[New Times] Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast.
[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.
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday deliver the ANC’s January 8 statement, paving the way for his government’s plans and State of the Nation address set for next month.
[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.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has again defended the increasing debt profile under the President Muhammadu Buhari regime.
[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.
[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
[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.
[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.
[Vanguard] The Federal Government, yesterday, foreclosed re-opening of the nation’s borders, saying 95 per cent of arms and ammunition inflow to Boko Haram, kidnappers, killer herdsmen and bandits has gone down considerably.