Fire Engulfs Petrol Station in Garowe City, Five Dead

[Shabelle] At least five people are dead and ten others were wounded in a deadly fire engulfed a petrol station in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland on Tuesday evening.

[Shabelle] At least five people are dead and ten others were wounded in a deadly fire engulfed a petrol station in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland on Tuesday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

PM Optimistic About Overcoming Recurring Droughts

[Shabelle] One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to collective and unprecedented humanitarian action, and on Tuesday, the country marked a turning point towards ending the cycle of recurring…

[Shabelle] One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to collective and unprecedented humanitarian action, and on Tuesday, the country marked a turning point towards ending the cycle of recurring crises, with the launch of a Government-led, United Nations-supported humanitarian response plan.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Drought – Eastern Cape Towns Facing Day Zero

[GroundUp] Two farming towns in Eastern Cape might have their Day Zero sooner than Cape Town. The only dam supplying the area is at a critical level, while the process of sinking boreholes is being hampered by a rocky and mountainous terrain.

[GroundUp] Two farming towns in Eastern Cape might have their Day Zero sooner than Cape Town. The only dam supplying the area is at a critical level, while the process of sinking boreholes is being hampered by a rocky and mountainous terrain.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

MTN Sees Return to Profit for 2017

[This Day] The MTN Group, Africa’s biggest mobile-network operator by sales, said it returned to profit in 2017, recovering from a $1 billion fine it paid for its Nigerian business in the prior period.

[This Day] The MTN Group, Africa's biggest mobile-network operator by sales, said it returned to profit in 2017, recovering from a $1 billion fine it paid for its Nigerian business in the prior period.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Electronic Payments On the Rise As GhIPSS Transactions Hit 208bn

[Business Day] The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) has witnessed consistent growth in the value and volume of its various transactions since its inception and last year was no exception as the value of transactions increased from GH¢174 billion in 2016 to GH¢208 billion, representing a growth of 19 per cent.

[Business Day] The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) has witnessed consistent growth in the value and volume of its various transactions since its inception and last year was no exception as the value of transactions increased from GH¢174 billion in 2016 to GH¢208 billion, representing a growth of 19 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

EU Supports Ghana With €175m Grant

[Business Day] The European Union (EU) and Ghana have entered into four financing agreements to support Ghana’s development activities with a total grant package of 175 million Euros over a period of seven years.

[Business Day] The European Union (EU) and Ghana have entered into four financing agreements to support Ghana's development activities with a total grant package of 175 million Euros over a period of seven years.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Fani-Kayode’s ‘Heart-Related’ Ailment Stalls Money Laundering Trial

[Premium Times] The trial of a former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-kayode, stalled on Wednesday after the defendant’s lawyer told the judge his client could not attend proceedings due to “heart-related” ailments.

[Premium Times] The trial of a former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-kayode, stalled on Wednesday after the defendant's lawyer told the judge his client could not attend proceedings due to "heart-related" ailments.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria