news From All Africa
- South Africa: Man Who Dodged E-Tolls Fined R20 000 – Report
[News24Wire] A man who altered his number plates to avoid paying e-tolls was fined R20 000 by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, Eyewitness News reported.
- Africa: SA No Longer Seen As African Retail Gateway
[News24Wire] South Africa is no longer seen as the only gateway for international retailers to the African retail market, according to Jaco Prinsloo of global management consulting firm AT Kearney.
- Burundi: Army Chief 'Escapes Assassination Attempt'
[Al Jazeera] The head of Burundi’s armed forces has survived an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, police said, adding that at least seven other people were killed in the attack.
- Africa: If a Country Is a Product, How Do You Sell It?
[Nation] Last week there was a Kenya investment summit in Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital.
- Guinea Bissau: Guinea Bissau Leader Dissolves Cabinet After Judgement
[Al Jazeera] Guinea Bissau’s President Jose Mario Vaz has dismissed his two-day-old cabinet after the Supreme Court ruled that his appointment of a new prime minister was unconstitutional, a presidential decree has said.
- Cameroon: Traditional Medicine, Biomedicine, and Co-Ordination of Health Care
[Africa Research Institute] Throughout Africa, reports of national biomedical systems being unable to provide sufficient care for their citizens, especially in rural areas, are increasingly common. In Cameroon, doctor-to-patient ratios and government spending on health are relatively high, although the health system is geographically unbalanced: 40% of doctors practice in the more affluent Centre region, home to just 18% of the population.
- Guinea Bissau: A New Act in Guinea-Bissau's Political Drama
[Deutsche Welle] Guinea-Bissau is experiencing a period of political upheaval, following a ruling by the Supreme Court that the appointment of Baciro Dja as prime minister was illegal. The decision has been welcomed by many observers.
- South Africa: Possible Price War Among Big Retailers
[News24Wire] The general retail outlook for South Africa is anticipated to be challenging and this could make a price war likely among the biggest local players, Jaco Prinsloo, a principal with global management consulting firm AT Kearney told Fin24 on Thursday.
- Kenya: Lawyer Among 2 Arrested Over ICC Witness Tampering
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday made it public that lawyer Paul Gicheru and Philip Kipkoech Bett were arrested in July “for corruptly influencing ICC witnesses.”
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