MTN Targets U.S.$1 Billion From Nigeria, Ghana Listing

[Guardian] MTN could raise a total of US$1bn when it lists on both the Nigeria and Ghana stock exchanges later this year. According to Kofi Yamoah, CEO, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) MTN Ghana will officially introduce 35% of its capital into the GSE by t…

[Guardian] MTN could raise a total of US$1bn when it lists on both the Nigeria and Ghana stock exchanges later this year. According to Kofi Yamoah, CEO, Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) MTN Ghana will officially introduce 35% of its capital into the GSE by the end of Q1 2018.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

How Therapy Dogs Help Heal Survivors of Brutal War

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gulu, Uganda -Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda – until he made friends with a dog.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gulu, Uganda -Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda - until he made friends with a dog.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pres. Lungu Decrees That 2021 Ballot Papers Will Be Printed Locally

President Edgar Lungu says ballot papers for the 2021 general elections will be printed locally. The Head of State said that those with fears of rigging should raise queries so that they are addressed. He said he would push the … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu says ballot papers for the 2021 general elections will be printed locally. The Head of State said that those with fears of rigging should raise queries so that they are addressed. He said he would push the minister of finance to release money for the recapitalizing of Government Printers. President Lungu said that ballot papers in Zambia had been printed locally in 1991 and the opposition MMD won the elections. “When we say print ballot papers outside the country it is a problem, when we say print them within the country it is a problem,†he said. “They say there is rigging, five times Zambian elections have been rigged irrespective of one individual who has been losing. Let them find out how they rig elections and tell us.†He added: “In 1991 ballot papers were printed here and the opposition won, there was no noise of rigging. From that time all we hear is rigging. We are going ahead to print ballot papers from here in Zambia and I am going to make sure that the ministry of finance keeps releasing money to improve that facility.†President Lungu said, “All people who have challenges should tell us so that we should improve and let them tell us their fears then we will address them.†The printing of ballot papers has been a sticky issue at election time with the exorbitant price for foreign printers causing outrage among the citizens. The post Pres. Lungu Decrees That 2021 Ballot Papers Will Be Printed Locally appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

DJ Africano Lands U.S. Gig

[New Times] Disc spinner DJ Africano will join a group of US-based Rwandan entertainers for a concert that has been dubbed ‘Spring Break’ in Atlanta, USA. The event is slated for March 17 at 182 Courtland Street, Atlanta Georgia.

[New Times] Disc spinner DJ Africano will join a group of US-based Rwandan entertainers for a concert that has been dubbed 'Spring Break' in Atlanta, USA. The event is slated for March 17 at 182 Courtland Street, Atlanta Georgia.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ammara, Stunner and Ex-Q Lead Zim Urban Assault On London’s O2 Arena

[New Zimbabwe] “I’M just genuinely looking forward to levelling up for my country and for my people,” Mukoko hit-maker Ammara Brown told a press conference in London this Tuesday ahead of the ZIM CONNECT ’18 Live Music Concert this weekend.

[New Zimbabwe] "I'M just genuinely looking forward to levelling up for my country and for my people," Mukoko hit-maker Ammara Brown told a press conference in London this Tuesday ahead of the ZIM CONNECT '18 Live Music Concert this weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Word Has It… Were Radio and Weasel Headed for a Split?

[New Times] Rumour has it that even though fallen Ugandan artiste Mowzey Radio died while still under the Goodlyfe label, he had plans to part ways with his long term music partner Weasel, something that has been refuted by the duo’s management camp.

[New Times] Rumour has it that even though fallen Ugandan artiste Mowzey Radio died while still under the Goodlyfe label, he had plans to part ways with his long term music partner Weasel, something that has been refuted by the duo's management camp.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Nigerian Govt Detains More Southern Cameroonian Separatists

[Premium Times] Five alleged members of the Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country, are currently being detained at an Abuja Police station.

[Premium Times] Five alleged members of the Ambazonia separatist movement, a Cameroonian group seeking independence from the Francophone country, are currently being detained at an Abuja Police station.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon