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October, 2017

  • 31 October

    GEPF wants go-ahead to invest in assets abroad to ward off effects of junk status – Business Day

    Business DayGEPF wants go-ahead to invest in assets abroad to ward off effects of junk statusBusiness DayThe Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is seeking permission to invest more cash in international assets to protect against the effect of a possible downgrade of SA's local-currency debt to junk status. The fund is in

  • 31 October

    Ex Sassa CEO’s agreement with SA Post Office rescues deal – Moneyweb.co.za

    Moneyweb.co.zaEx Sassa CEO's agreement with SA Post Office rescues dealMoneyweb.co.zaMPs pressure Sassa and Post Office to reach an agreement after an impasse between the two parties ensues. Ray Mahlaka / 1 November 2017 00:01 No comments so far. MPs pressured Sassa and Sapo to return to the negotiating table to reach an ...MPs demand Post Office and SASSA meet to resolve grants deadlockSowetanLIVESassaGate Reloaded: Scopa cracks the whip, orders Sassa to resolve impasse urgentlyDaily MaverickSassa, Sapo to meet to try and break

  • 31 October

    Magyezi storms out of Legal Committee, vows never to return – The Observer

    The ObserverMagyezi storms out of Legal Committee, vows never to returnThe ObserverThe rift between Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi and the committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has taken an even more fractious turn after the legislator stormed out in protest. Magyezi walked out on the Committee vowing never to return.Uganda: Hearings On Age Limit

  • 31 October

    Udo Udoma, Adeosun join Buhari, NASS dinner in Aso Rock – Vanguard

    VanguardUdo Udoma, Adeosun join Buhari, NASS dinner in Aso RockVanguardABUJA – THE Minister of Budget and Economic Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun have joined the leadership of the National Assembly at the dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President ...Buhari Woos NASS

  • 31 October

    Government examines options on AMERI deal – Ghana News Agency

    Ghana News AgencyGovernment examines options on AMERI dealGhana News AgencyAccra, Oct. 31 GNA - Mr Boakye Agyarko, Minister of Energy, has said government is looking at all options available to them with regards to the AMERI deal. He said government is also examining all the decisions in terms of the financial implications to ...

  • 31 October

    Sassa, Sapo to meet to try and break deadlock – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsSassa, Sapo to meet to try and break deadlockEyewitness NewsThe Post Office says it's not prepared to accept an offer that will only see it provide a payment system. FILE: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Picture: Supplied. SASSA · Bathabile Dlamini · Department of Social Development · SAPO · Mark ...SassaGate Reloaded: Scopa cracks the whip, orders Sassa to resolve impasse urgentlyDaily MaverickMPs demand Post Office and SASSA meet to resolve grants deadlockSowetanLIVESassa and Sapo agree to 'sit through the night' to thrash out dealMail & GuardianIndependent Online -GroundUp

  • 31 October

    Police Arrest 66 Minors In Bayelsa – Independent Newspapers Limited

    Independent Newspapers LimitedPolice Arrest 66 Minors In BayelsaIndependent Newspapers LimitedYenagoa – The police high command in Bayelsa State has expressed concern over the increasing number of minors involved in criminal activities in the state. Briefing journalists in his office on Tuesday in Yenagoa, the state commissioner of police, Mr ...Bayelsa Police arrest 66 teenagers, 16 suspected robbers, cultistsThe Nation NewspaperShooting in Bayelsa: Police arrest, release Jonathan's nephewNIGERIAN TRIBUNE

  • 31 October

    IEBC allows agents, observers to access servers – The Standard

    The StandardIEBC allows agents, observers to access serversThe StandardThe electoral commission has opened its results transmission servers for scrutiny by presidential candidates in the October 26 repeat election. The access was given on Tuesday, just hours after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ...IEBC opens up Results Transmission Server for Oct 26 pollCapital FM KenyaKenyatta Declared Winner of Disputed ElectionAllAfrica.comIEBC grants access to results transmission serverKenya Broadcasting CorporationDaily Nation -defenceWeb -DeathRattleSports.com -African Independentall 56 news articles »

  • 31 October

    Police arrest Ivorian over sale of assault rifle – Ghana News Agency

    Police arrest Ivorian over sale of assault rifleGhana News AgencyKumasi, Oct 31, GNA - An Ivorian, Amadu Yakubu, has been arrested and detained by the police in Kumasi over alleged sale of an AK assault rifle. Also held are his two Ghanaian accomplices, Mahama Abubakari and Ibrahim Owusu Sekyere. Assistant ...and more »

  • 31 October

    52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificate – Daily Nation

    Daily Nation52-year-old church leader joins fight for KCPE certificateDaily NationRev John Rutere Mugo, 52, prepares to sit for the English paper at Urban Integrated Primary School, Embu County, on October 31, 2017 during the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. PHOTO | CHARLES WANYORO | NATION MEDIA GROUP ...Over 1mn candidates sit KCPE exams amid tight securityCapital FM KenyaKenya: Security Increased in Coast Region as KCPE Exams StartAllAfrica.comKCPE exams kicks off amid tight securityKenya

  • 31 October

    Music Star Jah Prayzah Beaten Up At Late Bodyguard’s Funeral – VOA Zimbabwe

    VOA ZimbabweMusic Star Jah Prayzah Beaten Up At Late Bodyguard's FuneralVOA ZimbabweZimbabwean musician Jah Prayzah was attacked by an angry mob at a funeral of his late bodyguard, Crispen Nyemba, who died in a road traffic accident in Harare's Belvedere suburb. In a video circulating on social media platforms, Prayzah is seen running ...WATCH: Grace Mugabe linked youths stone Jah Prayzah during funeral?Bulawayo24 News (press release) (blog)Jah Prayzah attacked at Chris Nyemba's funeralZim News .NET Zimbabweall 7 news articles

  • 31 October

    Help us achieve our vision for Ghana – Akufo-Addo to civil service – Myjoyonline.com

    Myjoyonline.comHelp us achieve our vision for Ghana – Akufo-Addo to civil serviceMyjoyonline.comPresident Nana Akufo-Addo has urged the Civil Service to co-operate with government in ensuring the implementation of policies, and the realisation of the vision of a prosperous, progressive Ghana. He said his government is committed to working with ...Ghana Playing Critical Role In Resolving Togo Political CrisisModern Ghana (press release) (blog)Nana Addo 'Secretly' Meets Togo's PresidentPeace FM OnlineGovernment committed to working with transparent Civil Service - PresidentGhana News AgencyThe Statesman Online -BusinessGhana

  • 31 October

    Queen Cerruti of Netherlands visits Ambode – The Punch

    The PunchQueen Cerruti of Netherlands visits AmbodeThe PunchGovernor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said the state would begin the implementation of Health Insurance Scheme in 2018 to make healthcare accessible to every resident, irrespective of financial status. The governor said this when Queen ...Netherlands Queen visits AmbodePremium TimesPoor Lagosians, Street Traders March To Protest Lagos

  • 31 October

    Jubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demos – The Standard

    The StandardJubilee MPs slam opposition over fresh calls for demosThe StandardJubilee Party leaders have criticised Opposition leader Raila Odinga's call for street protests by National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters, saying actions that could trigger violence should be avoided. Raila, who spoke on Tuesday for the first time ...Has Alai been dumped after love affair with Jubilee?Nairobi Newsall 4 news articles »

  • 30 October

    Breaking: EFCC, ICPC to investigate sacked Babachir, Oke – Presidency – Vanguard

    VanguardBreaking: EFCC, ICPC to investigate sacked Babachir, Oke – PresidencyVanguardABUJA – THE presidency has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, will go ahead to investigate the sacked Secretary to the Government of the ...PDP demands Buhari's impeachment over Babachir

  • 30 October

    Govs struggle to take pictures with new SGFat APC caucus meeting – Vanguard

    VanguardGovs struggle to take pictures with new SGFat APC caucus meetingVanguardABUJA – THE All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus meeting started 8:30pm at the New Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Vice President in attendance. (l-r) Governor Jibrila Bindo of Adamawa ...UPDATED: No cabal in Buhari's govt, it's a myth – TinubuPremium TimesAPC holds &#

  • 30 October

    US pledges to help fund Africa counterterrorism task force – CNN

    CNNUS pledges to help fund Africa counterterrorism task forceCNN(CNN) The Trump administration is considering providing up to $60 million to a five-nation counterterrorism task force in the Sahel region of Africa, several weeks after a deadly firefight drew public attention to the US military's presence there ...Niger is on the front lines of the war against terrorismThe HillUN chief urges Security Council to 'be ambitious' in supporting

  • 30 October

    ‘Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides’ – The Observer

    The Observer'Skilling Uganda initiative finally takes big strides'The ObserverIn November, ALEX KAKOOZA will mark one year in the job of permanent secretary, ministry of Education and Sports. He talked to Yudaya Nangonzi about his view of the sector. You are almost a year in this office. What have you achieved so far? We have ...MUSEVENI: Skills will help girls fight poverty, unemploymentIndependentall 4 news articles »

  • 30 October

    #BlackMonday: White farmers protest against farm murder – Aljazeera.com

    Aljazeera.com#BlackMonday: White farmers protest against farm murderAljazeera.comJohannesburg, South Africa - Mostly white farmers across South Africa donned black clothing and gathered on motorways and roads with calvacades of tractors and trucks, to protest against what they described as a weak state response to "farm murders".S. African ruling party condemns "racist behavior"

  • 30 October

    ANC Gauteng places Emfuleni Mayor Mofokeng on special leave – Times LIVE

    Times LIVEANC Gauteng places Emfuleni Mayor Mofokeng on special leaveTimes LIVEThe African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng has placed Emfuleni Mayor Simon Mofokeng on special leave following allegations that he had been sexually grooming a 14-year girl. The ANC Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers convened a meeting with ...Mayor placed on special leave over sexual abuse allegationsNews24all 3 news articles »