Rights Groups: Freedom of the Press Under Fire in Tanzania

[VOA] Nairobi -Human rights organizations accuse Tanzania’s government of using repressive legislation to muzzle the media, civil society and opposition politicians critical of the institution. The critics say cyber crime laws, which took effect two ye…

[VOA] Nairobi -Human rights organizations accuse Tanzania's government of using repressive legislation to muzzle the media, civil society and opposition politicians critical of the institution. The critics say cyber crime laws, which took effect two years ago, have been used against nine media organizations, with the Mwanahalisi newspaper the latest to be banned. Rights groups are calling on the government to align its laws with the practices and standards of the international community.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Majority Unable to Buy Land – Minister Shaningwa

[New Era] Windhoek -The Minister of Urban and Rural Development yesterday acknowledged that the majority of Namibian residents are unable to buy houses and serviced land as market prices are too high.

[New Era] Windhoek -The Minister of Urban and Rural Development yesterday acknowledged that the majority of Namibian residents are unable to buy houses and serviced land as market prices are too high.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Prosecutor Fails to Turn Up Uladi’s Passport Case, Adjourned

[Nyasa Times] Lead prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu on Tuesday failed to show up at Lilongwe High Court and the case involding People’s Party (PP) parliamentary leader Uladi Mussa over passport and citizenship scandal failed to take off.

[Nyasa Times] Lead prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu on Tuesday failed to show up at Lilongwe High Court and the case involding People's Party (PP) parliamentary leader Uladi Mussa over passport and citizenship scandal failed to take off.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

David Beats Goliath – Firm to Pay Manager U.S.$97,000

[The Herald] A Harare man earned himself a cool $97 000 without doing any work after Proton Bakers (Pvt) Limited that had employed him as a sales manager withdrew the offer on the eleventh hour. Mr Joseph Nduna was made to sign a contract after which t…

[The Herald] A Harare man earned himself a cool $97 000 without doing any work after Proton Bakers (Pvt) Limited that had employed him as a sales manager withdrew the offer on the eleventh hour. Mr Joseph Nduna was made to sign a contract after which the bakery made a U-turn. He sued the bakery and won his case after an arbitrator ruled in his favour.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Cash Shortage Affects Banking Sector Jobs

[The Herald] The switch to high-percentage electronic banking, fed by the prevailing cash shortage countrywide, is reportedly taking toll on job security in the banking sectors amid indications that several banks have resorted to hiring employees, prim…

[The Herald] The switch to high-percentage electronic banking, fed by the prevailing cash shortage countrywide, is reportedly taking toll on job security in the banking sectors amid indications that several banks have resorted to hiring employees, primarily tellers, on a part-time basis, The Herald Business can reveal.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Labour Union Urges Mugabe to Step Down

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has challenged President Robert Mugabe to quit and make way for a transitional authority as the country’s economic crisis plunges to new levels.

[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has challenged President Robert Mugabe to quit and make way for a transitional authority as the country's economic crisis plunges to new levels.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Army Assures On Continuous Training of Personnel

[Vanguard] Uyo -The Nigerian Army has said it will continue to train its personnel in line with the directive from the Army headquarters, to acquire new skills, strengthen and consolidate on professionalism.

[Vanguard] Uyo -The Nigerian Army has said it will continue to train its personnel in line with the directive from the Army headquarters, to acquire new skills, strengthen and consolidate on professionalism.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Naira Depreciates to 360/$ in Nafex As CBN Plans to Sell N130.4b T-Bills

[Vanguard] The naira, yesterday, depreciated to N360 per dollar in the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange, NAFEX, just as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN plans to sell N130.4 billion treasury bills next month.

[Vanguard] The naira, yesterday, depreciated to N360 per dollar in the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange, NAFEX, just as the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN plans to sell N130.4 billion treasury bills next month.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria