Kenya: Kenya Bars Government Officials From Joining State Boards

[East African] Kenya has banned all state officers from sitting on the boards of parastatals as independent directors as part of austerity measures to curb further wastage of revenues in a bleeding economy weighed down by massive corruption, excessive spending, ballooning public debt and declining revenue collections.

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Liberia: U.S. Overseas Advisory Council Cautions Government’s Reaction Towards Protestors

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Over Seas Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. State Department has cautioned that the Government of Liberia’s reaction towards Monday’s protestors and the orderliness will play a major role in determining scale, duration, and potential escalation of the protest.

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Nigeria: More Than 56% Capital Funds in 2019 Budget Released – Finance Minister

[Premium Times] The federal government has so far released more than 56 per cent of the approved expenditure for capital projects in the approved 2019 budget, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.

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Africa: How the Price of Bandwidth Can Be Cut Across Continent

[The Conversation Africa] All over the world, the internet has provided extraordinary socioeconomic opportunities to businesses, governments, and individuals. But less developed countries still face numerous obstacles to maximise its potential

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Algeria: Algeria Deserves From Its Children to Remain "Impenetrable Fortress"

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Army Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), said Friday in Oran that Algeria deserves from its children to remain “the impenetrable fortress,” stressing that the presidential elections of December 12 will be “an electoral festival through which the popular will is going to be realized,” said Friday the National Defence Ministry in a statement.

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South Africa: South Africa Destroys Seized Illicitly Imported Clothes at Peak Shopping Season

[VOA] JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s tax authority recently destroyed more than half-a-million dollars worth of illicitly imported goods — including more than 13,000 bales of clothing — just as many South Africans are staring down a tight holiday season and a sluggish economy in a nation where millions live beneath the poverty line.

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