World Bank, Govt Open Up Markets for Rice Farmers

[This Day] Kano -As part of the Federal Government’s efforts to make rice production more attractive and profitable for Nigerian farmers, the federal Ministry of Water Resources is opening up new market frontiers for rice farmers by linking them with o…

[This Day] Kano -As part of the Federal Government's efforts to make rice production more attractive and profitable for Nigerian farmers, the federal Ministry of Water Resources is opening up new market frontiers for rice farmers by linking them with off-takers and aggregators.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Ruling Party to Hold Elective Convention

[Nyasa Times] Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to hold its elective convention few days from now in June where all national governing council (NGC) positions will be up for grabs, including that of party president, although it is a foregone co…

[Nyasa Times] Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is set to hold its elective convention few days from now in June where all national governing council (NGC) positions will be up for grabs, including that of party president, although it is a foregone conclusion- President Peter Mutharika is likely to stay at the helm of the party as its torchbearer for May 2019 Tripartite Elections and a fierce contest will be on positions of vice president, secretary general and other executive posts.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Courage the Comedian Recounts Hicofest Gig

[Namibian] Namibian-based funnyman Courage the Comedian is fresh off a working trip from Botswana, where he performed at the sixth annual Heavyweight International Comedy Festival (HicoFest) last Friday.

[Namibian] Namibian-based funnyman Courage the Comedian is fresh off a working trip from Botswana, where he performed at the sixth annual Heavyweight International Comedy Festival (HicoFest) last Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Church to Discipline Cleric Over Remarks On Polygamy, Booze

[Nyasa Times] Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod’ has made a decision to discipline its firebrand general secretary, the Reverend Levi Nyondo, over the remarks he made about Ngoni culture and traditions on booze and polygamy.

[Nyasa Times] Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod' has made a decision to discipline its firebrand general secretary, the Reverend Levi Nyondo, over the remarks he made about Ngoni culture and traditions on booze and polygamy.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Angola Needs to Focus On Primary Health Care to Lower Child Mortality

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan government still needs to place more emphasis on primary public health care in the country, so as to reduce the maternal and child mortality.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan government still needs to place more emphasis on primary public health care in the country, so as to reduce the maternal and child mortality.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

ANC’s Continuing Fight Against Its Very Own Centrifugal Forces

[Daily Maverick] With roughly a year to go until national elections, predictions of how the various parties will do are often centred on how a new leader will help the ANC, or how the current DA problems will affect their performance, and how the disap…

[Daily Maverick] With roughly a year to go until national elections, predictions of how the various parties will do are often centred on how a new leader will help the ANC, or how the current DA problems will affect their performance, and how the disappearance of Jacob Zuma from the presidency will impact on the EFF's prospects. However, there are many indications that the ANC may well go into the 2019 elections less unified than it has ever been before such an important poll.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The SA Social Security Agency and Bathabile Dlamini’s Gift to White Monopoly Capital

[Daily Maverick] If the Sassa/CPS/Net1 social grants saga were a Hollywood heist movie, former Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, would be a shoo-in for the role of the driver of the getaway car. With CPS pleading poverty and near-ruin,…

[Daily Maverick] If the Sassa/CPS/Net1 social grants saga were a Hollywood heist movie, former Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, would be a shoo-in for the role of the driver of the getaway car. With CPS pleading poverty and near-ruin, the likelihood of the company repaying to SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) a R316-million windfall it received from former Sassa CEO Virginia Petersen seems remote. Will White Monopoly Capital ride off into the sunset with bulging saddle bags?

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Congo Arrive Ahead of Monday’s Friendly With Eagles

[Leadership] The Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo storm Port Harcourt yesterday ahead of Monday’s international friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria,

[Leadership] The Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo storm Port Harcourt yesterday ahead of Monday's international friendly encounter against the Super Eagles of Nigeria,

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa