CBN Revises Guidelines for Agric Scheme

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, says it has revised the guidelines for Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, CACS, to include Non-Interest Financial Institutions, NIFIs.

[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, says it has revised the guidelines for Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, CACS, to include Non-Interest Financial Institutions, NIFIs.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Budget 2018 – VAT Is Increased – a First for New SA

[Daily Maverick] For the first time in democratic South Africa value-added tax (VAT) is raised – by one percentage point to 15% as part of the “tough but hopeful” Budget Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented on Wednesday. The VAT hike is central in …

[Daily Maverick] For the first time in democratic South Africa value-added tax (VAT) is raised - by one percentage point to 15% as part of the "tough but hopeful" Budget Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba presented on Wednesday. The VAT hike is central in a set of tax increases, including higher estate and luxury goods duties and an extra 52 cents per litre in fuel levies, to generate an additional R36-billion for the national purse. The tax hikes come alongside R85-billion government expenditure cuts over the next three years

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Newsflash – Malusi Gigaba Under Shadow On Budget Day As Damning Judgment Emerges

[Daily Maverick] As Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepared to give his maiden Budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, new information about Gigaba’s tenure as Home Affairs Minister emerged. The DA announced that it has laid a co…

[Daily Maverick] As Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba prepared to give his maiden Budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon, new information about Gigaba’s tenure as Home Affairs Minister emerged. The DA announced that it has laid a complaint with the Public Protector against Gigaba as a result of a damning court judgment handed down in December – which finds that Gigaba violated the Constitution by lying under oath. By REBECCA DAVIS.

Zambezi Region Faces First Flood Threats in Four Years

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The water level of the Zambezi River has reached an alarming level and caused serious concerns that the region might expect heavy floods for the first time in four years. The water level of the Zambezi River stood at 4.10 metre…

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -The water level of the Zambezi River has reached an alarming level and caused serious concerns that the region might expect heavy floods for the first time in four years. The water level of the Zambezi River stood at 4.10 metres on Monday compared to 2.30 metres at the same date last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

LAC Marks 25 Years of Advocating Women and Children’s Rights

[New Era] Windhoek -The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is celebrating a quarter of a century of advocating and raising awareness on the rights of women and children, as well as gender equality in Namibia. LAC’s Directorate for Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) was established in 1993 to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women through legal research, law reform and related advocacy work.

[New Era] Windhoek -The Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) is celebrating a quarter of a century of advocating and raising awareness on the rights of women and children, as well as gender equality in Namibia. LAC's Directorate for Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) was established in 1993 to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women through legal research, law reform and related advocacy work.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Four Annual Board Meetings Not Sufficient for Ailing SOEs – NHE Chairperson

[New Era] Windhoek -The board chairperson of the state-owned National Housing Enterprise (NHE) Sam Shivute says the directive by the Ministry of Public Enterprises to only have four board meetings per annum, for which board members are paid sitting fee…

[New Era] Windhoek -The board chairperson of the state-owned National Housing Enterprise (NHE) Sam Shivute says the directive by the Ministry of Public Enterprises to only have four board meetings per annum, for which board members are paid sitting fees, would not help boards tasked with turning around ailing state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Capacity Building for Emergency Response Preparedness

[New Era] Windhoek -The World Food Programme and Office of the Prime Minister’s Directorate of Disaster Risk Management are making headway in an effort to strengthen the knowledge and skills of relevant partners, government and regional council staff i…

[New Era] Windhoek -The World Food Programme and Office of the Prime Minister's Directorate of Disaster Risk Management are making headway in an effort to strengthen the knowledge and skills of relevant partners, government and regional council staff in humanitarian response and preparedness as a means to prepare, prevent, respond or recover from disasters in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Seme Command Harps On Professional Usage of Arms

[Guardian] The Customs Area Controller, Seme Command, Mohammed Aliyu, has assured that the anti-smuggling drive of the Command is well fortified against smugglers, as it has partnered with the Nigeria Army 243 Recce Battalion Badagry on professional us…

[Guardian] The Customs Area Controller, Seme Command, Mohammed Aliyu, has assured that the anti-smuggling drive of the Command is well fortified against smugglers, as it has partnered with the Nigeria Army 243 Recce Battalion Badagry on professional usage of arms.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

AFC Leopards – Why We Carried Our Precious Unga to Madagascar

[Nairobi News] AFC Leopards club officials purchased two bales of maize flour for use in Madagascar after learning that their players will only be fed on rice for the duration of their stay in the southern Africa nation.

[Nairobi News] AFC Leopards club officials purchased two bales of maize flour for use in Madagascar after learning that their players will only be fed on rice for the duration of their stay in the southern Africa nation.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kamba Elders Beseech Their Son Kalonzo to Abandon Odinga in Favour of Kenyatta

[Capital FM] Machakos -Machakos elders under the banner of Mau Mau War Veterans Association want Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch the National Super Alliance (NASA) for the sake of his political future.

[Capital FM] Machakos -Machakos elders under the banner of Mau Mau War Veterans Association want Wiper party leader Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka to ditch the National Super Alliance (NASA) for the sake of his political future.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya