- Namibia: Oshana Police in Dire Need of Vehiclesby email@example.com (Namibian) on June 2, 2023 at 7:05 am
[Namibian] The police in Oshana region say they are unable to give effective service delivery to the public due to a lack of vehicles.
- Namibia: Geingob Blasted for Telling Namibians Not to Interfere With Green Hydrogen Projectby firstname.lastname@example.org (Namibian) on June 2, 2023 at 7:05 am
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob has come under fire for his recent comments warning locals not to interfere in the Hyphen Hydrogen Energy green hydrogen project.
- Tanzania: Uber, Tigo Ink Cashless Payment Dealon June 2, 2023 at 6:55 am
[Daily News] Uber and Tigo Tanzania have signed a one-year partnership to roll out a series of cash back initiatives for drivers and riders who use the Uber app.
- Tanzania: Councils' Loans Benefit 5120 Women Countrywideon June 2, 2023 at 6:55 am
[Daily News] Dodoma -- Vice-President Dr. Philip Mpango has said that between July 2022 and April this year, the government disbursed a total of 30.9bn/- to 5,120 women groups in 184 Councils countrywide.
- Nigeria: Fuel Subsidy Not Budgeted for in 2023 - Kyari Tells APCon June 2, 2023 at 6:52 am
[Premium Times] "There was subsidy in 2022 but in 2023, not a single naira was provided for the purpose of financing the subsidy."
- Nigeria: How Fuel Subsidy Removal Will Reduce Borrowing - Experton June 2, 2023 at 6:52 am
[Premium Times] "We are faced with a very tricky situation; if we continue with the subsidy, it has the potential to pull down the economy completely the way it is going," Mr Yusuf said.
- Nigeria: Fuel Subsidy - Reps Ask Govt to Mitigate Effects of Subsidy Removalon June 2, 2023 at 6:52 am
[Premium Times] The lawmakers asked the federal government to, among other things, purchase natural gas-powered buses to mitigate transport fare hike.
- South Africa: Progress Is Being Made to Resolve National Electricity Crisis, Says Presidenton June 2, 2023 at 5:52 am
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says although South Africa is facing an electricity crisis that appears unrelenting, government is making progress in resolving the challenge.
- South Africa: Work to Protect Health Facilities From Load Shedding Continueson June 2, 2023 at 5:50 am
[SAnews.gov.za] Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says government's work to shield health facilities from load shedding is continuing.
- South Africa: Fitch Ratings Maintains Eskom At 'B' With Stable Outlookon June 2, 2023 at 5:49 am
[SAnews.gov.za] Eskom has welcomed the decision by American credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings to keep the power utility's rating at 'B' with a stable outlook.
- Nigeria: Why Subsidy Removal Must Not Deepen Poverty - Amnesty Internationalon June 2, 2023 at 5:44 am
[Premium Times] "Many are concerned that they will be unable to meet the costs of education, food and healthcare," the organisation said.
- Nigeria: Tinubu Has Directed Palliatives to Be Put in Place to Cushion Effects of Fuel Subsidy Removal, Says Kyarion June 2, 2023 at 5:44 am
[This Day] Abuja -- Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari has revealed that President Bola Tinubu has directed that some palliatives be put in place to cushion the effect of subsidy removal on Nigerians.
- Nigeria: Two Years After, Cross River's Cally Air's Planes Grounded Over Concession Moveson June 2, 2023 at 5:43 am
[Daily Trust] The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Aero Contractors and the Cross River State owned Cally Air on the operation of the airline may have hit the rock over aircraft concession move.
- Nigeria: No Going Back On Fuel Subsidy Removal, NNPCL Declareson June 2, 2023 at 5:43 am
[Leadership] Despite the widespread outcry trailing the removal of fuel subsidy in the country, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, (NNPCL) has insisted there will not be a reversal of the policy as there is no cash back-up to offset the subsidy payment for the month of June.
- Nigeria: Removal of Fuel Subsidy Must Not Exacerbate Poverty - Amnestyon June 2, 2023 at 5:37 am
[AI London] Responding to Nigeria's looming fuel shortage crisis, caused by removal the removal of a government subsidy, Isa Sanusi, Acting Director for Amnesty International Nigeria, said:
- South Africa: Saldanha Harbour Powerships Plan 'Fatally Flawed', Says Environmental Affairson June 2, 2023 at 5:31 am
[Daily Maverick] The department of environmental affairs said Karpowership's environmental impact assessment application for Saldanha was deemed to have been withdrawn and the application was now considered 'closed'. But Karpowership has not thrown in the towel.
- South Africa: Manufacturing Index Falls Further Into Negative Territory in Mayon June 2, 2023 at 5:30 am
[Daily Maverick] The Absa Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), a key barometer of confidence in the manufacturing sector, declined in May to 49.2 from 49.8 in April. This signals that manufacturing output in Q2 is contracting after an expected small bounce in Q1.
- Nigeria: Labour Directs Workers to Shut Operations, Begin Nationwide Strike Mondayon June 2, 2023 at 4:57 am
[Vanguard] Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, has directed workers to shut down all operations of shipping companies and begin an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday over a lingering dispute with shipping companies concerning the poor pay package and welfare of employees.
- Nigeria: Scorecard - Increased Revenue, Huge Debt Burden, Higher Child Mortality Reflect Wike's Performance As Rivers Governoron June 2, 2023 at 4:56 am
[Premium Times] The unemployment rate also rose slightly in Rivers under Nyesom Wike's administration.
- Sudan: United States Imposes Sanctions 'To Promote Accountability in Sudan'by email@example.com (Dabanga) on June 2, 2023 at 4:35 am
[Dabanga] Washington D.C. -- The USA today imposed visa restrictions on "specific individuals in Sudan, including officials from the SAF, RSF, and leaders from the former Omar Al Bashir regime, responsible for, or complicit in, undermining Sudan's democratic transition". US sanctions have also been imposed on four companies "generating revenue from, and contributing to, the conflict in Sudan".
- South Africa: Solutions to Power Blackouts Lie in Solar Farms and Battery Storage At Scale - And an End to State Monopolyon June 2, 2023 at 4:32 am
[The Conversation Africa] Rolling blackouts are costing South Africa dearly. The electricity crisis is a barrier to growth, destroys investor confidence and handicaps almost every economic activity. It has raised input costs for producers and retailers, and has triggered a new round of inflation and interest rate increases.
- South Africa: Harry Oppenheimer Biography Shows the Mining Magnate's Hand in Economic Policieson June 2, 2023 at 4:32 am
[The Conversation Africa] In Harry Oppenheimer: Diamonds, Gold and Dynasty, his outstanding biography of the South African mining magnate who died in 2000, Michael Cardo shows that there is still mileage to be made in the study of dead white males who played a role in the making of South Africa. Based on a remarkable depth of research, it is written in an elegant style which makes for a delightfully easy read.
- Nigeria: Cycling Could Be a Boon for Lagos - but People Fear for Their Safety On Bikeson June 2, 2023 at 4:32 am
[The Conversation Africa] With an estimated 16 million residents, Lagos is the most densely populated state in Nigeria. It's under immense pressure to transport its huge population. According to a global ranking of mobility in cities, Lagos was ranked worst out of 60 cities across the world in 2022. Famous for its traffic jams, Lagos has 40% of all the cars registered in Nigeria.
- Sudan: Living Conditions Worsen As Soaring Prices Grip Sudanby firstname.lastname@example.org (Dabanga) on June 2, 2023 at 4:31 am
[Dabanga] Khartoum / Zalingei / El Geneina / El Obeid / El F -- People across Sudan face deteriorating living conditions, soaring prices, and communication breakdowns, amid the ongoing fighting. Uncertainty looms over the Darfur region due to recent attacks, which have severed communication networks.
- South Africa: South Africa's Airlink Inks Agreement With Cricket Namibiaby email@example.com (Namibia Economist) on June 1, 2023 at 2:59 pm
[Namibia Economist] Southern Africa's independent airline, Airlink, on Wednesday week, inked a 12-month branding and co-operation agreement with Cricket Namibia.
- Africa: Africa Shunning U.S. for New Strategic Partners Is Not an Option, It's a Necessityon June 1, 2023 at 2:12 pm
[Nile Post] As the United States (U.S.) doubles on using threats of unjustified sanctions, withdrawal of aid and interference in Africa's internal affairs, the need by the continent to strengthen ties with new strategic partners like Russia is inescapable.
- South Africa: Govt Commits to Resolve Rustenburg Water, Sanitation Woeson June 1, 2023 at 1:38 pm
[SAnews.gov.za] Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister, Judith Tshabalala, has assured residents in the Rustenburg Local Municipality, who are affected by sewer blockages and overflowing manholes, that their challenges will be resolved.
- South Africa: Nearly 2,000 Eskom Fraud and Corruption Cases Registeredon June 1, 2023 at 1:27 pm
[SAnews.gov.za] Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says 1 952 cases related to corruption at Eskom have been registered with the police since April last year.
- Nigeria: Central Bank Dismiss Reports of Naira Devaluationon June 1, 2023 at 10:59 am
[Premium Times] The apex bank described reports of devaluation as "falsehoods"
- Zambia: Zambia - the President's Five-Point Plan to Stay in Power At All Costson June 1, 2023 at 10:06 am
[African Arguments] Hichilema is desperate to retain power and already has a worrying plan three years ahead of time.