Presidential Scholarship Applications Now Open

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT is inviting applications from students willing to pursue undergraduate studies under the Presidential and National Scholarships Programme for the 2018 academic year.The executive director of the Presidential and National Scholar…

[The Herald] GOVERNMENT is inviting applications from students willing to pursue undergraduate studies under the Presidential and National Scholarships Programme for the 2018 academic year.The executive director of the Presidential and National Scholarships Programme, Dr Chris Mushohwe, said in a statement yesterday the scholarships, which cover many disciplines, were limited to those who, in addition to being below the age of 25, also had a minimum 10 points at A-Level.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Samba Night Moved to Friday

[The Herald] Arts Reporter The Harare International Carnival’s Samba Night that was set for tonight has been moved to Friday due to changes in travel arrangements for Samba dancers that are coming from Brazil and Cuba.

[The Herald] Arts Reporter The Harare International Carnival's Samba Night that was set for tonight has been moved to Friday due to changes in travel arrangements for Samba dancers that are coming from Brazil and Cuba.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

City Rates Arrears Balloon to $700 Million

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende Municipal Reporter– RESIDENTS now owe Harare City Council (HCC) more than $700 million, and there are fears arrears will continue piling up on false expectations that Government will write off debts before the 2018 electi…

[The Herald] Innocent Ruwende Municipal Reporter-- RESIDENTS now owe Harare City Council (HCC) more than $700 million, and there are fears arrears will continue piling up on false expectations that Government will write off debts before the 2018 elections.The city's finance director, Mr Tendai Kwenda, said in an interview some politicians were making the situation increasingly difficult by encouraging residents to boycott paying rates.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Millers Sue Govt Over Fortification

[The Herald] Conrad Mwanawashe Court Reporter– THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has filed an application at the High Court seeking to block Government from implementing mandatory food fortification.In the case filed yesterday by GMAZ d…

[The Herald] Conrad Mwanawashe Court Reporter-- THE Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) has filed an application at the High Court seeking to block Government from implementing mandatory food fortification.In the case filed yesterday by GMAZ deputy national chairman Thembinkosi Ndlovu, millers want sections 4 (i) (b) and (e), 5 (b) and (e) and 7 of the Food Fortification Regulations 2016 purportedly made under and in terms of the Food and Food Standards Act (Chapter 15:0 4) set aside.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Molo Businessmen Vow to Campaign for Kenyatta Re-Election

[Nation] A section of business people in Molo, Nakuru County have vowed to spearhead the re-election campaign of President Uhuru Kenyatta, as Kenya prepares to go to the repeat poll on October 17.

[Nation] A section of business people in Molo, Nakuru County have vowed to spearhead the re-election campaign of President Uhuru Kenyatta, as Kenya prepares to go to the repeat poll on October 17.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

In Katsina – Robbers Raid 10 Houses, Engage Police in Shootout

[Vanguard] Katsina -Robbers, in the early hours of yesterday, raided 10 houses in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, and engaged policemen that responded to a distress call in a shootout.

[Vanguard] Katsina -Robbers, in the early hours of yesterday, raided 10 houses in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, and engaged policemen that responded to a distress call in a shootout.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Boko Haram – the Fear, the Conspiracy Theories, and the Deepening Crisis

[IRIN] Maiduguri -The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military’s regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone.

[IRIN] Maiduguri -The fear is palpable in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram intensifies its war on civilians. The military's regular claim that the jihadists are on the run is patently false, and provides no comfort to anyone.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Michaelhouse School Bus Accident ‘Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare’

[News24Wire] The Michaelhouse school bus accident on Tuesday afternoon, which killed one pupil and injured 45 others, is “every parent’s worst nightmare”, a parent said on Facebook.

[News24Wire] The Michaelhouse school bus accident on Tuesday afternoon, which killed one pupil and injured 45 others, is "every parent's worst nightmare", a parent said on Facebook.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Finance Minister – National Accord Government’s Programme Based On Improving Living Conditions

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, lt Gen Mohamed Osman Rikabi, has called on workers at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to double their efforts in order to upgrade and improve the economic performance and lead…

[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, lt Gen Mohamed Osman Rikabi, has called on workers at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to double their efforts in order to upgrade and improve the economic performance and lead the economy to safe shores.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan