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Zimbabwe: Under Fire Tax Collector Boss Pasi Resigns

Photo: The Herald Suspended Zimbabwe Revenue Authority commissioner-general, Gershem Pasi. Innocent Ruwende — Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Commissioner-General Gershem Pasi has resigned from his post with immediate effect, citing irretrievably broken down relations with his employer who last year suspended him over a slew of misconduct allegations. It is not clear whether Comm-Gen Pasi will […]

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Zambia: South African Opposition Leader Maimane to Attend Hichilema Trial

Photo: GroundUp Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane addresses the press (file photo). press release By Mmusi Maimane Tomorrow, Friday 26 May 2017, Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will attend the treason trial of Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, the detained President of Zambia's largest opposition party – the United Party for National Development (UPND) – in […]

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Nigeria: Nigeria, Others Hopeful As OPEC Meets to Extend Oil Output Deal

Photo: OPEC OPEC headquarters. By Oladeinde Olawoyin The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, meets in Vienna today to deliberate on its plan to extend output cut, an agreement reached in 2016. PREMIUM TIMES' Oladeinde Olawoyin examines the issues. As the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and other producers meet in Vienna Thursday (today), […]

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South Africa: Revenue Service Investigating Zuma’s Nkandla Fringe Benefit Tax

Photo: allafrica.com Top: President Jacob Zuma. Bottom: Zuma's private Nkandla homestead. The Democratic Alliance wants the South African Revenue Service to speed up its investigation in President Jacob Zuma's fringe benefit tax relating to the upgrades at his homestead at Nkandla. DA MP Alf Lees said on Wednesday that the party welcomes the admission by […]

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Malawi: Citizens Warned Against Aiding Foreigners to Get National IDs

Photo: Travel Blog Lilongwe (file photo). By Owen Khamula Civic education experts are warning Malawians against aiding foreigners to get national IDs as the exercise gets underway Wednesday. Paul Kanyenda, National Institute for Civic Education (Nice) district coordinator for Mchinji said the punishment for helping a foreigner get a national identity card is five years […]

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Zambia: 93% Reject Attempt to Withdraw From ICC – Report

Photo: Zambia Reports President Edgar Lungu with his supporters. By Charles Sakala Zambians have overwhelmingly rejected an attempt by the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Government spent K2 million to get the views of citizens 93.3% of whom have rejected the proposal. Ministry of Justice has announced that the opinion sampling undertaken […]

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Zimbabwe: Opposition Councillors Up For Fraud

Photo: Daily Trust (File photo). Four Harare City councillors were Wednesday arraigned before the courts on allegations of fraudulently awarding sewer rehabilitation tenders to two unregistered companies without following procedures. The four, Wilton Janjazi, Urayayi Mangwiro, Masiye Kapare and Paula Macharangwanda, appeared before magistrate Barbra Chimboza. They were charged together with former Harare treasurer, Misheck […]