[Guardian] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s budget of 9.12 trillion naira today on Wednesday.
[East African] Kenya has set a target of drilling over 200 more oil production wells that will pour forth up to 80,000 barrels of crude per day as the government eyes early petrodollars.
[Daily News] Dodoma -Finance and Planning minister Phillip Mpango yesterday proposed a raft of reforms aimed at the boosting industrial development.Particular focus is on protecting locally manufactured products and stimulating local production.
[Nation] Some MPs have questioned the practicality of implementation of this year’s budget, arguing it is too ambitious.
[News24Wire] Sports and Recreation Minister Tokozile Xasa stands by her strongly-worded statement on the controversial incident involving former Springbok winger Ashwin Willemse, after MultiCoice said it didn’t find any racism in the event.
[Vanguard] Nigeria’s excess crude account is set to swell as the price of Bonny Light leaps towards $75 per barrel in the international market.
[Nyasa Times] Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has has called on chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah to resign for what it calls failure by the commission to act on reports of violence and intimidation during the campaign period in Tuesday’s by-elections but she has rejected such calls, saying is not stepping down.
[Daily Trust] Makurdi -The Police in Benue State yesterday confirmed the recovery of more bodies totaling 10 from communities which came under gunmen’s attack in Gwer West Local Government Area of the state.
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF politicians in the Midlands have seized a foreign-owned gold mine and allowed party youths to mass onto the property in what is seen as a vote buying gimmick ahead of elections due this year.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Elections Commission (ZEC) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba told legislators this Thursday that the poll agency is ready for elections despite having a $50 million funding shortfall.