Speaker Refers Malawi ‘Spy’ Bill to Parliamentary Committee for Security

[Nyasa Times] Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya has referred the gazetted National Intelligence Service Bill, with critics condemn its sweeping powers they warn could be used to crack down on political opponents and stifle civil liberties, to the j…

[Nyasa Times] Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya has referred the gazetted National Intelligence Service Bill, with critics condemn its sweeping powers they warn could be used to crack down on political opponents and stifle civil liberties, to the joint Legal Affairs and Defence and Internal Security committees for further scrutiny.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

M-Kopa Secures U.S.$80 Million for Kenya, Uganda Solar Power

[Observer] M-KOPA Solar, a provider of solar energy solutions, recently secured $80 million to finance the access to solar energy in at least a million homes in Kenya and Uganda.

[Observer] M-KOPA Solar, a provider of solar energy solutions, recently secured $80 million to finance the access to solar energy in at least a million homes in Kenya and Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda Plans to Import 320,000 Tonnes of Coal

[Observer] Uganda plans to import at least 320,000 tonnes of coal from Tanzania each year in order to support its iron and steel industry, according to the National Planning Authority.

[Observer] Uganda plans to import at least 320,000 tonnes of coal from Tanzania each year in order to support its iron and steel industry, according to the National Planning Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

4-Year-Old in Seychelles Author of Book Warning of Dangers of Junk Food

[Seychelles News Agency] A 4-year old Sri-Lankan boy living in Seychelles has set a new Guinness World Record for being the youngest author to ever publish a book.

[Seychelles News Agency] A 4-year old Sri-Lankan boy living in Seychelles has set a new Guinness World Record for being the youngest author to ever publish a book.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture of U.S.$4.760 Million Penthouses Linked to Alison-Madueke

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered that two penthouses linked to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and valued at $4.760million, be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.

[This Day] A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered that two penthouses linked to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and valued at $4.760million, be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

What the Army Has Been Contributing to the Economy

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy dictates that the economy and defense sectors should benefit one another and thus factories which are designed for military purposes should also be geared to produc…

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia's Foreign Affairs and National Security Policy and Strategy dictates that the economy and defense sectors should benefit one another and thus factories which are designed for military purposes should also be geared to produce commodities that are needed by the civilian community.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Blackout Disrupts Malawi Parliament Again – MPs Say ‘Just Give Us Candles’

[Nyasa Times] Business in the National Assembly was disrupted on Tuesday as the House was thrown into darkness by a power outage with leading to jeers from the opposition as some members of Parliament (MPs) flipped open their mobile phones to use as fl…

[Nyasa Times] Business in the National Assembly was disrupted on Tuesday as the House was thrown into darkness by a power outage with leading to jeers from the opposition as some members of Parliament (MPs) flipped open their mobile phones to use as flashlights.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Government Speaks Tough On Bid Rigging

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Government says efficient public procurement system remains key to fostering the country’s economic development as such it (government) would continue to fight against unfair trade practices that continue to derail effort…

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Government says efficient public procurement system remains key to fostering the country's economic development as such it (government) would continue to fight against unfair trade practices that continue to derail efforts to the country's socio- economic growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi