Buhari to Attend Kano 2nd Economic Summit

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to grace the forthcoming Kano state 2nd Economic and Investment Summit slated to hold between 23th and 25th of April this year, the Chairman of the summit, Dr. Shamsudden Usman has said.

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to grace the forthcoming Kano state 2nd Economic and Investment Summit slated to hold between 23th and 25th of April this year, the Chairman of the summit, Dr. Shamsudden Usman has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nation to Spend U.S.$143 Billion On ICT Imports By 2019

[Daily Trust] If the trend of importation of ICT products is not stopped or at least reduced to a barest minimum, Nigeria would be spending $143.8bn on ICT imports in 2019, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency …

[Daily Trust] If the trend of importation of ICT products is not stopped or at least reduced to a barest minimum, Nigeria would be spending $143.8bn on ICT imports in 2019, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency [NITDA] Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cross Country – Team Kenya Arrives With Swag in Kampala

[Capital FM] Kampala -Dressing in a dazzling maroon dress with a yellow ribbon for the ladies and a dapper navy blue suit look for the men, the Team Kenya Cross Country squad arrived with confidence at the Entebbe International Airport ahead of Sunday’…

[Capital FM] Kampala -Dressing in a dazzling maroon dress with a yellow ribbon for the ladies and a dapper navy blue suit look for the men, the Team Kenya Cross Country squad arrived with confidence at the Entebbe International Airport ahead of Sunday's global showpiece at the Kololo Grounds in Kampala, Uganda.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Didier Reynders Supports Cenco in Its Mediation Efforts in the DRC

[PR Newswire] Brussels -This 23 March, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has met the President of the Congolese National Episcopal Conference (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi and the Secretary-General, abbot Nshole. On 24 …

[PR Newswire] Brussels -This 23 March, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has met the President of the Congolese National Episcopal Conference (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi and the Secretary-General, abbot Nshole. On 24 March, Minister Reynders met the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Maman Sidikou.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Transparency International Is Concerned At Crackdown On Free Speech in Cameroon

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, expressed concern about the government’s recent crackdown on civil society in Cameroon and the police summons received by its former vice-chair and current chair of …

[PR Newswire] Berlin -Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, expressed concern about the government's recent crackdown on civil society in Cameroon and the police summons received by its former vice-chair and current chair of the International Anti-Corruption Conference series, Akere Muna, who has been an outspoken critic of the government's actions.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

UK Government Supports Training of Zambia Peacekeeping Defence Forces

[PR Newswire] London -British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet spoke at the gradutaion ceremony of Zambian peacekeeping defence personnel in Lusaka today. He said:

[PR Newswire] London -British High Commissioner Fergus Cochrane-Dyet spoke at the gradutaion ceremony of Zambian peacekeeping defence personnel in Lusaka today. He said:

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

FAZ Council Meets To Adopt Constitution As Councillors Show Eager To Give Football New Look

The FAZ council will converge in Lusaka this morning with the adoption of the new constitution top on the agenda. Another issue expected to be tabled is the suspension of FAZ vice-president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. FIFA … Continued

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The FAZ council will converge in Lusaka this morning with the adoption of the new constitution top on the agenda. Another issue expected to be tabled is the suspension of FAZ vice-president Richard Kazala and committee member Blackwell Siwale. FIFA had issued a directive for FAZ to revise its statutes to conform to international standards. Chief in the revision was the composition of the FAZ council and Electoral College. The revised draft constitution to be tabled for approval today has since tackled all the issues raised by FIFA and proposed a new look executive which will give management of football a national character. Article 21 provides for the recognition of lower league teams by stating, “The Council is composed of 130 delegates and 90 votes…†Subsequent parts of Article 21 distribute the voting allocation to all members of FAZ members with division 2 and 3 teams now represented by respective regions and are allocated 40 out of the total 90 votes available in the new Electoral College. As well as Super Divisions teams, Division One teams will have 20 votes while the remaining 10 will be shared among the women’s league, referees, coaches, higher education, schools, futsal and beach soccer and the association representing players. Article 32 has increased the number of elected executive committee members to 13 from the current 9. Only three positions – president, vice-president & female member – will be contested at national level with the other 10 decided at regional level giving the FAZ ExCO a national character as each province will elect one official to sit on the board. For the first time, the FAZ executive will be represented by individuals outside the line of rail. History shows that majority of ExCo members have been drawn from Lusaka and Copperbelt when the country has 10 provinces. All aspiring committee members will need a minimum of five years as FAZ members at club level to qualify for election. FAZ has since increased the number of judicial bodies to four and are distributed as Disciplinary, Ethics, Arbitration and Appeals Committee. There are also attempts to impeach FAZ president Andrew Kamanga but the motion does not have strong ground to warrant debate. It’s the suspension and possible expulsion of Kazala and Siwale that may also be topical. The post FAZ Council Meets To Adopt Constitution As Councillors Show Eager To Give Football New Look appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission to be held Saturday, Sunday in Algiers

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission will be held on Saturday and Sunday, in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad Jean Claude Gakosso, said Friday Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -The 7th Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission will be held on Saturday and Sunday, in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Abroad Jean Claude Gakosso, said Friday Foreign Affairs Ministry in a communiqué.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville