Interest Rate Law Watering Down Our Policy Role, Says CBK Report

[Nation] A new report by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says interest rate caps have undermined the conduct of monetary policy, but the law could be repealed by June this year.

[Nation] A new report by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says interest rate caps have undermined the conduct of monetary policy, but the law could be repealed by June this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Journalist Gonda Returns After 17 Years in Exile

[New Zimbabwe] In August 2000, Violet Gonda left her home country to study for an MA in International Journalism in London. She expected it would be for one year. However, she was to spend the next 17 years in exile as a result of being banned from ret…

[New Zimbabwe] In August 2000, Violet Gonda left her home country to study for an MA in International Journalism in London. She expected it would be for one year. However, she was to spend the next 17 years in exile as a result of being banned from returning to Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe's regime.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Manufacturers Biggest Bank Loan Defaulters

[Nation] Manufacturing companies have become the biggest bank loan defaulters that also contributed the most to last month’s increase in the stock of non-performing loans (NPLs), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor Patrick Njoroge has said.

[Nation] Manufacturing companies have become the biggest bank loan defaulters that also contributed the most to last month's increase in the stock of non-performing loans (NPLs), Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor Patrick Njoroge has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Citizens Killed By Police Over Opposition to Referendum, Say Activists

[RFI] A Burundian man who refused to register to vote in the country’s forthcoming constitutional referendum has been killed in police custody, according to Burundian activists. Burundians go to the polls on 17 May for a referendum that could enable Pr…

[RFI] A Burundian man who refused to register to vote in the country's forthcoming constitutional referendum has been killed in police custody, according to Burundian activists. Burundians go to the polls on 17 May for a referendum that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stand for a further two seven-year terms from 2020.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

WHO Warns Nigeria, 15 Other African Countries of Listeriosis Outbreak

[Vanguard] WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease.

[Vanguard] WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Mugabe – a Spokesman for the Marginalised and Oppressed, but

[New Zimbabwe] As Zimbabweans, to cannot ignore or simply forget the good that has come under the leadership of the former President of the Republic Comrade Robert Mugabe would be doing history a big disfavour. He was a fanatic, ruthless and uncompromi…

[New Zimbabwe] As Zimbabweans, to cannot ignore or simply forget the good that has come under the leadership of the former President of the Republic Comrade Robert Mugabe would be doing history a big disfavour. He was a fanatic, ruthless and uncompromising in his pursuit for Zimbabwe's independence, equal rights for its citizen's no matter one's colour or creed and its self-determination. The passion in his voice and rhetoric echoed the sentiments of the downtrodden and marginalized black majority.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe