Private Sector Urged to Support Vocational Training Institutions

[New Times] The real estate and construction industry has been boosted following the graduation of the second cohort of 32 duo-trained students specialised in masonry, painting and tiling (roofing) at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre East (IPRC-E…

[New Times] The real estate and construction industry has been boosted following the graduation of the second cohort of 32 duo-trained students specialised in masonry, painting and tiling (roofing) at Integrated Polytechnic Regional Centre East (IPRC-East) in Ngoma District.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Ruling Party Decides to Decriminalize Sex Work

[Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)] The ANC finally joins the growing community of sex worker rights activists in recognising that the full decriminalisation of sex work is the only legal model that can respect and protect the rights…

[Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)] The ANC finally joins the growing community of sex worker rights activists in recognising that the full decriminalisation of sex work is the only legal model that can respect and protect the rights of people who sell sex.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Somaliland Journalists Detained, Accused of “False News”

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa’ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news abou…

[CPJ] Nairobi -Somaliland authorities should immediately release Ahmed Sa'ed and Abdirahman Mohamed Ege, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police on December 18 arrested the Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, according to Guleid Ahmed Jama, chairperson of the advocacy group Human Rights Center, and Yahye Mohamed, the Somaliland Journalists Association executive director.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Somaliland Journalist Detained Without Charge Over False News Claim

[CPJ] Police in Gabiley arrested Abdirisak Dayib Ali on December 5, 2017 for allegedly publishing a false report on the news website Gabiley News earlier that month, according to his lawyer, Guleid Ahmed Jama, and Mohamud Abdi Jama, chair of the Somali…

[CPJ] Police in Gabiley arrested Abdirisak Dayib Ali on December 5, 2017 for allegedly publishing a false report on the news website Gabiley News earlier that month, according to his lawyer, Guleid Ahmed Jama, and Mohamud Abdi Jama, chair of the Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA).

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Reserve Bank of Malawi Lower Cost of Borrowing to 16% – Economist Calls Commercial Banks to Slash Rates

[Nyasa Times] The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has reduced the base rate – the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the central bank – from 18 percent to 16 percent after considering the country’s inflation outlook.

[Nyasa Times] The Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has reduced the base rate - the rate at which commercial banks borrow from the central bank - from 18 percent to 16 percent after considering the country's inflation outlook.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

More Than 30.000 Foreigners Detained for Illegal Stay

[ANGOP] Luanda -More than 30.000 foreign citizens, mostly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were detained for illegal stay in Angola since the beginning of the Luvuvamu operation, which started on November 15.

[ANGOP] Luanda -More than 30.000 foreign citizens, mostly from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were detained for illegal stay in Angola since the beginning of the Luvuvamu operation, which started on November 15.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Malawi Electricity Tariffs to Go Up By 24.67% With Diesel-Powered Generators

[Nyasa Times] Malawians will start dipping deeper in their pockets to pay for electricity as Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has approved a tariff hike of 24.57% but has instructed the state-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Esc…

[Nyasa Times] Malawians will start dipping deeper in their pockets to pay for electricity as Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has approved a tariff hike of 24.57% but has instructed the state-owned Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) to effect the raise when they starts using the generators.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Kabwe Mayor Warns Against Land Grabbing

[Times of Zambia] KABWE Mayor Prince Chileshe has said the suspension of the land administration agency for the local authority by the central Government does not stop it from preventing land grabbing currently going on.

[Times of Zambia] KABWE Mayor Prince Chileshe has said the suspension of the land administration agency for the local authority by the central Government does not stop it from preventing land grabbing currently going on.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia