News from East and Central Africa

 

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (GENERAL)

  • 19 November 2018: South Africa: Quintal Urged to Provide Details of Her Tanzania Detention - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [SAnews.gov.za] International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has urged former newspaper editor Angela Quintal to provide her version of events following her recent detention in Tanzania.
  • 19 November 2018: Mauritius: ICT Act Amended to Regulate and Curtail Harmful and Illegal Contents and Activities - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Government of Mauritius] The Information and Communication Technologies Act was amended essentially to regulate and curtail harmful and illegal contents and activities perpetrated through any information and communication service, including telecommunication service. The increase in penalty and term of imprisonment for offenders, send a strong signal regarding Government's firm intent to deter and punish misuses of technologies and protect victims.
  • 19 November 2018: Kenya: MPs Push for Rent-Free Houses, Bigger Tea Pots, Better Bar, Five-Star Chefs - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Nation] All 416 Members of Parliament, Speakers of both houses and the leaders of majority in both chambers will each be provided with a rent-free house, a government vehicle, an expanded medical cover, travel allowances and an expanded constituency outreach operation, if a new Bill becomes law.
  • 19 November 2018: Mauritius: Statistics Mauritius Organises Workshop to Mark African Statistics Day 2018 - AllAfrica News: East Africa
    [Government of Mauritius] A half-day workshop on the theme "Data for Development - Opportunities and Challenges" was organised at the initiative of Statistics Mauritius, on 16 November 2018, at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava, to mark the African Statistics Day 2018. The Chairperson of Statistics Board, Mr Patrick Yip Wang Wing, the Director of Statistics, Ms Cheung Kai Suet, and other personalities were present of the occasion.

ALLAFRICA: EAST AFRICA (BUSINESS)

  • 19 November 2018: Mauritius: ICT Act Amended to Regulate and Curtail Harmful and Illegal Contents and Activities - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Government of Mauritius] The Information and Communication Technologies Act was amended essentially to regulate and curtail harmful and illegal contents and activities perpetrated through any information and communication service, including telecommunication service. The increase in penalty and term of imprisonment for offenders, send a strong signal regarding Government's firm intent to deter and punish misuses of technologies and protect victims.
  • 19 November 2018: Tanzania: Tobacco Farmers Assured of Timely Delivery of Fertiliser - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Daily News] PETROBENA East Africa Limited, a local main dealer in and supplier of Yara fertiliser and farm inputs, has promised tobacco farmers in Tabora Region timely delivery of fertiliser to increase crop production.
  • 19 November 2018: Somalia: Somalia Records Rise in GDP, PM Khaire Says As Private Public Sector Meet Opens - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Dalsan Radio] Stakeholders from the private and public sector on Sunday converged in the Somali capital Mogadishu for the first economy wide public private dialogue (PPD) meeting
  • 19 November 2018: Tanzania: Zanzibar Firm Pays Tanesco Billions - AllAfrica News: East Africa Business
    [Citizen] Zanzibar -Zanzibar Electricity Corporation (Zeco) has paid Sh45 billion of the Sh65 it owes Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco).