We Won’t Be Recommending Cape Town, Say Couple After Attack

[News24Wire] A Singaporean tourist who was hit in the head with a rock during a robbery while on honeymoon in Cape Town said he and his wife would not be recommending the city to others as a holiday destination.

[News24Wire] A Singaporean tourist who was hit in the head with a rock during a robbery while on honeymoon in Cape Town said he and his wife would not be recommending the city to others as a holiday destination.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ruling Party Sues Opposition Leaders Over Bid to Derail New Poll

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party has sued opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka at the Supreme Court, accusing them of disobeying court orders by planning to disrupt the October 26 election.

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party has sued opposition leader Raila Odinga and his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka at the Supreme Court, accusing them of disobeying court orders by planning to disrupt the October 26 election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

UPND Kanyama Rally On This Sunday

The Zambia Police has granted the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) the right to hold a political rally in Kanyama on Sunday. Contrary to fears that they would be denied the right to address their supporters, the Zambia … Continued

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The Zambia Police has granted the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) the right to hold a political rally in Kanyama on Sunday. Contrary to fears that they would be denied the right to address their supporters, the Zambia police has permitted the rally to go on that will be held at Twashuka Grounds. The UPND has often raised dust over being denied the right to hold public rallies by the police using the Public Order Act. The post UPND Kanyama Rally On This Sunday appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lupita Nyong’o Accuses Film Producer Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

[Nation] Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o has become the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, giving an account of how the film mogul offered to exchange sex for help with her career.

[Nation] Hollywood star Lupita Nyong'o has become the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, giving an account of how the film mogul offered to exchange sex for help with her career.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Antonio Mwanza Weighs in On Pres. Lungu/HH Reconciliation Debate

The FDD’s Antonio Mwanza has put in focus the much talked about reconciliation between President Edgar Lungu and his chief political adversary Hakainde Hichilema. Mwanza has laid out what should be the benchmarks for the reconciliation that has the country … Continued

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The FDD’s Antonio Mwanza has put in focus the much talked about reconciliation between President Edgar Lungu and his chief political adversary Hakainde Hichilema. Mwanza has laid out what should be the benchmarks for the reconciliation that has the country watching without much happening to wind up their bitter political rivalry stemming from the post 2016 election period. Below is his post: HH, LUNGU AND THE STORY OF DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION Since the disputed 2016 General Elections, the nation has persistently been fed to never-ending menu of the so called dialogue and reconciliation between Mr Hakainde Hichilema and President Edgar Lungu. Bishops, politicians, international dignitaries in the form of Barones Scotland and one Professor Bangari including peasants have all been talking about the need for HH and ECL to dialogue and reconcile. Months have come and months have gone and all we hear about this so called dialogue between HH and ECL is from what the two leaders and their functionaries in the press and social media have been pandering but a meeting between these two leaders is fast becoming a pipedream. To begin with, if there must be reconciliation, there must be truth and justice. You can’t keep peace by force, manipulation or falsehoods. Like Izzeldin Abuelaish once remarked, you cannot ask people to coexist by having one side bow their heads and agree to a solution that is only good for one side. If there must be reconciliation, there must be truth, fairness and justice. As we talk about this so called dialogue and reconciliation there is need to be very clear of the connotations and implications of these words and processes. To begin with, reconciliation assumes that there has been a breakdown in the relationship, but now there has been a change from a state of enmity and fragmentation to one of harmony and fellowship. The animosity or conflict between HH and ECL does not stem from personal differences but electoral and general governance issues; after all HH and ECL have never been friends in the first place so there is nothing form them to reconcile about at a personal level. The animosity between these two Zambians is stemming from the electoral battle of 2016 and what has been transpiring since politically so if anyone wants the two to reconcile then any effort or dialogue must be focused on the causes of the conflict and not generalities. For HH and ECL to genuinely reconcile then the following have to be honestly and openly be addressed: 1. The electoral process, that is the management of 2016 elections vis-a-vis the conduct of the Electoral Commission of Zambia. 2. The application of the Public Order Act 3. The Electoral Process Act No.35 of 2016 and the Constitutional lacunas that have contributed to having chaotic and frankly speaking, shambolic elections 4. The conduct of the police and other institutions of governance eg the Judiciary, the Anti Corruption Commission and the public media. 5. The state of human rights and the rule of law among others. All these issues need to be addressed head on and progressive reforms have to be made in order to achieve peace and the so called reconciliation. So far there seems to be nothing practical or tangible being done to bring both HH and ECL to a round table. All we see and hear are accusations and counter accusations of breaches and lack of commitment to dialogue by both parties. Unless serious efforts are quickly made for the two conflicting leaders to meet and discuss, this story of dialogue and reconciliation will soon lose meaning and will be overtaken by events. Remember, life does not allow vacuums. The post Antonio Mwanza Weighs in On Pres. Lungu/HH Reconciliation Debate appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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The Votes That Got Away

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cecelia Dahn, 33, a Plantain Chips seller from West Point registered to vote in March but when it came to casting her vote last Tuesday, October 10, she stayed home.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Cecelia Dahn, 33, a Plantain Chips seller from West Point registered to vote in March but when it came to casting her vote last Tuesday, October 10, she stayed home.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

China to Construct Basse to Koina Road, 2 Bridges

[The Point] The People’s Republic of China has kick started the formal process for the construction of Basse-Fatoto – Koina Road and two bridges, namely Basse-Wulli bridge and Fatoto-Passamass bridge, a press release from the Ministry of Transport, Wor…

[The Point] The People's Republic of China has kick started the formal process for the construction of Basse-Fatoto - Koina Road and two bridges, namely Basse-Wulli bridge and Fatoto-Passamass bridge, a press release from the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambia, Senegal Need to Unite to End FGM/C

[The Point] Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh, the executive director of Women’s Bureau has stated that Gambia and Senegal need to unite and work together in ensuring that the deep-rooted traditional cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is…

[The Point] Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh, the executive director of Women's Bureau has stated that Gambia and Senegal need to unite and work together in ensuring that the deep-rooted traditional cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is eliminated.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Serrekunda East Share Booty With Kombo East in Super Nawettan

[The Point] Serrekunda East on Tuesday shared spoils with debutants Kombo East in the 2017 Fibank Gambia Limited-sponsored Super Nawettan, played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

[The Point] Serrekunda East on Tuesday shared spoils with debutants Kombo East in the 2017 Fibank Gambia Limited-sponsored Super Nawettan, played at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia