Used car importers decry high environmental taxes (Daily Monitor (Uganda))

KAMPALA. Importers of used cars have requested government to suspend 50 percent environmental tax slapped on the second hand vehicles in July 2015. According to Used Cars Dealers Association Uganda Ltd, chairman, Malik Azhar, the tax is suffocating used car businesses in the country to the extent that some of their members have started relocating to…

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Zimbabwean Doctors Protest over Disappearance of Strike Leader

HARARE – A young Zimbabwean doctor who led a recent doctors’ strike over poor government salaries disappeared Saturday, in a move his colleagues say is an overt warning to all public-sector doctors in the country.The events could exacerbate an impasse …

Algeria Announces Dec. 12 for Presidential Election

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algeria’s interim leader has announced Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief’s demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than five m…