Malawi’s First Merchant Bank Takes Over Barclays Bank

[Nyasa Times] Backlays Plc has sold its majority stake in its Zimbabwean operation to Malawi’s First Merchant Bank (FMB), putting an end to months of a fierce bidding war to take over one of the country’s iconic financial institutions, according to rep…

[Nyasa Times] Backlays Plc has sold its majority stake in its Zimbabwean operation to Malawi's First Merchant Bank (FMB), putting an end to months of a fierce bidding war to take over one of the country's iconic financial institutions, according to reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Hearings Resume for Nkandla Upgrade Officials

[News24Wire] The disciplinary hearings of 12 public works officials accused of wrongdoing in the R246m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead are expected to continue on Thursday.

[News24Wire] The disciplinary hearings of 12 public works officials accused of wrongdoing in the R246m upgrade to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead are expected to continue on Thursday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Morphy – Two Years Not Enough to Clean Rot Left By PDP

[This Day] Is two years enough to assess a government that is trying to clean the rot created by sisxteen years of misrule? Chief Ray Ugba Morphy, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in an interview with Senator Iroegbu, said no. He al…

[This Day] Is two years enough to assess a government that is trying to clean the rot created by sisxteen years of misrule? Chief Ray Ugba Morphy, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in an interview with Senator Iroegbu, said no. He also spoke on his party's struggles to fulfil the promises made to Nigerians. Excerpts:

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mining – Govt Inaugurates Board of Solid Minerals Devt Fund

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF), even as it approved the appointment of Hajia Fatima Shinkafi as the Executive Secretary, Head of Secretariat.

[This Day] Abuja -The Federal Government has inaugurated the newly-reconstituted Board of Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF), even as it approved the appointment of Hajia Fatima Shinkafi as the Executive Secretary, Head of Secretariat.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Robben Island Boat Operators Face Collusion, Price-Fixing Charges

[News24Wire] Five vessel owners who ferry passengers between Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for alleged price-fixing and collusive tendering, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Five vessel owners who ferry passengers between Robben Island Museum and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town have been referred to the Competition Tribunal for alleged price-fixing and collusive tendering, the Competition Commission said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

The Lonely Death of an Abused Woman – and the Witnesses Who Did Nothing

[Legalbrief] Next time I read of a woman murdered by a relative, close friend or partner, I won’t Tweet my outrage or FB friends moaning about the ‘scourge’ of femicide. Instead, I will think carefully about whether I might have looked away when interv…

[Legalbrief] Next time I read of a woman murdered by a relative, close friend or partner, I won't Tweet my outrage or FB friends moaning about the 'scourge' of femicide. Instead, I will think carefully about whether I might have looked away when intervening could have saved a life.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

This Homemade Refugee Crisis

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has more internally displaced persons than any other country. That’s due to numerous violent conflicts – fuelled by a political crisis. Experts say fresh EU sanctions could help.

[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has more internally displaced persons than any other country. That's due to numerous violent conflicts - fuelled by a political crisis. Experts say fresh EU sanctions could help.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa