Empowering Local Artisans to Boost Handicraft Sector

[Government of Mauritius] An Advanced Craft Skills training course for Mauritian artisans of the handicraft sector was launched yesterday at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Coromandel in the presence of the Minister of…

[Government of Mauritius] An Advanced Craft Skills training course for Mauritian artisans of the handicraft sector was launched yesterday at the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) in Coromandel in the presence of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, and other eminent personalities.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Broadcaster Meeting at Union Buildings ‘No Secret’, Presidency Tells #SABC8

[News24Wire] The Presidency has raised concerns over an open letter by the SABC 8 journalists bemoaning the alleged “recapture” of the public broadcaster.

[News24Wire] The Presidency has raised concerns over an open letter by the SABC 8 journalists bemoaning the alleged "recapture" of the public broadcaster.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Severe Drought Triggers Hefty Wheat Procurement

[Addis Fortune] In a bid to relieve the 8.5 million people who are in need of urgent food assistance in the country, the government is procuring 400,000tns of wheat worth an estimated two billion Birr.

[Addis Fortune] In a bid to relieve the 8.5 million people who are in need of urgent food assistance in the country, the government is procuring 400,000tns of wheat worth an estimated two billion Birr.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ordinary Citizens Have No Access to Justice, Says Justice Expert

[Iwacu] The Observatory for Government Action (OAG) alongside the Association of Catholic Jurists of Burundi (AJCB) calls on Burundi Government to increase the budget allocated to the Ministry of Justice to ensure that total population has access to ju…

[Iwacu] The Observatory for Government Action (OAG) alongside the Association of Catholic Jurists of Burundi (AJCB) calls on Burundi Government to increase the budget allocated to the Ministry of Justice to ensure that total population has access to justice.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Cropping Preparations Intensify

[The Herald] Preparations for the 2017-18 summer cropping season have intensified as 45 000 tonnes of maize seed and fertilisers are already being distributed to Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots across the country for onward transmission to intended …

[The Herald] Preparations for the 2017-18 summer cropping season have intensified as 45 000 tonnes of maize seed and fertilisers are already being distributed to Grain Marketing Board (GMB) depots across the country for onward transmission to intended beneficiaries, Government has said. Farmers are expected to start collecting the farming inputs next week. Government usually distributes 90 000 tonnes of basil fertiliser, 98 000 tonnes on top-dressing fertiliser, 18 000 tonnes of maize seed and soyabeans as well as 1 00

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Burundi Government Urges EU to Remove Sanctions

[Iwacu] During the 47th Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community held in Belgium this 9 October, Spès Caritas Njebarikanuye, first- vice speaker of Burundi Senate, said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions imposed against it.

[Iwacu] During the 47th Parliamentary Assembly of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Community held in Belgium this 9 October, Spès Caritas Njebarikanuye, first- vice speaker of Burundi Senate, said Burundi will not have the courage to ratify the Economic Partnership Agreement in the context of economic sanctions imposed against it.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Social Media Real Threat to Governance

[The Herald] Social media are as important as they are dangerous to human life. Like the Central Nervous System which helps the body function by processing information from all its parts as well as the outside world, social media connect all humans in …

[The Herald] Social media are as important as they are dangerous to human life. Like the Central Nervous System which helps the body function by processing information from all its parts as well as the outside world, social media connect all humans in various parts of the world. Not all humans were born with social media already invented, but none among the living can imagine life without. Social media are now a part of us, as important as communication itself. Social media are the new institutional memory. All of whom

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe