Clothing Workers Blame Job Losses on Illegal Imports

[Daily Maverick] On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria in an attempt at highlighting the negative impact of a lack of enforcement and inspection of imported goods at South Af…

[Daily Maverick] On Friday the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) will march on SARS headquarters in Pretoria in an attempt at highlighting the negative impact of a lack of enforcement and inspection of imported goods at South Africa's customs points. As the local sector bleeds jobs because of cheap and illegal imports, the apparent disarray at SARS also cost the fiscus at least R3-billion in unpaid import taxes on Chinese imports in 2014 alone. This, say union researchers, could have funded 9-millio

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Soldier Killed, Two Others Missing As Troops Battle Boko Haram Terrorists

[Vanguard] One soldier was killed and two others declared missing in action during a fierce encounter between troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists at Gwari and Ganye villages of Borno State, where a senior Army officer and 13 other…

[Vanguard] One soldier was killed and two others declared missing in action during a fierce encounter between troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and Boko Haram terrorists at Gwari and Ganye villages of Borno State, where a senior Army officer and 13 other soldiers were wounded.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Suspends Grain Imports

[The Herald] Government has suspended grain imports as the country has enough strategic grain reserves with more deliveries from the anticipated bumper harvest expected to boost food security, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday.

[The Herald] Government has suspended grain imports as the country has enough strategic grain reserves with more deliveries from the anticipated bumper harvest expected to boost food security, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

VP Mphoko Intervenes in Power Dispute

[The Herald] Government is set to repay a German investor in the ferro-chrome smelting sector the money he used to set up a high-voltage power-line and a sub-station to his mine near Selous, which is also benefiting other investors.

[The Herald] Government is set to repay a German investor in the ferro-chrome smelting sector the money he used to set up a high-voltage power-line and a sub-station to his mine near Selous, which is also benefiting other investors.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Sweden, France, Uruguay Proffer Solution to Boko Haram Insurgency

[Premium Times] Sweden, France and Uruguay have proffered solutions to the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, which have ravaged parts of Northeast Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

[Premium Times] Sweden, France and Uruguay have proffered solutions to the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, which have ravaged parts of Northeast Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Differences Are Not Divisions – Ruling Party Commissar Kasukuwere

[The Herald] Mwenezi -Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has said the ruling party was the undisputed dominant political party in the country, saying differences in opinion among members were healthy and should not be misconstr…

[The Herald] Mwenezi -Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has said the ruling party was the undisputed dominant political party in the country, saying differences in opinion among members were healthy and should not be misconstrued by detractors as a sign of deep-seated divisions.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Warriors Fall On FIFA Rankings

[The Herald] THE Warriors have dropped on FIFA rankings and could fall even further if the senior national team don’t play a friendly international on the dates set for such matches this month. Zimbabwe fell four places down the ladder and are now on p…

[The Herald] THE Warriors have dropped on FIFA rankings and could fall even further if the senior national team don't play a friendly international on the dates set for such matches this month. Zimbabwe fell four places down the ladder and are now on position 109 in the world and 35th on the continent, according to the rankings released yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Japan Avails U.S.$250,000 Grants

[The Herald] The Japanese Government is committed to assisting Zimbabwe in providing education and medical care for the poor, the Asian country’s Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Dabide Tsunakake said yesterday.

[The Herald] The Japanese Government is committed to assisting Zimbabwe in providing education and medical care for the poor, the Asian country's Deputy Head of Mission, Mr Dabide Tsunakake said yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe