Zimbabwe: Mashonaland East Targets 14 000 Ha for Winter Wheat


By Rutendo Rori Mashonaland East is targeting to put 14 000 hectares of land under winter wheat this season and has started the verification process of potential farmers. In an interview, the Provincial Agritex officer Mr Leonard Munamati said 10 000 hectares were registered under Command Agriculture. “Preparations for wheat …

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Canada-Africa Clean Growth Symposium


What: Canada-Africa Clean Growth Symposium Who: The governments of Canada, Ethiopia and Senegal( organisers), with the participation of the African Development Bank and other international organizations When: 15 March 2021, 11:30-3:15 GMT; 16 March 2021, 11:00-14:50 GMT; 17 March 2021, 11:00-14:40 GMT Where: Virtual; Click here to register The Governments of Canada, …

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Uganda: Government’s Commercial Bank Loans Grow to Shs2.8 Trillion


By Dorothy Nakaweesi The Auditor General has warned government to cut back on its increasingly growing appetite to borrow from commercial banks, noting it presents a risk to growth and access to private sector credit. In a report for the period ended June 2020, the Auditor General indicated that government’s …

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Uganda Airlines Dismisses Debt Claims By the Auditor General


By Christine Kasemiire Uganda Airlines has disagreed with the Auditor General’s findings in which it had been indicated that the national carrier holds a debt ratio of 2.37 per cent. In a statement, Uganda Airlines, which trades as Uganda National Airline Company Limited, said it is a fully-owned government entity …

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Kenya: Us Agency Reveals Kenya’s Secret Sh139bn Coronavirus Loan


By Otiayo Guguyu Kenya in June signed a secret Sh139.5 billion (1.06 billion euros) loan deal with a Belarusian and Canadian companies to build mobile clinics and upgrade hospitals in the counties amid fears of a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. The US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed the …

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Kenya: Kirinyaga Releases Sh117m to Boost Farmers’ Projects


By George Munene Kirinyaga County has disbursed Sh117 million meant for the empowerment of farmers in the region. The funds will be invested in various farming development projects in a bid to increase agriculture production in the county. According to Governor Anne Waiguru, the funds will go into implementation of …

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Mozambique: Sabotage Leads to Power Cuts


Maputo — Recent power cuts in central Maputo were the result of the theft of components from transformer posts and other electrical installations, according to a report in Thursday’s issue of the Maputo daily “Noticias”. There have been 11 recent incidents of such sabotage in KaMpfumo municipal district in the …

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Kenya: Sh131.8mn Fund Seeking to Support Entrepreneurs Using Renewable Energy in Kenya Unveiled

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By Margaret Njugunah Nairobi — The African Enterprise Challenge Fund has launched a US$1.2 million or Sh131.8 million Innovation Fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy to create new business opportunities in Kenya. Through the fund, businesses and entrepreneurs in Kenya can apply for funding to strengthen market readiness …

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How to Trade Bitcoin on Cash Application?


Bitcoin trading could be done through a cash application, which has made the process of buying and selling bitcoin much easier, and now it just takes a few steps to trade bitcoin. This article will help you to understand how to use a cash application to trade bitcoin and what …

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South Africa: Cosatu Outraged By Lesotho’s Retrenchment of Close to 350 Nurses, As Doctors Warn of Dire Shortages

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PRESS RELEASE The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is gutted by Lesotho’s outrageous decision to dismiss (with immediate effect) 346 nurses, mostly specialist nurses, at Lesotho’s only tertiary healthcare facility on Friday the 12th of March 2021, in a row over salary disputes. Nurses from the small Southern …

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