Congo-Kinshasa: As Ebola Cases Rise, So Do Worries of a Cross-Border Epidemic

[The New Humanitarian] Goma/Democratic Republic of Congo -The second-largest Ebola outbreak ever continues to spread, and health officials now say it’s likely to reach the populous city of Goma. Once there, the risk of it spreading beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo to Rwanda, South Sudan, or Uganda increases.

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Nigeria: Governor Ganduje Splits Kano Emirate Despite Court Order

[Guardian] Kano -Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, ignored a subsisting court order restraining the government from implementing any action aimed at legitimising the new emirates of Rano, Bichi, Gaya and Karaye, which it just created out of the Kano Emirate. He presented staff of office to the four newly inaugurated first class emirs.

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Nigeria: Beyond Minimum Wage – The Limits of Populism and the Need for Fundamental Economic Reforms

[IGET] Abuja -On May 1, our country celebrated Workers Day. This occasion presents an opportunity to consider the situation of the common man or woman in our country, the role of the labour movement in our political economy, and the undoubtedly weak state of the Nigerian economy today.

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Zimbabwe: National Budget Shrinks to U.S.$2 Billion

[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe’s US$8,2 billion 2019 national budget, presented by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube at a time the US dollar was officially trading at par with the country’s quasi-currencies on November 22 last year, has effectively shrunk to RTGS$2,6 billion using the official rate due to currency and exchange rate volatility.

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