Zimbabwe: We Are Too Scared to Work - Doctors

[263Chat] Dozens of doctors this morning staged a protest at Harare Hospital over the disappearance of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) president, Peter Mugombeyi saying they no longer feel safe to work as the alleged abduction of their leader continues to haunt them.

Africa: Nile Dam Project - Talks Stall Between Egypt and Ethiopia

[Deutsche Welle] Egypt has accused Ethiopia of being "unfair" in talks over a massive dam project. The impasse has occurred due to technical aspects related to the filling and operating of the multi-billion dollar project.

Zimbabwe: Be Patient, Says First Lady to Suffering Zimbabweans

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's wife, Auxillia has urged patience among locals, telling mourners at a funeral ceremony for a late top Zanu PF official that the recovery of the country's economic could not be achieved overnight.

Zimbabwe: Union Blames Doctor's Abduction On Paid Hooligans

[New Zimbabwe] the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed Saturday's abduction on Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi on paid hooligans.

Nigeria: Meet Buhari's New Economic Management Team Members

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

Zimbabwe: Work on Mugabe Mausoleum Begins

[The Herald] The construction of a mausoleum for former President Robert Mugabe has started, with preparatory work at the site under way, while work on the design is still to be completed.

Nigeria: Minimum Wage - Govt, Public Servants Again Fail to Reach Agreement

[Premium Times] The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Somalia: Economy Grows but Literacy Lags

[East African] The World Bank has applauded Somalia's economic resurgence, but said that high levels of illiteracy pose a threat to long-term growth.

Angola: Trump Calls for Attractive Business Environment in Angola

[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, on Monday urged the Angolan government to promote an attractive environment for foreign direct investment that encourages greater involvement of US companies.

Zimbabwe: Outrage Over Ecocash Charges

[The Herald] Ordinary Zimbabweans and economic experts have raised a red flag over excessive premiums charged by EcoCash agents when withdrawing cash, saying this was unlawful, inflationary and eroded recent salary increases awarded to most workers, including civil servants.

Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Blocked From Confronting Mnangagwa

[New Zimbabwe] Dozens of striking Zimbabwean doctors in Harare were Monday blocked within just a hundred mitres from marching to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Munhumutapa offices amid fears for the State leader's security.

Zimbabwe: Diesel, Petrol Prices Go Up Again

[New Zimbabwe] Prices of petrol and diesel went up again on Monday, with the pump price of diesel now $10.89 per litre while petrol is now $10.41 per litre.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Inflation Reduces Again

[Premium Times] Nigeria's Headline Inflation slowed for the third consecutive month in August.

Liberia: Senate Committee Recommends Plenary's Approval to Print 'New' Money

[Observer] -- But senators Cooper, Dillon, Sherman, Coleman, others urge caution

Zimbabwe: Mangwana Blames Doctor's Abduction On Mnangagwa Attempted Assassins

[New Zimbabwe] Information Secretary Nick Mangwana has blamed Saturday's abduction on doctors union leader Peter Magombeyi on what he termed third forces which he linked to President Emmerson Mnangagwa's shock escape from a Bulawayo bomb blast last year.

Zimbabwe: Protesting Doctors 'Emotionally Drained' By Colleague's Abduction

[New Zimbabwe] Dozens of doctors and other health staff mainly from Mpilo and United Bulawayo Hospital (UBH) Monday staged their own demonstration to demand the release of abducted union leader Peter Mugombeyi.

Zimbabwe: MPs Grill Central Bank Deputy Governor Over Cash Black Market

[New Zimbabwe] MPs on Monday took Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) deputy governor Kupukile Mlambo to task over continued cash shortages on the formal market when groups of individuals are seen everyday trading in crispy bank notes on the black market.

Zimbabwe: Health Minister in Surprise Demand for Abducted Doctor's Release

[New Zimbabwe] Health Minister Obadiah Moyo has issued a surprise demand for the immediate release of abducted doctors' union leader, Peter Magombeyi after Zimbabwean doctors have refused to go back to work if their comrade was not brought back.

Zimbabwe: Anti-Corruption Commission Probes Ecocash Amid Agent Fraud

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Monday announced it had opened investigations into Econet's mobile money transfer subsidiary, Ecocash.

Tanzania: Kenya, Tanzania Colleges Win China Tech Contracts

[East African] Tanzania and Kenya raised the region's banner high at this year's Africa Tech Challenge held in Nairobi, scooping manufacturing contracts and scholarships.

Zimbabwe: ED, Belarus Envoy Hold Crucial Talks

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa and Belarusian Chief of Presidential Affairs General Colonel Victor Sheiman yesterday held crucial talks to assess progress on investment opportunities which are set to transform Zimbabwe into the region's transport and logistical hub.

East Africa: Kenya Still Pushing for Out-of-Court Deal With Somalia in Maritime Row

[East African] Despite the court case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Kenya says it prefers an out-of-court settlement.

Rwanda: Mocha Cafe Brings Yemeni Flavour to Kigali

[East African] Mocha Café, the entrant into Kigali's restaurant scene is turning out to be the proverbial breath of fresh air.

Malawi: Govt Anounces Suspension of 75% Penalty On Tobacco Quotas

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Agriculture Irrigation and water Development Kondwani Nankhumwa on Tuesday announced the suspension of fines and penalties imposed on tobacco farmers in the new Tobacco Law.

Africa: Vegetarian Diets Not Always the Most Climate-Friendly, Researchers Say

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Raising dairy cows for milk, butter and cheese requires large amounts of energy, land and chemical inputs, emitting greenhouse gases

Africa: AfCFTA Under the Spotlight at ISO Assembly

[SAnews.gov.za] Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town.

Namibia: Hosea Kutako Airport Upgrade to Start

[Namibian] THE long-awaited expansion of Hosea Kutako International Airport at a cost of N$250 million will start next week, says the Namibia Airports Company.

Ethiopia: A $10 Billion Economic Reform Package

[Addis Fortune] Adanech Abebie, minister of Revenues, has the toughest task cut out for her to boost domestic resources mobilisation to 20pc of the GDP for the economic reform programme the administration of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) rolled out last week at the UNECA. The reform is authored by a team of policymakers, including Yinager Dessie (far right), governor of the central bank.

Liberia: 5 On Line Payment Options Other Versus Bank Cards

[New Republic] Numerous shoppers that are online focused on safety dilemmas. For this reason Many choose to use payment methods other than the debit and credit cards they retain in their wallet whenever purchasing goods online.

Namibia: Central Bank to Talk Escaping Middle-Income Trap

[Namibian] THE disappointing economic growth record of Namibia since 2016 has given rise to the notion that Namibia might be in a middle-income trap.