Nation Needs International Support to Overcome Stalemate

[ISS] While Togo’s political and civil society actors agree that political dialogue is vital in order to bring stability to the country, political actors disagree on the dialogue’s nature, format, objectives and prerequisites. African Union (AU) president Alpha Condé proposed 23 and 26 January for the opening of the talks following his 15 and 16 January meeting with the coalition of 14 opposition parties. The dialogue was initially announced by Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbé in November 2017.

[ISS] While Togo's political and civil society actors agree that political dialogue is vital in order to bring stability to the country, political actors disagree on the dialogue's nature, format, objectives and prerequisites. African Union (AU) president Alpha Condé proposed 23 and 26 January for the opening of the talks following his 15 and 16 January meeting with the coalition of 14 opposition parties. The dialogue was initially announced by Togo's President Faure Gnassingbé in November 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Togo

Cape Town Could Run Out of Water By April

[Deutsche Welle] The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.

[Deutsche Welle] The South African city of Cape Town could soon dry up after dismal rainfall left city dams almost empty. Residents and visitors are being asked to restrict usage of water even further.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Politics of The Belly: Yamu Nyokola Njala Antonio Mwanza

Antonio Mwanza has posted a message on his social media page suggesting he is crossing over to the ruling party as announced by some of its supporters. The opposition FDD deputy secretary and spokesperson has been one of the most … Continued

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Antonio Mwanza has posted a message on his social media page suggesting he is crossing over to the ruling party as announced by some of its supporters. The opposition FDD deputy secretary and spokesperson has been one of the most critical voices that has made a lot of sense offering checks and balances to the ruling party. In typical Daniel Munkombwe’s style of politics of the belly, Mwanza will join the ruling party PF. Antonio has previously been heavily critical of the Patriotic Front. As PF officials were celebrating his switch, Antonio posted, ” It is finished! “I have done my part. “I have put my heart and my soul in this thing and my conscience is clear. And iam sure that any honest human being will be proud of my contributions but I guess it’s time to go. “It’s time for new challenges, new thinking and a new dawn. Aluta Continua!!!!” The eventual announcement that Antonio is now a PF member will confirm that hunger could have inspired the promising young politician into going to bed with the ruling party. The post Politics of The Belly: Yamu Nyokola Njala Antonio Mwanza appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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North-West Teacher Transfers Shocks Ex-DC

Former Solwezi District Commissioner Crispin Likando has expressed shock in the manner teacher transfers and swaps have been conducted in North Western Province. Likando said it WAs shocking that 41 teachers from a technical school were transferred in unexplained circumstances. … Continued

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Former Solwezi District Commissioner Crispin Likando has expressed shock in the manner teacher transfers and swaps have been conducted in North Western Province. Likando said it WAs shocking that 41 teachers from a technical school were transferred in unexplained circumstances. He said it will be suicidal to upgrade teachers from basic schools to technical secondary schools without considering a number of factors. “The outbreak of transfers among teachers I hope and pray that the quality and standards of learning will not be compromised in technical secondary schools. I hope teachers from secondary schools are not being swapped, it will be suicidal to upgrade teachers from basic schools to technical secondary school,” Likando said. He said transferring or swapping over 41 one teachers from one school is too much change that may affect complexion of a school. Meanwhile, Solwezi Deputy Mayor Nephan Kamwandi has questioned the motive behind the transfers. He said the move is likely to compromise the standards of teaching in the early stages. “I am equally wondering about these transfers” Kamwandi stated. The post North-West Teacher Transfers Shocks Ex-DC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Sisi Attends Session On ‘Economic Axis and Social Justice’ At ‘Story of a Homeland’ Conf.

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday night attended a session titled “Economic Axis and Social Justice” on the fringe of the second day of the “Story of a Homeland” Conference, which kicked off on Wednesday.

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday night attended a session titled "Economic Axis and Social Justice" on the fringe of the second day of the "Story of a Homeland" Conference, which kicked off on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Sisi – Updated Infrastructure Needed for Economic Reform Program

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underscored on Thursday the importance of having an updated infrastructure so that Egypt can apply its ambitious economic reform program that meets the aspirations of the people.

[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi underscored on Thursday the importance of having an updated infrastructure so that Egypt can apply its ambitious economic reform program that meets the aspirations of the people.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt