President Causes Traffic Chaos in Blantyre With ‘Triumphant’ Entry

[Nyasa Times] Business was brought to a standstill for a couple of hours in the commercial city of Blantyre on Wednesday afternoon as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters accorded their leader and the country’s President Peter Mutha…

[Nyasa Times] Business was brought to a standstill for a couple of hours in the commercial city of Blantyre on Wednesday afternoon as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters accorded their leader and the country's President Peter Mutharika an exultant parade in reminiscent of 2014 Tripartite Elections triumph.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

No Seatbelts for Passengers Before Chopper Crash

[Namibian] FOUR of the people who were in a helicopter that crashed on a mountain south-east of Windhoek in April last year did not have seatbelts or other restraints to secure themselves in the cabin of the aircraft, it has been found in an official i…

[Namibian] FOUR of the people who were in a helicopter that crashed on a mountain south-east of Windhoek in April last year did not have seatbelts or other restraints to secure themselves in the cabin of the aircraft, it has been found in an official investigation of the fatal accident.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Lebanese Firm Zakhem On the Spot Over Sh48bn Pipeline

[Nation] When Lebanese engineering firm Zakhem won the tender in 2014 to build a 20-inch pipeline in Kenya, it promised to complete the work in 18 months at a cost of Sh48 billion. It hasn’t.

[Nation] When Lebanese engineering firm Zakhem won the tender in 2014 to build a 20-inch pipeline in Kenya, it promised to complete the work in 18 months at a cost of Sh48 billion. It hasn't.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Who Might Replace Pravin Gordhan As Finance Minister?

[Daily Maverick] A reshuffle of the Finance Ministry is widely expected to be imminent, with President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with current Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said to have broken down “irretrievably”. Who will step into Gordhan’s shoes? …

[Daily Maverick] A reshuffle of the Finance Ministry is widely expected to be imminent, with President Jacob Zuma's relationship with current Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said to have broken down "irretrievably". Who will step into Gordhan's shoes? We take a look at some of the possible candidates. By REBECCA DAVIS.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Prime Minister Sues Former Institute of Public Administration Boss Diescho

[Namibian] THE Office of the Prime Minister has approached the courts for an order that will endorse a deduction of N$361 000 they made from former Nipam executive director Joseph Diescho’s package for unpaid rent and municipal accounts.

[Namibian] THE Office of the Prime Minister has approached the courts for an order that will endorse a deduction of N$361 000 they made from former Nipam executive director Joseph Diescho's package for unpaid rent and municipal accounts.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia