Barclays Opens New Window for Fintech Start-Ups

[Daily News] Barclays Bank has opened a new window for helping startups in financial services industry accelerate their growth through working with financial technology experts in South Africa next year.

[Daily News] Barclays Bank has opened a new window for helping startups in financial services industry accelerate their growth through working with financial technology experts in South Africa next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Tanzania Agriculture Gets Sh200 Billion Boost

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of $93.51 million (over Sh200 billion) for on-lending to the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB).

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of $93.51 million (over Sh200 billion) for on-lending to the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB).

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Cigarette Smuggling Costs Zim Millions

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE could be losing millions of dollars in unpaid taxes due to rampant smuggling of cigarettes into South Africa, investigations by this paper have revealed.Between 2014 and 2015, local customs officials seized nearly 2 500 cartons wo…

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE could be losing millions of dollars in unpaid taxes due to rampant smuggling of cigarettes into South Africa, investigations by this paper have revealed.Between 2014 and 2015, local customs officials seized nearly 2 500 cartons worth around $500 000 in taxes, according to the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

City Bosses Under Fire Over Hefty Salaries

[The Herald] Workers Unions and residents have condemned the decision by Harare City Council senior managers to demand reinstatement of their mega salaries and benefits saying that the managers have misplaced sense of entitlement driven by greed. The m…

[The Herald] Workers Unions and residents have condemned the decision by Harare City Council senior managers to demand reinstatement of their mega salaries and benefits saying that the managers have misplaced sense of entitlement driven by greed. The managers who are understood to be in grade four, argue that the local authority unilaterally reduced their perks with effect from August 15 last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Electoral Commission Calls for Peace in Isles’ By-Election

[Daily News] Zanzibar -National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman Damian Lubuva has urged politicians and voters in Unguja West District to ensure a peaceful by-election in Dimani Constituency on January 22, next year.

[Daily News] Zanzibar -National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman Damian Lubuva has urged politicians and voters in Unguja West District to ensure a peaceful by-election in Dimani Constituency on January 22, next year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How Sanctions Compromise Zim’s Children

[The Herald] Obi Egbuna Jr Simunye -On December 10, 1965, recognised globally as Human Rights Day, Dr Martin Luther King Jr delivered perhaps one of his bravest and most militant speeches entitled “Let My People Go”.In it, he eloquently stated “Africa …

[The Herald] Obi Egbuna Jr Simunye -On December 10, 1965, recognised globally as Human Rights Day, Dr Martin Luther King Jr delivered perhaps one of his bravest and most militant speeches entitled "Let My People Go".In it, he eloquently stated "Africa does have spectacular savages and brutes today, but they are not black.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

We Buy Raw Materials, Not Uniforms, Army Clarifies

[Daily News] Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) said yesterday that it has been procuring raw materials for the military uniform making factories from local suppliers to support the country’s industrialisation drive.

[Daily News] Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) said yesterday that it has been procuring raw materials for the military uniform making factories from local suppliers to support the country's industrialisation drive.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Chivi Takes Lead in Implementing Zim-Asset

[The Herald] Masvingo -Over a decade ago, Chivi was arguably one of the least developed and poorest districts in Masvingo Province, a situation that was blamed on the area’s extreme aridity because of perennial droughts.The poor rainfall in the distric…

[The Herald] Masvingo -Over a decade ago, Chivi was arguably one of the least developed and poorest districts in Masvingo Province, a situation that was blamed on the area's extreme aridity because of perennial droughts.The poor rainfall in the district condemned Chivi to the periphery of socio-economic development.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mikel Set for China Move

[Vanguard] Chelsea castaway John Obi Mikel could be about to take the plunge into the Far East and follow his team-mate Oscar out the door in January.

[Vanguard] Chelsea castaway John Obi Mikel could be about to take the plunge into the Far East and follow his team-mate Oscar out the door in January.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria