Government

March 13, 2019

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Government rolls out free WIFI in Eastern Cape targeting students, small businesses

The local communities of Sterkspruit, just outside Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape, will now be able to connect their cellphones to the free WiFi that was officially launched by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

Among other things, the free WiFi is set to help students to search for information on the internet and entrepreneurs to market their businesses and products to other provinces and to the outside world.

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March 11, 2019

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Rwandan government to sell stake in its cement firm this month

The Prime Minister of Rwanda, Edouard Ngirente said the country aims to put its 49 percent stake in Cimerwa, Rwanda’s biggest cement maker, up for sale this month.

Cimerwa, which is 51 percent owned by South Africa’s PPC Ltd, has an installed annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes.

Ngirente said “we have asked our partners if they are interested"...

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March 7, 2019

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Angola and Portugal sign 11 new cooperation protocols

The Angolan and Portuguese authorities have signed 11 new protocols of cooperation, in a ceremony witnessed by the Heads of State João Lourenço and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

At the Presidential Palace, where the act was held, protocols were signed on Local Administration, Security and Internal Order, Declaration of intent on the Safety Convention, memoranda in the areas of Social Security, Education, Maritime and Port Activities, Simplification"...

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February 28, 2019

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8th Congress of Sahrawi Women: Election of Minatou Larabas Sweidat as Secretary General

The 8th Congress of the National Union of Sahrawi Women has elected Minatou Larabas Sweidat as the Secretary General for a new four-year term.

Minatou Larabas Sweidat won 184 versus 121 for her rival Nana Labbat Rasheed, while the Electoral Committee cast 17 votes out of the total votes expressed.

The Chairperson of the Elections Committee, in her speech, praised the spirit"...

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February 27, 2019

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Premier mentions possibility of ''drastic'' amendment of Constitution

ALGERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday in Algiers said that the right to demonstrate peacefully is guaranteed by the Constitution, warning against possible 'deviations' and mentioned the possibility of holding a National Conference of Consensus. Such “unprecedented” conference may propose a 'drastic' amendment to the Constitution.

Speaking at the opening of a Lower House plenary session devoted to the presentation"...

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February 21, 2019

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Algeria’s Prime Minister to reveal Sonatrach’s 2030 plan

Algeria’s Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, is expected to reveal national oil company Sonatrach’s 2030 plan when he presents the country’s general policy statement to parliament on February 25.

According to a document published on the Premier’s website, the country’s general policy will focus on oil and gas exploration, power generation and renewable energy.

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