Rwanda Needs More Pediatricians – Experts

[New Times] Rwanda pediatric association, an umbrella for pediatricians in the country, says there is need for more pediatricians in the country to help improve children’s health.

[New Times] Rwanda pediatric association, an umbrella for pediatricians in the country, says there is need for more pediatricians in the country to help improve children's health.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

PF Win Lunte Council Chairmanship

The ruling Patriotic Front has scooped the Lunte Council Chairmanship. PF candidate beat two other candidates in the by-election. Zambia’s main opposition UPND finished in third place. The numbers, however, seem to favour a UPND gain. The UPND has been … Continued

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The ruling Patriotic Front has scooped the Lunte Council Chairmanship. PF candidate beat two other candidates in the by-election. Zambia’s main opposition UPND finished in third place. The numbers, however, seem to favour a UPND gain. The UPND has been unknown in the Northern region and rarely breached the 100 vote mark in any election. This time UPND polled 1, 339 votes while the winner Simon Chanda had a massive 3, 435 voting tally. In second place was an Independent candidate with 1, 550. Lunte District are as follows: 1. PF. 3, 435 2. Indep. 1, 550 3. UPND. 1, 339. The post PF Win Lunte Council Chairmanship appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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International Day of Peace to Focus on Family

[New Times] On September 21, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Peace with the main focus on having cohesive families, according to the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC).

[New Times] On September 21, Rwanda will join the rest of the world to mark the International Day of Peace with the main focus on having cohesive families, according to the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC).

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Govt Gives Oil Exploration Licence to Australian Company

[Independent (Kampala)] Uganda has handed over the petroleum exploration license in the Kanywataba block in the Albertine area to an Australian company – Armour Energy Limited.

[Independent (Kampala)] Uganda has handed over the petroleum exploration license in the Kanywataba block in the Albertine area to an Australian company - Armour Energy Limited.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Text Message Network Connects Offline Farmers in Kenya

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Meru -The service, whose Scottish co-founder Kenny Ewan describes it as “the internet for people with no internet”, is free to use and only requires a mobile phone.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Meru -The service, whose Scottish co-founder Kenny Ewan describes it as "the internet for people with no internet", is free to use and only requires a mobile phone.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

NRM Strategists Give Reasons to Scrap Age Limit Cap

[Observer] NRM lawyers, strategists and MPs have penned a 13-page research paper in which they outline at least 10 reasons why the presidential age limits in the constitution must be scrapped.

[Observer] NRM lawyers, strategists and MPs have penned a 13-page research paper in which they outline at least 10 reasons why the presidential age limits in the constitution must be scrapped.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bullish Anti-Age Limit MPs ‘Will Not Be Intimidated’

[Observer] Following a public backlash and threats from opposition and NRM ‘rebel’ MPs to block any move by NRM lawmakers to table a bill seeking to remove presidential age limits, the promoters have warned that no amount of intimidation will stop them.

[Observer] Following a public backlash and threats from opposition and NRM 'rebel' MPs to block any move by NRM lawmakers to table a bill seeking to remove presidential age limits, the promoters have warned that no amount of intimidation will stop them.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UPND MPs Expected In The House As Pres. Lungu Opens Parley

President Edgar Lungu will today open the second session of the 12th National Assembly after parliament having adjourned sine die. The recent opening sessions addressed by President Lungu have been controversial with opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu will today open the second session of the 12th National Assembly after parliament having adjourned sine die. The recent opening sessions addressed by President Lungu have been controversial with opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Members of Parliament boycotting. In the last sitting Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini handed one month suspensions to 47 UPND lawmakers that shunned the last Presidential address. The UPND lawmakers have been protesting President Lungu’s victory in the August 2016 elections. However, today the UPND MPs will be expected to take up their seats in the house fearing consequences after having their payments suspended during the punishment. In this sitting of parliament the citizenry will be looking out for the presentation of the national budget by Finance Minister Felix Mutati on September 29. The presentation of the political parties’ bill will also be on the cards. The post UPND MPs Expected In The House As Pres. Lungu Opens Parley appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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It’s Our Fight for Uganda’s Future

[Observer] On Tuesday, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus resolved to press on with the nefarious plot of further entrenching Yoweri Museveni’s life-presidency.

[Observer] On Tuesday, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) parliamentary caucus resolved to press on with the nefarious plot of further entrenching Yoweri Museveni's life-presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda