Govt Avails U.S.$4 Million for MPs’ Allowances

[The Herald] Government has released $4 million to pay outstanding sitting allowances owed to parliamentarians. The release of funds follows two weeks of protests by legislators over welfare issues, including non-payment of allowances. It is understood…

[The Herald] Government has released $4 million to pay outstanding sitting allowances owed to parliamentarians. The release of funds follows two weeks of protests by legislators over welfare issues, including non-payment of allowances. It is understood that the Parliament of Zimbabwe is even indebted to some members from the Seventh Parliament of Zimbabwe in 2008.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rural Female Councillors Want Quota System

[The Herald] Female councillors from all rural district councils held their annual conference in Masvingo yesterday where they called for the quota system be extended to the lower structures of governance to ensure increased female representation in co…

[The Herald] Female councillors from all rural district councils held their annual conference in Masvingo yesterday where they called for the quota system be extended to the lower structures of governance to ensure increased female representation in councils. The conference was organised by the Association of Rural District Councils of Zimbabwe (ARDCZ). Speaking after the conference, ARDCZ president Dr Killer Zivhu decried the low number of female councillors across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Salute Apologise for Shihepo Accident

[Namibian] SALUTE Boxing Academy yesterday offered “sincere and deepest condolences” to the bereaved family who lost “a father and a child” in a car crash involving boxer Willbeforce ‘Black Mamba’ Shihepo on Saturday.

[Namibian] SALUTE Boxing Academy yesterday offered "sincere and deepest condolences" to the bereaved family who lost "a father and a child" in a car crash involving boxer Willbeforce 'Black Mamba' Shihepo on Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Trump Policy Harms East African Health Services – Human Rights Watch

[Independent (Kampala)] Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has sent its findings in advance of a s…

[Independent (Kampala)] Early effects of United States restrictions to global health aid will include cuts to essential health services in Kenya and Uganda, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned. Human Rights Watch has sent its findings in advance of a six-month review by the State Department of these funding restrictions.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

25 Years of Transforming Laws of Namibia

[Namibian] IT HAS BEEN a long road, from the time the Law Reform and Development Commission (referred to as the ‘LRDC’) was adopted and its office opened in July 1992 to the present day.

[Namibian] IT HAS BEEN a long road, from the time the Law Reform and Development Commission (referred to as the 'LRDC') was adopted and its office opened in July 1992 to the present day.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Lusaka Residents Scrutinize Under Performing Mayor

Lusaka resident are venting their frustrations over the performance of Mayor Wilson Kalumba who they accuse of failing to deliver to the people’s expectations. The residents who include some Patriotic Front officials are disappointed that the Mayor is failing to … Continued

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Lusaka resident are venting their frustrations over the performance of Mayor Wilson Kalumba who they accuse of failing to deliver to the people’s expectations. The residents who include some Patriotic Front officials are disappointed that the Mayor is failing to put to action his campaign promises. Others have regretted having voted for him at the expense of Fisho Mwale and former First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa. Ephraim Shakafuswa, a Patriotic Front sympathiser, has regretted voting Kalumba. “Whoever in the PF dumped Wiliam Kalumba on us as our candidate for Lusaka needs to apologise seeing that we are not yet far away from reconciliation month. “Was he mbasela? I personally feel foolish that I voted for the fist symbol on Mayoral elections. I should have given Mrs Mwanawasa a benefit of doubt. Am I the only one feeling like this?” Shakafuswa wrote on his Facebook page. Others who include Bruce Ernest another PF sympathiser have already rolled out a program called Clean Lusaka that has been featuring on media platforms in the Capital City on the basis that the City Mayor has failed. He has in his several postings on Facebook questioned how Kalumba emerged the best candidate during the adoptions due to his alleged failure to address pertinent issues affecting majority citizens. Seasoned football administrator Simataa questioned how Lusaka with so much resources was failing to address a number of issues. “Ideally, Lusaka with its vast resources should be leading,” Simataa commented. With hardworking Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe leading the pack in transforming the city, some Mayors are under pressure to impress electorates. The post Lusaka Residents Scrutinize Under Performing Mayor appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Museveni’s Social Media Ban – Good News and Bad News for Africans

[Digital Content Africa] African rulers who want to stay in office are increasingly using “security” as a reason for closing down social media. They fear popular protests on the street challenging their legitimacy that they will be unable to control an…

[Digital Content Africa] African rulers who want to stay in office are increasingly using "security" as a reason for closing down social media. They fear popular protests on the street challenging their legitimacy that they will be unable to control and that might lead to their downfall. Uganda's recent closure of social media is but one instance of a steady stream of closures by frightened rulers. However, all is not doom and gloom as Russell Southwood spells out the good news and the bad news in these developments.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Luanshya Mayor Takes On Water Utility Firm

Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda Bwalya has urged Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to speed up the maintenance works in Luanshya’s residential areas ahead of the rainy season. Speaking after a tour of the Kafubu Water maintenance works in Roan and … Continued

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Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda Bwalya has urged Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company to speed up the maintenance works in Luanshya’s residential areas ahead of the rainy season. Speaking after a tour of the Kafubu Water maintenance works in Roan and Mpatamatu, Chanda said the state of pipes in the townships was a health hazard to residents as it could cause an outbreak of diseases. “We don’t want to make headlines for having diseases such cholera in Luanshya just because of you. Please step up efforts and ensure that the issues are resolved,” Chanda said. He said despite the challenges the water utility company was facing, swift and sustainable action was imperative as the extent of blockages in many of the households toured was worrying. Chanda has further called on the residents to supplement the efforts by Kafubu water to ensure cleanliness in the area and avoid vandalism of the water utility company’s infrastructure. Kafubu Water Maintenance Engineer Francis Phiri said maintenance works were ongoing and the company would do its best to attend to the problems being faced by the residents. The post Luanshya Mayor Takes On Water Utility Firm appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Woman to Hear Fate in Court Over Racial Slurs

[News24Wire] Vicki Momberg, the real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera, is expected to hear her fate in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

[News24Wire] Vicki Momberg, the real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera, is expected to hear her fate in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa