[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is embarking on strategic initiatives in an effort to curb revenue leakages emanating from illegal and unethical practices in the illicit economy, the revenue collector said.
[The Conversation Africa] Kenya’s long rains – which typically run from March to May – haven’t started in most of the country. Some regions have now experienced the failure of three rainy seasons in a row
[The Conversation Africa] People in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe have started trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation wrought by Cyclone Idai. Southern Malawi and Mozambique were already reeling when the cyclone hit: these areas were flooded in the days before Idai made landfall.
[GroundUp] “The sound of my grandchildren screaming and crying … that night still rings in my head,” said Roegshanda Pascoe.
[Legalbrief] As southern Africa reels from one of its most devastating natural disasters, questions are being asked about whether regional governments have done enough to prepare for the wide-scale destruction caused by Cyclone Idai, considering the history of flooding in the region and the consistent dire predictions of the impacts of changing weather, writes Legalbrief Africa.
[The Conversation Africa] Senegal’s elections have been peaceful and the incumbent president, Macky Sall, has been reelected. For many this comes as no surprise
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is enhancing its investment laws to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, Industry and Commerce Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu has said.
[The Conversation Africa] There’s been a recent increase globally in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. This can be seen in recent measles outbreaks in parts of the world where it was thought to have been eradicated.
[East African] Uganda’s Health ministry on Wednesday said there is no Ebola case in the country after blood tests from a man suspected to have died of the haemorrhagic fever was found to be negative.
[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu.