Don’t Blame Buhari If 2018 Budget Is Not Fully Implemented – Senator

[This Day] A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bukar Ibrahim, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed if the 2018 budget is not fully implemented.

[This Day] A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bukar Ibrahim, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed if the 2018 budget is not fully implemented.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senegalese Musician Akon Launches Cryptocurrency AKoin

[This is Africa] Senegalese musician Akon has started his own cryptocurrency Akoin to compete with bitcoin. Akon intends to go beyond just creating a cryptocurrency, and he also wants to have a “A Real-life Wakanda”, a crypto-city run through cryptocur…

[This is Africa] Senegalese musician Akon has started his own cryptocurrency Akoin to compete with bitcoin. Akon intends to go beyond just creating a cryptocurrency, and he also wants to have a "A Real-life Wakanda", a crypto-city run through cryptocurrency in Senegal

source: AllAfrica News: Senegal

Confirmed: Toxic Sugar on Shelves

[Nation] Samples of contraband sugar detained by the police tested positive for lead and copper, and also did not meet the quality standards for total viable counts for microbiological matter, which determines the shelf life of consumable goods.

[Nation] Samples of contraband sugar detained by the police tested positive for lead and copper, and also did not meet the quality standards for total viable counts for microbiological matter, which determines the shelf life of consumable goods.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Reports That Staff Used Prostitutes – Medical Charity MSF Apologises

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Global charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday that it needed to make it easier for staff to report sexual misconduct after a media report said employees used prostitutes in Africa, in the latest sex…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Global charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday that it needed to make it easier for staff to report sexual misconduct after a media report said employees used prostitutes in Africa, in the latest sex scandal to rock the aid sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

BRITISH ENVOY IN TROUBLE OVER CONTROVERSIAL TWEETS

BRITISH High Commissioner to Zambia, Cochrane-Dyet, has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for continuously tweeting anti- government, disparaging remarks against individuals and Zambia as a whole. The High Commissioner who is not alien to conducted deemed unbecoming … Continued

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BRITISH High Commissioner to Zambia, Cochrane-Dyet, has been summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for continuously tweeting anti- government, disparaging remarks against individuals and Zambia as a whole. The High Commissioner who is not alien to conducted deemed unbecoming of a Diplomat by host nation’s has been summoned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs tomorrow morning. In recent weeks, the British High Commissioner has been criticizing Zambian authority on twitter with the latest comment being support of a premature release of an intelligence raw report by FIC to the public before it was handed to the President. Information Minister Dora Siliya recently reminded the diplomatic corps of diplomatic channels of airing their grievances but Dyet has ‘shoved it under a carpet.’ Dyet is not a stranger to controversy having been expelled from Malawi in 2011 for breaching diplomatic etiquette. The British becomes the second diplomat to fall foul with the Zambian government after Cuban envoy Nicolas Page was recalled by his government for misconduct when he graced opposition Socialist Party event. Sources both from the British High Commissioner and from the Ministry of Foreign affairs fear that Zambian Authorities who have in recent months demonstrated a more assertive foreign policy, may just expel the British envoy. He tweeted: “Utter nonsense! FIC doing good job. Entitled to publish trends report because it’s not sensitive intelligence.” “Admire work of #Zambia Financial Intelligence Centre. Met DG Mrs Tshuma with EU colleagues to discuss alarming 2017 trends report. #fightcorruption “Essential #Zambian Govt takes Financial Intelligence Centre allegations seriously?. Evidence of serious corruption. Risk that political elite close ranks to hide their complicity? More details to follow…. The post BRITISH ENVOY IN TROUBLE OVER CONTROVERSIAL TWEETS appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lawmakers Question MoA Over U.S. $67M Donor Funding

[New Republic] The joint legislative committee on ways, means, finance, and public expenditure, Monday questioned authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) over reported unaccounted for and unexplained US$67Million (Sixty-Million United States D…

[New Republic] The joint legislative committee on ways, means, finance, and public expenditure, Monday questioned authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) over reported unaccounted for and unexplained US$67Million (Sixty-Million United States Dollars) loans the Ministry of Agriculture secured in recent years from donors in order to enhance the nation's agro industry.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Weah Wants Afreximbank Ratified

[New Republic] President George Weah has resubmitted for ratification, a Bill titled: An Act ratifying the agreement for the establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) which was submitted to that august by former President Ellen John…

[New Republic] President George Weah has resubmitted for ratification, a Bill titled: An Act ratifying the agreement for the establishment of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) which was submitted to that august by former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on November 27, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia