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South Africa: Cosatu Fails to Bring President Ramaphosa to Marikana Rally

The latest attempt to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to visit the community of Marikana has failed. The attempt came via a commitment by trade union…

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Tanzania: Paying Black Tax Responsibly and Sustainably – Daily Battle for Workers

Black tax is a term that has its origins from the apartheid system in South Africa. It refers to the money that black professionals are…

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Namibia: ICT Assessment for Rural Women Parliamentarians

Windhoek — The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) recently conducted an ICT assessment of rural women parliamentarians with male as partners as a…

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Ethiopia: Icao’s Endeavor in Ensuring Aviation Safety in Africa

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency that regulates the global aviation industry. Ethiopia is one of the founding members of…

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Mozambique: New Year Bonus Guaranteed, Pledges Nyusi

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi guaranteed on Thursday that the government will pay the traditional New Year bonus to all state employees in January….

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Zimbabwe: Outrage Over Bank Charges

Depositors have expressed concern over the high banking charges levied by financial institutions. Speaking at a post-2020 Budget breakfast meeting co-organised by Zimpapers and ZBC…

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Mozambique: Former President Guebuza Mentioned in Boustani Trial

Maputo — For the first time, the name of former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has appeared in the trial in New York of Jean Boustani,…

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Zimbabwe: 2020 Budget Fair, but Failed to Tick Crucial Boxes

When Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube stepped into the Chamber yesterday afternoon it was never going to be an easy task to balance…

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Southern Africa: Nyusi Inaugurates Rebuilt Beira-Zimbabwe Highway

Maputo — Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday inaugurated the rebuilt highway from the central port of Beira to the Zimbabwean border, a distance of…

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Africa: How Digital Training Can Help Supervisors Lift PhD Output

Several African countries have increased the number of new universities and increased enrolments as part of an effort to boost tertiary education and development. More…

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South Africa: South Africans Returning From Abroad Shocked to Learn SAA Cancelled Flights Due to Strike

South Africans making their annual trip home from abroad were surprised to land at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday morning to find out connecting…

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Tanzania: Legislators Push for Solar Power Use to Curb Pollution

STUDIES conducted in Tanzania have shown that the country has a potential to generate 1,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity through solar, the Minister for Energy,…

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Tanzania: Tanzania Joins Fight Against Illegal Fishing

TANZANIA has joined other South Western Indian Ocean (SWIO) countries in the fight against illegal fishing by ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) which…

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Tanzania: Researchers, Academics to Discuss Study Findings

LOCAL and international researchers and academicians are convening in Dodoma to discuss various research studies in a bid to compliment the fifth phase government’s industrialisation…

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Tanzania: SGR Funding Outlook Bright, Mpango Says

FINANCIAL deals for the construction of the second phase of the standard gauge railway will be concluded by the end of the month, the Minister…

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South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula – Handover of Gauteng Section of Moloto Road to Sanral

Speech delivered by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, on the occasion of the handover of the Gauteng Section of Moloto Road to SANRAL It…

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Namibia: Standard Bank Celebrates Hugely Successful NSX IPO, Reflects On the Past, Contemplates Future

Standard Bank Namibia Held a Prelisting dinner this Thursday at the Windhoek Country Club, to celebrate the official milestone of listing on the Namibian Stock…

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Namibia: Swakop Uranium Imports 7500 Metric Tonnes of Pyrolusite

The third consignment of about 7 500 metric tonnes of Pyrolusite (black or dark grey mineral with a metallic lustre, consisting of manganese dioxide), mainly…

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Nigeria: Again, Fire Razes Another Lagos Market

Traders at the popular Tejuosho market were yesterday thrown into disarray as fire razed down a section of the market yesterday afternoon. This is coming…

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South Africa: SAA Extends Cancellation of Flights

South African Airways (SAA) has extended the cancellation of all domestic and regional flights and has re-introduced international flights. “SAA has extended the cancellation of…

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South Africa: Moloto Road Reclassified As National Road

The Gauteng portion of Moloto Road has officially been handed to the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL). This means that the road will be…

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South Africa: Aspen’s R3.4 Billion Investment to Widen SA’s Export Base

Aspen Pharmacare has through its R3.4 billion investment, demonstrated its confidence in South Africa’s economic growth potential. The company is one of the companies that…

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South Africa: President Ramaphosa Hails New Development Bank Progress

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the progress made by the New Development Bank (NDB) since its inception in 2015. “It has been five years since…

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Kenya: Activists Praise AfDB for Pulling Out of Lamu Coal Plant

Kenya’s quest to have a coal power plant has been shattered after one of the proposed project’s key financiers, the African Development Bank (AfDB), pulled…

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Zimbabwe: Bank Clears Air On Bucketful of Coins Saga

Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) has cleared the air on circulating claims that they issued ZWL$ 44.180 to a single client with the bank saying…

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Namibia: Tweya Calls for More Foreign Investments

Trade minister Tjekero Tweya has said that potential investors who do not have the capacity to bring new technology to Namibia, will be replaced by…

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Kenya: Treasury Eyes Parastatals to Ease Biting Cash Crunch

As the Treasury goes through a rough patch, the government has now turned to parastatals to help ease the burden by releasing extra cash from…

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Kenya: Despite Ban, 5 Maize Flour Brands Still On Nakuru Shelves

Five maize flour brands banned by the Kenya Bureau of Standard (Kebs) nearly a week ago are still on sale in various shops in Nakuru…

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South Africa: ‘For Us, It Is Business As Usual’ – Mango CEO As SAA Goes On Strike

Domestic airline Mango has continued with “business as usual” after two unions at South African Airways (SAA) embarked on a planned strike on Friday. “I…

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Tunisia: Elife – Solution for Tunisian Brain Drain

Tunis/Tunisia — A meeting under the theme: “Elife: A solution against Tunisian brain drain” will be held on November 20 in Tunis, at the initiative…

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Nigeria: We’re Bringing 16 Indonesian Companies to Nigeria – Indonesian Ambassador

Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Usra Hendra Harahap, said that the country is ready to strengthen bilateral trade cooperation with Nigeria, saying 16 Indonesian companies…

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Angola: Angolan Currency Enters Valuation Trajectory – Reserve Bank

Luanda — Angola’s currency (Kwanza) has entered into a valuation trajectory following high levels of depreciation recorded since last October 23, the deputy- governor of…

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Zimbabwe: 2020 Budget – Education Takes Lion’s Share, Health Comes Second

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has allocated the second biggest chunk of his 2020 budget to health proposing a $6, 5 billion vote to the struggling…

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South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa – 11th Brics Summit Plenary Session

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement during the Plenary Session of 11th BRICS Summit, Brasilia, the Federative Republic of Brazil Your Excellency, President Jair Bolsonaro, Your Excellency,…

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Zimbabwe: Power Utility ‘Not Stealing’ Electricity Units During Load Shedding

ZESA subsidiary, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZEDTC) has dismissed information circulating on social media that the power utility was stealing electricity units during…

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South Africa: Dam Owners Urged to Stick to the Rules

Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has called on dam owners across the country to adhere to dam safety legislation in the wake of extreme…

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Tanzania: MPs Ratify Entry Into WTO

THE National Assembly yesterday approved the country’s full entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), ending almost half a century of Tanzania’s efforts to join…

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South Africa: Rail Agency Meltdown Likely to Derail 10,000 Jobs

The dismissal of over 3,000 security guards – with October salaries unpaid – means more than 10,000 jobs directly linked to Prasa’s meltdown could be…

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South Africa: Stats SA Report Reveals Country’s State of Inequality

A report released by Statistics South Africa paints a grim picture of inequality in the country. It looks at trends such as access to basic…

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Nigeria: Govt Orders Deactivation of Automatic Voicemail On Existing Phone Lines

Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has ordered the Nigerian Communication Commission to deactivate automatic voicemail on existing phone lines. This is…

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Nigeria: NNPC Secures $1.16m U.S. Grant for 1,350MW Abuja Power Plant

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have concluded arrangement to sign a $1.16 million dollar grant…

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Nigeria: Border Closure – Nigeria, Benin, Niger Joint Committee Meet

Weeks after Nigeria closed its borders to its neighbours, a tripartite joint committee consisting of Nigeria, Niger and Benin has met to seek ways to…

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South Africa: SA Post Office Denies Talk of Planned Retrenchments to Manage Labour Costs

The SA Post Office (SAPO) has not announced plans to retrench employees as part of its current program of reducing labour costs in line with…

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South Africa: Dams Empty in Eastern Cape

All dams supplying Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape are dry. Amathole District Municipality (ADM) spokesperson Nonceba Madikizela-Vuso said 33 boreholes have now…

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South Africa: Text Messages | Predictions From Berlin

Granta essays from the time of the fall of the wall and apartheid hail political leaders who aspire to ‘not victory, conquest or triumph, but…

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Ghana: Make Science, Technology Relevant to Ghanaians – President to Scientists

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged scientists in the country to help make science and technology more relevant in providing dignified standards of living…

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Ghana: Vodafone Healthline Saves 5-Year-Old

Vodafone Healthline has brought smiles on the faces of five-year-old Sarah Botchway and her foster parents, after the multiple award-winning TV programme saved her from…

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Ghana: MTN Congratulates SWAG for Technology Innovation

Headline sponsor of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Awards, MTN, has congratulated SWAG for adapting the use of technology in their elections. They…

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Ghana: Ghana Sells 200,000 Tonnes of Cocoa With Farmer Premium

Ghana has sold nearly 200,000 tonnes of cocoa for the 2020/21 season, with prices including a new premium to support farmers, the head of the…

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Ghana: Joe Mensah Promoted to Senior Vice President, Head of Ghana Business Unit

Kosmos Energy announced today that Joe Mensah has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of the Ghana business unit after serving with distinction…

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Ghana: barclays Bank to Hold First Absa AfCFTA Conference in 2020

Barclays Bank Ghana has declared itsintentions and committed to organise the first Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) conference in 2020 under the auspices of…

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Ghana: Govt to Establish National Devt Bank

The government is to establish a National Development Bank (NDB) next year to provide long term funding and credit to private sector players and the…

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Africa: Africa Investment Forum – MOU Brings Good News for Africa’s Rail Networks

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Thelo DB on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg. The agreement will…

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Ghana: Ghana to Be Self-Reliant in Rice Production

Government through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has reiterated its position to make Ghana self-reliant in the production of rice. The initiative is…

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Ghana: Budget Greeted With Cheers and Jeers

Chorus of cheers and jeers that have for years become a feature of budget statements and fiscal policies presentation in Ghana’s parliament was on full…

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Ghana: Project Finance 2019 Underway in Accra

A three-day practical technical conference dubbed Project Finance 2019 aimed at equipping both the private and public sector prepare good documents to access global funds…

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Liberia: Amended Cocoa, Coffee Policy Targets Inclusiveness Over Contention

– Policymaker calls for dialogue with actors in the sectors Despite previous proclamation from officials of the Liberia Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA), which almost…

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South Africa: SAA Cancels Flights in Midst of Industrial Action

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled almost all its domestic, regional and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday as a result of industrial action….

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Zimbabwe: Central Bank Investigates Release of Wads of Cash

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has instituted investigations to establish the bank that issued out large sums of new bank notes. The $2 notes are…

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Kenya: Unanswered Questions in Kenya Airways Stowaway Saga

It has been four and a half months since a mystery man fell off a Kenya Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in London on a sunny…

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Zimbabwe: Striking Teachers Fail to Pitch Up to Invigilate Final Exams

Education authorities in Victoria Falls were left scrambling to find replacement invigilators after teachers at Mosi oa Tunya High School failed to pitch up for…

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Zimbabwe: Late Midlands Governor’s Son Faces Imprisonment Over U.S.$62,000 Debt

The son of late former Midlands Governor, Cephas Msipa, Mandlenkosi has been hauled to court on allegations of failing to settle a US$62 000 debt…

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Zimbabwe: Opposition Takes Dig At Govt Over ‘Slow Genocide’

The opposition MDC has accused government of committing ‘slow genocide’ by causing needless deaths owing to its ongoing stand-off with doctors who have been on…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Bans Electric Geysers in Bid to Save Power

Government has with immediate effect banned the installation of electrical water geysers in the country as a move to manage electricity use during a period…

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Tanzania: Cashew Farmers Enjoy Rising Prices

Dar es Salaam — Cashew nut farmers are putting on broad smiles as price for the crop has risen by about 6.5 per cent during…

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Zimbabwe: ‘New Notes, Coins Won’t Cause Inflation’

The recently introduced bank notes and coins as a strategy to satisfy legitimate demand for coins and small notes will not fuel inflation as is…

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Southern Africa: Tighten Screws On Political Parties’ Funding, SADC Told

The Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) has called on member states to strengthen political financing systems to ensure clean political campaigns, and…

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Zimbabwe: Patients Plead for End to Impasse

Patients have called on Government and striking doctors to find each other to ensure efficient health delivery returns to hospitals and clinics, where they are…

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Sudan: Cabinet Briefed On Sudan Participation in Development Dam Meetings

Khartoum — The Council of Minuisters, chaired by the Transitional Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was Wednesday briefed on the participation of Sudan in the tripartite…

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Lesotho: Instability, Corruption Chasing Away Investors – Business Mogul Matekane

Business tycoon Sam Matekane of Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) says political instability and corruption have a negative impact on the country’s ability to attract…

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South Africa: Ex-Transnet, Eskom CFO Anoj Singh No-Show At Disciplinary Hearing

Former Transnet and Eskom chief financial officer, Anoj Singh, was a no-show at the start of his disciplinary hearing on Wednesday morning in Johannesburg. Singh…

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Nigeria: Senate Wants Fuel Supply Back At Nigeria’s Border Towns

The Senate on Wednesday called for a steady supply of Petroleum products through the identified suppliers and registered filling stations across all Nigeria’s border towns…

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Nigeria: How Nigeria Will Fund Bad Roads’ Repairs – Minister

The Nigerian government says its priority for the releases for capital projects in the 2020 budget will be on fixing bad roads in the country….

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South Africa: Conference to Focus On Africa’s Green Economy

South Africa is to host the 17th Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Durban. The conference will take place…

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Angola: Over U.S.$50 Million for Training Sector in Pipeline

Luanda — The Angolan government plans to invest until 2027 at least USD 50 million to enhance the National Programme for Teacher Training to bolster…

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Ghana: JUSAG Downs Tools in Protest Over Salary Review

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) today laid down tools in protest over salary reviews. A statement signed by Alex Nartey, National President,…

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Ghana: Gh¢ 50 Million Electronic Warehouse Receipt Financing for Smallholder Farmers Launched

The Ghana Commodity Exchange (GCX) in collaboration of ARB Apex Bank has launched the Electronic Warehouse Receipt (EWR) financing programme. ARB Apex Bank has set…

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South Africa: ‘Technically Insolvent’ SAA Says It Is At a Precipice As Strike Looms

The leadership of struggling flag carrier South African Airways has said that questions around its ability to continue operating as a going concern were behind…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Fires 75 More Striking Doctors

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has fired an additional 75 doctors to bring to 286, the number of medical practitioners who have been shown the door…

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Namibia: Geingob Refuses to Shoulder Blame Alone, Promises to Fix Economy

Oshakati — President Hage Geingob who is also Swapo’s candidate in this month’s presidential vote said he cannot solely be blamed for the current status…

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Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Not Ready to Join AfCFTA – Trade Expert

Zimbabwe must address low capacity utilization in small to medium industries to position itself for opportunities provided by the African Continental Free Trade Area, a…

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Zimbabwe: Govt Says Unperturbed By Perceived British Wink At Fired Doctors

Government says it is not reading much into recent British plans to relax terms for foreign doctors and nurses wishing to be employed within its…

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Zimbabwe: Social Security Body Increases Monthly Pension Pay-Outs By 65%

National Social Security Authority (NSSA) has increased the minimum monthly retirement pension by 65 per cent across the board. The increase is with immediate effect….

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Zimbabwe: Snow Grader Deal Raises Red Flags

When several local authorities in Zimbabwe needed new machinery to build and maintain dirt and gravel roads, the National Road Authority issued a tender for…

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Zimbabwe: Minerals Growth Output Seen Suffering Minus 40% Decline By Year End

Mineral production in Zimbabwe will decline to around minus 40 % by year end owing to a host of challenges confronting the mining sector, the…

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Zimbabwe: Health Minister Moyo Says Prepared to Seek Treatment At Parirenyatwa

Health Minister Obadiah Moyo says he was prepared – if he were to fall sick sometime – to seek treatment at Parirenyatwa government hospital, moreso,…

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Zimbabwe: Foreign Currency Deposits Increase by 5.41%

Foreign currency deposits have maintained a growth trajectory, increasing by 5.41 % indicating a significant recovery from the slump which was experienced in the month…

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Zimbabwe: Zupco Buses, Free Lunches for Junior Doctors

Government says it is in the process of organising ZUPCO buses to ferry junior doctors to and from work in attempts to ease their transport…

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Zimbabwe: Country Risks Losing More Than 300 Doctors to the UK – Biti

Top MDC politician and MP, Tendai Biti has warned Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube the country risked losing more than 300 doctors to the United Kingdom…

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Zimbabwe: New Perks On the Table for Doctors

Government and striking doctors will meet tomorrow to discuss a proposed package of improved working conditions that includes accommodation, transport and food, as authorities seek…

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South Africa: Strike Could Destroy National Airline, Executive Says

Any industrial action will endanger the existence of South African Airways (SAA), and could destroy every job at the state-owned airline as well as related…

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Kenya: Man Who Fell From Kenya Airways Plane Into a London Garden Identified

The stowaway, who fell off a Kenya Airways plane moments before it landed at London’s Heathrow Airport in June has been identified. Sky News has…

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Zimbabwe: Drought Threatens Livestock in Western Zimbabwe

Drought is taking a toll on Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector, with farmers in the western region losing their livestock at an alarming rate. More than 4,500…

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Southern Africa: SADC Launches Agriculture Project in Botswana

Gaborone — The aim of the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Regional Agricultural Policy Investment Plan (2017-2022) project launched in Gaborone November 12 is to…

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Ghana: Traditional and State Powers Must Collaborate to Halt Illegal Mining

Small-scale mining forms an important sector of Ghana’s economy, employing one million people directly and supporting the livelihoods of about 4.5 million people. The industry…

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East Africa: Uganda Has Worst Roads in East Africa – Report

The Inspectorate of Vehicles has said Ugandan roads are the worst in East Africa in terms of carnage, killing at least 3,500 people per year….

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Kenya: Treasury Seeks House Nod to Increase Budget

Unpaid standard gauge railway (SGR) bills, universal healthcare plans and construction of Kenya’s first double-decker road have forced the Treasury to review and increase the…

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Kenya: Silverstone Air Suspends All Flights After Dash 8 Fleet Grounded

Nairobi — Local budget airline Silverstone Air Tuesday suspended all its flights after the regulator grounded its Dash 8 fleet for seven days pending a…

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South Africa: Saldanha Steel Closure Signals Death of SA Industrial Dreams

The closure of the Saldanha steel plant by ArcelorMittal SA has hit Kumba Iron Ore, which on Tuesday revised its 2019 sales guidance down slightly…

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Nigeria: How Nigerians Suffer From Poor Electricity Regulation

On April 12, 2017, Aliyu Umar, 27, began his day, carefully preparing a charcoal fire with which he would prepare breakfast of noodles, bread, fried…

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