[Swazi Media] Despite finding US$30 million to buy the kingdom’s absolute monarch King Mswati III a second private plane, earmarking E1.5bn (US$125m) this year to build a conference centre and five-star hotel to host the African Union summit in 2020 that will last only eight days, budgeting E5.5 million to build Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini a retirement house, and planning for a new parliament building that will cost E2.3 billion, the Finance Minister of Swaziland / Eswatini Martin Dlamini has publicly admitted the k
[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.
[GroundUp] Five boys, including twin toddlers, died in a fire that gutted shacks in Masiya informal settlement in Philippi on Saturday morning. The children were all from the same family and died in the same shack.
[East African] Rwanda has received the green light to continue borrowing in foreign markets, after global rating agency Moody’s this week affirmed its B2 long-term rating.
[African Arguments] The many contradictory rumours about the former president’s plans and potential alliances highlight the unstable nature of Malawi’s politics.
[Monitor] Kampala -The World Bank has advised government to expand its tax base in order to sustain economic growth and development.
[News24Wire] Acting Judge Bashier Vally on Friday reserved judgment in an application by lobby group AfriForum against the decision by the international relations and cooperation minister to grant diplomatic immunity to Grace Mugabe.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Hundreds of women and girls in Kenya are using SMS to report cases of rape through a toll-free messaging service set up to help survivors break the silence around sexual violence in the conservative nation, the initiative’s founder said on Thursday.
[Guardian] Lagos State Government, yesterday, said comprehensive plans are currently being firmed up to generally address prevalence of drug abuse under the mental health policy in the State, revealing that a law to that effect has already been updated.