Land Commission Bombshell to Investors

[East African] Investors in Kenya’s mining and oil sectors have been operating on illegally awarded licences, while paying fees, rents and royalties to unauthorised government agencies, according to the National Lands Commission.

[East African] Investors in Kenya's mining and oil sectors have been operating on illegally awarded licences, while paying fees, rents and royalties to unauthorised government agencies, according to the National Lands Commission.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mugabe’s Top Cabinet Ministers Arrested; Ex-Veep Mnanagwa Prepares To Take Over

Several figures in Zimbabwe’s fallen government of Robert Mugabe have been arrested following a military operation that deposed the world’s oldest leader. Finance minister Ignatius Chombo whose house was raided by soldiers after they ripped the entrance is among those … Continued

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Several figures in Zimbabwe’s fallen government of Robert Mugabe have been arrested following a military operation that deposed the world’s oldest leader. Finance minister Ignatius Chombo whose house was raided by soldiers after they ripped the entrance is among those nabbed and are being held at a military base. Officials in Zimbabwe have also announced that A Deputy Director Central Intelligence Organisation Albert Ngulube and outspoken President of ZanuPF National Youth League. Chipanga, who issued a statement on Tuesday attacking Zimbabwe Defense Force commander General Constantino Chiwega, has since tendered an unreserved apology to the army. “I can now confirm that Cabinet Ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere have been picked up from President Mugabe’s “Blue Roof residence to KGV1 Military Barracks,” Zimbabwe media practitioner Zimbabwe Trevor Ncube tweeted. There are indication that Mnanagwa, sacked by Mugabe last week, is expected to take over the country in an interim capacity. Meamwhile the Herald Zimbabwe reports that Chipanga made a public apology after it was evidently clear Mugabe was gone Chipanga said he was a young man, still learning and had learnt a lot from the incident. “Public apology to Commander Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga, Commander Zimbabwe National Army General Phillip Valerio Sibanda and the Air Force of Zimbabwe Commander Air Marshal Perrance Shiri and the generality of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and the entire nation of Zimbabwe. I would like to apologise for the statement I made yesterday (Tuesday) together with my executive at the ZANU-PF Headquarters. I as leader of the revolutionary party’s Youth League, I have reflected and personally admitted that I erred. ‘‘I was ill-advised to read a statement which I and the Youth League had not originated neither authored. The document which I read I was handed it over by one Rodney Dangarembizi in the morning at around 8.30am which was denigrating your high office and your person,†he said. Chipanga implored Gen Chiwenga to accept his apology. “Therefore, I kindly request General Chiwenga to please Sir accept my apologies on behalf of the Youth League and myself. We are still young people. We are still growing up and learning from our mistakes. From this big mistake, we have learnt a lot,†he said. Chipanga said he was not forced or persuaded by anyone to apologise to the army hierarchy and had done so upon reflection. “I will also like to emphasise that this statement which I have given I have not been persuaded neither coerced or forced to do as such. I emphasise that I have reflected on my own as a young person, as the leader of the Youth League hence I have come to this juncture of offering myself to the State media to give this public apology. We shall also make frantic efforts to approach the commanders of our Defence Forces in person so that we convey this apology. I thank you.†On Tuesday Chipanga slammed Gen Chiwenga and the ZDF saying, “All those in security sector fatigues who wish to engage in politics are free to throw their hats in the ring and not hide behind the barrel of the gun’’ as he accused the ZDF of looting diamonds among other alleged infractions. Chipanga seems to have made the announcement under duress after he was reportedly arrested earlier the day. The post Mugabe’s Top Cabinet Ministers Arrested; Ex-Veep Mnanagwa Prepares To Take Over appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

President Buhari Directs Reinstatement of Gov Obiano’s Security Aides

[Vanguard] Not up to seven hours, the senate ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris to restore all the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, that President Muhammadu Buhari equally directed the reinstatement of …

[Vanguard] Not up to seven hours, the senate ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris to restore all the security aides of Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state, that President Muhammadu Buhari equally directed the reinstatement of the security aides of the Governor.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Put to Task Over Unpaid Bills, Pensions

[New Times] Members of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Gender have urged the Ministry for Finance and Economic Planning to tighten rules and make it difficult for different employers and contractors to go on with their bus…

[New Times] Members of the parliamentary Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Gender have urged the Ministry for Finance and Economic Planning to tighten rules and make it difficult for different employers and contractors to go on with their businesses without paying employees' wages and pension contributions.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

U.S.$20.2 Bn Missing From NNPC Since 1999 – Falana

[Vanguard] Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit over $20.2bn since the return of democracy in 1999 to date, saying that, “Instead of piling up external loans the federal …

[Vanguard] Human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of failing to remit over $20.2bn since the return of democracy in 1999 to date, saying that, "Instead of piling up external loans the federal government should be compelled by the Nigerian people to embark on the immediate recovery and repatriation of hundreds of billions of dollars from the NNPC."

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Air Force Partners Turkey Armed Forces

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has expressed it readiness to partner with the Turkish Armed Forces to enhance capacity building for its (Nigerian) personnel and promote mutually beneficial collaboration between the militaries of both coun…

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has expressed it readiness to partner with the Turkish Armed Forces to enhance capacity building for its (Nigerian) personnel and promote mutually beneficial collaboration between the militaries of both countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria