A Record 16,064 Fill Assets Forms – Report

[Daily News] The Public Leaders’ Ethics Secretariat Commission says among 16,339 officials identified by the Code of Ethics Act, 16,064 (98 per cent) filled assets and liabilities declaration forms for 2017.

[Daily News] The Public Leaders' Ethics Secretariat Commission says among 16,339 officials identified by the Code of Ethics Act, 16,064 (98 per cent) filled assets and liabilities declaration forms for 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Forced Returns Put Nigerian Refugees at Risk

[ISS] Cameroon has forcibly returned 385 refugees to Nigeria this year, most of them in the past month, a United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report reveals. This despite the country’s commitment as recently as 2017 to facilitate the safe return of N…

[ISS] Cameroon has forcibly returned 385 refugees to Nigeria this year, most of them in the past month, a United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) report reveals. This despite the country's commitment as recently as 2017 to facilitate the safe return of Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Makes It Cheaper for Women to Run in 2019 Election

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Blantyre -Female candidates will pay 25 percent less than men to run for parliament in Malawi under a scheme to get more women into power in a general election due next year, authorities have said.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Blantyre -Female candidates will pay 25 percent less than men to run for parliament in Malawi under a scheme to get more women into power in a general election due next year, authorities have said.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Anxiety as Regulator, Pay TV Operators Dispute Over Fees

[East African] In a war that initially played out in paid adverts in the dailies, a dispute between Uganda’s pay TV operators and the communication regulator is keeping consumers on the edge.

[East African] In a war that initially played out in paid adverts in the dailies, a dispute between Uganda's pay TV operators and the communication regulator is keeping consumers on the edge.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Calls for UN to Take Over Tense Camp

[East African] An Australia umbrella body for refugees and people seeking asylum has called on international community to intervene on the current situation at a camp in western Rwanda for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

[East African] An Australia umbrella body for refugees and people seeking asylum has called on international community to intervene on the current situation at a camp in western Rwanda for refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Belated: A Message To Fellow Scribes

Journalist Tilyenji Mwanza says the media should foster transparency and accountability. In a message we belatedly deliver as a contribution to the World Press Freedom Day, Mwanza says good journalism can make the world a better place to live. READ … Continued

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Journalist Tilyenji Mwanza says the media should foster transparency and accountability. In a message we belatedly deliver as a contribution to the World Press Freedom Day, Mwanza says good journalism can make the world a better place to live. READ BELOW HER THOUGHTS TODAY ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 2018 Theme: Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law This theme calls for an independent judiciary that ensures legal guarantees for press freedom and the prosecution of crimes against journalists. It also addresses the role of the media in sustainable development, during important events like elections. The media is a Watchdog, with emphasis I do not refer to the stupid Zambian Watchdog blog that brings a disgrace to journalism; just the thought of them makes me gag. The media as a Watchdog should foster transparency, accountability and the rule of law. It’s amazing to be a journalist someone once whispered to me; journalism will kill you but what they do not realise is it will keep you alive while you’re at it. Henry Anatole Grunwald said; “Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.†That does not make us fearful it builds us as journalists and gives us a courage only to forge on with our weapon the pen, not a weapon of destruction but weapon meant to set a transformation agenda that will see nation’s grow and for my Zambia, develop. Good journalism, can make our world a better place, Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way; it is not smear hate speech, propaganda or self glow. The role of journalism is to educate the public mind, not to stock it with wanted and unwanted impressions. HAPPY PRESS FREEDOM SCRIBES Tilyenji Mwanza: 3rd May, 2018 The post Belated: A Message To Fellow Scribes appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Denial of Humanitarian Aid Is a War Tactic

[IPS] When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the eff…

[IPS] When I visited South Sudan last year, I heard story after story about health professionals and humanitarian workers being prevented from doing critical work. Government officials regularly increased fees for nonprofits trying to alleviate the effects of conflict, stopped humanitarian convoys from delivering life-saving supplies, and erected bureaucratic obstacles designed to impede access to civilians in need.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

FIFA Endorse Zifa Roadmap

[The Herald] FIFA have broken their silence on ZIFA elections, with the world football governing body giving their seal of approval to the roadmap crafted by the association’s Congress at their annual meeting in February.

[The Herald] FIFA have broken their silence on ZIFA elections, with the world football governing body giving their seal of approval to the roadmap crafted by the association's Congress at their annual meeting in February.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Rwanda to Host Key Continental Aviation Meet

[New Times] Rwanda will later this month host the Africa International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Symposium, an event that will bring together more than 300 major actors in the aviation industry from across Africa.

[New Times] Rwanda will later this month host the Africa International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Symposium, an event that will bring together more than 300 major actors in the aviation industry from across Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda