Biometric Voter Registration Takeover by Govt a Concern – Envoy

[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT’S takeover of the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits could adversely impact the transparency and credibility of next year’s elections, UK ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has warned.

[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT'S takeover of the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits could adversely impact the transparency and credibility of next year's elections, UK ambassador to Zimbabwe Catriona Laing has warned.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Women in Ghana Pay a Heavy Social Price for Not Having Children

[The Conversation Africa] The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate – the average number of c…

[The Conversation Africa] The number of children a woman of reproductive age bears has been declining globally. Yet childbearing expectations in some parts of Africa remain high. In Ghana, for example, the total fertility rate - the average number of children expected per woman over a lifetime - stands at 4.2.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Ex-Naval Chief’s Trial – Court Admits Evidence From Diamond Bank

[Premium Times] An FCT High Court on Tuesday admitted some bank documents from an official of Diamond Bank as evidence against former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin.

[Premium Times] An FCT High Court on Tuesday admitted some bank documents from an official of Diamond Bank as evidence against former Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

APC Has Performed Well Governing Nigeria – Dogara

[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration has performed creditably despite its challenges.

[Premium Times] The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress administration has performed creditably despite its challenges.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mental Health Cases Surge

[The Herald] More than 1,3 million people countrywide suffer from mental disorders and there is a serious shortage of mental health facilities to cater for them due to lack of funding, a medical report has revealed.The report by mental health care part…

[The Herald] More than 1,3 million people countrywide suffer from mental disorders and there is a serious shortage of mental health facilities to cater for them due to lack of funding, a medical report has revealed.The report by mental health care partners in Zimbabwe showed that there was lack of funding for mental health care from both national and international sources, resulting in shortage of drugs.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Senate Vs EFCC – Who Is Witch-Hunting Whom?

[Vanguard] The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Ro…

[Vanguard] The EFCC in an incriminating report sent to the President alleges that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and some of his aides and associates, of which his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, ex-Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Robert Mbonu and other companies, allegedly assisted the Senate President, already on trial for alleged false declaration of assets, in laundering or embezzling as much as N19 billion in refunds from the Paris club loans which should have gone to state governments that ma

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Senate Takes Anti-Magu War to Presidency

[Vanguard] The Senate, yesterday, drew the battle line with the Presidency as it suspended for two weeks, the screening of 27 persons President Muhammadu Buhari nominated for the office of Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

[Vanguard] The Senate, yesterday, drew the battle line with the Presidency as it suspended for two weeks, the screening of 27 persons President Muhammadu Buhari nominated for the office of Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

History Beckons in Mascom Top 8

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The prestigious Mascom Top 8 tournament is known to attract some of the best teams in the BTC Premiership and crème de la crème of Botswana’s footballers.

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The prestigious Mascom Top 8 tournament is known to attract some of the best teams in the BTC Premiership and crème de la crème of Botswana's footballers.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Firm Fails to Repay Millions

[Namibian] A COMPANY that pocketed a N$3,6 million fee after it helped fishing firm Namsov net a horse mackerel quota allocated to the Fish Consumption Trust has finally failed in its attempts to wriggle off the hook of an arbitrator’s order to repay m…

[Namibian] A COMPANY that pocketed a N$3,6 million fee after it helped fishing firm Namsov net a horse mackerel quota allocated to the Fish Consumption Trust has finally failed in its attempts to wriggle off the hook of an arbitrator's order to repay more than N$11 million to Namsov.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia