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Robbers Attack Delta Bank With Dynamite, Cart Off N25m

Robbers Attack Delta Bank With Dynamite, Cart Off N25m

DARE-devil robbers, weekend, attacked an Ughelli branch of Union Bank, and carted away N25 million after blowing up the bank’s vault with dynamite. It was gathered that the hoodlums, who were dressed in army camouflage, used dynamite and welding tools to break into the ATM inside the bank and the bank’s vault, where a bulk […]

Zimbabwe: Families Stranded After House Demolitions

Zimbabwe: Families Stranded After House Demolitions

An elderly woman on Thursday sat next to a heap of her property on what used to be her house in Harare South. Mavis Maizivei is one of the 3 000 families whose houses were demolished by Bak Storage after the private company secured a court order to evict them from its property. With her […]

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

Malawi First Lady Commits To Girl Child Nutrition Improvement

First lady Dr Gertrude Mutharika Wednesday renewed her commitment to the girl child education by improving nutrition among them. She said this in Lilongwe during the official opening of the second 2016 International Food and Nutrition Research dissemination conference. “As I was listened to the presentation on how increased girl education is linked to improved […]

Tanzania: Dar Urged To Tackle Issues On Investment Climate

Tanzania: Dar Urged To Tackle Issues On Investment Climate

 Tanzania should immediately address challenges highlighted in recent reports on the investment climate and ease of doing business, stakeholders have advised. Reports released recently by the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), the World Bank and the European Union (EU) have identified areas that should be reformed if the country expects to improve the business environment […]

Kenya: EACC Detectives Raid Ministry Of Health Headquarters Over Sh5 Billion Fraud

Kenya: EACC Detectives Raid Ministry Of Health Headquarters Over Sh5 Billion Fraud

 Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives have raided the Ministry of Health headquarters at Afya House over the misappropriation of up to Sh5 billion. The anti graft sleuths were searching for documents that will help them in unravelling the mystery behind the disappearance of the funds. Following revelations of the scandal through an interim […]

Seychelles Gets First Woman Designated Minister – Macsuzy Mondon Sworn In

Seychelles Gets First Woman Designated Minister – Macsuzy Mondon Sworn In

 Macsuzy Mondon on Friday became Seychelles’ first woman to occupy the post of Designated Minister. Mondon was sworn in to office in a ceremony at State House in the Capital, Victoria. The country’s new Vice President Vincent Meriton and a new minister of cabinet Peter Larose were sworn in at the same ceremony. President Danny […]

Italy Grants Half A Million Euros For UNICEF Project In Sudan’s Red Sea State

Italy Grants Half A Million Euros For UNICEF Project In Sudan’s Red Sea State

The Italian government, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is to provide €500,000 for a new project to be implemented by Children’s Rights & Emergency Relief Organization Unicef-implemented in Sudan’s Red Sea state. A joint press statement by Unicef and the Italian government says that the 12-month project is to be implemented in five […]

Stiffer Laws On Sex Offenders Imminent

Stiffer Laws On Sex Offenders Imminent

Government is working on legislation to provide mandatory sentencing for rape and sexual abuse after Cabinet unanimously agreed that there was need for stiffer sentences such as life in prison for perpetrators, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. Speaking at the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child and the launch of the […]

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Pregnancies Killing Teenagers’ Dreams

Catherine Nansereko stands by the dusty roadside of Katoogo trading centre in Nama sub-county, Mukono district. Dressed in loose-fitting clothes with her half-naked three-month-old baby, the 17-year-old can but only see a dark future. As the cloud-covered sky promises torrents of rain, Nansereko and her baby’s attire seem unfit for the probable weather. As I […]

Financial Inclusion Of Women Can Raise Nigeria’s GDP By 12%

Financial Inclusion Of Women Can Raise Nigeria’s GDP By 12%

A former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Thursday called for policies that would ensure that more women are brought into the financial system. According to her, including more women in the financial system could add about 10 to 12 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Speaking in Lagos at a […]