[The Herald] Suspended chief magistrate Mishrod Guvamombe was yesterday arrested and charged with interfering with a magistrate involved in a matter in which he allegedly had conflict of interest. The fresh charges come barely three weeks after he appeared in court on similar charges.
From city victorious to city vacant CAIRO IS KNOWN as the city of a thousand minarets. Its replacement started with just four, the spindly white towers of the Fattah al-Aleem mosque (pictured), a showpiece project in the new purpose-built capital rising in the desert 49km east of Cairo. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, the president, unveiled the mosque this month.
[AIM] Maputo -A terrorist group, believed to be Islamic fundamentalists, murdered and beheaded four people on Thursday night in an attack against the village of Manila, in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
[The Herald] Masvingo -Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister Ezra Chadzamira has reaffirmed that Government is committed to its development agenda targets of constructing a total of 1,5 million middle-income housing units by the year 2023.
[GroundUp] The housing shortage has come to a head this year with a massive increase in land occupations. For example in Cape Town in 2017 the Anti-Land Invasion Unit removed 15,000 “illegal structures”. Just in the first four months of 2018 this number is already 26,000.
[Guardian] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signed the country’s budget of 9.12 trillion naira today on Wednesday.
[Premium Times] The Senate and the House of Representatives have passed the 2018 budget, raising it by N500 billion.
[New Zimbabwe] First Lady Grace Mugabe said she is against the idea of giving “poor” ruling part youths residential stands because the majority of them cannot even afford to buy one brick.
[The Herald] One million hectares of land are destroyed by fire every year, a situation Government blames on negative attitude and lack of behaviour change by some people. Delivering a ministerial statement in Parliament last week, Environment, Water and Climate Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri said there was need to intensify awareness campaigns to protect the environment.
[Citizen] The days of “build it, and they shall come” are well and truly over. There was a time when Tanzania could afford to be the lone Cinderella in the stormy sea that is the Great Lakes region