Govt Spends N8.4 Billion Yearly to Feed 51,614 Pre-Trial Inmates

[Guardian] The Federal Government spends an average of N8.4 billion yearly to feed awaiting trial inmates and persons in juvenile institutions. The figure excludes 23,217 inmates already convicted and serving various prison terms and 2,251 condemned in…

[Guardian] The Federal Government spends an average of N8.4 billion yearly to feed awaiting trial inmates and persons in juvenile institutions. The figure excludes 23,217 inmates already convicted and serving various prison terms and 2,251 condemned inmates among whom are 47 females.Daily feeding allowance for each inmate in Nigeria is N450. Multiplied by 30 days, the figure amounts to N13,500 per person. If the population of convicted inmates was added to the figure, it would amount to N3,761,154,000 yearly, totalin

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Owners of Camels Killed By Police in Tana River Paid Sh8 Million

[Nation] The government Tuesday issued cheques worth more than Sh8.8 million for compensation to herders whose 126 camels were killed by security officers patrolling a disputed border area between Kitui and Tana River counties in May.

[Nation] The government Tuesday issued cheques worth more than Sh8.8 million for compensation to herders whose 126 camels were killed by security officers patrolling a disputed border area between Kitui and Tana River counties in May.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Egyptian-Owned Firm Implicated in Fraud Case

[Namibian] Prosecutor general Martha Imalwa is perusing a docket involving a case where an Egyptian-owned company allegedly manipulated invoices to lower the VAT payable on goods worth N$23 million.

[Namibian] Prosecutor general Martha Imalwa is perusing a docket involving a case where an Egyptian-owned company allegedly manipulated invoices to lower the VAT payable on goods worth N$23 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Ecstatic Zimbabweans Let Out a Sigh of Relief As Mugabe Finally Resigns

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabweans on Tuesday celebrated the end of the President Robert Mugabe era, as he finally threw in the towel and tendered his resignation. The country has known no other leader since it emerged from the former Rhodesia on its indepen…

[Daily Maverick] Zimbabweans on Tuesday celebrated the end of the President Robert Mugabe era, as he finally threw in the towel and tendered his resignation. The country has known no other leader since it emerged from the former Rhodesia on its independence in 1980, with the 93-year-old Mugabe having been at the helm of the southern African country for the past 37 years. Zimbabweans celebrated long into the night on hearing the news.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Work On Bridge Over Maputo Bay in Danger of Halting

[AIM] Maputo -Construction of the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the outer district of Katembe, could grind to a halt because the Maputo Municipal Council seems unwilling to remove a couple of hundred stallh…

[AIM] Maputo -Construction of the suspension bridge over the Bay of Maputo, linking the centre of the city to the outer district of Katembe, could grind to a halt because the Maputo Municipal Council seems unwilling to remove a couple of hundred stallholders from the Nwankakana informal market who are blocking the northern access road to the bridge.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Vale Doubles Coal Production

[AIM] Maputo -The Brazilian mining company Vale mined about ten million tonnes of coal from its open cast mine at Moatize, in the western Mozambican province of Tete between January and October.

[AIM] Maputo -The Brazilian mining company Vale mined about ten million tonnes of coal from its open cast mine at Moatize, in the western Mozambican province of Tete between January and October.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Ahmed Abdul-Rahman and Dr. Nafie Appreciate Sino – Arab – African Cooperation

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the League of the Arab – Chinese Friendship Societies, Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, has described the Conference on Horizons of Arab – African – Sino Cooperation, within the Belt and Road Initiative as reflecting the realty of the Ar…

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the League of the Arab - Chinese Friendship Societies, Ahmed Abdul-Rahman, has described the Conference on Horizons of Arab - African - Sino Cooperation, within the Belt and Road Initiative as reflecting the realty of the Arab - Chinese cooperation and representing an important step for the combination of scientific and academic experiences.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Ibrahim Mahmoud Informed On Plans and Programs of Students Union

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Tuesday the Chairman of the General Students Union, Engineer Ammar Ala-Eddin, and assured the Presidency support…

[SNA] Khartoum -Assistant of the President of the Republic, Engineer Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid, received in his office at the Republican Palace Tuesday the Chairman of the General Students Union, Engineer Ammar Ala-Eddin, and assured the Presidency support to the projects and programs of the union.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan