[allAfrica] The U.S. says it welcomes plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations, said Elizabeth Jaffee, Senior DRC Desk Officer Elizabeth Jaffee on the country’s humanitarian assistance and policy, on Wednesday.
[Monitor] US investors shun Uganda due a number of obstacles including corruption, according to Deborah R Malac, the US Ambassador.
[ISS] Since 2016, Côte d’Ivoire has recorded at least five major wildlife-trafficking events involving seizures and arrests. The most recent was in January, when 578kg of ivory and over half a ton of pangolin scales, leopard skins and other items were seized.
[Times of Zambia] “It has been my cherished dream to meet you” Indian President Ram Nath Kovind said when he met first Republican President Kenneth Kaunda yesterday describing him as a pillar for Zambia’s unity.
[Namibia Economist] The stock of international reserves is projected to cover 3.8 months of imports of goods and services, said the Bank of Namibia Governor, Ipumbu Shiimi this week.
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has turned out to be one of the finest politicians to emerge in Zimbabwe especially following events that led to his inauguration as the country’s second Executive President on November 24, 2017. Although it is now a matter of public record that he was born in Mapanzure, Zvishavane, many Zimbabweans do not know how he shaped his political career.
[New Times] If you were asked to compare the youth in pre-Genocide and post-Genocide periods, there is a big difference between the two.
[Ethiopian Herald] The Communist Party of China (CPC) has extended congratulatory message to the newly elected chairman of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
[East African] Tanzania, Burundi and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees have agreed to start voluntary repatriation of Burundian refugees from Tanzania on April 5.
[East African] Prospects of a lasting peace in South Sudan bleak as the gap between the government proposals and those of the opposition group continues to widen amidst international pressure.