VAT Removal Pushes Transit Cargo 35% Up

[Daily News] VALUE Added Tax (VAT) removal on transit cargo has fuelled the increase of a number of containers handled at the port by 35.5 per cent, last year. The government in 2016/17 budget scraped off VAT on transit goods, hence increased transit t…

[Daily News] VALUE Added Tax (VAT) removal on transit cargo has fuelled the increase of a number of containers handled at the port by 35.5 per cent, last year. The government in 2016/17 budget scraped off VAT on transit goods, hence increased transit traffic.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Seychelles Eyes Taxing Sugary Drinks in 2019 to Fight Rising Obesity

[Seychelles News Agency] In an effort to counter rising obesity in Seychelles, the government plans to begin taxing sugary drinks in the island nation in 2019 as a way to reduce illnesses associated with high sugar intake. The increased tax rates have …

[Seychelles News Agency] In an effort to counter rising obesity in Seychelles, the government plans to begin taxing sugary drinks in the island nation in 2019 as a way to reduce illnesses associated with high sugar intake. The increased tax rates have not yet been set.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Kitwe Council Bans Sale of Fresh Foods in Wake of Cholera Crisis

[Zambia Reports] In the wake of Cholera outbreaks recorded in Lusaka, the sale of fresh foods such as meat, chicken pieces, fish among others on the streets have been banned in Kitwe District following a consultative meeting.

[Zambia Reports] In the wake of Cholera outbreaks recorded in Lusaka, the sale of fresh foods such as meat, chicken pieces, fish among others on the streets have been banned in Kitwe District following a consultative meeting.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Central Bank Closes 5 Banks, 3 in Limbo

[Daily News] FOR the first time in history, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has closed five banks at a go and placed three others on the watch list for six months, due to undercapitalisation.

[Daily News] FOR the first time in history, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) has closed five banks at a go and placed three others on the watch list for six months, due to undercapitalisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Isles Say Fuel Scarcity Crisis Is Almost Over

[Daily News] THE Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA), has expressed its confidence that the fuel scarcity crisis that has plagued the Islands for almost a week has been brought under control.

[Daily News] THE Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA), has expressed its confidence that the fuel scarcity crisis that has plagued the Islands for almost a week has been brought under control.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

BTA Hosts Junior Tournament

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) will start the year by hosting a nine-day Africa Junior Championships regional tournament for Southern Africa featuring 11 countries.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Tennis Association (BTA) will start the year by hosting a nine-day Africa Junior Championships regional tournament for Southern Africa featuring 11 countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Police Arrest Internet Fraudster

[Zambia Reports] Police in Lusaka have arrested a 24 year man of Chowa Township in Kabwe District, Central Province for Extortion and Possession of Obscene Materials.

[Zambia Reports] Police in Lusaka have arrested a 24 year man of Chowa Township in Kabwe District, Central Province for Extortion and Possession of Obscene Materials.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Masisi Meets Residents

[Botswana Daily News] Goo-Kodisa -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi on January 2 completed his string of social interactions with children across the Moshupa/Manyana constituency where he gave them sweets and blessings for the new season.

[Botswana Daily News] Goo-Kodisa -Vice President Mr Mokgweetsi Masisi on January 2 completed his string of social interactions with children across the Moshupa/Manyana constituency where he gave them sweets and blessings for the new season.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana