Country Case Study – The First Large Sub-Saharan African Country to Achieve Malaria Elimination?

[WHO] On World Malaria Day last year Zambia announced its National Malaria Elimination Strategy, with 2021 as the target date for elimination. On World Malaria Day this year, Zambia will launch a new high level multi-sectoral End Malaria Commission and…

[WHO] On World Malaria Day last year Zambia announced its National Malaria Elimination Strategy, with 2021 as the target date for elimination. On World Malaria Day this year, Zambia will launch a new high level multi-sectoral End Malaria Commission and a multi-sectoral business plan in order to help achieve this.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

PF Wants Monze Ward Election Suspended

The ruling Patriotic Front has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) asking for the suspension of the Mwanza East ward by-election in Monze District in Southern Province on the basis of the recent political violence. PF Secretary General … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has written to the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) asking for the suspension of the Mwanza East ward by-election in Monze District in Southern Province on the basis of the recent political violence. PF Secretary General Davies Mwila says the electoral violence allegedly perpetrated by the United Party for National Development (UPND) supporters is saddening. Mwila says the atmosphere is not conducive for free and fair elections, stressing that if the campaigns are allowed to go on in such a hostile environment, a lot of lives and property will be lost. Mwila says it is for this reason that the party feels the by-election in Mwanza East ward should be suspended until peace is restored in the area. The post PF Wants Monze Ward Election Suspended appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lusaka Deputy Mayor Defends Demolition Of Illegal Structures At Kamwala Market

Lusaka Deputy Mayor Chilando Chitangala has defended the demolition exercise conducted by the council at Kamwala market in which traders lost their merchandise. Chitangala says there was nothing unusual about the demolition exercise at Kamwala market despite the council not … Continued

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Lusaka Deputy Mayor Chilando Chitangala has defended the demolition exercise conducted by the council at Kamwala market in which traders lost their merchandise. Chitangala says there was nothing unusual about the demolition exercise at Kamwala market despite the council not giving the affected traders 48-hours demolition notice. She says the council will continue with the demolition exercise in other parts of Lusaka. Chitangala says the whole essence is to ensure that street vending is brought to an end. Chitangala says despite some traders whose structures were demolished having trading licenses, they did not have the right to put up the demolished makeshift structures. Meanwhile Lusaka City Council (LCC) Acting Public Relations Manager George Sichimba says the council has returned merchandise found in eleven demolished illegal makeshift stalls at Kamwala market to the owners. Sichimba says contrary to assertions that the merchandise was looted by Council and State police during the demolition exercise, the merchandise was taken to Civic Center for safe keeping. He states that during operations of such nature, state Police are involved to ensure that the merchandise found in targeted premises is not looted. Sichimba says among the merchandise found in the demolished shops were footwear, Salaula, mobile phones and accessories and groceries among other things. He says the affected traders were invited to Civic Center to identify their merchandise which was given back to them. Source: Qfm The post Lusaka Deputy Mayor Defends Demolition Of Illegal Structures At Kamwala Market appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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I am Third Most Powerful Person in PF, Davies Mwila Tells Off Critics

Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has had to remind people questioning his credentials of the ruling party hierarchy that places him third in terms of ranking. Mwila was responding to people questioning his having summoned acting Lusaka Mayor Chilando … Continued

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Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Mwila has had to remind people questioning his credentials of the ruling party hierarchy that places him third in terms of ranking. Mwila was responding to people questioning his having summoned acting Lusaka Mayor Chilando Chitangala over the demolition over structures for traders in Lusaka’s Kamwala area. The PF Chief Executive Officer has ordered that the traders whose structures were demolished be compensated. “I am the third most powerful person in the party. I am above cabinet ministers and mayors so what is the noise about my ordering the Lusaka mayor,†he said. Mwila reminded everyone that he may not always throw his weight around but he has the authority to discipline even cabinet ministers. He said that the council did not give the traders sufficient notice to the traders before demolishing their alleged illegal structures. Mwila expressed anger at the manner the traders’ structures were demolished. The traders comprise one of the PF’s strong support bases The post I am Third Most Powerful Person in PF, Davies Mwila Tells Off Critics appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Lecturers At Kitwe’s KITE Down Tools

Lectures at the Kitwe Institute of Teachers Education (KITE) have downed tools a few days before examinations start demanding that management pays their six months salary arreas. A check at the institution has revealed that lectures have been reporting for … Continued

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Lectures at the Kitwe Institute of Teachers Education (KITE) have downed tools a few days before examinations start demanding that management pays their six months salary arreas. A check at the institution has revealed that lectures have been reporting for work but refuse to attend to students demanding their salaries. They have further charged that management has been issuing threats to lectures that demand their pay and those that speak out on the poor conditions of service. “We have suffered enough and we cannot go like this. How do they expect us to survive when we are not being paid. This management has been asking us to report for work but the question has been how do we move every day when we have not been paid for the past six months,†one of the lecturers said. The lectures said most of them were living in rented houses and it was becoming difficult for them to pay rentals due to delayed salaries. “We as calling on the relevant authorities to come and assist us because this is inconveniencing, we have some of our colleagues who have had to be evicted from homes because of not paying rentals and this management does not care about all these issues,†another lecturer said. The lecturers have vowed not to go back to work until their demands are met. When contacted for a comment, school principal declined to comment. The post Lecturers At Kitwe’s KITE Down Tools appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Now or Never – Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back

[allAfrica] A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria.

[allAfrica] A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Pay R350 a Pop to Listen to Zuma Speak About Land At BLF Event

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma and Black First Land First appear to be forging closer ties after it emerged that Zuma is expected to deliver a keynote address at the organisation’s event this weekend.

[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma and Black First Land First appear to be forging closer ties after it emerged that Zuma is expected to deliver a keynote address at the organisation's event this weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Accused in Siam Lee Case Also Faces Fraud Charges, Court Hears

[News24Wire] The man accused of abducting and murdering Durban North escort Siam Lee is also facing dozens of fraud charges, it emerged during his ongoing bail application on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] The man accused of abducting and murdering Durban North escort Siam Lee is also facing dozens of fraud charges, it emerged during his ongoing bail application on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa