14-May-2020 to 17:18

Namibian leader freezes purchase of new gov’t vehicles

APA-Windhoek (Namibia) — Namibian President Hage Geingob has ordered a freeze on the purchase of new vehicles for ministers and other public officials over the next five years as part of austerity measures by his government.

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27-Apr-2020 to 13:26

S/Africa’s opposition cautions against seeking IMF bailout

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — A South African opposition leader on Monday advised President Cyril Ramaphosa to use the country’s internal finance sources to resuscitate the economy following the coronavirus pandemic before turning to Bretton Woods institutions.

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17-Apr-2020 to 21:48

Sierra Leone: Anti-graft agency creates taskforce to ensure transparency

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agency has warned against the misuse of funds designated for the fight against Covid-19, vowing to prosecute any individual or organization suspected of involvement in a corrupt deal.

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14-Apr-2020 to 13:53

S/Africa’s apex bank cuts interest rate to 4.25 percent

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The South African Reserve Bank has cut its interest rate by 100 basis points, bringing the repo rate to 4.25 percent per annum starting on Wednesday.

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10-Apr-2020 to 08:51

Ghana announces one week extension of lockdown to contain Covid-19 pandemic

APA-Accra (Ghana) — The Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the partial lockdown of certain parts of the country by another one week to avert further spread of the deadly Coronavirus in the country.

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28-Mar-2020 to 12:28

Buhari’s cabinet halves March wages for Covid-19 battle

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — Ministers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet on Saturday announced donation of 50 per cent of their March salaries to support government’s efforts to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

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26-Mar-2020 to 08:07

Sierra Leone: Much anticipated report on Inquiry Commission presented

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — The much anticipated report of the Commissions of Inquiry (COI) into the activities of the former officials who served in the administration of ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma has been presented to President Julius Maada Bio.

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