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- Nigeria: Nigerian Govt Announces Committee to Create Jobs As Nationwide Rampage Continuesby Premium Times on 27/10/2020 at 12:12
[Premium Times] The National Executive Council (NEC) has set up a committee charged with addressing unemployment and national security in the country.
- Nigeria: Nigerian Company Develops Application for Blocking Stolen Phonesby Vanguard on 27/10/2020 at 12:10
[Vanguard] A Nigerian company -E.F. Network Ltd, has developed a mobile application that can make a device unusable by thieves, to curb theft or resale of mobile phones and other gadgets in the country.
- Namibia: Omas Consumption Can Drive Agro Value Chain Creationby Namibian on 27/10/2020 at 12:10
[Namibian] PROCUREMENT of local agro products by government offices, ministries and agencies (OMAs), is becoming crucial for value chain creation and the survival of the agro sector.
- Ethiopia: Two Telecom Operators to Join Ethiopian Market Until April 2021by ENA on 27/10/2020 at 11:58
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Two new international telecom operators will enter into the Ethiopian market until April 2021 once the due process of competitive bid evaluation is completed, according to Ethiopian Communication Authority.
- Zimbabwe: Missing Pieces in Country's Privatization Roadmapby 263Chat on 27/10/2020 at 11:54
[263Chat] Zimbabwe set out an ambitious agenda to privatize over 15 of its loss-making and ailing State Entities and Parastatals (SEPs) in under 2 years. Privatization formed a vital cog in the success of the Transitional Stabilization Program (TSP), which is set to expire before the end of 2020.
- Tanzania: UN Women to Train Rural Females in Horticultureby Daily News on 27/10/2020 at 11:13
[Daily News] UN Women has said 118 rural women in Shinyanga and Singida regions are set to benefit from Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and entrepreneurship.
- Zimbabwe: Strict Policies On Ecocash Result in $2 Billion Tax Revenue Declineby New Zimbabwe on 27/10/2020 at 10:54
[New Zimbabwe] Government's tough decision to throttle leading mobile money transfer agent, Ecocash has backfired with the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) recording a $1.9 billion decline on the 2 % revenue tax collections.
- Ethiopia: Premier Visits Locust Affected Areas, Commences Road Projectby Ethiopian Herald on 27/10/2020 at 10:51
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to Were Babo Woreda of the South Wollo Zone of Amhara State, which is among the most severely affected areas in the country by the invasion of desert locust.
- Zimbabwe: Rights Commission Pleads for Sanctions Removalby New Zimbabwe on 27/10/2020 at 10:49
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has pleaded with EU and the US to unconditionally remove sanctions which it said were causing untold suffering among ordinary Zimbabwean citizens.
- Botswana: Rakgare Applauds Masterminds Horticultural Projectby Botswana Daily News on 27/10/2020 at 10:48
[Botswana Daily News] Molepolole -- Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development Mr Tumiso Rakgare has applauded Masterminds, a youth corporation for utilising youth development fund programme to curb unemployment.
- Botswana: Agric Opportunities Report Out Soonby Botswana Daily News on 27/10/2020 at 10:42
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food Security has undertaken a study on opportunities available in the agriculture value chains.
- Zimbabwe: Penhalonga Gold Rush Linked to Top Politiciansby New Zimbabwe on 27/10/2020 at 10:42
[New Zimbabwe] A Goldrush has hit Penhalonga in Mutasa, Manicaland province with claims some senior politicians and members of the security sector are heavily involved.
- Zimbabwe: Inflation Led Salary Increments Spur Zimra Earningsby New Zimbabwe on 27/10/2020 at 10:38
[New Zimbabwe] The continuous salary increases to cushion employees from the unbearable inflationary pressures have seen Zimbabwe Revenue Authority's (ZIMRA) collections surpassing set targets by 27 % with salaried individuals emerging top revenue injectors among the taxed categories.
- Namibia: Too Late to Complain About Oil Drilling in Kavangoby New Era on 27/10/2020 at 10:36
[New Era] Rundu -- The Kavango East governor Bonifatius Wakudumo has said it is too late for farmers in the region to complain about the oil exploration project that will soon start south of Rundu at Kawe village.
- Namibia: Households Struggle to Retain Income Levels - Reportby New Era on 27/10/2020 at 10:34
[New Era] The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on Namibian households and overall affected both households and individuals in multiple ways. More often than not, the pandemic had a negative effect on the income of many households - either because household members lost their jobs or their work hours were severely reduced.
- Namibia: From Meat to the Greens, A Livestock Farmer's Transition to Horticultureby New Era on 27/10/2020 at 10:34
[New Era] Cleophas Katuuo, a renowned livestock farmer in the Omaheke region has defied traditional norms and societal stereotypes by successfully venturing in horticulture. Not only has he managed to plant some much needed crops, but he successfully turned his newly acquired mode of farming into a fully-fledged business.
- Nigeria: Cost of Pipeline Vandalisation, Oil Theft Hit N159bn in 1 Yearby Vanguard on 27/10/2020 at 10:32
[Vanguard] At the backdrop of the huge costs and losses attributable to product theft and facility vandalisation, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has indicated that it would still be financially stable in the current year to next year.
- Namibia: Investment in Innovation Needed for More Productivityby New Era on 27/10/2020 at 10:17
[New Era] The Covid-19 pandemic has put an end to the 'business-as-usual' notion hence the increase in the need for innovation. This is according to Utoni Nujoma, Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, when speaking at the launch of Namibia's Productivity Awareness Campaign week. Nujoma noted that Namibia needs to move away from the traditional thought of innovation as just being about new products and services and should strive towards the adaption of innovation as a new way of working -
- Zimbabwe: Hunger Feared If Zimbabwe Ignores Property Rightsby CAJ News on 27/10/2020 at 09:53
[CAJ News] Bulawayo -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal Rights Watch warned Zimbabwe would suffer further food insecurity if property rights were violated.
- Zimbabwe: Call for Govts to Adopt 'Travel Pass' in Preparation for 2021 AfCFTAby 263Chat on 27/10/2020 at 09:23
[263Chat] African governments have been urged to embrace the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)'s Trusted Travel Platform to protect local economies and lives as the continent prepares for its largest free trade area.
- Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Challenges Authority to Regulate Healthcare Workersby The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:03
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- Zimbabwe: Striking Nurses Face Loss of Permanent Statusby The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:02
[The Herald] Nurses in the public sector are to be held to high professional standards with those who strike likely to be moved from the permanent staff and having to reapply for fixed term contracts should they wish to resume work under a revamped nursing service now being designed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
- Africa: Trade Restrictions to Contain Covid-19 Have Been Devastating for Urban Poorby The Conversation Africa on 27/10/2020 at 07:44
[The Conversation Africa] Trade routes have been significantly disrupted this year in efforts to contain COVID-19. The effects of this are already showing: global growth is set to contract by 4.9% and growth in sub-Saharan Africa will contract by 3.2%.
- Rwanda: Rwanda Accelerates Nuclear Energy Effortsby New Times on 27/10/2020 at 06:21
[New Times] As Rwanda advances plans to establish a centre for nuclear science and technology, it has now started working on its nuclear stronghold by joining the international treaty that provides assistance in case of nuclear and radiological accidents.
- Nigeria: MTN Nigeria Appoints New CEOby Premium Times on 27/10/2020 at 06:20
[Premium Times] The telecom giant said he has held a number of senior operational roles at MTN
- Kenya: Matatu Operators Set to Begin Nationwide Strikeby Nairobi News on 27/10/2020 at 05:29
[Nairobi News] Kenyans commuters could from Tuesday be stranded if the threat by the Association of Matatu Operators to withdraw their services is executed.
- South Africa: Medium-Term Budget Should Protect the Country's Holy Cowsby ISS on 27/10/2020 at 05:07
[ISS] Instead of cutting all department budgets by a fixed percentage, Treasury should shortlist specific areas for protection.
- Nigeria: Oil Board Blames Return of Fuel Queues On #EndSARS Protestsby Vanguard on 27/10/2020 at 04:56
[Vanguard] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, blamed the reappearance of queues in petrol stations across the country on the protest against police brutality, especially the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police.
- Nigeria: Mambila Power Project Not Captured in 2021 Budget - Senateby Premium Times on 27/10/2020 at 04:37
[Premium Times] The Mambilla hydropower project has a generation capacity of 3,050 Mega Watt (MG), when completed.
- Africa: African Union Seeks to Seize Initiative Over Nile Dam Talksby allAfrica on 26/10/2020 at 19:41
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Days after President Donald Trump accused Ethiopia of breaking a deal he had negotiated over Egypt's rights to water from the Nile, the African Union is kick-starting renewed trilateral talks on the issue between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan.
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