Black Opal Beauty Pageant Preparations Gather Momentum

[The Herald] Preparations for this year’s edition of the popular beauty pageant, Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe (Bofoz) are at an advanced stage with 12 contestants vying for the much coveted crown set for September 30 at Zimbali Gardens. As preparations …

[The Herald] Preparations for this year's edition of the popular beauty pageant, Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe (Bofoz) are at an advanced stage with 12 contestants vying for the much coveted crown set for September 30 at Zimbali Gardens. As preparations for the event intensify, the finalists were in boot camp over the weekend at the Tree of Life. In an interview, event spokesperson Mr Tanaka Ngorora said there was high morale in the camp as the ladies gear up for the grand finale.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S.$300 More Bond Notes to Hit Market

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has secured close to $1 billion in facilities to ease foreign currency shortages, while it has selectively increased export incentives as part of efforts to stimulate production. RBZ governor Dr John Mang…

[The Herald] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has secured close to $1 billion in facilities to ease foreign currency shortages, while it has selectively increased export incentives as part of efforts to stimulate production. RBZ governor Dr John Mangudya yesterday emphasised in his Mid-Term Monetary Policy Statement that focusing on foreign exchange generation and the production of goods and services was essential. He described foreign exchange as a critical factor of production, especially under the multi-currency r

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Elections Are Much More Than Just a Ruthless Game of Thrones

[The Conversation Africa] The threat of controversy and unrest looms over Kenya’s elections, which will be held on 8 August. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is ahead by a whisker in the most recent opinion poll. His main challenger, Raila Odinga, ha…

[The Conversation Africa] The threat of controversy and unrest looms over Kenya's elections, which will be held on 8 August. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is ahead by a whisker in the most recent opinion poll. His main challenger, Raila Odinga, has repeatedly alleged that Kenyatta plans to rig the elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Attack on Bus Convoy Kills 6

[VOA] Witnesses and military officials in South Sudan said at least six people were killed in an attack Wednesday on a bus convoy traveling between Juba, the capital, and Nimule, on the country’s southern border with Uganda.

[VOA] Witnesses and military officials in South Sudan said at least six people were killed in an attack Wednesday on a bus convoy traveling between Juba, the capital, and Nimule, on the country's southern border with Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Rep. Candidate Claims Slow Development

[New Dawn] Montserrado County Electoral District # 11 representative candidate Madam Nyenekon Beauty Barcon has descended on incumbent district Rep. Gabriel Nyenkan over alleged slow development that she claims results from the incumbent’s inaccessibil…

[New Dawn] Montserrado County Electoral District # 11 representative candidate Madam Nyenekon Beauty Barcon has descended on incumbent district Rep. Gabriel Nyenkan over alleged slow development that she claims results from the incumbent's inaccessibility.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

U.S. Stolen Cars Custody Rotates

[New Dawn] Following defendants accusation that one of the seven vehicles allegedly stolen from the U.S. is in the possession of an unnamed government official, Prosecutors in the ongoing trial say they will produce the keys of the vehicles Criminal Co…

[New Dawn] Following defendants accusation that one of the seven vehicles allegedly stolen from the U.S. is in the possession of an unnamed government official, Prosecutors in the ongoing trial say they will produce the keys of the vehicles Criminal Court "C" Sheriff this Friday, 4 August.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Stop Tearing Campaign Posters

[New Dawn] THE CURRENT POLITICAL campaign across the country seems to be taking a dangerous trend that could spark violence and subsequent bloodshed that no peace-loving Liberian wants. For no reason, some overzealous and unscrupulous partisans naively…

[New Dawn] THE CURRENT POLITICAL campaign across the country seems to be taking a dangerous trend that could spark violence and subsequent bloodshed that no peace-loving Liberian wants. For no reason, some overzealous and unscrupulous partisans naively believe that tearing and pulling down rival parties' campaign posters is the best way to expressing loyalty and support for their candidates.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Statistics Must Receive Attention in National Development Planning

[Ghana Govt.] Making plans, policies or decisions without the relevant statistical information is as good as pursuing a course of action merely influenced by assumptions while a timely and good quality data is essential for effective and efficient plan…

[Ghana Govt.] Making plans, policies or decisions without the relevant statistical information is as good as pursuing a course of action merely influenced by assumptions while a timely and good quality data is essential for effective and efficient planning to achieve intended results.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

When Magistrates Have Become ‘Lords’ and Court Bailiffs, ‘Outlaws’

[Ghana Govt.] The hierarchy of the judicial system in Ghana makes a distinction between the lower and the higher courts– the District and the Circuit Courts being the lower courts and the High, Appeal and the Supreme Courts being the higher courts.

[Ghana Govt.] The hierarchy of the judicial system in Ghana makes a distinction between the lower and the higher courts-- the District and the Circuit Courts being the lower courts and the High, Appeal and the Supreme Courts being the higher courts.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

NEPP Wants More Women in Politics

[Guardian] Akure -To actualize the 35 percent affirmative action, Nigerian women have been urged to wake up from their slumber and join the political struggle for them to occupy top political positions in the country.

[Guardian] Akure -To actualize the 35 percent affirmative action, Nigerian women have been urged to wake up from their slumber and join the political struggle for them to occupy top political positions in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria