Capetonians Can Avoid Day Zero in 2019 By Continuing to Be Water-Wise

[GroundUp] Cape Town’s dam levels remain very low at 20.9% on 7 May. But a closer look at the data gives the city’s residents reasons to be optimistic for 2019.

[GroundUp] Cape Town's dam levels remain very low at 20.9% on 7 May. But a closer look at the data gives the city's residents reasons to be optimistic for 2019.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

NDC Denounce Webster Katongo

Webster Katongo is a traitor, NDC Youth chairman Charles Kabwita has charged. Katongo, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presumed candidate, failed to turn up for nominations in the Chilanga Constituency by election. The official who has since defected and is … Continued

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Webster Katongo is a traitor, NDC Youth chairman Charles Kabwita has charged. Katongo, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presumed candidate, failed to turn up for nominations in the Chilanga Constituency by election. The official who has since defected and is backing the PF candidate shocked the Chishimba Kambwili led party when he failed to turn up for filing of nominations in the forthcoming Chilanga parliamentary by elections. He did not offer any reasons to his decision to embarrass the opposition party. But Kabwita has described Katongo as a traitor who cannot be trusted after he ditched the party to join the ruling patriotic Front a few days after nominations day. “Traitors betray the trust of those who have faith in them or believe their promises. Webster Katongo is a traitor who has betrayed us in the NDC, by turning his back on us at the eleventh hour,†Kabwita charged. He said Katongo was the NDC preferred candidate and all arrangements were made prior to nominations but decided to stay away while his phone went unanswered until 18:00hrs when it went off to put the Kambwili led party in a panic mode. “Mr Katongo was our preferred candidate for Chilanga constituency by-election. Everything was prepared for his nominations the day before the nomination day, but to our surprise he stopped answering our phone calls and only sent a text message that he was in the bank at exactly 13 hours, at about 18 hours he switched off his mobile phone, and never said a word to the leadership of our party,†Kabwita narrated. He said Katongo was planted and knew his plans adding that his motive was to prevent the National Democratic Congress Party from filing in nominations. “He knew what he was doing from day one. The mission was to prevent NDC from participating in the by-election in Chilanga constituency. God have mercy on him,†Kabwita added. Katongo has since joined the ruling patriotic Front accusing the NDC of lacking foresight to discuss issues affecting Zambians. Katongo told a media briefing on Sunday that he will support PF candidate Mama Maria Langa. The election is set for June 4. The post NDC Denounce Webster Katongo appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Municipal Elections 2018 – ‘General Voter Turnout 33.7 Percent’, Says Mnasri

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The general voter turnout in the municipal elections has reached 33.7%, President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE), Mohamed Tlili Mnasri announced Sunday evening.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The general voter turnout in the municipal elections has reached 33.7%, President of the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE), Mohamed Tlili Mnasri announced Sunday evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia

Court Staff Summoned in Karua Case Against Waiguru

[Nation] The High Court in Kerugoya has directed court’s deputy registrar to avail judiciary staff who received Martha Karua’s petition against election of Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, after a piece of evidence went missing from the case file.

[Nation] The High Court in Kerugoya has directed court's deputy registrar to avail judiciary staff who received Martha Karua's petition against election of Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, after a piece of evidence went missing from the case file.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

‘Outer Islands of Seychelles’ Gets New Print Run Due to Popular Demand

[Seychelles News Agency] The Islands Development Company (IDC) of Seychelles has published a second edition of the book ‘Outer Islands of Seychelles’ by Adrian Skerrett to because of high demand, said an official of the company.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Islands Development Company (IDC) of Seychelles has published a second edition of the book 'Outer Islands of Seychelles' by Adrian Skerrett to because of high demand, said an official of the company.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

4 Seychellois Trained in Fish Health, Bio-Security Course to Island Nation’s Approach

[Seychelles News Agency] Four Seychellois are now better equipped to deal with fish health management after attending a one-week training course on fish health and biosecurity at the Rhodes University in South Africa.

[Seychelles News Agency] Four Seychellois are now better equipped to deal with fish health management after attending a one-week training course on fish health and biosecurity at the Rhodes University in South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Police Officer Commits Suicide After Demotion

A 34-year-old Sub Inspector in the Zambia Correctional Service in Mufurila has committed suicide by shooting himself a few days after he was demoted. Copperbelt Police commissioner Charity Katanga has identified the deceased as Sub Inspector Simumba Simumba who committed … Continued

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A 34-year-old Sub Inspector in the Zambia Correctional Service in Mufurila has committed suicide by shooting himself a few days after he was demoted. Copperbelt Police commissioner Charity Katanga has identified the deceased as Sub Inspector Simumba Simumba who committed suicide using a 303 riffle. Katanga said the officer was detailed at Mukuba Open Correctional farm where he was picked in a drunken state by villagers who later took him home. “The officer was detailed at Mukuba open correctional farm and was brought by nearby villagers in a drunken state whilst in his room he got the rifle and threatened to shoot at every one who was around before allegedly shooting himself,” she confirmed. She said the the deceased sustained a wound on the left breast and below the shoulder on the same left back. “The officer was psychologically disturbed after reduction in rank following a disciplinary charge. “[the] body of the deceased is lying at Ronald Ross Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem and burial,” Katanga stated. The post Police Officer Commits Suicide After Demotion appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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National Bus Strike – DA Calls for Speedy Resolution to Wage Negotiations As Strike Enters Day 20

[DA] Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, must show leadership and help bring the bus strike to an end as trade unions and employers in the bus industry meet to discuss wages today.

[DA] Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, must show leadership and help bring the bus strike to an end as trade unions and employers in the bus industry meet to discuss wages today.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Municipal Elections 2018 – Imed Khémiri Announces Ennahdha’s Victory According to Preliminary Results

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -According to the preliminary results of the municipal elections organised on May 6, the Ennahdha movement is in the lead, said spokesperson of the movement Imed Khémiri, pending the announcement of the official results by the electoral authority.

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -According to the preliminary results of the municipal elections organised on May 6, the Ennahdha movement is in the lead, said spokesperson of the movement Imed Khémiri, pending the announcement of the official results by the electoral authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Tunisia