Zimbabwe president U-turns on scrapping grain subsidies – state media

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government will scrap its plan to remove grain subsidies next year, a move it says will protect impoverished citizens from rising food prices, state media reported on Thursday. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses … Continue reading Zimbabwe president U-turns on scrapping grain subsidies – state media

Zambia’s president vows to contain debt within sustainable levels

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia is committed to ensuring that debt is contained within sustainable levels through continued austerity measures, President Edgar Lungu said on Friday. Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer is struggling with high … Continue reading Zambia’s president vows to contain debt within sustainable levels

Republican, Democratic lawmakers launch caucus to ‘End the Youth Vaping Epidemic’

FILE PHOTO: Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) speaks to reporters as he arrives for a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they … Continue reading Republican, Democratic lawmakers launch caucus to ‘End the Youth Vaping Epidemic’