Draft 2018 Budget ‘Tragic and Catastrophic’ – Analyst

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan’s draft general budget for 2018 represents “as a siege on citizens’ livelihood as a result of rising prices, high inflation rate, increasing cash mass, and demand for goods and commodities for the privileged segment,” sa…

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's draft general budget for 2018 represents "as a siege on citizens' livelihood as a result of rising prices, high inflation rate, increasing cash mass, and demand for goods and commodities for the privileged segment," says respected Sudanese economist Prof Sidgi Kaballo.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Nine Injured, 20 Detained in South Darfur RSF Raid

[Radio Dabanga] Gireida -Nine people were injured and 20 others detained during a raid by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) government militia on the Sadoun area of Gireida locality in South Darfur. A large force of RSF is currently assigned to collect il…

[Radio Dabanga] Gireida -Nine people were injured and 20 others detained during a raid by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) government militia on the Sadoun area of Gireida locality in South Darfur. A large force of RSF is currently assigned to collect illegal weapons and vehicles in Darfur.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Inlaks Secures Super-Agent Licence for Financial Inclusion

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has granted an approval-in-principle to Inlaks, a financial technology company, to drive its financial inclusion and the cashless initiative agenda. Inlaks will operate as a super-agent in the nation’s fina…

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has granted an approval-in-principle to Inlaks, a financial technology company, to drive its financial inclusion and the cashless initiative agenda. Inlaks will operate as a super-agent in the nation's financial services system.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Journalists Welcome Move to Decriminalise Defamation

[New Times] Media practitioners have welcomed the move by Members of Parliament to drop defamation from the Penal Code which is currently under review, paving way for its decriminalisation, once the bill is passed by Parliament and enacted into law.

[New Times] Media practitioners have welcomed the move by Members of Parliament to drop defamation from the Penal Code which is currently under review, paving way for its decriminalisation, once the bill is passed by Parliament and enacted into law.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Takes Control of Its Own Skies

[VOA] The Somali government has retaken control of its air space after more than two decades. Air traffic over the Horn of Africa nation had been controlled by the United Nations from neighboring Kenya since 1992, a year after the Somali civil war brok…

[VOA] The Somali government has retaken control of its air space after more than two decades. Air traffic over the Horn of Africa nation had been controlled by the United Nations from neighboring Kenya since 1992, a year after the Somali civil war broke out.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

New Law to Promote Safe Drugs Consumption

[New Times] Parliament yesterday unanimously passed a new draft establishing the national food and drugs authority, a move the State Minister in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care said seeks to encourage

[New Times] Parliament yesterday unanimously passed a new draft establishing the national food and drugs authority, a move the State Minister in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care said seeks to encourage

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda