Following the deadly mudslide and flooding that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1,100 households, the European Union has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of ?300,000 for t…

[Concord] Following the deadly mudslide and flooding that have caused hundreds of casualties in Sierra Leone and displaced around 1,100 households, the European Union has released an initial amount of emergency humanitarian assistance of ?300,000 for the most vulnerable families affected by the disaster, a release from EU country office stated.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone