First Lady Urges Protection of Malawi Girls Against Child Marriage

[Nyasa Times] First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has expressed concern over the growing tendency by some parents who are influencing their children to marry at a tender age at the expense of education.

[Nyasa Times] First Lady Gertrude Mutharika has expressed concern over the growing tendency by some parents who are influencing their children to marry at a tender age at the expense of education.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nehawu Calls for Decisive Action to Be Taken Against Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] is shocked yet not surprised that the Department of Water and Sanitation while under the stewardship of Minister Nomvula Mokonyane overspent its R14 billion budget by R 2 billion.

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] is shocked yet not surprised that the Department of Water and Sanitation while under the stewardship of Minister Nomvula Mokonyane overspent its R14 billion budget by R 2 billion.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Julius Malema’s Diminishing Political Options

[Daily Maverick] The real agenda of Julius Malema, and the Economic Freedom Fighters party he leads, has long been a mystery. Throughout his eventful career he has changed tack on several issues, not least his support and then disgust for Jacob Zuma. O…

[Daily Maverick] The real agenda of Julius Malema, and the Economic Freedom Fighters party he leads, has long been a mystery. Throughout his eventful career he has changed tack on several issues, not least his support and then disgust for Jacob Zuma. Over the last few days he has managed to once again be the very centre of political attention, after convincing, or forcing, the ANC to back his motion to change the Constitution to expropriate land without compensation. Then, flushed with victory, he claimed he was going to r

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Bus Fares Go Up

The Bus and Taxi Owners Association have announced an increase in fares following fuel hike by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). Spokesperson Amis Daudi has disclosed that interprovincial route fares have been increased by 10% while inter mine routes have … Continued

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The Bus and Taxi Owners Association have announced an increase in fares following fuel hike by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB). Spokesperson Amis Daudi has disclosed that interprovincial route fares have been increased by 10% while inter mine routes have been increased by K 2. Daudi said the BTOA effected the countrywide increase on 1st March, 2018 across the country. “We met with all stakeholders in the transport sector to explain how much the increase in fuel prices has impacted on our business, from there with all stakeholders it was agreed that fares be increased. In Lusaka we have put the prices at K 1,” he said. Daudi said bus fares have not been increased since 2016 despite adjustments in the prices of fuel prices. “If you look at the number of times ERB has made adjustments, you will realise that the increase overall from then is about 21% which has come with direct effects on our business,” he explained. The association has also appealed to the government to address pirating in the transport sector which he says has negatively affected business in the sector. Daudi said very few people now board buses due to the increase in pirating across the country. “People now have resorted to hiking and this is affecting our business. The government is looking at this matter with a soft heart but if you check those people who pirate, they don’t pay taxes as expected. So obviously on that score we wish to appeal to government to help us deal with this problem” he added. The post Bus Fares Go Up appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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After Piracy, Is Sailing the Western Indian Ocean Safe Again?

[The Conversation Africa] This year marks the 10th anniversary of the international campaign against Somali piracy. Launched in 2008 following a severe escalation of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, international navies have operated in th…

[The Conversation Africa] This year marks the 10th anniversary of the international campaign against Somali piracy. Launched in 2008 following a severe escalation of piracy incidents in the Western Indian Ocean, international navies have operated in the region with a counter-piracy mandate for 10 years.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Health Minister Disputes Poor Public Rating

[Namibian] THE health ministry says it has received a score of 84,4% on performance management, despite a recent survey revealing that the public’s perception of government service was below 70%.

[Namibian] THE health ministry says it has received a score of 84,4% on performance management, despite a recent survey revealing that the public's perception of government service was below 70%.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

VP Mbuba Appointed Unam Chancellor

[Namibian] NEWLY appointed vice president Nangolo Mbumba’s star continues to shine with his latest appointment as the third chancellor of the University of Namibia.

[Namibian] NEWLY appointed vice president Nangolo Mbumba's star continues to shine with his latest appointment as the third chancellor of the University of Namibia.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Nampower Cancels Xaris Deal

[Namibian] ENERGY minister Tom Alweendo says the NamPower board informed him this week that they had terminated the N$5 billion Xaris Energy tender for the construction of a power station at Walvis Bay.

[Namibian] ENERGY minister Tom Alweendo says the NamPower board informed him this week that they had terminated the N$5 billion Xaris Energy tender for the construction of a power station at Walvis Bay.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia