Parliamentarian Calls for Vigilance in Fighting Deforestation

[Malawi News Agency] Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi West, Geoffrey Mereka Chiwondo has urged communities in the district to be vigilant in fighting deforestation for the country to witness meaningful change.

[Malawi News Agency] Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi West, Geoffrey Mereka Chiwondo has urged communities in the district to be vigilant in fighting deforestation for the country to witness meaningful change.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

‘Tanzania Owns Part of Lake Malawi’

[Nyasa Times] Tanzania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Dr Augustine Mahinga has said that part of Lake Malawi belongs to Tanzania, where they call it Lake Nyasa.

[Nyasa Times] Tanzania's Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation Dr Augustine Mahinga has said that part of Lake Malawi belongs to Tanzania, where they call it Lake Nyasa.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Public Protector Mkhwebane Remote Controlled

[COPE] When the Congress of the People abstained during the voting on the Public Protector in Parliament we were very sober in our decision. We did not support her appointment. At that time we said we will give her time to prove herself and convince us…

[COPE] When the Congress of the People abstained during the voting on the Public Protector in Parliament we were very sober in our decision. We did not support her appointment. At that time we said we will give her time to prove herself and convince us that she is the right person for the office.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Mass Arrest – Police to Drag 129 Sex-Workers to Court

[Daily Trust] Kano -Police authorities in Kano have confirmed the release of 480 out of the 840 suspected miscreants that were arrested in the state over the weekend by a Special Joint Task Force.

[Daily Trust] Kano -Police authorities in Kano have confirmed the release of 480 out of the 840 suspected miscreants that were arrested in the state over the weekend by a Special Joint Task Force.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Opposition Politician Calls for Land Reform Minister Nujoma’s Removal

[Namibian] SWANU president Usutuaije Maamberua has called for the removal of land reform minister Utoni Nujoma for labelling those calling for the restoration of their ancestral land “unpatriotic” citizens.

[Namibian] SWANU president Usutuaije Maamberua has called for the removal of land reform minister Utoni Nujoma for labelling those calling for the restoration of their ancestral land "unpatriotic" citizens.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Tobeka Daki Died Fighting Roche. Her Death Will Not Be in Vain.

[Daily Maverick] On World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016, the Fix the Patent Laws coalition in South Africa launched the Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to advocate for broad access to the WHO-recommended essential treatment for early stage and meta…

[Daily Maverick] On World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016, the Fix the Patent Laws coalition in South Africa launched the Campaign for Access to Trastuzumab to advocate for broad access to the WHO-recommended essential treatment for early stage and metastatic HER2+ breast cancer. One year later we are renaming the campaign the Tobeka Daki Campaign in memory of the woman who led our advocacy for trastuzumab during 2016 - while herself unable to access the potentially life-saving treatment. By NKHENSANI MAVASA and CATHERINE T

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

South African Politics – It Was Always Shades of Grey

[Daily Maverick] The last few months have seen several people who have previously occupied high government office, or a senior leadership position in the ANC, lining up to attack President Jacob Zuma in particular, and the ANC’s current National Execut…

[Daily Maverick] The last few months have seen several people who have previously occupied high government office, or a senior leadership position in the ANC, lining up to attack President Jacob Zuma in particular, and the ANC's current National Executive Committee in general. People like Sipho Pityana at Save South Africa, or General Siphiwe Nyanda (retd) or Gauteng ANC leader Paul Mashatile have strongly criticised the current ANC leadership. And yet, each of them have their own histories, which are not above criticism.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Government to Offload Shares in I&M Bank

[East African] The Rwanda bourse is set to see renewed activity as the government offloads its stake in I&M Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of I&M Holdings through an initial public offering.

[East African] The Rwanda bourse is set to see renewed activity as the government offloads its stake in I&M Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of I&M Holdings through an initial public offering.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

How DFCU Beat Other Bidders in the Race to Acquire Uganda’s Crane Bank

[East African] A sharp drop in Crane Bank’s liquidity position and the need to keep it as a going concern saw DFCU Bank beat other bidders to take control of the troubled lender.

[East African] A sharp drop in Crane Bank's liquidity position and the need to keep it as a going concern saw DFCU Bank beat other bidders to take control of the troubled lender.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Chinese Mega Investors Set for Tanzania

[EA Business] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania expects nearly 1,000 Chinese extra-large investors promising to invest in a special economic zone including textile, manufacturing, fishing, mining and agriculture across the board following mutual bilateral relati…

[EA Business] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania expects nearly 1,000 Chinese extra-large investors promising to invest in a special economic zone including textile, manufacturing, fishing, mining and agriculture across the board following mutual bilateral relations between the two countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania