Arusha – Civil Society Concerned About Economic Situation

[Iwacu] Following the suggestions given to the Facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue sessions, the members of OLUCOME, PARCEM and SOFEPA (civil society organizations) say they are concerned about the current economic situation in the country. The…

[Iwacu] Following the suggestions given to the Facilitator in the Inter-Burundian dialogue sessions, the members of OLUCOME, PARCEM and SOFEPA (civil society organizations) say they are concerned about the current economic situation in the country. They say Burundi is ranked among the poorest countries in the world, according to the IMF report 2017. "70% of the population lives in extreme poverty and the growth rate is at almost zero while it was at 4.7 in 2014," the document reads.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Shortening Holidays for Primary and Secondary Pupils May Affect School Results

[Iwacu] The Ministry of Education has recently decided to shorten holiday periods in primary and secondary schools. Education professionals say this decision may negatively affect school results.

[Iwacu] The Ministry of Education has recently decided to shorten holiday periods in primary and secondary schools. Education professionals say this decision may negatively affect school results.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Randy Tango to Hear Fate On Charges of Murder, Rape, of Stacha Arends

[News24Wire] A man, who admitted to strangling 11-year-old Stacha Arends after she threatened to tell her mother that he had “sexual intercourse” with her, is to hear his fate on Thursday when the Western Cape High Court delivers judgment.

[News24Wire] A man, who admitted to strangling 11-year-old Stacha Arends after she threatened to tell her mother that he had "sexual intercourse" with her, is to hear his fate on Thursday when the Western Cape High Court delivers judgment.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Mobile Money Banking Will Positively Impact Financial Inclusion, Reduce Poverty’

[Guardian] The Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat (FIS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Temitope Akin Fadeyi, has said that mobile money banking will positively impact financial inclusion, enhance technological activities in the rural areas, increas…

[Guardian] The Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat (FIS), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Temitope Akin Fadeyi, has said that mobile money banking will positively impact financial inclusion, enhance technological activities in the rural areas, increase economic involvement and reduce poverty.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Paterson Helps Cobras Take Big Step Towards Semis

[News24Wire] Dane Paterson returned a career-best four-for as the Cape Cobras took a huge stride towards the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge semi-finals with an excellent five-run win over the Knights at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Dane Paterson returned a career-best four-for as the Cape Cobras took a huge stride towards the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge semi-finals with an excellent five-run win over the Knights at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Napims Boss Gets 24 Hours to Appear Before Senate Over U.S.$16 Billion Project

[Guardian] Abuja -The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS), Mr. Roland Ewubare, to appear before it within 24 hours or risk being forced to do so.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS), Mr. Roland Ewubare, to appear before it within 24 hours or risk being forced to do so.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria