Insurers Brace for Floods Claims

[Financial Gazette] SHORT-term insurance companies are bracing for a spike in claims after floods tore through some of the country’s most expensive suburbs, destroying hundreds of properties, insurance industry executives said this week.

[Financial Gazette] SHORT-term insurance companies are bracing for a spike in claims after floods tore through some of the country's most expensive suburbs, destroying hundreds of properties, insurance industry executives said this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Lost in Transition – No Change for Women’s Rights in Liberia

[ISS] However, in Liberia, women are yet to take their rightful and equal place in society, and Johnson Sirleaf’s presence has not translated into Liberian women rising from the grassroots to be equally represented in decision-making forums. In October…

[ISS] However, in Liberia, women are yet to take their rightful and equal place in society, and Johnson Sirleaf's presence has not translated into Liberian women rising from the grassroots to be equally represented in decision-making forums. In October 2017, a new government will be elected and Johnson Sirleaf's term will come to an end.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Why Kenya Has Been Unable to End a Two-Month Long Doctors’ Strike

[The Conversation Africa] On 5th December last year doctors in public health facilities in Kenya went on strike setting off one of the longest and messiest industrial disputes by health workers in the country. The Conversation Africa’s Health Editor Jo…

[The Conversation Africa] On 5th December last year doctors in public health facilities in Kenya went on strike setting off one of the longest and messiest industrial disputes by health workers in the country. The Conversation Africa's Health Editor Joy Wanja Muraya asked Moses Masika to analyse the current impasse that's paralysed public hospitals countrywide. _

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Soldiers to Be Deployed for Parliament’s Opening – Why This Bodes Ill

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has drawn sharp criticism for his decision to have a military presence to help police “maintain law and order” during the opening of parliament. Opposition parties have protested against wha…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has drawn sharp criticism for his decision to have a military presence to help police "maintain law and order" during the opening of parliament. Opposition parties have protested against what they are calling "the militarisation of parliament". The Conversation Africa's politics and society editor Thabo Leshilo asked Jane Duncan about the implications of the decision.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

World Crumbling On Consumers

[Financial Gazette] THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe noted a marginal increase in the monthly consumer basket last week, from about US$578 in December to about US$600 last month.

[Financial Gazette] THE Consumer Council of Zimbabwe noted a marginal increase in the monthly consumer basket last week, from about US$578 in December to about US$600 last month.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

MPs Desert Parliament

[Financial Gazette] PARLIAMENT had to be adjourned last week Wednesday during the second reading of the Finance Bill because Members of Parliament, who were present, could not constitute a quorum for the debate to proceed, the Financial Gazette can rep…

[Financial Gazette] PARLIAMENT had to be adjourned last week Wednesday during the second reading of the Finance Bill because Members of Parliament, who were present, could not constitute a quorum for the debate to proceed, the Financial Gazette can report.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Behind the Conflict in Laikipia That’s Costing Lives and Hitting Tourism

[The Conversation Africa] Armed pastoralist groups have, over the past few months, forcefully moved their livestock herds onto ranches or conservancies in Laikipia, central Kenya. Property has been destroyed, wildlife killed and tourists have been caug…

[The Conversation Africa] Armed pastoralist groups have, over the past few months, forcefully moved their livestock herds onto ranches or conservancies in Laikipia, central Kenya. Property has been destroyed, wildlife killed and tourists have been caught up in the clashes.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Cape Town Mother’s Long Wait for Social Grants

[GroundUp] A KTC mother’s long wait for social grants for her children has finally come to an end after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) paid out the grants earlier this week.

[GroundUp] A KTC mother's long wait for social grants for her children has finally come to an end after the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) paid out the grants earlier this week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa