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- Zimbabwe: Gvt Warns Road Contractors Against Shoddy Jobsby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2021 at 08:37
[New Zimbabwe] TRANSPORT minister, Felix Mhona has warned contractors who are rehabilitating roads across the country against poor workmanship, saying those who compromise quality will be compelled to redo the work.
- Nigeria: Dogged By Slow Internet Connectivity, Nigerians and Their Businesses Count Lossesby Premium Times on 23/10/2021 at 08:02
[Premium Times] Erratic internet connection is routine in Nigeria, with the country trailing in terms of broadband penetration and speed averages.
- Africa: KQ, British Airways Deal Eases Flying in Europe, Africaby Nation on 23/10/2021 at 08:00
[Nation] Passengers flying Kenya Airways to the United Kingdom can now connect to 26 cities in the UK and Europe after the national carrier signed a code-share agreement with British Airways.
- Africa: Africa's Gas Bonanza May Be Overtaken By Net-Zeroby ISS on 23/10/2021 at 05:46
[ISS] Will COP26 allow a 'just transition' from gas and other fossil fuels?
- Africa: China's Reach Into Africa's Digital Sector Worries Expertsby VOA on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[VOA] Nairobi -- Chinese companies like Huawei and the Transsion group are responsible for much of the digital infrastructure and smartphones used in Africa. Chinese phones built in Africa come with already installed apps for mobile money transfer services that increase the reach of Chinese tech companies. But while many Africans may find the availability of such technology useful, the trend worries some experts on data management.
- South Africa: Still No Justice for Killing of South African Mining Activistby HRW on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[HRW] One year ago Fikile Ntshangase, an environmental activist from South Africa, was gunned down in her home in Somkhele in KwaZulu-Natal province, after raising concerns about a coal mine in the area. No arrests have been made.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Dark Side of the Mine - Journalist Unearths Human Cost of Smartphones in DRCby RFI on 23/10/2021 at 05:42
[RFI] War correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa has created an augmented reality app that takes users to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country of crippling poverty despite its immense natural wealth. Young boys and men are forced to work for armed rebels and shady intermediaries who control the mines where precious minerals for our smartphones and other electronic goods are found.
- Tanzania: Air Tanzania Among Entities That Borrowed Money Without Approval, Says PACby Citizen on 22/10/2021 at 16:45
[Citizen] Dodoma -- Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL, is among institutions that have been named by the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) that borrowed Sh896 billion without the approval of the Ministry of Finance and Planning as required by law.
- Tanzania: Pricy Penalties Could Save More Lives On Roads - Expertsby Daily News on 22/10/2021 at 16:11
[Daily News] WHILE the bill proposing amendments to the Road Traffic Act of 1973 is set for the second reading in the Parliament, road safety stakeholders insist the new legislation must impose strict and appropriate penalties to deter persistent offenders.
- Tanzania: TRA Refunds Over 400bn/ - in Six Monthsby Daily News on 22/10/2021 at 16:11
[Daily News] TANZANIA Revenue Authority (TRA) has recorded impressive performance by paying over 400bn/- to tax payers countrywide as VAT refund.
- South Africa: SA to Lobby for More Investment for Developing Countries At Cop26by SAnews.gov.za on 22/10/2021 at 15:11
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa will use the upcoming international climate change talks to lobby for more investment for developing countries to assist them in implementing their plans for a transition to low carbon emission economies.
- South Africa: Farm Fare Far From the Frantic Crowdsby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 15:08
[Daily Maverick] Die Rooi Granaat has recently been transported from the seaside resort of Yzerfontein which Evert Smit and Marais Ziervogel found 'just too frantic'. In Aurora they have found a place where frantic has never been seen.
- Africa: The Carbon-Burning Model of Development is a Dead End - UN Secretary-General #AfricaClimateCrisisby allAfrica on 22/10/2021 at 15:05
[allAfrica] As the build-up and the stakes for the global climate talks intensify, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has once again called for serious and solid commitments and coordinated climate action to avoid 'a one way ticket to disaster'.
- South Africa: The Steel Industry Strike Is Over but At a Painful Cost to Workersby Daily Maverick on 22/10/2021 at 13:58
[Daily Maverick] Steel industry workers have lost more than R200m in wages since the strike started on 5 October. The strike could have ended a week ago if Numsa accepted an improved wage offer of 6% from workers. Instead, the trade union insisted on an 8% adjustment.
- South Africa: Nsfas Concerned About Increased Disinformation and Bogus Websites Aimed At Defrauding the Studentsby Govt of SA on 22/10/2021 at 13:36
[Govt of SA] The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is aware of a fake Circular Notice 22 circulating on social media platforms regarding the NSFAS allowance increase for the 2022 academic year. NSFAS can confirm that the Circular is fake and consists of false information.
- South Africa: Striking Steel Workers to Return to Duty By Mondayby GroundUp on 22/10/2021 at 13:19
[GroundUp] The strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) workers in the steel and engineering sector has ended.
- Kenya: Foreign Firms Fight Over Sh2.6 Billion Gold in Nairobi Vaultsby Nation on 22/10/2021 at 13:10
[Nation] Two foreign firms are locked in a bitter court battle over a 650kg gold haul valued at Sh2.6 billion that was mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and stored in Nairobi.
- Nigeria: CBN Says Banks Remain Stable, Resilient Despite Pandemicby Vanguard on 22/10/2021 at 12:18
[Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says banks in the country have remained stable, robust and resilient in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Nigeria: IMF Upgrades Nigeria's Economic Growth Forecast to 2.7 Percentby Vanguard on 22/10/2021 at 12:18
[Vanguard] The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has upgraded its forecast for Nigeria's economic growth in 2022 and 2021 to 2.7 per cent and 2.6 per cent respectively, citing recovery in non oil sectors and rising price of crude oil.
- Nigeria: Nigerian Stocks Climb By N237 Billion As Big-Cap Stocks Strengthen Gainsby Premium Times on 22/10/2021 at 12:18
[Premium Times] The all-share index jumped 454.40 points to 41,704.11, while market capitalisation rose to N21.8 trillion at the end of trade.
- Nigeria: Don't Indulge in Crime to Survive Present Economic Hardship, Hezekiah Tells Nigeriansby Vanguard on 22/10/2021 at 12:14
[Vanguard] Onitsha -- THE Founder/General Superintendent of Living Christ Mission, LCM, Professor Daddy Hezekiah (MFR), (JP), (Ambassador of Peace) and (International Mayor of Peace), has charged Nigerians not to use the present economic hardship in the country as an excuse to indulge in ritual killings, robbery, Obtaining by false Pretence, OBT, cultism, kidnapping and other vices.
- Namibia: Govt Bonds Auction Oversubscribed By N$2,2 Billionby Namibian on 22/10/2021 at 12:13
[Namibian] A CALL out by the Bank of Namibia last week seeking N$2,1 billion for the state has attracted a whopping N$4,2 billion, the central bank announced on Wednesday.
- Namibia: Nabta to Increase Taxi Faresby Namibian on 22/10/2021 at 12:13
[Namibian] THE Namibian Bus and Taxi Association (Nabta) says it will increase taxi fares to 15% as of November - even if the Ministry of Works and Transport does not approve.
- Namibia: Namcor Staff Given Until 19 November to Get Vaccinatedby Namibian on 22/10/2021 at 12:13
[Namibian] THE national petroleum company has given its employees until 19 November to get their first or second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
- Namibia: Big Potential for Namibia's Auto Industryby Namibian on 22/10/2021 at 12:13
[Namibian] NAMIBIA'S automotive industry is still developing but the country's geographical location makes it an attractive destination for vehicle manufacturers.
- Zambia: How Trade Unions' Good Intentions Hurt Workersby The Conversation Africa on 22/10/2021 at 07:36
[The Conversation Africa] In Zambia's mining industry, wages and working conditions have consistently declined for 30 years. This is primarily because of changes to labour laws. Strikes have been banned, the subcontracting of workers has become easier, and wages are negotiated at each workplace, rather than for the industry as a whole.
- Africa: How Intellectual Property Law is Holding Back Covid-19 Therapiesby allAfrica on 22/10/2021 at 07:31
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Médecins Sans Frontières' Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (MSF Access Campaign) has hosted the first of a three-part webinar series which will examine how Intellectual Property (IP) has blocked access to Covid-19 therapeutics. The forum also explored lessons from Brazil's Law reform process and delved into the status of the local IP law reform process in South Africa and how the reform can enable better access to medical tools as well as benefiting South Africa's economic developme
- Africa: How Govts Are Invading Citizens' Privacyby The Conversation Africa on 22/10/2021 at 06:42
[The Conversation Africa] On paper, privacy rights for citizens of countries throughout Africa are well protected. Privacy rights are written into constitutions, international human rights conventions and domestic law.
- Nigeria: How Farmers in Abuja Community Use 'Agroforestry Models' to Fight Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisisby Premium Times on 22/10/2021 at 04:28
[Premium Times] By intentionally growing crops among trees in a way that each crop does not inhibit the growth of the other, farmers in the Nigerian capital promote sustainable ecosystems that support efficient biodiversity.
- Africa: Can Africa Exploit its Energy Reserves and Be Part of the Solution to Climate Crisis?by allAfrica on 21/10/2021 at 03:32
[allAfrica] New York -- In the lead-up to the 26th global conference on climate next week in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, scientists and climate activists have begun to discuss the role of low-income countries in reducing fossil fuel emissions. Many regard the meeting, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, as the last chance to forge policies to rescue the earth from catastrophic global warming.The evidence of a climate crisis is evident already in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. Africa is among the most-
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