Chitungwiza Bankrupt, Says Commission

[The Herald] Chitungwiza councillors and officials drove the municipality into bankruptcy through illegal land sales, as land in the dormitory town had become ‘a free for all’, the commission running the affairs of the council has said. An internal aud…

[The Herald] Chitungwiza councillors and officials drove the municipality into bankruptcy through illegal land sales, as land in the dormitory town had become 'a free for all', the commission running the affairs of the council has said. An internal audit revealed that councillors and staff allocated themselves stands/land and undercharged by as much as $200 and proceeded to sell the same stands for $5 000. The bankrupt council owes various creditors, including statutory obligations of more than $62 million while the lo

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Minister Shot Dead Near Presidential Palace

[Al Jazeera] Bodyguards for Somalia’s auditor general shot dead a government minister in an apparent accident near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, police said.

[Al Jazeera] Bodyguards for Somalia's auditor general shot dead a government minister in an apparent accident near the presidential palace in Mogadishu on Wednesday evening, police said.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Wanderers Adds Physio in Technical Panel

[Nyasa Times] As one way of ensuring that players recover quickly and properly after sustaining injuries, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Football Club has roped in a physiotherapist Sangwani Michael Nyirenda.

[Nyasa Times] As one way of ensuring that players recover quickly and properly after sustaining injuries, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Football Club has roped in a physiotherapist Sangwani Michael Nyirenda.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Police Fines Gobble 76% of the Withdrawn Cash

[New Zimbabwe] ABOUT $40 million is lost every month as wages paid to unproductive workers who spend most of their time in bank queues as a result of the incessant cash shortages while most of the withdrawn money is spent on police fines, a new report …

[New Zimbabwe] ABOUT $40 million is lost every month as wages paid to unproductive workers who spend most of their time in bank queues as a result of the incessant cash shortages while most of the withdrawn money is spent on police fines, a new report by the Industrial Psychological Consultants (IPC) shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt, Rival Military Commander, Agree to Ease Tensions

[Deutsche Welle] The opposing leaders held rare talks earlier this week in the United Arab Emirates. Any potential deal can still be opposed by armed factions on the ground across the north African country.

[Deutsche Welle] The opposing leaders held rare talks earlier this week in the United Arab Emirates. Any potential deal can still be opposed by armed factions on the ground across the north African country.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Region’s Biggest Bank to Close South Sudan Branches Over Conflict

[East African] East Africa’s biggest bank by assets KCB Group plans to shut down some of its branches in South Sudan, citing civil strife, devaluation of the country’s currency, and hyperinflation which negatively impacted the lender’s earnings last year.

[East African] East Africa's biggest bank by assets KCB Group plans to shut down some of its branches in South Sudan, citing civil strife, devaluation of the country's currency, and hyperinflation which negatively impacted the lender's earnings last year.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Veteran U.S. Journalist Tips On Adapting to New Digital Era

[Monitor] Kampala -Veteran US journalist Kenneth Cooper has tipped journalists and newspapers on how to remain relevant amid changing consumer preferences dictated by digital age.

[Monitor] Kampala -Veteran US journalist Kenneth Cooper has tipped journalists and newspapers on how to remain relevant amid changing consumer preferences dictated by digital age.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mother Dies in Labour Over Negligence

[Monitor] Kakumiro -The passing on of another expectant mother who allegedly failed to get medical attention from health workers at Kasambya Health Centre III in Kakumiro District has caused outrage among residents.

[Monitor] Kakumiro -The passing on of another expectant mother who allegedly failed to get medical attention from health workers at Kasambya Health Centre III in Kakumiro District has caused outrage among residents.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda