Why Bunge Committee Is Sceptical On Tourism Vat

[Citizen] Dodoma -Parliament’s Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism Committee said yesterday it is too early to conclude that the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) on tourism has had no adverse impact on the sector. This is despite revenue from the…

[Citizen] Dodoma -Parliament's Lands, Natural Resources and Tourism Committee said yesterday it is too early to conclude that the introduction of value-added tax (VAT) on tourism has had no adverse impact on the sector. This is despite revenue from the industry increasing.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Kenyan Court to Hear Uganda Minerals Case

[East African] A dispute over the ownership and exportation of minerals from Uganda valued at Ksh21.6 million ($216,000) will continue to be heard at a magistrate’s court in Mombasa, after the High Court dismissed an application that sought to quash th…

[East African] A dispute over the ownership and exportation of minerals from Uganda valued at Ksh21.6 million ($216,000) will continue to be heard at a magistrate's court in Mombasa, after the High Court dismissed an application that sought to quash the case.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Streaming Services, Innovation Stir Competition in Pay-TV Market

[East African] Pay-TV firm MultiChoice, which operates DStv and GOtv, lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in 2017, due to what it terms unregulated competition from streaming services and over-the-top platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon.

[East African] Pay-TV firm MultiChoice, which operates DStv and GOtv, lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in 2017, due to what it terms unregulated competition from streaming services and over-the-top platforms, such as Netflix and Amazon.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Municipal Electricity Tariffs Are Hurting the Economy

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -South Africa’s machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and rising energy costs have harmed the sector. These trends are concerning…

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -South Africa's machinery and equipment industries have recently come under huge pressure. Falling demand after the 2008 financial crisis and rising energy costs have harmed the sector. These trends are concerning as the sector employs 10% of the country's total manufacturing workforce.

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Small, Local Solutions Can Crack Water Crises – A South African Case Study

[The Conversation Africa] World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people. There is obviously deep sympathy with the plight of the residents. But the drama dr…

[The Conversation Africa] World attention has recently been focused on the water crisis facing the South African city of Cape Town, a metropolis of four million people. There is obviously deep sympathy with the plight of the residents. But the drama draws attention away from an even more concerning set of issues. The main one is that many people in rural southern Africa live without any potable water at all. And many are at serious risk because of global climate change.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

GDP Grows By 1.95% in Q1, Non-Oil Sector Accounts for 90.3%

[Guardian] Though the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.95 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the first quarter of 2018, financial analysts have advocated easing of monetary policy for sustainability.

[Guardian] Though the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.95 per cent (year-on-year) in real terms in the first quarter of 2018, financial analysts have advocated easing of monetary policy for sustainability.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt, Oil Firms to Pump N1.7trn in N-Delta

[Vanguard] The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that N1.7 trillion would be pumped into the Niger Delta between now and 2021 to pursue the development of the region.

[Vanguard] The Federal Government, yesterday, disclosed that N1.7 trillion would be pumped into the Niger Delta between now and 2021 to pursue the development of the region.

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Why Half Victoria Island Experience Electricity Outage – Eko Disco

[Premium Times] Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says the electricity outage in Victoria Island was caused by a breaker problem at Alagbon Transmission Substation in Lagos.

[Premium Times] Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says the electricity outage in Victoria Island was caused by a breaker problem at Alagbon Transmission Substation in Lagos.

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Obasanjo Space Centre Too Broke to Make Staff ID

[Vanguard] The Centre for Satellite Technology Development, one of the centres under the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) has directed members of its staff to personally fund the production of identity cards.

[Vanguard] The Centre for Satellite Technology Development, one of the centres under the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) has directed members of its staff to personally fund the production of identity cards.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria