Bank Floats U.S.$60 Million Bond for Road Repairs

[The Herald] Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara), through ZB Bank, is floating a $60 million bond to spruce up the country’s road network, half of which was recently damaged by rains, ZB Financial Holdings Chief Executive Officer Ron Mutand…

[The Herald] Zimbabwe National Roads Administration (Zinara), through ZB Bank, is floating a $60 million bond to spruce up the country's road network, half of which was recently damaged by rains, ZB Financial Holdings Chief Executive Officer Ron Mutandagayi said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition Cries Foul Over Alleged Elections Cheating, But at What Cost?

[Daily Maverick] Minutes after contender for Kenya’s presidency Raila Odinga held another televised press briefing on Wednesday alleging serious vote-rigging by President Uhuru Kenyatta, protests and clashes were reported in hotspots like Nairobi’s Mat…

[Daily Maverick] Minutes after contender for Kenya's presidency Raila Odinga held another televised press briefing on Wednesday alleging serious vote-rigging by President Uhuru Kenyatta, protests and clashes were reported in hotspots like Nairobi's Mathare, where two people have been shot dead and another five were wounded by police, and Kibera slums, as well as in Kisumu in the west. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Agricultural Output Gone Down Since Land Reform’

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has admitted agricultural production in the country has been on a downward trend and on Tuesday announced it would introduce a new section aimed at encouraging farmers to improve their yields.

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Agricultural Society (ZAS) has admitted agricultural production in the country has been on a downward trend and on Tuesday announced it would introduce a new section aimed at encouraging farmers to improve their yields.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Dangote Cement to Start Using Gas to Power Tanzania Plant

[East African] Dangote Cement plans to start using its own gas-powered plant in Tanzania by September to reduce its reliance on diesel gensets and reduce its operational costs.

[East African] Dangote Cement plans to start using its own gas-powered plant in Tanzania by September to reduce its reliance on diesel gensets and reduce its operational costs.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Return to Work as IEBC Does Its Work, Matiangi Tells Kenyans

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Acting Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiangi has urged Kenyans to resume work and await the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission to complete collating results after Tuesday’s polls saying that the country is safe.He …

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Acting Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiangi has urged Kenyans to resume work and await the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission to complete collating results after Tuesday's polls saying that the country is safe.He asked Kenyans to avoid rumors and speculation amid reports of some violence in the Opposition stronghold of Kisumu.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Declassified – Apartheid Profits – the Tap Root of the National Party

[Daily Maverick] Welcome to the second instalment of Open Secrets’ series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival d…

[Daily Maverick] Welcome to the second instalment of Open Secrets' series, Declassified: Apartheid Profits. While researching the recently published book Apartheid Guns and Money: A Tale of Profit, Open Secrets collected approximately 40,000 archival documents from 25 archives in seven countries. This treasure trove contains damning details of the individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return. Many of these documents were kept secret until now. Most remain hidden despite South Africa's trans

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Regular Patrols Yield Fruit As Poaching Declines in Nkasi

[Daily News] ABOUT 40 poachers have been arrested and 52 firearms and 53 rounds of ammunitions recovered during patrols carried out inside the Lwafi Forest Reserve in Nkasi District, Rukwa region last year.

[Daily News] ABOUT 40 poachers have been arrested and 52 firearms and 53 rounds of ammunitions recovered during patrols carried out inside the Lwafi Forest Reserve in Nkasi District, Rukwa region last year.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania