Angola: Huambo – Govt Directs Actions to Municipalities With Highest Poverty Rate

[ANGOP] Huambo -The deputy governor of the central Huambo Province for political, social and economic issues, José Cornélio, said Friday that the local government this year will direct the actions in the Integrated Programme for Local Development and Poverty Alleviation to the municipalities with the highest multidimensional poverty index, as a way to reduce asymmetries.

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Zimbabwe: Top Govt Officials Implicated in Massive Tender Scandal

[Zimbabwe Independent] Local Government minister July Moyo and Harare Metropolitan Provincial Affairs minister Oliver Chidawu have been implicated in a massive tender scandal at Harare City Council (HCC) after they allegedly directed the local authority to award a multi-million dollar water treatment contract to two separate companies without following laid down procedure, it has emerged.

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Mozambique: NGOs Cite Poverty, Gas and Mining as Roots of Cabo Delgado War

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In an unusually strong statement, seven NGOs meeting in Pemba on 23 August blamed the insurgency in Cabo Delgado on poverty, lack of development, and government backing of big mining and gas companies instead of local people. “Widespread poverty coexists with the emergence of high but frustrated social expectations that generate conflict.”

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