300,000 Households to Get Solar Power

[The Herald] At least 300 000 rural households are set to be solar-powered under a $4 million facility aimed at eliminating use of non-renewable energy sources. The project roll-out will start with an initial 24 000 households in Mhondoro-Ngezi, before…

[The Herald] At least 300 000 rural households are set to be solar-powered under a $4 million facility aimed at eliminating use of non-renewable energy sources. The project roll-out will start with an initial 24 000 households in Mhondoro-Ngezi, before it spreads to other districts of Mashonaland West Province and the country. It is a partnership between Mhondoro-Ngezi Rural District Council, Zonful Energy and other partners.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Journalists Force Way Into Closed Session for Mugabe’s Speech

[The Herald] Journalists from all over the world covering the ongoing African Economic Platform (AEP) here yesterday could not stomach missing the chance of capturing President Mugabe’s speech live and forced their way into a closed session when they r…

[The Herald] Journalists from all over the world covering the ongoing African Economic Platform (AEP) here yesterday could not stomach missing the chance of capturing President Mugabe's speech live and forced their way into a closed session when they realised it was his turn to make a contribution. The journalists had been calm all along when other speakers took to the floor, while following proceedings from giant screens in the media centre, but all of a sudden they stormed the entrance when the President's turn to sp

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Embrace Priority Sector Lending to Enhance Financing of the Agriculture

[New Times] Lack of funding is one of the main challenges faced by Rwanda’s agriculture sector. Though the sector employs over 72 per cent of the local population, banks have shunned it arguing that it is risky, a situation that has affected its growth…

[New Times] Lack of funding is one of the main challenges faced by Rwanda's agriculture sector. Though the sector employs over 72 per cent of the local population, banks have shunned it arguing that it is risky, a situation that has affected its growth and left its huge potential largely unexploited.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Banks, Govt Must Do More to Achieve a Cashless Economy, Experts Say

[New Times] The push by government for Rwanda to achieve a cashless economy is slowly gaining ground with more and more financial institutions embracing and promoting financial technology (fintech). Presently, the majority of banks have rolled out tech…

[New Times] The push by government for Rwanda to achieve a cashless economy is slowly gaining ground with more and more financial institutions embracing and promoting financial technology (fintech). Presently, the majority of banks have rolled out technology-driven services and solutions, a development that has helped them increase options to enhance services as well as enable customers to make transactions easily and deepen inclusion.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt, Firm Ink U.S.$7 Million Power Plant Deal

[The Herald] Masvingo -Government has sealed a $7 million agreement for the contractor at Tokwe-Mukosi Dam to start civil works on the planned mini-hydro power plant that will generate electricity at the recently completed dam. The agreement signed bet…

[The Herald] Masvingo -Government has sealed a $7 million agreement for the contractor at Tokwe-Mukosi Dam to start civil works on the planned mini-hydro power plant that will generate electricity at the recently completed dam. The agreement signed between Government and the Italian contractor Salini Impregilo will see the firm carrying out excavation works on the power house, where the hydro-power plant will be installed.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

VP Mphoko Launches Appeal for Flood Victims

[The Herald] Zimbabwe yesterday launched a $200 million domestic and international appeal for humanitarian assistance for victims of flooding caused by Cyclone Dineo, which left a trail of destruction mainly in southern and western parts of the country…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe yesterday launched a $200 million domestic and international appeal for humanitarian assistance for victims of flooding caused by Cyclone Dineo, which left a trail of destruction mainly in southern and western parts of the country. Government said it was already raising $35 million for the same purpose and welcomed donors to chip in. The launch of the appeal was done by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko at a function attended by several ambassadors accredited to Zimbabwe, local business executives

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Japan Gives U.S.$ 33.3 Million Grant to End Polio in Nigeria

[Daily Trust] In an effort to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria, the Japanese government yesterday announced a grant of $33.3 million in humanitarian emergency funding to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNIC…

[Daily Trust] In an effort to protect millions of children from polio in Nigeria, the Japanese government yesterday announced a grant of $33.3 million in humanitarian emergency funding to the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

South Africa Loses Legend Joe Mafela

[This is Africa] Veteran South African actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on the 18th of March, and the nation is mourning the huge loss of a star, whose ineffable talent made him the darling of the country. South Africans who grew up in the ’80s …

[This is Africa] Veteran South African actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on the 18th of March, and the nation is mourning the huge loss of a star, whose ineffable talent made him the darling of the country. South Africans who grew up in the '80s and '90s attribute part of the joys of their childhood to Mafela. Condolences messages continue to be posted on social media.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Footballer ‘Accidentally’ Thanks Wife, Girlfriend After Scoring Twice

[Premium Times] A Ghanaian footballer playing for a South African team accidentally thanked both his wife and his girlfriend after scoring two goals, on a video posted on YouTube.

[Premium Times] A Ghanaian footballer playing for a South African team accidentally thanked both his wife and his girlfriend after scoring two goals, on a video posted on YouTube.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria