Latest News April 1, 2016

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  • Nigeria: New Report Says Petroleum Body Failed to Remit U.S.$4.2 Billion
    [Daily Trust] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) continues to withhold billions of dollars in oil sale revenues from the treasury under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, a new report said.
  • Rwanda: Lengthy Jail Terms for Military Bosses
    [New Times] The Military High Court, yesterday, sentenced Col Tom Byabagamba to 21 years in jail and stripped him of his military rank, while Brig Gen (rtd) Frank Rusagara was handed a 20-year jail sentence, after they were both found guilty of all the charges against them.
  • Rwanda: President Urges New Local Leaders to Deliver
    [New Times] President Paul Kagame has urged newly elected local leaders to shun behaviours that hinder development in their communities, requesting them to improve services to the people and fight corruption and injustice.
  • Rwanda: USAID Donates U.S.$4 Million Teaching Material
    [New Times] Primary schools in the country are set to receive teaching materials, worth Rwf3.1 billion, from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The package meant to support Government’s new competency-based curriculum.
  • Zimbabwe: Govt Reassures Civil Servants On Bonuses
    [The Herald] Government has shifted the 2015 bonus payments for members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police to today and that of health workers and the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services to next Thursday, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said yesterday.
  • Zimbabwe: 21 More Repatriated From Kuwait
    [The Herald] GOVERNMENT has so far managed to assist 21 women return from Kuwait and an equal number is being looked after at a shelter for run-away maids in the Arab country awaiting repatriation.
  • Nigeria: U.S., Nigeria Strengthen Relations On Security, Economy, Good Governance
    [Leadership] The governments of United States and Nigeria have reiterated the need to strenghten security cooperation, economy, and development in both countries.
  • Zimbabwe: President to Meet 10 000 War Vets
    [The Herald] Hebert Zharare -President Mugabe is expected to meet at least 10 000 former freedom fighters at the City Sports Centre in Harare on Thursday next week for a crunch indaba to discuss issues affecting former freedom fighters and the country. This emerged during the second and last inter-ministerial stakeholder preparatory meeting for President Mugabe and war veterans in Harare yesterday that was chaired by Secretary for War Veterans, Detainees and Restrictees and Defence Minister Dr Sydney Tigere Sekeramayi.
  • Nigeria: There Is a Lot the West Can Learn From Africa – Obasanjo
    [Vanguard] Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the west can learn alot from Aficans.

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