Uganda:Govt Bans Ministers From Seeking Treatment Overseas

[Monitor] Kampala -All patients, including Members of Parliament, who require taxpayers’ money for lifesaving treatment abroad, will soon have to look elsewhere for funds after Cabinet resolved to compel public officials who need specialised care to seek the required services from a private facility on Entebbe Road.

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Nigeria:Govt, States’ Domestic Debt Now U.S.$43 Billion

[Leadership] Total debt obligation of Nigeria at both the state and federal level as at June 30, 2018 released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday showed that the country’s foreign and domestic debts stood at $22.08 billion and N15.63 trillion respectively. The NBS in the Nigeria Domestic and Foreign Debt data released yesterday said total domestic borrowing by states represented N3.48 trillion, of which Lagos accounted for 14.88 per cent of the total domestic debt, while Anambra had the least debt in

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South Africa:As Global Headwinds Batter BRICS Countries, Can It Stay the Course?

[The Conversation Africa] The priorities and themes of the 10th BRICS Summit, ranging from peacekeeping to collaboration around the 4th Industrial Revolution, provide a number of issues that summit leaders say they want to pursue.

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South Africa:Zuma Only Person Who Can Unite Blacks, Indians in Province – Religious Leaders

[News24Wire] A group of religious leaders have roped in former president Jacob Zuma to lead a prayer campaign “against crime as an enemy of the economy” and to help improve race relations between black and Indian people in the province.

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