‘Learn the Lessons of Rwanda,’ UN Chief Said, Calling for a Future of Tolerance, Human Rights for All

[UN News] Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres today said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again.

[UN News] Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres today said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Sunday Chanda Celebrates New PF Role; Thanks Pres. Lungu & Pledges Loyalty

Former MMD member Sunday Chanda has accepted his new role as ruling Patriotic Front director of media with humility and gratitude. Chanda, a staunch campaigner for Pres. Lungu, has been rewarded with the role of party director media after he … Continued

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Former MMD member Sunday Chanda has accepted his new role as ruling Patriotic Front director of media with humility and gratitude. Chanda, a staunch campaigner for Pres. Lungu, has been rewarded with the role of party director media after he fell out of favour with the inner circle over a year ago. He writes, “it is with a deep sense of gratitude and humility to His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu and the Secretary General of the Party Hon Davies Mwila that I have received the news of my appointment as Media Director of the PF. “This has indeed come at a time when others could have been more qualified and in a position to do better; I do not take this gesture lightly. With the support from the Party leadership and membership of the PF, I pray that I can add my the little to the more. Thank you for the messages of goodwill coming from members of the public who may not necessarily be PF. Your contributions and advise will be valued on this Journey. To the PF family….Let’s get to work!” The Patriotic Front has elevated foot soldie Chanda to the position Director of Media. Chanda has since becoming a PF member regularly stood in the line of fire in defence of everything the ruling party will take. The appointment also comes a consolation after being by-passed for adoption as candidate for Kanchbiya, a seat he lost when he attempted to contest on the MMD ticket in 2011. Previous occupants of that position are Chanda Mfula and the political troublemaker Brian Hapunda. The announcement was made today by PF secretary general Davis Mwila. The post Sunday Chanda Celebrates New PF Role; Thanks Pres. Lungu & Pledges Loyalty appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

New Donor Funding Allows WFP to Resume Full Food Rations for Refugees in Kenya

[WFP] With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers – which make up 30 percent of the refuge…

[WFP] With new resources received since the beginning of the year, WFP is now able to restore the full food ration for all refugees from April to July. However, the funding currently available for cash transfers - which make up 30 percent of the refugees' food assistance - will last only until May.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Police Probe Shooting At Mines Ministry

[Namibian] THE police are investigating a shooting incident that happened in the mines ministry’s parking lot in Windhoek after an alleged road rage incident last month.

[Namibian] THE police are investigating a shooting incident that happened in the mines ministry's parking lot in Windhoek after an alleged road rage incident last month.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Fitch Downgrades SA to Junk Status

[Daily Maverick] As thousands of South Africans protest around the country calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down or be recalled, the country’s economic prospects have been downgraded to junk by Fitch, becoming the second ratings agency to do so…

[Daily Maverick] As thousands of South Africans protest around the country calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down or be recalled, the country's economic prospects have been downgraded to junk by Fitch, becoming the second ratings agency to do so in four days. Moody's is yet to announce its decision. By JILLIAN GREEN.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Barrett Sees Red, Faces Disciplinary Hearing

[News24Wire] Star Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett faces a disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card in their 38-28 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs in Wellington on Friday.

[News24Wire] Star Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett faces a disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card in their 38-28 Vodacom Super Rugby victory over the Waratahs in Wellington on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Police Raid Mandrax Factory

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have announced that on Thursday morning they dismantled a clandestine factory making the illegal drug mandrax in a house in the Mussumbuluco neighborhood in the southern city of Matola, according to a report in Frida…

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police have announced that on Thursday morning they dismantled a clandestine factory making the illegal drug mandrax in a house in the Mussumbuluco neighborhood in the southern city of Matola, according to a report in Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique