Press Union of Liberia – ‘Irresponsible Leadership’ – a Cause for Concern

[FrontPageAfrica] IN MOST PARTS of the world, the media commands great deal of influence on societies far and wide. It is for this reason that they are regarded as the Fourth Estate, a term derived from traditional European concept of the three estates…

[FrontPageAfrica] IN MOST PARTS of the world, the media commands great deal of influence on societies far and wide. It is for this reason that they are regarded as the Fourth Estate, a term derived from traditional European concept of the three estates of realm: the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners - in reference to the separation of powers in government - the Legislative, Executive and the Judiciary.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Political Path to Economic Transformation

[This Day] With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically ha…

[This Day] With economic growth of 0.55% in the second quarter of 2017 Nigeria seems headed out of its recession, the worst it has experienced in 25 years. Make no mistake, however. That is only recovery in a technical sense: a recession technically happens when Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in an economy is negative for two consecutive quarters. This growth was driven by the oil sector, not the real economy, and remains fragile. If we continue to record positive GDP growth, even from our current very low base

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Project to Revamp City Water Networks to Begin ‘In Few Months’

[New Times] Works to upgrade and expand water networks stretching at least 1,008 km around the City of Kigali will start soon as part of the efforts to address the persistent water shortage in different suburbs of the capital, according to the utility …

[New Times] Works to upgrade and expand water networks stretching at least 1,008 km around the City of Kigali will start soon as part of the efforts to address the persistent water shortage in different suburbs of the capital, according to the utility body.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Cece United U17 Joins Last Eight in Mont. Community Playoffs

[Observer] After advancing to the knockout of the Montserrado County Community playoffs on Thursday, September 7, the U-17 Cece United Football Academy over the weekend booked their slot in the semi-finals of the playoffs after demolishing Villa FC 6-0…

[Observer] After advancing to the knockout of the Montserrado County Community playoffs on Thursday, September 7, the U-17 Cece United Football Academy over the weekend booked their slot in the semi-finals of the playoffs after demolishing Villa FC 6-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Levy Hospital Under Probe For Negligence; Journalist 24 Hours After Giving Birth

Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. There are reports of … Continued

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Following the death of Zambia Daily Mail employee, Sithembile Zulu, the government has instituted investigations into circumstances surrounding the entire episode and the general increase of maternal deaths at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka. There are reports of excessive negligence which have resulted in premature deaths of pregnant women and in some case babies. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT Below is the statement MINISTRY OF HEALTH 11th September 2017 Press Statement for immediate release With a profound sense of regret, the Minister of Health Hon. Dr Chitalu Chilufya has bemoaned the maternal death recorded at Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital on the 10th of September 2017. Dr Chilufya is profoundly shocked by this turn of events, as he holds that even one maternal death is too many. The Minister has, however, ordered for a thorough maternal death case review, as well as a postmortem to determine the cause of death. Dr Chilufya said all procedures should be done on the deceased and scrutinised to ascertain the possible events that could have led to her death. MoH Spokesperson Dr Maximilian Bweupe has explained that the deceased, 29 years old, in her 2nd pregnancy underwent a caesarian section due to fetal distress on the 8th September 2017. Fetal distress is when the fetus does not receive adequate amounts of oxygen during pregnancy or labour. It is oftentimes detected through an abnormal fetal heart rate. The deceased became breathless after taking a bath yesterday in morning, after, which the condition rapidly deteriorated before she passed on despite efforts to resuscitate her. Meanwhile, the Minister has offered utmost condolences to the bereaved family, friends, and the media fraternity. May her soul rest in eternal peace Issued by Stanslous Ngosa MoH Head Communications and External Relations Ends The post Levy Hospital Under Probe For Negligence; Journalist 24 Hours After Giving Birth appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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LGBTI Group in Seychelles Seeks Acceptance By Society

[Seychelles News Agency] The local group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI Sey) is seeking to be accepted by society in Seychelles and respected for their sexual orientation, said the vice chair of the organisation.

[Seychelles News Agency] The local group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI Sey) is seeking to be accepted by society in Seychelles and respected for their sexual orientation, said the vice chair of the organisation.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Equities Market Rebounds After Three Weeks of Decline

[This Day] The Nigerian equities market closed last week on a positive note as stocks rebounded after three weeks of decline. Following weeks of rally, the market succumbed to the bears due to profit taking. As a result, the market remained under the c…

[This Day] The Nigerian equities market closed last week on a positive note as stocks rebounded after three weeks of decline. Following weeks of rally, the market succumbed to the bears due to profit taking. As a result, the market remained under the control of the bears for three consecutive weeks. However, the bulls resurfaced last week following bargain hunting in some bellwether stocks.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria