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Zimbabwe:Budget Adoption Uncertain As Parliament Blasts Health Allocation

[New Zimbabwe] Adoption of the 2018 national budget could hit a brick wall amid indications that parliament wants more money for its operations and to the health ministry allocation increased. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigerian Businesses in Focus At Sierra Leone's Presidential Poll

[Guardian] As preparations for the Sierra Leone presidential election scheduled for March 7 heat up, Nigeria business interest has become a major focus of campaign between the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the major opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and its splinter faction, the National Grand Coalition (NGC). (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Skydiving Marvel Boosts Kwale Tourism, Puts It On World Map

[Nation] Diani seaside town in Kwale County was Tuesday put on the world map by a group of 34 local and international divers who leaped out of the sky at 12,000 feet, to the joy of spectators. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Enterprise Set to Benefit Communities From Forest, Wildlife Sources Dev't

[Ethiopian Herald] Oromia Forest and Wildlife Enterprise (OFWE) said it is working aggressively to benefit communities from forest and wildlife resources through undertaking sustainable conservation and development. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Turkey and Sudan Sign Deals as Erdogan Ends Visit

[East African] Khartoum -Turkey has signed an agreement with Sudan aimed at fighting terrorism in Africa, with a particular focus on the East and Horn regions. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Tourism Players Back Ban on New Maasai Mara Camps

[Nation] Tourism players have supported Narok County government's move to suspend building of tourist facilities in the world-famous Maasai Mara National Reserve (AllAfrica)

Kenya:It's Harvest Time for Hotels as Nairobians Go Holidaying

[Nairobi News] Hotels, lodges and tented camps as well as holiday facilities in Kenya have registered massive bookings with holiday makers keen to make the best of the season. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Nigeria's Real Estate Market Projected to Turn the Corner in 2018

[This Day] Abuja -Nigeria is set to host the globally recognised real estate-focused West African Property Investment Summit (WAPI) this week in Lagos, but with experts insisting that its real estate market could finally turn the corner in 2018, after experiencing a downturn occasioned by the country's economic recession. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Plans Deployment of Technology in Post-Crude Oil Economy

[Guardian] Abuja -Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, yesterday bemoaned the country's low level of development years after independence and pushed for the deployment of science and technology to break the jinx of underdevelopment. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:KQ Partners With Europe Tour Operator to Boost Tourism

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Airways and KLM have partnered with one of the largest charter airline operator in Europe - TUI to boost tourism numbers in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon:'This Trend Is Good News for Cameroon Economy'

[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Ariel Ngnitedem (PhD), Economic Scholar, expert in Public Finance, Senior lecturer at the University of Yaoundé II-SOA. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt to Finance Capital Projects With Borrowed Funds - Minister

[Premium Times] The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said more than half of the recent loan request by the federal government was to refinance loans taken by the Goodluck Jonathan administration. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Niger Delta Ecosystem - Stakeholders Advocate Concerted Research Efforts

[Vanguard] Participants at an international conference on rivers and deltas in Africa, Wednesday said the management and challenges of ecosystem could be better addressed through integrated and multi-sectoral framework. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Tax Abuse - Finland Tasks Nigeria, Others to Boost Tax Powers

[Vanguard] The Minister of Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Mr Kai Mykkanen, has called on Nigeria and other development countries to invest on improving the capabilities of their tax authorities to tackle tax abuse. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Oando Contests Suspension in Court, Faults SEC's Decision

[Premium Times] The management of Oando PLC on Tuesday said it had obtained an order of court restraining the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, from placing its shares on technical suspension. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tourism Arrivals Up 7% in 2 Months

[Citizen] The number of tourists increased by 7 per cent between July and August, Tanzania National Parks director general Allan Kijazi has said. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Rwanda Offers Rich Potential for Tourism Investment - PM

[New Times] Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has made a case for regional and global investors to consider Rwanda as an investment destination, specifically tourism-related. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2018 Budget May Be Jerked to N10 Trillion - Senate

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Senate, Thursday said that by all indications and economic indicators available that the executive may not be able to implement more than 50 per cent of the 2017 budget, it would jerk the 2018 budget to N10 trillion. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Capital Spending Threatens Economic Recovery

[Vanguard] The announcement early last month by the Federal Minister of Finance that only N350 billion had so far been released to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, for capital expenditure is a matter of great concern to us and should, indeed, be to all Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Gives States, Local Govts N1.64 Trillion in 3 Years - Buhari

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Sunday said it released N1.64 trillion to states and local governments between 2015 and 2017 as part of measures to stabilize the polity. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Comesa Lures Diplomats to Advocate for Competition Policy

[EA Business] Livingstone -Ambassadors and High Commissioners accredited to the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) have convened in Livingstone, Zambia for the 2nd Diplomatic Conference on Competition and Trade to leverage on the diplomats' skills and networks to advocate for implementation of regional integration in their respective countries. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Low Economic Productivity Linked to Shortage of Women Engineers

[This Day] Abuja -The immediate past president of the Federation of African Engineering Associations (FAEO), and one-time president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Mr. Balarabe Shehu, has attributed Nigeria's low economic productivity to shortage of women in the country's engineering science sectors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano, Chinese Company Sign $600 Million Deal On Textile Hub

[Guardian] Kano -Kano State Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chinese firm, Shandong Ruyi Technology Group of China, to establish a $600million Textile Industrial Park in Kano. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Edo Rolls Out Drums, Parades Ecotourism Assets

[This Day] Benin City -As the world celebrates World Tourism Day on Wednesday, the Edo State Government has unveiled plans to host stakeholders in the tourism sector and parade her ecotourism assets to local and foreign investors. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt to Set Up Oil & Gas Equipment Machinery Devt Institute in Bayelsa

[Vanguard] Yenagoa -Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that plans were underway by the Federal Government to establish an Oil and Gas Equipment and Machinery Development Institute in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, as part of efforts by the current administration to move the economy from resource to knowledge based economy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Life Expectancy Has Increased By 8 Years, Study Shows

[This Day] The life expectancy in Nigeria has increased considerably even though people in many other sub-Sahara African countries still live longer and healthier lives, the Annual Global Burden of Disease Study, published last week in the international medical journal, The Lancet, has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: New Initiative to Support Women in Tourism Business

[New Times] More than 30 business women in tourism and hospitality were tipped on new skills to become profitable and competitive. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How CBN's Efforts Helped Nigeria's Exit From Economic Recession

[Leadership] While the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government rolled out the drums and clinked glasses in celebration of the Nigerian economy's exit from recession last week, many, especially economic experts were unanimous in their view that apart from stability in the oil producing delta region, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) deserve commendation for the key role in played in the struggle for the recovery of the economy from the strangulating hands of recession. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ekiti Governor Claims Nigeria Exiting Recession Not True

[Premium Times] The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has claimed that the announcement that Nigeria was out of economic recession was inaccurate. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Nigeria, Only Country That Refines Crude Oil Outside the Country' - Ex-CBN Director

[Vanguard] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that is the only country that refines its crude oil outside the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Economy Exits Depression, Says Ex-CBN Director

[Guardian] Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director, Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said on Wednesday that Nigeria's economy had been experiencing depression rather than recession since 2015. (AllAfrica)

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