Nigeria to Spend N103 Billion Monthly On Petrol Subsidy


By Oladeinde Olawoyin The pricing template released by PPPRA effectively shows the government has been paying fuel subsidy despite its denials. As it has become clear the Nigerian government has continued to subsidise the price of petrol, a PREMIUM TIMES analysis has shown the nation may be expending a whopping …

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Zimbabwe: Hwange Local Board Embarks On-Door-to-Door Debt Collection


The Hwange Local Board (HLB) has resolved to undertake a vigorous door-to-door debt collection exercise in its quest to recover rate and bill arrears from defaulting residents. The HLB is owed millions in unpaid rates by residents and businesses, mostly coal mining companies operating in the area. In October last …

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Kenya: Touts to Go As City’s Green Park Terminus Set for Commissioning


By Hillary Kimuyu Matatu chaos will be a thing of the past when the Nairobi Metropolitan Services commissions the Green Park Terminus. Order and tranquility are what will welcome you at the facility located at the Railways Club, which is days away from being launched. There will be no more …

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South Africa: Covid-19 – What It Is Like Being a Student Volunteer


By Siyabonga Kamnqa Since the outbreak of COVID-19 a year ago, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Stellenbosch Jessica Wolf has been hard at work volunteering at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. It is something that brings joy to her heart, Wolf says, and she would not …

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Namibia: Hollard Payout Delays Sinking Tourism Companies


By Charmaine Ngatjiheue and Lazarus Amukeshe THE Na’ankusê and Gondwana Groups have said insurance company Hollard Namibia’s refusal and constant delays in paying out Covid-19 insurance claims continues to put the vulnerable San community and tourism sector in peril. In a webinar with specialist public loss adjuster Insurance Claims Africa …

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Nigeria: Prepare to Own, Run Modular Refineries – PAP to Ex-Agitators


By Ike Uchechukwu The Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, has called on its beneficiaries to get ready to learn the periquisites of owning and running modular refineries following ongoing measures by the Federal Government to integrate artisanal refiners into the oil and gas sector. The Sole Administrator, PAP, Col. Milland Dixon …

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Namibia: Experts Cautiously Optimistic About Shiimi’s N$67.9 Billion Budget


Economic experts display a general tone of contentment with the 2021/22 national budget as there seems to be control in the expenditure. On Wednesday, 17 March, Finance Minister, Iipumbu Shiimi, tabled the 2021/22 national budget in the National Assembly with a total proposed expenditure outlay of N$67.9 billion. From this …

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Nigeria: We’ve Employed 100 People, Created 50,000 Other Jobs in 3yrs of Existence – BetKing


By Elizabeth Osayande The management of Betking, one of Nigerian foremost digital entertainment and sports technology business, has stated that in its three years in existence, over 100 people are currently being employed, and 50,000 jobs created through its agent network. To mark its third year anniversary celebrations, Betking which …

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Tanzania: Gain Calls for Locally-Made Nutritional Mixing Machines


By Dativa Minja GLOBAL Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has embarked on persuading colleges and universities to make nutritional mixing machines locally in a bid to up food fortification. At the moment, GAIN plans to persuade Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and the University of Dar es Salaam’s …

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Tanzania: Focus On Tpa Prosperity – Dar Port Vital Gateway for Supply Chain to Refugees


By Staff Writer IMPROVED efficiency at Dar es Salaam port is making the port an important role for logistics and supply chain for refugees operations in Eastern Africa The port serves as the main gateway for Dar es Salaam transportation corridor and related logistics services which supports United Nations World …

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