Tension Mounts As University Registration Gets Underway

[Daily Maverick] There were long queues, but major chaos was provisionally held at bay as registration began at some universities on Monday. While most have adopted a no walk-in policy, Vaal University of Technology opened its doors to first-time appli…

[Daily Maverick] There were long queues, but major chaos was provisionally held at bay as registration began at some universities on Monday. While most have adopted a no walk-in policy, Vaal University of Technology opened its doors to first-time applicants. By BHEKI SIMELANE.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official

A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a … Continued

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A Patriotic Front official in Ndola is surprised that President Edgar Lungu has appointed Nkana Member of Parliament Alexander Chiteme as Minister of National Planning and Development. He said President Edgar Lungu should have replaced fired Lucky Mulusa with a technocrat who can plan well and ensure better implementation of the 7th National Development Plan. He added that Alexander Chiteme should have first been tested to head the Copperbelt Province rather than rushing him to such a ministry that requires a technocrat. “I am not trying to be naive or downgrade Chiteme. He is a friend. I know him very well but that Ministry is too much for him. Chiteme is new in this game he needed more time to mature politically, we have a lot of senior members in our party who could have deserved that Ministry,†the official said. “The President may be building his own team but such timing is wrong. I hope that this won’t bring back the confusion we saw between him and Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, remember that caucus committee called Copperbelt Members of Parliament headed by Chiteme? Hope this doesn’t come back, because we need development not fighting.†He however stated that the appointment of Joseph Malanji was timely and although he was also another former MMD Member. “Our party has lost it because as we speak it is MMD in charge now. That is why you see senior members of the PF speaking out in the manner they are talking, they are frustrated,” the official said. Kwacha MP Malanji was appointed foreign affairs minister replacing Harry Kalaba who quit citing corruption. The post Chiteme Not Suitable For National Planning Role – PF Official appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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LPM to Contest 2019 Elections

[Namibian] THE Landless People’s Movement will officially be registered as a political party by the end of February, said Henny Seibeb yesterday in an interview with The Namibian about the movement’s plans for the year.

[Namibian] THE Landless People's Movement will officially be registered as a political party by the end of February, said Henny Seibeb yesterday in an interview with The Namibian about the movement's plans for the year.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Nedbank Cycle Challenge Coming Up

[Namibian] THE popular Namibian Cycle Challenge sets the scene for avid cyclists and fans for the new year. According to a press release issued by Nedbank Namibia, it will start off with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the ever-popular K…

[Namibian] THE popular Namibian Cycle Challenge sets the scene for avid cyclists and fans for the new year. According to a press release issued by Nedbank Namibia, it will start off with the Road Challenge on 11 February, followed by the ever-popular Kidz Challenge on 24 February, and end off with the Mountain Bike Challenge scheduled for 25 February.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Balopi Relishes Miss Africa Title

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Twenty-one-year old Gaseangwe Balopi from Tonota has made the country proud by winning the second edition of Miss Africa 2017 hosted by Cross River state in Calabar, Nigeria on December 28.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Twenty-one-year old Gaseangwe Balopi from Tonota has made the country proud by winning the second edition of Miss Africa 2017 hosted by Cross River state in Calabar, Nigeria on December 28.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Key Phrases of President of the Republic

[ANGOP] Luanda -Key phrases from the statements made to journalists by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, today, when speaking at the collective interview, which coincided with the first 100 days of his term.

[ANGOP] Luanda -Key phrases from the statements made to journalists by the President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, today, when speaking at the collective interview, which coincided with the first 100 days of his term.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola

Mugabe Minister ‘Wanted for $6m Fraud’ in Kenya – Reports

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Jonathan Moyo, is reportedly “still wanted by Kenyan authorities for an alleged $6m fraud committed in the east African country in 2000”.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Jonathan Moyo, is reportedly "still wanted by Kenyan authorities for an alleged $6m fraud committed in the east African country in 2000".

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe