Monkeypox Spreads to Lagos

[Premium Times] The Lagos State government on Monday alerted the public of a possible outbreak of the new viral disease, Monkeypox, saying two suspected cases have been recorded in the state.

[Premium Times] The Lagos State government on Monday alerted the public of a possible outbreak of the new viral disease, Monkeypox, saying two suspected cases have been recorded in the state.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Troops Deploy Heavily Along Border

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon’s military said that it had stopped hundreds of Nigerian fighters attempting to enter its territory to join separatist groups in English speaking regions – that are demanding for independence.

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon's military said that it had stopped hundreds of Nigerian fighters attempting to enter its territory to join separatist groups in English speaking regions - that are demanding for independence.

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UNZA Utility Fees Go Up

A circular has been distributed announcing hiked utility fees at the University of Zambia. The increase are in some cases more that 100%. The circular availed to Zambia Reports shows that accommodation at the institution will charge K3900 per room … Continued

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A circular has been distributed announcing hiked utility fees at the University of Zambia. The increase are in some cases more that 100%. The circular availed to Zambia Reports shows that accommodation at the institution will charge K3900 per room from the previous K1244. To: Student Populace From: UNZASU Date: 9th October, 2017 Subject: Fee Increments This serves to inform the student populace that; 1.Accommodation fee has been increased. For Normal rooms from K1244 to K3900. Common rooms from K680 to K1950 2. Sports and recreation from K65 to K150 3.Internet from K55 to K194. 4. Examination fees increased by K150. Help unza students, they are being exploited. FaithfullyRWC-UNZASU PIS Simweene Chintu Choolwe. The post UNZA Utility Fees Go Up appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mugabe Demotes Mnangagwa in Cabinet Reshuffle

[The Herald] President Mugabe has, in terms of Sections 100 (200) (c) and (d) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) reassigned 10 ministers and made eight new appointments in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Monday. The re-assignments…

[The Herald] President Mugabe has, in terms of Sections 100 (200) (c) and (d) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) reassigned 10 ministers and made eight new appointments in a cabinet reshuffle announced late on Monday. The re-assignments and appointments are with immediate effect.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

42 Fire Tenders: What Dr. Kambwili Is Not Telling The Public

Who was chief government spokesman when the fire tender deal was in process? Why didn’t he tell the nation about the alleged corrupt individuals and malpractices he is now singing? Here is a timeline of events to juggle your memories … Continued

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Who was chief government spokesman when the fire tender deal was in process? Why didn’t he tell the nation about the alleged corrupt individuals and malpractices he is now singing? Here is a timeline of events to juggle your memories my good comrades on. 1. Matter started in 2012 (public is not aware). At the national fire day, late President Michael Sata directs that he wants a fire tender in each district and fire stations with equipment to save lives. He also proposes the setting up of a life-saving paramedics unit. 2. Albion Export Services a U.K. Company with local agents was engaged by Ministry of Local Govt to pursue the proposal of supplying fire tenders and safety equipment in 100 districts (public not aware) 3. A first draft is discussed to supply 100 fire tenders and equipment with a proposed expenditure totaling $168million (Public not aware) 4. 2013- Later MOU revised to start with 50 fire tenders for $68million. 5. Attorney General Mumba Malila refuses to sanction the MOU urging Ministry of Local Govt to comply with ZPPA requirements(public not aware) 6. ZPPA advises that the matter goes to public tender and declines the direct bidding or single-sourcing as proposed by Ministry of Local Government of Albion Export Services(public not aware) 7. In 2015, a Public tender for 42 fire trucks floated in national newspapers. Albion Services participates in the tender but quote $49million for 42 trucks(probably businesses are aware) 8. Out of 16 bidders, procurement committee picks Grandview International as the most realistic near specifications and pricing.(public not aware) 9. Albion Export Services were thrown out among other regularities, price and that the local agent Simamba Chilala and Hewit Chizyuka have no power of Attorney 10. Albion Export Services appeal to the ZPPA 11. ZPPA upholds the decisions of the Ministry of Local Government Procurement Committee 12. Other bidders report the matter to the ACC including a third party, Edith Nawakwi, President of the FDD 13. 2016- Process halted until ACC clears the process as above board and devoid of corruption as alleged by accusers 14. Albion Export Services not happy with local decisions that have cleared the tender 15. The matter goes to London High Court Arbitration process demanding that the Court orders re-tender or damages to the tune of $12m 16. The Court clears the matter ordering govt to pay or refund for expenses incurred by Albion Services during the period of draft proposals(public not aware) 17. Fire tender arrive in the country and are commissioned at a ceremony(Public now aware, price of the procurement becomes public, public outraged). The post 42 Fire Tenders: What Dr. Kambwili Is Not Telling The Public appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chengelo School Expels Two “Baby Thugs”

Chengelo School, a boarding educational facility for Zambia’s who is who, has expelled two pupils who launched merciless assault on their colleague. The beating was triggered by differences over a girl. A video was leaked at the weekend showing two … Continued

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Chengelo School, a boarding educational facility for Zambia’s who is who, has expelled two pupils who launched merciless assault on their colleague. The beating was triggered by differences over a girl. A video was leaked at the weekend showing two young boys beat a white boy while others watched the drama. The development has enraged many with the school finally acting a few hours ago. Chengelo has issued a statement that its sub disciplinary committee met today and decided to expel the “baby thugs.” “The Board’s Disciplinary Sub-Committee has met and the decision has been made to permanently exclude the two students responsible for the physical assault. Investigations and interviews regarding all students involved will be ongoing during the course of this week and we are working with and supporting the active police enquiry,” the statement reads. READ THE FULL STATEMENT PUBLIC STATEMENT 3 Thank you again to everyone who has been in touch with the school and for your patience as we follow due process. The Board’s Disciplinary Sub-Committee has met and the decision has been made to permanently exclude the two students responsible for the physical assault. Investigations and interviews regarding all students involved will be ongoing during the course of this week and we are working with and supporting the active police enquiry. We would like to state again that Chengelo School does not tolerate bullying in any form and we continue to review and strengthen our policies and student support mechanisms to ensure the safeguarding of our students. As stated previously, we will be holding an open meeting for parents at the school when term resumes on Sunday 15th October at 13.00hrs to communicate in person. Counselling services will be made available to students and we will be holding specific sessions with all classes to discuss and review the incident itself and the broader issues involved. Thank you. The post Chengelo School Expels Two “Baby Thugs” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Life Esidimeni – the Greatest Cause of Human Right Violations Since Democracy

[News24Wire] The death of at least 118 psychiatric patients after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 other NGOs has been described as one of “the greatest cause of human rights violation since the dawn of our democracy”.

[News24Wire] The death of at least 118 psychiatric patients after being transferred from Life Esidimeni to 27 other NGOs has been described as one of "the greatest cause of human rights violation since the dawn of our democracy".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Northern Cape On National Road Safety Competition Winners

[Govt of SA] Young Participants representing the Northern Cape at the National Road Safety Competitions in Rustenburg scooped five top positions during the robust competitions.

[Govt of SA] Young Participants representing the Northern Cape at the National Road Safety Competitions in Rustenburg scooped five top positions during the robust competitions.

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North West Legislature Hosts Debate On Status of Taung Hospital and Bethanie Clinic, 10 Oct

[Govt of SA] North West Legislature Speaker to host a house sitting to debate Health Committee Report on status of Taung Hospital and Bethanie Clinic

[Govt of SA] North West Legislature Speaker to host a house sitting to debate Health Committee Report on status of Taung Hospital and Bethanie Clinic

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