Zimbabwe: Harare Residents Celebrate Breastfeeding Week

HARARE residents have joined the world in celebrating breastfeeding week, which which seeks to promote breast feeding across the globe. World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is marked annually in the first week of August and represents a global celebration…

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Namibia: Omaheke Farmers Lose Millions to Stock Theft

Farmers in the Omaheke region last year suffered losses in excess of N$8.8 million as a result of rampant livestock theft, governor Pijoo Nganate revealed last week. Nganate made the revelation while addressing the region’s inhabitants last Friday.…

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Namibia: Swimmer Seilder in Action Today… As History Beckons

At age 23 and making his first-ever appearance at the Olympic Games, Namibia’s marathon swimmer Phillip Seidler is gunning to rewrite history books by becoming the first bather to win a medal for the country in the swimming…

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South Africa: New Books – The Future of Policing in South Africa

Postapartheid prisons tried to make a clean break from their punitive colonial and apartheid pasts, but rehabilitation programmes have mostly failed to garner public buy-in. This is a lightly edited excerpt from Can We Be Safe?: The Future…

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Uganda: MPs Query Shs2.3t Covid Expenditure

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The Parliamentary Covid-19 Taskforce has asked the Attorney General to institute a forensic audit into all Covid-19 expenditures by the Ministry of Health to ascertain how more than Shs2.3 trillion it appropriated to the ministry was spent. The…

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Uganda: MPs Query Shs2.3t Covid Expenditure

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The Parliamentary Covid-19 Taskforce has asked the Attorney General to institute a forensic audit into all Covid-19 expenditures by the Ministry of Health to ascertain how more than Shs2.3 trillion it appropriated to the ministry was spent. The…

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Africa: Global Trade Fortunes Diverge, but China’s Share of the Pie Has Proved Surprisingly Sticky

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s to expect the unexpected. This is no truer than in the trade world, where China has gained market share notwithstanding its progressive decoupling from the US. SA trade…

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East Africa: IGAD Issues Alert Over Ageing Tanker Abandoned in the Red Sea

The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) has expressed concern over the potential environmental disaster posed to the Red Sea by the FSO Safer, an aging oil tanker moored off the western coast of Yemen. The oil vessel was…

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Namibia: My Mother Taught Me to Respect Women – Kp Illest

WE COME from mothers and must always honour women and keep them from harm’s way, says rapper KP Illest who generously supported the Lilibet Pads Foundation. Illest said his respect for women and concern for their well-being is…

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Namibia: Low Throughput to Remain Meatco’s Challenge

Low throughput is expected to remain a severe challenge for the Meat Corporation of Namibia (Meatco) for at least the next two years. This specific predicament weighed heavily on the corporation during the last financial year from February…

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