Govt ‘Trusts’ Telecoms Giant’s Money Transfer Facility

[New Zimbabwe] Government said they are satisfied with Econet Wireless’ management of public funds as exhibited by the over $23 billion the firm has handled in the past five years through its electronic money transfer system, EcoCash.

[New Zimbabwe] Government said they are satisfied with Econet Wireless' management of public funds as exhibited by the over $23 billion the firm has handled in the past five years through its electronic money transfer system, EcoCash.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

When the Goat Claims Same Paternity With the Sheep

[Vanguard] Morocco, the North African kingdom is noted for its tantrums, rascality and general disregard for human rights, international norms and conventions. An attempt by sister African countries like Nigeria to convince the kingdom to respect the i…

[Vanguard] Morocco, the North African kingdom is noted for its tantrums, rascality and general disregard for human rights, international norms and conventions. An attempt by sister African countries like Nigeria to convince the kingdom to respect the independence of its smaller neighbour, Western Sahara led to Morocco storming out of the African Union (then the Organisation of African Unity) and returning like a prodigal son only after 35 years. But even the foregoing, did not prepare me for its application to join t

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

[Guardian] The passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the Senate, the other day, represents a good starting point in the effort to re-position Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Though, it is not yet clear what the details of the cont…

[Guardian] The passage of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) by the Senate, the other day, represents a good starting point in the effort to re-position Nigeria's oil and gas industry. Though, it is not yet clear what the details of the content of the new bill is after the original Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) was renamed PIGB, it is, nevertheless, commendable that the bill, which languished in the parliament for many years, has finally been passed to address some problems plaguing the oil industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jakaya Kikwete’s Son, Two Others Win Gold in Genius Olympiad

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Wearing gold medals on their necks, three students from Feza International School, Rashidi Kikwete, Abdulrazack Mkamiya and Abdallah Rubeya landed the Julius Nyerere International Airport at about round 10pm.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Wearing gold medals on their necks, three students from Feza International School, Rashidi Kikwete, Abdulrazack Mkamiya and Abdallah Rubeya landed the Julius Nyerere International Airport at about round 10pm.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Knysna Fire’s Wake-Up Call

[GroundUp] A major problem fighting the massive fires that ravaged Knysna was the lack of communications and electricity outages, said local councillor Mark Willemse.

[GroundUp] A major problem fighting the massive fires that ravaged Knysna was the lack of communications and electricity outages, said local councillor Mark Willemse.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Magufuli Closes Debate On Teen Mothers

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The debate is closed. Schoolgirls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said on Thursday.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The debate is closed. Schoolgirls who become pregnant will not be allowed back into public schools after giving birth, President John Magufuli said on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Parliament Welcomes Concourt Decision On Secret Ballot

[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has no personal or principled opposition to the use of a secret ballot in a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete has no personal or principled opposition to the use of a secret ballot in a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘Boakai’s Heart Stony’

[New Republic] There have been many criticisms since Vice President Joseph Boakai declared his intention to succeed his boss, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2018, resulting to too many calling him names.

[New Republic] There have been many criticisms since Vice President Joseph Boakai declared his intention to succeed his boss, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2018, resulting to too many calling him names.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mamelodi Residents Clash With Each Other Over Basic Services

[News24Wire] Residents of an informal settlement next to Mahube Valley extension one in Mamelodi say they are surrendering after clashes with their neighbours continued into Thursday morning.

[News24Wire] Residents of an informal settlement next to Mahube Valley extension one in Mamelodi say they are surrendering after clashes with their neighbours continued into Thursday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senate Summons NEC Boss

[New Republic] The plenary of the Liberian Senate has summoned the commissioner of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya to appear before the body this Thursday to answer to questions regarding the exhibition of the voter roll.

[New Republic] The plenary of the Liberian Senate has summoned the commissioner of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya to appear before the body this Thursday to answer to questions regarding the exhibition of the voter roll.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia