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    Algeria plans fuel price, tax hike to offset fall in energy revenues

    Algeria plans fuel price, tax hike to offset fall in energy revenues

    October 11, 2017

    Algeria plans to raise prices of subsidised gasoline and diesel for a third straight year in 2018 to cut domestic consumption and imports at a time of growing pressure on state finances, according to an official document seen by Reuters.

    The government also plans to raise taxes and introduce new levies on local"...

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    Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration

    Algeria eyes return to controversial shale gas exploration

    October 3, 2017

    Algerian authorities have called on state-owned oil giant Sonatrach to restart shale gas exploration work suspended after protests by locals in the Sahara desert, state media reported.

    Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia 'encouraged' the management of the government-owned firm 'to invest in the shale gas sector' during a visit"...

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    East Africa: Bid to Uplift EA Textile Sector

    October 18, 2017

    EAST Africa is seeking to galvanise synergies of textiles industry players by linking the local cotton, textile and apparels industry to the untapped markets in the region, 'Daily News' has learnt.

    The East African Business Council (EABC) Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lilian Awinja, explained here that the East African Business"...

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    Types of cancers affecting women in South Africa

    October 18, 2017

    October is Woman’s Health Awareness month and the Cancer Association of South Africa (Cansa) is focusing on the five leading types of cancer that affect women in South Africa. Access to good healthcare for all will contribute to lowering cancer deaths. Cansa also believes the number can decrease by sharing awareness and knowledge. Elize Joubert, the Cansa CEO, said early detection and diagnosis reduce the severity of the disease and also decrease the mortality rate. “Research has shown a regular breast self-examination plays an important role in the discovery of breast cancer, and is better than finding a breast lump by chance,” said Elize. Both breast and cervical cancer have been identified as......

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    Morocco Tests Africa’s First High-Speed Rail Line

    October 18, 2017

    Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent’s first high-speed railway, due to come into operation during the summer of 2018, the national railway network ONCF announced on Monday.

    An earlier test at 275 kilometres per hour took place in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le"...

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    Lufthansa pleased with business uptake of more direct Cape Town flights

    October 18, 2017

    The business potential of outbound traffic from Cape Town on Lufthansa's direct flights, especially during South Africa's winter months, is forming a good complement to the inbound tourist focus during the summer season, Dr André Schulz, group manager of Lufthansa for southern Africa, told Fin24.

    He said the Austrians and Swiss are increasingly realising the value for money to"...

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    Algeria Mulling Wealth Tax to Cope with Financial Pressure

    Algeria Mulling Wealth Tax to Cope with Financial Pressure September 30, 2017

    Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has told the parliament that the draft state budget for 2018 would include for the first time a wealth tax as part of measures aimed"...

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    Algeria and Russia continue efforts to stabilize oil market October 11, 2017

    Medvedev Tuesday said “Algeria and Russia’s positions are totally the same about the reduction of production according to Vienna’s Agreement.”

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