NIGERIA -- MTN Nigeria has paid the whole $1.6 billion fine it received in 2015 for not deactivating 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards. The operator has indeed paid the NGN55 billion, which is the sixth and last tranche of these payments started in 2016.


The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will introduce new banknotes, Patrick Njoroge (photo), the governor, announced last weekend.

Fayez al-Sarraj

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LIBYA -- The national unity government (GNA) has threatened to suspend the activities of 40 European firms among them Total and Siemens operating in the country.

Government’s political will is to ensure the tough enforcement of the implementation of the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.

President George Manneh Weah. (Photo: Executive Mansion)

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LIBERIA - The President, His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, has signed into law two major legal instruments, the Kamara Abdullah Kamara (KAK) Act of Press Freedom and the Act to name certain Roads and Bridges within the Republic of Liberia.

The eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition, delivered by DHL, is hosted by South African conferencing company, Kinetic
SOUTH AFRICA –  DHL Express ( in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has announced that the company has once again signed on as lead sponsor for the 2019 DHL eCommerce Africa Conference and Exhibition, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Center on the 19thand 20thof March 2019. 


The Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Manuel Sager presented Water Management at the agency's annual press conference held recently as the agency's priority for 2019 and its main focus on international cooperation for 2021–2024.


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[Cameroon Tribune] The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland on December 20, 2017 visited the African Synergy Against AIDS and Suffering the Chantal Biya International Reference Centre.

[New Zimbabwe] UK based Zimbabwe firm, Diaspora Insurance has partnered AMUK Services, another Zimbabwean brand, to resuscitate an HIV awareness Basketball Tournament founded by Huggins Trust.

[CAJ News] Abuja -At least 139 people have died from an escalating outbreak of the Lassa fever in Nigeria.

[RFI] The World Health Organization declared Ebola a 'public health emergency of international concern'. The announcement was made as health officials suspect a new Ebola victim could have entered Uganda and Rwanda before dying in Goma.

[New Zimbabwe] A US based organisation has pledged $250 000 towards the resuscitation of St Luke's Hospital in Lupane, Matabeleland North.

[Ghanaian Times] Ecobank Ghana in collaboration partnership with its partners Old Mutual insurance Woodin and Emirates Airline have provided sponsorship for 16 Medical Students to undertake Student Exchange Programme abroad to build their capacity and contribute to healthcare delivery in the country.

[Cameroon Tribune] The "White Zulu" was one of South Africa most celebrated musicians.

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's Versatile gospel act, Akesse Brempong will next Saturday (July 27th 2019) host thousands of souls at the Achimota Retail Center.

[The Herald] Proceeds from the Tuku Concert, which is slated for tomorrow at Belgravia Sports Club, will be channelled towards some of the projects the late music icon patronised, the government has said.

[The Herald] South African music star Steve Dyer said he has a dedication song for the late Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi titled, "Ko Sale Izibongo - Kufa Izinsizwa", which he will play at the Tuku Concert scheduled for this Saturday at Belgravia Sports Club.

[Shabait] Asmara -The Asmara Music School has graduated 16 students on 14 July. The students were provided three years theoretical and practical training in various music instruments.

[Observer] If the success of his hit single, Kyarenga were to teach us anything, is that Bobi Wine gains more political mileage as an entertainer than a mainstream politician: the song was played at weddings and funerals alike; it was played at political rallies and birthday parties.

[Nation] The midday sun rays in Webuye cut through the scattered shade of a flowering jacaranda tree and hit the pates and foreheads of some of the more than 70 pupils.

[Nation] University staff have petitioned Parliament to stop the ongoing plans to merge some of the 74 universities and campuses.

[PR Newswire] Accra, Ghana -The African Bicycle Contribution Foundation (ABCF), a 501(c)3 organization founded by African Americans in late 2016, today announced the distribution of 85 free bamboo bikes to students from the Ningo-Prampram District, of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The event was held, on July 17, at the Achimota Golf Club, in Ghana's capital city, Accra.

[Cameroon Tribune] The Minister of State, Minister of Higher Education, Jacques Fame Ndongo, presided a meeting on the operationalization of the institution.

[The Point] At least 42 students on Friday graduated at Essau Community Nursery School's 21st graduation and prize giving ceremony in Lower Niumi District of North Bank Region.

[Ghanaian Times] The public is worried that a 80-bed capacity Kasoa ultra-modern Polyclinic at CP, in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region, is not being put to use, since its completion nearly two years ago.

[This Day] There are two major experiences passengers on international flights witness at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. Firstly, is that there is usual delay by the Aviation Security (AVSEC) of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). This is because not all the X-ray machines work at any point in time, even at peak hours.

[This Day] The founder and Managing Director of PrimePort Logistics, a Port Harcourt-based Logistics Company, Femi Adewunmi, has called on the federal government to ensure that all its awarded contracts at the South-south region of the country are processed at the ports in the region, to encourage traffic and increase cargo activities in the region.

[The Herald] Masvingo -A Malawian tourism delegation attending the second Joint Tourism Technical Committee meeting aimed at implementing a tourism development master plan between Harare and Lilongwe has hailed Zimbabwe's tourism reforms that seek to increase the number of arrivals in the country.

[Botswana Daily News] Mababe -Minister for Environment, Tourism and Natural Resources Conservation Mr Kitso Makaila says controlled hunting is to be re-introduced in 2020.

[New Dawn] The Governments of the Liberia and the Kingdom of Belgium have signed an Air Transport Agreement aimed at strengthening aviation services between both countries.

[Observer] Amb. Chantry of Belgium exchanges a copy of the 'new agreement' with Min. Findley.

Life really is short for anyone using FaceApp. The aging and face manipulation app has taken smartphones by storm, but cybersecurity experts and politicians are warning user data could fall into the wrong hands.

Where do these fabulous musicians come from? Miles Davis' grandchildren? The sound of this Viennese group is addictive. Turn up the volume and join the fun – like visitors at the Jazzfest Bonn did.

Since the last German emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm II, unceremoniously abdicated in 1918, the heirs of the Prussian royals have been trying to regain properties and riches expropriated after both wars. But it's complicated.

Revealing the suffering of the "bourgeois outsider," the Swiss poet and novelist is considered one of the 19th century's great European literati whose works are highly relevant today.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the world's largest parade of youth orchestras has music by Beethoven in its sights – but audiences can also expect surprises.

[The Point] A book titled "clusters and economic development: A pathway of African Industrialisation" was recently launched at a ceremony held at the Central Bank of The Gambia.

[Ghanaian Times] Akuri -Female students of Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country have been urged to desist from uploading nude pictures and personal information about them on social media.

[Foroyaa] As the Somali American representative from Minnesota battle against narrow nationalist prejudices based on her origin, Foroyaa is compelled to heighten the debate on citizenship as Gambians face the same mentality among our own citizens.

[263Chat] Women rights pressure groups have called on the government to urgently set up a commission of inquiry into the alleged rape cases levelled against Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder, Walter Magaya, 263Chat can report.

[Namibian] STRIVING towards gender equity and gender parity within the media is in the best interest of the efforts towards press freedom, a panel of local media practitioners say.

[Observer] -Amb. Endee emphasizes respect for culture, tradition

[Observer] Participants at the validation workshop on second phase of the five-year strategic plan (2019-2023) of Liberia's National Action Plan (LNAP) on Women, Peace and Security

On July 20, it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Soon others could follow — even tourists. Comfort might be low, but the experience would be truly stellar.

Where do these fabulous musicians come from? Miles Davis' grandchildren? The sound of this Viennese group is addictive. Turn up the volume and join the fun – like visitors at the Jazzfest Bonn did.

Both of Italy's populist deputy prime ministers have rejected claims that their coalition is on the brink of collapse. Luigi di Maio nevertheless called for immediate talks to address the coalition's obvious differences.

Who were the people who risked their lives to resist the Nazis in Germany? A visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin provides some answers — 75 years after the 20 July assassination plot.

Agricultural drones could help farmers take care of their crops and even cut down on pesticides. While there's certainly some buzz, laws and price tags may hinder the industry from taking off.

At her annual summer press conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel strongly criticized the US leader for his recent diatribe against Democratic congresswomen, saying it went against America's strength.

[Zimbabwe Independent] The explosive audio leak between First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and 1 Presidential Guard Infantry Battalion commander Samson Murombo brings to light the escalating brinkmanship between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga to effectively control the country's security apparatus.

[New Zimbabwe] An MP has called on government to put in place mechanisms that would allow relatives of death victims of Cyclone Idai and survivors of the natural disaster to access relevant identity documents in the form of deaths and birth certificates which were destroyed during the storm.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday said the new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) he commissioned this week has sharp teeth that would bite any citizen who dares engage in corrupt activities.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ignored persistent requests for a meeting by the family of once fierce anti-Mugabe campaigner and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara who disappeared without trace March 2015 following his abduction by suspected State agents.

[New Zimbabwe] Marange -Church elders in the St Noah Taguta led Johannes Marange Apostolic sect have claimed that their leader was the force behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory in 2018 and have further advised the national leader to keep his relationship with the High Priest if he wanted to stay in power.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately deceived Parliament with regard to a R500,000 donation from Bosasa to fund his African National Congress election campaign, Eyewitness News reports.

The EU has given Warsaw two months to show it takes its own judicial independence seriously or risk possible funding cuts in the new EU budget. But would Brussels dare cook a goose that lays the bloc's few golden eggs? 

More than 100 firms have applied to list on the STAR market, which is expected to channel billions to the tech sector. China's past failures at creating its own Nasdaq are prompting some investors to tread with caution.

The G7 ministers said this week they want to clamp down on cryptocurrencies like Facebook's Libra, arguing new and untested digital coins risk destabilizing international monetary systems. But can they and should they?

[Zimbabwe Independent] STRUGGLING flag carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) might regain its wings to fly internationally after a Netherlands-based company, Knighthood Capital (Knighthood), recently tabled an offer to partner the airline in a deal which, if successful, will see the company facilitating the parastatal's access to leased planes.

[Zimbabwe Independent] Parliament has given Finance minister Mthuli Ncube up to September 30 to disclose the terms and conditions of all public loans and loan guarantees that have not been published, with legislators casting doubt over the country's foreign debt, which they say is grossly understated.

[New Zimbabwe] Two farmers Allan Markham and Clever Rambanapasi aggrieved by the banning of private maize sales by the government have approached the High Court to contest the move.

RB Leipzig have signed a talented French midfielder from PSG but Julian Nagelsmann's side are still fighting to keep hold of Timo Werner. Keep up with all of the Bundesliga moves right here!

Match-going fans in Germany used to stand alone against authorities if they had a brush with the law. But with relations between fans and police 'in a bad place' legal collectives have been set up to help supporters.

Swiss prosecutors plan to separate Franz Beckenbauer's case from the broader investigation into corruption in Germany's successful 2006 World Cup bid. It's not clear why, though Beckenbauer has been in poor health.

Algeria are champions of Africa thanks to an early goal and an enormous deflection. As with so many major finals, it wasn't a match to remember. But surely it was a night the Algerian squad will never forget.

[Nation] The national men football team, Harambee Stars, has been placed in Group G of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

[News24Wire] Cape Town -For most of his international career, Bongi Mbonambi has had to be content with playing off the bench.

[Cameroon Tribune] It was presented to the Minister of Finance in Yaounde on July 17, 2019.

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[Ghanaian Times] THE only way the periodic tension between Ghanaians and their Nigerian counterparts in the retail trade industry can be addressed, is by making Ghanaian retailers competitive, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has observed.

[Ghanaian Times] PUBLIC relations (PR) practitioners have been urged to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to drive the development agenda of their various companies and the country at large.

[Ghanaian Times] In recent times, Ghana government agencies and several civil society organizations (CSOs) are providing opportunities in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for the youth, un-employed persons as well as upskilling artisans.

[Ghanaian Times] The General Secretary of the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union Ghana (ICU), Mr Solomon Kotei, has called on workers to save towards ensuring a secured life during retirement.

[Namibian] With the country still facing tough times, it is imperative that entrepreneurs come up with innovative and creative ways to survive.

[Vanguard] Enugu -The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, has proposed producing solar-powered cars as an improvement to its 5-seater electric bus it unveil at Nsukka Campus on Monday.

[Times of Zambia] Science communication plays an increasingly important role in promoting a better understanding of issues facing our lives, thereby stimulating wise and timely action.

[] South Africa must not be relegated to catching up to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) but must be part of the innovators, says Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula.

[News24Wire] The first aircraft assembled, and flown, by South African teenagers arrived safely in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday, after it jetted off from Cape Town last month.

[This Day] Ilorin -The Kwara State Government has said it is seeking to benefit from the N200 billion intervention fund of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that had been set aside to promote entrepreneurship.

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