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[Botswana Daily News] Gumare -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana is one of the countries that highly respects its constitution.

[Botswana Daily News] Gumare -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama says Botswana is one of the countries that highly respects its constitution.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Bank Leaves Rate At 5 Per Cent

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Bank of Botswana’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Monday left the bank rate unchanged at 5 per cent as the inflationary outlook remains positive.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Bank of Botswana's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Monday left the bank rate unchanged at 5 per cent as the inflationary outlook remains positive.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

Sweden Gives Zambia 25 Ambulances

The Swedish Government through Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) has donated 25 basic support ambulances worth K13 million the Zambia government. The ambulances will be used for maternal health, new born child health, adolescent health and nutrition. Speaking he received … Continued

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The Swedish Government through Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA) has donated 25 basic support ambulances worth K13 million the Zambia government. The ambulances will be used for maternal health, new born child health, adolescent health and nutrition. Speaking he received the ambulances, Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya said the donation will go a long way in reducing maternal deaths in Eastern and Southern Provinces where they will be deployed. Dr. Chitalu says the government, through its strategic plan, is aiming at reducing the rate of maternal deaths in the country, and that the donation of the ambulances will supplement government’s efforts in reducing the rates. He says he is particularly happy that some of the vehicles will be used in Eastern Province where the country recorded the highest number of maternal deaths. And speaking he handed over ambulances, Swedish Ambassador to Zambia Henrik Cederin says the ambulances which cost K525, 000 each will be used to save lives in hard reached areas in Southern and Eastern provinces. Amb. Cederin says lack of transport results in pregnant women dying because they cannot reach the health centers on time. The post Sweden Gives Zambia 25 Ambulances appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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MISA Zambia Upset With Threats At Rural Radio

MISA-Zambia has issued a statement condemning PF cadres issuing threats against Manda’s K-FM in Luapula. The media body says any amounts of threats at the facility will be recorded as persecution of journalists. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT For Immediate … Continued

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MISA-Zambia has issued a statement condemning PF cadres issuing threats against Manda’s K-FM in Luapula. The media body says any amounts of threats at the facility will be recorded as persecution of journalists. BELOW IS THE FULL STATEMENT For Immediate Release Lusaka, 21st December, 2017. MISA Condemns PF threats to close down K-FM Radio MISA Zambia condemns, in the strongest terms, threats by the Patriotic Front cadres in Mansa to close down K-FM Radio if the station goes ahead and host Chipili Independent Member of Parliament Hon Jewis Chabi on its radio programme dubbed “Speak your minds Thursdayâ€. The radio station was scheduled to feature Hon Chabi on a paid up radio programme but unfortunately the PF cadres blocked the entry to the radio station and threatened with violence to close down the radio station. As MISA Zambia we believe that the PF cadre’s behavior is uncalled for and an infringement on the fundamental freedoms and rights of citizens. The PF cadres are not the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) mandated by law to carry out oversight functions on conduct of broadcasting houses. MISA Zambia believes that the threats issued by the PF cadres are a reflection or position of the PF party to close down media houses offering divergent views and information to the public in a democratic setting. We are further concerned that this incidence is not the first occurrence as we recorded a similar incident on 16th August, 2017 at Muchinga FM Radio in Chinsali District in the Northern province of Zambia, which received threats from some PF cadres after it featured Dr. Chishimba Kamwili on its Red-Carpet program which attracted a lot of attention and participation from the listeners. Subsequently, PF cadres on 14th December 2017, attacked 5FM radio in Lusaka for inviting Dr Chishimba Kambwili to feature on its ‘Burning Issue’ radio programme. The threats are an affront to the freedom of expression and media freedom and should be condemned by all well-meaning Zambians including the Patriotic Front (PF). We therefore call on the PF and police to bring to book the culprits and not pay a blind eye as it will encourage such acts and may result in self-censorship by the media. The PF must take immediate action as an expression of its commitment to the ideals of freedom of expression and that of the media which are critical to the well of democracy and ensuring good governance in the country. Issued by Hellen Mwale MISA Zambia Chairperson The post MISA Zambia Upset With Threats At Rural Radio appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mwanza Police Holds 32-Year Old Woman Over Bhang

[Citizen] Police in Mwanza Region are holding a 32-year-old woman over allegations of finding her in possession of illegal drugs believed to be bhang weighing between 30 and 50 kilograms.

[Citizen] Police in Mwanza Region are holding a 32-year-old woman over allegations of finding her in possession of illegal drugs believed to be bhang weighing between 30 and 50 kilograms.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Crude Oil Lifting – NNPC Refutes Report of $3.5bn ‘Ghost’ Companies

[Leadership] Abuja -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied allegations that it awarded crude oil term contracts to fake companies and has consequently allowed same to lift about 67.2 million barrels of Nigerian crude valued at ab…

[Leadership] Abuja -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied allegations that it awarded crude oil term contracts to fake companies and has consequently allowed same to lift about 67.2 million barrels of Nigerian crude valued at about $3.5billion in the first ten months of the year, covering January to October 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

NEC Sheds Light On Polls Saga

[Citizen] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has Chadema’s candidate in the Singida North parliamentary by-election was still the rightful candidate of the January polls because he had followed due process to allow his participation.

[Citizen] The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has Chadema's candidate in the Singida North parliamentary by-election was still the rightful candidate of the January polls because he had followed due process to allow his participation.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Damaged Cement Causes Suspension of Ward Executive Officer in Dodoma

[Citizen] The Iyumbu Ward Executive Officer in Dodoma Municipality, Mr Ramadhan Nombo, has been suspended pending an investigation after cement for construction of classrooms in 22 bags became lumpy.

[Citizen] The Iyumbu Ward Executive Officer in Dodoma Municipality, Mr Ramadhan Nombo, has been suspended pending an investigation after cement for construction of classrooms in 22 bags became lumpy.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania