Monthly Archives: October 2018

Togo:Eranove, Siemens and TSK sign an agreement in Berlin (G20 Investment Summit) for the next Kékéli power plant

[35°N] At the time of the G20 Investment Summit on 30 October 2018 in Berlin, Siemens, Eranove and TSK have signed a Memorandum for working together in the framework of a gas-fired electricity power station in Togo The Eranove group will ensure the d… Continue reading

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UPDATE 3-South Sudan rebel leader Machar returns to mark peace deal

* World powers exasperated by string of failed deals
(Adds release of Machar allies)

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Kenya lowers domestic power tariffs after consumer complaints

NAIROBI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Kenya’s energy watchdog has cut
retail electricity prices for some domestic customers and small
businesses following complaints about a tariff introduced in
July.

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North Africa:North African Countries Need to Protect Their Economies From Illicit Trade

[IPS] New York -Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has been heralded as a model of democratic transition. However, nine governments in the past seven years have been struggling to revive the economy and the North African state faces the difficult task … Continue reading

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Seychelles:Seychelles Issues World’s First Blue Bond to Fund Fisheries Projects

[IPS] Jakarta -The Republic of Seychelles announced on Monday that it has issued a 10-year blue bond to finance fisheries projects, making it the world’s first country to utilise capital markets for funding the sustainable use of marine resources. Continue reading

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FEATURE-A precarious haven: Africa’s LGBT+ refugees teeter on the brink in Kenya

NAIROBI/KAKUMA REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters
Foundation) – I t wasn’t long after Joe’s father was shot dead
for being gay that the 24-year-old Ugandan college student
realised the men from his church would be coming for him next.

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South Africa:SABC Embarks On Retrenchment Programme to Try to Save the Broadcaster

[Daily Maverick] It has been a difficult road for the South African Broadcast Corporation (SABC) after years of maladministration, censorship and corruption, and it continues to be a rocky journey as it attempts to come back from near ruin through stri… Continue reading

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Zimbabwe:Vaya Lift Ride Service to Ease Fuel Crisis

[Zimbabwe Standard] Zimbabwean companies struggling with getting their staff to work or going about their daily business requiring transport amid the current fuel crisis will be able to get round the challenge by using the new Vaya Lift ride service la… Continue reading

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Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Ally Spills the Beans

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa yesterday launched an astonishing attack against Zanu-PF benefactor Kudakwashe Tagwirei, claiming that he is now a source of divisions in the presidium. Continue reading

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Zimbabwe:Price Hikes Cripple Farmers

[Zimbabwe Standard] Farmers are not adequately prepared for the 2018/19 agricultural season, amid indications that most of them are struggling to get necessary inputs such as fertiliser, Standardbusiness can reveal. Continue reading

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