Officials Work to Iron Out Contentious Issues Ahead of AFCFTA Signing

[New Times] As the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area draws closer, Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent are working to address three remaining contentious issues in the draft.

[New Times] As the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area draws closer, Foreign Affairs Ministers from across the continent are working to address three remaining contentious issues in the draft.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

EU Group Assesses Possibility of Observer Mission to Election

[New Zimbabwe] THE European Union (EU) election exploratory mission is in the country to assess the possibility of deploying an observer mission for the upcoming 2018 polls.

[New Zimbabwe] THE European Union (EU) election exploratory mission is in the country to assess the possibility of deploying an observer mission for the upcoming 2018 polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Musakwa Among Named ‘Looters’, Gospel Singer’s $9m Loot in Portugal

[New Zimbabwe] Gospel musician and former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employee Elias Musakwa has been implicated in a multi-million dollar foreign currency externalisation scam.

[New Zimbabwe] Gospel musician and former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employee Elias Musakwa has been implicated in a multi-million dollar foreign currency externalisation scam.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Egyptian Investors Eye Rwanda’s Energy, Agriculture Sectors

[New Times] Egyptian investors have expressed interest in exploring business opportunities in Rwanda’s construction, agro-business, renewable energy and textile sectors. The business operators, under the Federation of Egyptian Industries, also want to …

[New Times] Egyptian investors have expressed interest in exploring business opportunities in Rwanda's construction, agro-business, renewable energy and textile sectors. The business operators, under the Federation of Egyptian Industries, also want to invest in pharmaceuticals and making of packaging materials.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Famous Comedians to Headline Seka Comedy Show

[New Times] According to Budandi, Seka Live’s long term goal is to become a regular Kigali comedy festival – the Seka Live Comedy Festival that is to host “many leading comedians and happen in multiple days.”

[New Times] According to Budandi, Seka Live's long term goal is to become a regular Kigali comedy festival - the Seka Live Comedy Festival that is to host "many leading comedians and happen in multiple days."

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Shell Says Amnesty Group Claims 89 Oil Spills False, Without Merit

[Vanguard] Amnesty International has accused international oil companies, Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria, describing their actions as “serious negligence.”

[Vanguard] Amnesty International has accused international oil companies, Shell and Eni of negligence when addressing spills in Nigeria, describing their actions as "serious negligence."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

How Books, Food Donated to IDPs Are Repackaged and Sold – Agency

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the Unite…

[Premium Times] The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) on Monday announced the arrest of a suspect at a motor park in Borno State allegedly trying to divert books and other educational materials donated to schools in the state by the United Nations.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pro-Biafra Group Criticises Senators’ Monthly Allowance

[Premium Times] The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has reacted to the revelation that each Nigerian senator collects N13.5 million monthly as running cost in addition to their legitimate salaries and allowances.

[Premium Times] The Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has reacted to the revelation that each Nigerian senator collects N13.5 million monthly as running cost in addition to their legitimate salaries and allowances.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Chief Orders Immediate Withdrawal of Officers Attached to VIPs

[Premium Times] The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday ordered immediate withdrawal of all police orderlies attached to private individuals and companies. This brings the incumbent police chief up to speed with his predecessors in on…

[Premium Times] The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday ordered immediate withdrawal of all police orderlies attached to private individuals and companies. This brings the incumbent police chief up to speed with his predecessors in one of the most recurring but ineffective police directives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria