Namibia: MSR Helps Secure 2 000 Jobs


The Men on the Side of the Road (MSR) organiSation has since inception filled more than 300 full time, and made 1 516 temporary and part-time job placements to date. This is according to MSR CEO Crystal Beukes, who noted that 483 members have been sent to various training programs, …

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South Africa: Mango Customers Left Stranded At SA Airports As Airline Suspends Flights


ANALYSISBy Ray MahlakaBusiness Maverick understands that the suspension of flights is due to Mango’s failure to pay landing and takeoff fees at airports across SA that are managed by the Airports Company South Africa. The flight operations of Mango Airlines, the cash-strapped low-cost local carrier, were suspended on Wednesday 28 …

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Namibia: NBC Blackout Hits Home… As Board Begs for Workers to Return


The ongoing strike action undertaken by hundreds of Namibian Broadcasting Corporation employees is being felt across the length and breadth of the country. Radio remains the most reliable, affordable, accessible and timely medium of communication used to reach a large number of audiences in Namibia. However, with the NBC workers …

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Zimbabwe: Fertiliser Sector Wants More Funding Options

By Zvamaida MurwiraThe fertiliser industry needs additional ways of meeting funding requirements so that there is adequate and timely provision of the product to give impetus to the Pfumvudza/ Intwasa and Presidential Input Scheme, a Parliamentary committee has heard. ZFC managing director Dr Richard Dafana said Zimbabwe should consider letters …

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Ethiopia: Unpaid and Out of Job, the Plights of Private School Teachers in Mekelle


Addis Standard (Addis Ababa)Addis Abeba — The coming May 4th marks the 6th month after the war between the federal government and the ruling party of the region TPLF broke out. International humanitarian organizations and the Interim administration of Tigray region estimated that more 4.5 million people need humanitarian assistance. …

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Namibia: Namdia Distributes Food to Drought-Stricken Areas


Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia), the State-owned diamond marketing and sales company, through its corporate social responsibility vehicle, the Namdia Foundation, and in collaboration with Toivo Nuugulu Logistics, last week distributed approximately 10 000kg of food to the Omusati region’s communities of Etunda and Oshifo and Kunene region’s communities of Otjivero …

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Zimbabwe: President Commissions Lafarge Dry Mortar Plant


By Farirai MachivenyikaPresident Mnangagwa today officially launched Phase One of the Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe expansion project. The President commissioned the Dry Mortar Plant constructed at a cost of US$2,8 million during the launch. President Mnangagwa commended the Switzerland-based holding company, LafargeHolcim Group for its continued confidence in the country. The …

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Malawi: Chilima Pledges to Revive Abandoned Us$10m Irrigation Scheme in Mangochi


By Owen KhamulaThe US$10 million Nkopola Irrigation Scheme in Mangochi was abandoned by the previous Government after it plunged into debts, but Vice-President Saulos Chilima had pledged that the current administration will reactivate the project. Chilima, who is on a tour of the country to assess development projects that have …

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Malawi: Chilima Fumes At Contractor Over Failure to Complete Machinga Secondary School

By Gladys Chingaipe“Do not lead me into temptation” Malawi’s hands-on Vice President Saulos Chilima on Wednesday tried to contain himself by pleading with the Contractor against leading him into temptation. The Malawi second-in-command blew off his top and lost his c as he fumed over the failure to complete Machinga …

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Nigeria Should Carry Out More Research On Safety, Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms


Leadership (Abuja)By Patience Ivie Ihejirika, AbujaAs food scarcity looms in Nigeria, with farmers facing enormous challenges, agricultural biotechnology involving use of different scientific techniques to modify plants and animals may be the way forward. Scientists have reported that genetically modified crops have more yields, require less spraying, and enhance nutrient …

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