Daily Archives: January 11, 2019

World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace: study

The world’s oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said.

The findings in the US journal Science, led by the …

SOUTH AFRICA: 2019 ELECTION CAMPAIGN TARGETS YOUTH

PRETORIA, Attracting young South Africans to register to vote in this year’s national and provincial elections is among the Independent Electoral Commission’s top priorities as it seeks to deliver a credible election.

This much is apparent in the IEC’s election …

Congo’s Fayulu to Challenge Election Results in High Court

Congolese presidential candidate Martin Fayulu plans to demand a recount of election results that showed him losing to fellow opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

Speaking Friday by phone to Eddy Isango of VOA’s French to Africa service, Fayulu said he will …

Seychelles sees drop in unemployment rate, now 3.5 percent, thanks to relief scheme

The unemployment rate in Seychelles has dropped from 5 percent to 3.5 percent, largely due to the reintroduction of the unemployment relief scheme in 2017, officials said.

The relief scheme has played a huge role in getting people into employment. …

Central Bank of Seychelles wants residents to pay taxes electronically, not by cash and check

The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) wants to minimize the use of cash and checks for payment of taxes and instead is encouraging the use of electronic transfers from both the government and the public, a bank official said Friday. …