Zimbabweans warned of power cuts, as dam levels fall
13 May 2019 | 4:00 pm
Zimbabwe's state-owned utility warned on Thursday that it may have to ration electricity supplies, a move that would hit the lucrative mining sector the hardest.
26 Aug 2020
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5 Sep 2020
As part of efforts to bridge its metering gap and get fair power supply pricing for users, Nigeria’s government has approved a one-year deferment of the 35 per cent Import Adjustment Tax imposed on fully built unit electricity meters. While the levy was initially imposed to encourage local production and protect investments in the local assembly of electricity meters, efforts are now more focused on ensuring more meters are rolled out. Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of Proton Energy, Oti Ikomi joins CNBC Africa for more.
FG to meet labour over fuel and electricity hike, Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi – SEMA and more
11 Sep 2020
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15 Sep 2020
Fuel-electricity price hike: Civil society groups mobilise for a protest on Wednesday
16 Sep 2020
Nigerians lament an increase in prices after the oil-rich nation dumped a controversial petrol subsidy system in the face of a coronavirus budget crunch. Authorities announced an end to the subsidies earlier this year, as falling oil prices robbed Nigeria of a major chunk of its revenues. Increasing the pain for average Nigerians, the government has also almost doubled the cost of electricity from 33 to more than 60 naira per kilowatt. The manager of a printing and embroidery company describes the impact these changes will have on his production.
Nigerian suspect wanted by FBI for $6m scam surrenders, NLC announces protest over fuel and electricity price and more
22 Sep 2020
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1 Oct 2020
Zimbabwe's main opposition party dismisses government claims that it is trying to smuggle weapons into the country. Also, rent control means thousands of people in Cairo pay only a few euros a year for large apartments. But with landlords making a pittance, many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair – our correspondents report. And in Cameroon, the long-promised Yaoundé-Douala highway remains stalled in its first phase, dogged by corruption allegations – our team takes a closer look.
Police inspector faces trial for brutalising photojournalist, Ikeja electric suspends new electricity tariff
1 Oct 2020
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16 Oct 2020
The Federal Government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week. The tariff was suspended when organised labour suspended the planned industrial action over agitation on the hike in electricity tariff on September 28.
29 Nov 2020
She was the first black woman in Zimbabwe to have a book published in English and, in doing so, Tsitsi Dangarembga became one of the late 20th century's key literary voices. Her latest novel "This Mournable Body" completes the trilogy she started in 1988, tracing the journey of a young girl in post-colonial Rhodesia to womanhood in 21st century Zimbabwe. Applauded by critics worldwide, this latest novel is a powerful study of the struggle to survive in an unforgiving society and the scars – both psychological and physical – of decades of conflict and oppression.
28 Nov 2020
Beatrice Savadye grew up in a poor mining community in northern Zimbabwe. She experienced gender violence at home: her father told her brother to beat her and her sisters up if they misbehaved. But she decided to take a stand and not accept the status quo. Seven years ago, she started a women's group for Zimbabweans called Roots Africa. It pushes for stronger laws to protect women trapped with abusers from a surge in violence and from HIV infections. She joins us as part of our special coverage to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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The British papers are discussing the upcoming documentary by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We also find out what the French papers think of this Tuesday's debate at the National Assembly on immigration. The US papers are diving into the racist origins of Georgia's Senate run-off election.
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Africa boasts massive energy production potential, yet millions of people are without electricity. At a recent roundtable in Dakar, energy experts said that technology transfer is crucial to achieving energy transition.
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There is uncertainty over reports suggesting the notorious vice squad has been shut down. In any case, authorities have other powerful means of monitoring behavior and issuing punishment.
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After a year when Germany's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine drew plenty of criticism, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has published an essay in English setting out the "epochal" changes the country has undergone.
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The majority of Portugal fans believe that Cristiano Ronaldo should not start for the national team at the World Cup. In a recent survey conducted by the Portuguese sports newspaper A Bola, 70% of fans said he should be dropped. Ronaldo has struggled to make his mark in Qatar, and has looked off the pace and out of shape.