Govt Anti-Corruption Unit Takes Years to Probe Cases

[Notes from the House] The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told Parliament that the average time it takes to resolve an investigation into government graft is three to four years.

[Notes from the House] The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) told Parliament that the average time it takes to resolve an investigation into government graft is three to four years.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

UP to Get Cobed Support

[The Capitol Times] Few more weeks to the closure of campaign activities in the country, the ruling Unity Party continues to get more momentum from over 700,000 voters in Montserrado, some of whom are pledging support to its representative candidates a…

[The Capitol Times] Few more weeks to the closure of campaign activities in the country, the ruling Unity Party continues to get more momentum from over 700,000 voters in Montserrado, some of whom are pledging support to its representative candidates and Presidential candidate at large.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Electricity Tarrif Cut By Ten Percent

[The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson has announced a 10% reduction in electricity tariff for customers connected to the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC) energy grid. The tariff has been reduced from 39 cents to 35 cents per kilowatt/hour. S…

[The Capitol Times] President Ellen Johnson has announced a 10% reduction in electricity tariff for customers connected to the Liberia Electricity Cooperation (LEC) energy grid. The tariff has been reduced from 39 cents to 35 cents per kilowatt/hour. Since August, 2016, the tariff has seen reduction from 54 cents to 35 cents per Kw/hr.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Police Minister Warns Criminals Against Avenging Alleged Gang Leader’s Death

[SAPS] The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, has taken note of rumours making their rounds in the social media, that a plan has been put in place to avenge the death of a criminal, Sandile Bhengu. Minister Mbalula wants to reassure the residents o…

[SAPS] The Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, has taken note of rumours making their rounds in the social media, that a plan has been put in place to avenge the death of a criminal, Sandile Bhengu. Minister Mbalula wants to reassure the residents of Umlazi that threats made to commit more crime, such as carjackings, the theft of motor vehicles and the killing of police officials, will not be tolerated.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#BellPottinger’s SA Tricks Trouble UK House of Lords

[Daily Maverick] South Africa briefly took centre stage in British politics on Thursday. Following a question by Labour peer Peter Hain, the House of Lords discussed PR firm Bell Pottinger’s work in South Africa for the Gupta family. Bell Pottinger cam…

[Daily Maverick] South Africa briefly took centre stage in British politics on Thursday. Following a question by Labour peer Peter Hain, the House of Lords discussed PR firm Bell Pottinger's work in South Africa for the Gupta family. Bell Pottinger came in for sound condemnation, with a representative for the British cabinet seeking to distance the British government from the firm's actions. Nonetheless, the House was warned that Bell Pottinger may have done serious damage to the UK's relationship with South Africa. By REB

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