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Liberia: Lonestar Cell MTN – “We’re Still Offering 3-Days ‘Free’ Calls Promotion”

Christal-Dionne Reeves, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager for Lonestar Cell MTN, has assured Liberians that the company will maintain the ‘3 days free calls’ promotion.’ Ms. Reeves, who spoke to the Daily Observer, said that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have adjusted the package to comply with the new floor prices prescribed by […]

Nigeria: Rising Debts Fuelling Vulnerabilities in Nigeria, Others, Experts Warn

Rising debt levels are fuelling vulnerabilities in Nigeria and other African countries, especially as external debt is shifting from the public to the private sector, experts have warned. Owing to this, recovery in the continent remains patchy as debt levels are soaring, adding urgency to the continent’s drive to boost trade, the experts that participated […]

Ghana: ‘Fiscal Discipline Restored – Economic Indices Pointing in Right Direction’ – President Akufo-Addo

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his Government, over the course of the last two and a half years in office, has succeeded in restoring fiscal discipline in the management of the economy, resulting in the macroeconomic indices pointing in the right direction. According to President Akufo-Addo, the favourable macroeconomic situation […]

Nigeria: Minister Pledges to Strengthen Research Institutes to Boost Food Production

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Sabo Nanono, has promised to ensure that agricultural research institutes in the country are strengthened to promote improved seedlings. This, he said would enhance food production in the country. Speaking while receiving briefs from the research agencies under the ministry, he said, “For me, I want to […]

South-East Governors Write Buhari Over Airport, Herdsmen

Governors in Nigeria’s south east have written to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to delay the closure of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, and act against insecurity in the region. The South East Governors Forum also asked the president to approve its earlier decision banning herders who have no cattle, as well as the […]

Teachers to Wear Black Every Pay Day to Mourn Death of ‘Our Salaries’

Firebrand teachers group, Amalgamated Rural Teachers’ Unions of Zimbabwe ARTUZ, famed for embarking on a 275km march to press for improved wages, on Tuesday said they were now turning to wearing black during paydays to protest poor salaries. This was revealed by union president Obert Masaraure while talking to NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday. Masaraure said teachers under […]

Belt and Road Initiative: Experts identify economic growth for Nigeria, Africa

Foreign affairs experts and academics have identified economic growth, among other benefits for Nigeria and other African countries participating in the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). At a one-day conference, tagged: “The Belt and Road Initiative and Africa: Problems and Prospects”, organised by the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos, participants expressed […]

U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

Washington, DC — Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d’Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde. There is also a new official in charge of Africa policy in the […]

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa’s Banks?

Cape Town — President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the National Credit Amendment Bill into law. The law, also referred to as the “Debt Relief Law”, will afford low-income workers and over-indebted consumers the opportunity to have payments suspended or even scrapped, depending on their financial status, writes Bloomberg. The banking sector, which opposed the bill along with clothing […]

Nigeria: Why We Can’t Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage to Corps Members Yet – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government. The agency also said it will hand over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution. The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, said […]

Tanzanian maize and flour to help Kenya combat shortages

  Tanzania will sell neighbouring Kenya one million tons of maize and flour within a year to help curb a food shortage, a senior agriculture ministry official said on Thursday. “We have generally agreed to supply them with one million tons of maize flour and grains throughout a year to help them end the prevailing […]

Nigeria, Morocco to deliver gas pipeline in record time

The Federal Government through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Kingdom of Morocco have pledged to deliver on the gas pipeline bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the North African nation in record time. The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, disclosed this while receiving the Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma, at […]

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