Ending Polio In Nigeria Once And For All

[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Polio, a vicious disease that primarily affects children and leaves them severely disabled, reared its ugly head once again in Nigeria last year, two years since it was last detected in the region.

[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Polio, a vicious disease that primarily affects children and leaves them severely disabled, reared its ugly head once again in Nigeria last year, two years since it was last detected in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Commander-In-Chief: Pres. Lungu Officiates At Army Parade

President Edgar Lungu this afternoon officiated at an army event as part of his commander in chief duties. The Head of State, who is Commander In Chief Of the Armed Forces says the event was to consecrete the first and … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu this afternoon officiated at an army event as part of his commander in chief duties. The Head of State, who is Commander In Chief Of the Armed Forces says the event was to consecrete the first and second infantry battalions. “I was greatly honoured to officiate at the trooping and consecration of colours parade for 1st and 2nd infantry battalions and 3 mechanised infantry battalions at Arakan Barracks in Lusaka “As a Christian nation, Zambians are determined to walk in the doctrine of our founding fathers and mothers as we pursue a more united nation where everyone is guaranteed #peace and the greatest #freedom possible. “For this reason, we are called to serve a greater purpose together. It is in this spirit that we gathered today trooping and consecrating the regimental colours for three of Zambia’s prime fighting battalions. These battalions are a great pride not just for the Zambia Army, but for the nation at large. “It is important to note that these colours are not only a reminder of military achievements, but symbols of regimental and national pride. By consecrating these colours, we are acknowledging the Almighty God who, in the inspired writings of Jeremaih has promised that: “If my people remember me,Ii will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.'” said President Lungu. The post Commander-In-Chief: Pres. Lungu Officiates At Army Parade appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Photo Focus: RB Overseeing Kenya Polls

Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda is in Kenya overseeing the elections as Head of the observer mission appointed by the Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland. Deputy Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Fourth Republican President Chibeza Mfuni says president … Continued

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RB With Rachel Fowler, deputy field director of the Carter Center. President Banda with Keith Jennings of the National Democratic Institute. RB and Commonwealth observer Martin Kaiserye (left) and a local poll officer. RB with former South Africa president Thabo Mbeki RB with Kenya opposition leader Raila Odinga. RB with Head of EU Observer Mission in Kenya RB Meeting Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Hon. Amina Muhammad Omar. Fourth Republican President Rupiah Banda is in Kenya overseeing the elections as Head of the observer mission appointed by the Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland. Deputy Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Fourth Republican President Chibeza Mfuni says president Banda is honoured to be part of the foreign mission in an election that has put Kenya on its edge. President Banda says Kenya is an important country and was playing a critical role in the East and Central Africa regions. The former Head of State says it was a humbling duty to be in Kenya at a crucial time as this one. President Banda is expected to leave Kenya on Monday for South Africa where he is expected to give a keynote address at the African Presidents Leadership Centre conference on higher education issues on the continent. The post Photo Focus: RB Overseeing Kenya Polls appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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OPINION: Is Kambwili Just a Paper Tiger

Images of expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili addressing a National Democratic Congress (NDC) meeting Kitwe sent waves of panic in the ruling Patriotic Front circles. They may not have admitted it but a panicky Bowman Lusambo was not … Continued

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Images of expelled Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili addressing a National Democratic Congress (NDC) meeting Kitwe sent waves of panic in the ruling Patriotic Front circles. They may not have admitted it but a panicky Bowman Lusambo was not taking any chances when Kambwili was an unwelcome visitor in Kabushi Constituency interacting with traders at the gutted Kapalala Market by asking his Roan counterpart through some rowdy youths to leave. The bad blood between Lusambo and Kambwili was an extension of their near punch up at parliament buildings a few weeks earlier. Kambwili has been a thorn in the ruling party backside with his often unguarded stinging corruption allegations. Kambwili has been raising all this dust whilst claiming total loyalty to the PF. He has gone to court defending his right to remain a member of the Patriotic Front. The irony in all this is that Kambwili has been bashing the PF on allegations of corruption making it clear that he is not in deed part of them. It may not be the most attractive counsel to Kambwili but if he wants to walk the full mile he has to consider ditching the PF. Kambwili should decide what he wants to do when there is still time. He must decide whether he still wants to remain I the PF and stick it out with prospective challengers to President Edgar Lungu that are sitting on the fence or go the NDC way where the path has been cleared for him. It will not do for him to insist on being a PF member while on the other hand bashing the ruling party with corruption allegations. It is not by accident that his incessant attacks have so far earned him a Bowman special at parliament. Kambwili must decide whether he wants to lead a political party. To Kambwili 2021 may seem very far now but it would do him great to get down to work now if his overt presidential ambitions are serious. He must learn from the Michael Sata template where the King Cobra dusted himself in the post 2001 humiliation and got down to work. Kambwili cannot claim to want to lead the masses when he is desperately clinging on to his parliamentary seat. Why is it so important for him to remain cloaked in PF apparel in parliament but bashing the ruling party at every opportunity? For the man claiming to have the muscle to topple President Lungu (in an election) why should he not be willing to slug it out in Roan Constituency as his first show of seriousness? The longer he hangs on to the PF in parliament the more time it will cost him to freely open up mobilizing strictures under his name not under some pseudo arrangement. It is not meant to be easy and is definitely more than just making noise in some friendly newspapers and points of order in parliament. To lead Kambwili must be ready and willing to make some sacrifices and hanging on to a ministerial allowance is not one of them. He will have to go back to the trenches and fight and endure even some more slaps. Who can forget that one moment when the late Willie Nsanda disrespectfully dragged then opposition leader Michael Sata from a live Radio Ichengelo program? That was part of the sacrifices that Sata made on his way to State House. Newspaper headlines are only part of the struggle but not the most significant. Playing cosy to radio stations and newspapers will expose Kambwili for the paper Tiger he seems to realistically be. The post OPINION: Is Kambwili Just a Paper Tiger appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Govt Must Heed Warnings

[Zimbabwe Independent] Despite strenuous denials by deluded government officials, the economy is in dire straits and all the objective facts point to a catastrophic end to 2017, largely on the back of far-reaching structural deficiencies worsened by mi…

[Zimbabwe Independent] Despite strenuous denials by deluded government officials, the economy is in dire straits and all the objective facts point to a catastrophic end to 2017, largely on the back of far-reaching structural deficiencies worsened by mismanagement.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Three Private Clinics Closed Down

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Health Directorate has closed down three private clinics which no longer meet the basic conditions for providing medical services in the capital.

[AIM] Maputo -The Maputo City Health Directorate has closed down three private clinics which no longer meet the basic conditions for providing medical services in the capital.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Migration Official Arrested for Parallel Passport Scam

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested an official of the National Immigration Service (SENAMI), who was found in possession of 78 applications for passports.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have arrested an official of the National Immigration Service (SENAMI), who was found in possession of 78 applications for passports.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Local Actor Ashikoto Working On Own Soapie

[New Era] Windhoek -Acclaimed local actor Dalton Ashikoto, known as Mr Gumbi in the popular South African soapie Generations: the Legacy, has announced plans to produce his own television drama.

[New Era] Windhoek -Acclaimed local actor Dalton Ashikoto, known as Mr Gumbi in the popular South African soapie Generations: the Legacy, has announced plans to produce his own television drama.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Bindura University Mediocrity Exposed

[Zimbabwe Independent] A recent staff audit at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) reveals a massive shortage of professors and teaching assistants, among other serious shortcomings compromising the quality of learning at the institution.

[Zimbabwe Independent] A recent staff audit at Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) reveals a massive shortage of professors and teaching assistants, among other serious shortcomings compromising the quality of learning at the institution.

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Ruling Party, Opposition Must Reconsider Their Candidates

[Zimbabwe Independent] The opposition MDC-T is at a crossroads and there is need to sort out a number of urgent issues in relation to itself and the coalition ahead of the 2018 general elections, particularly the issue of the presidential candidate at …

[Zimbabwe Independent] The opposition MDC-T is at a crossroads and there is need to sort out a number of urgent issues in relation to itself and the coalition ahead of the 2018 general elections, particularly the issue of the presidential candidate at the polls.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe