Liberia’s Amended Rape Law Sparks Protest At Capitol Hill in Monrovia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law …

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A group of young advocates under the banner Concern Citizens of Liberia yesterday stormed the Capitol Building where they called on the Senate to establish a fast track to handle rape cases rather than amending the rape law by making it bailable.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Alexander Cummings Decries Senate Action to Amend Liberia’s Rape Law

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has reacted sharply to the amendment of Liberia’s rape law which originally treated rape as a non-bailable offense.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Standard Bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings has reacted sharply to the amendment of Liberia's rape law which originally treated rape as a non-bailable offense.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Kitwe Traders Accuse Police Of Encouraging Street Vending

Some Traders in Kitwe have accused Kitwe City Council Police Officers of encouraging street vending in the Central Business District. Speaking after a Council Police Office grabbed merchandise from a trader within the Central Business District, the traders said the … Continued

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Some Traders in Kitwe have accused Kitwe City Council Police Officers of encouraging street vending in the Central Business District. Speaking after a Council Police Office grabbed merchandise from a trader within the Central Business District, the traders said the officers have been charging traders to allow them trade in the CBD. They have complained that it is unfair to be asked to pay unspecified amounts of money even when one is just moving around town. “The reason why they have grabbed the merchandise is because she refused to pay, for us here we trading because we gave him something, its very difficult for us to survive so we just pay them sometimes K 5 or even K 10 just for us to be here” one trader complained. “We know its wrong nomba tapali efyo twingachita (there is nothing we can do), when that merchandise go to the council then its done, you will not get it, like that lady, do u think they will keep those bananas? No baleyafye mukulya (they will just eat)” he lamented. They traders have since appealed to the Kitwe City Council to quickly find them trading place adding that life has become difficult on the streets. They have also called on the local authority to ask the council police officers to stop grabbing merchandise from those moving around the streets. “I don’t know why they get out merchandise, because they mayor said they are not allowed, that is why we are saying they are encouraging street vending in town centre” he stated. “We need the Mayor to act on this, we are tired of them taking advantage of our vulnerability on the streets, we have families as well to take care of” And Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe said he was going to look into the matter and ensure that relevant action is taken against those found wanting. Kang’ombe further disclosed that the construction of a market shelter and stalls in Chisokone Market is near completion and traders will soon be accommodated. The post Kitwe Traders Accuse Police Of Encouraging Street Vending appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Kuwaiti Emir Greets Sisi Over October Six Victory Anniversary

[Egypt Online] Emir of Kuwait Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent a cable to Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi greeting him over the 44th anniversary of October 6 victory.

[Egypt Online] Emir of Kuwait Shiekh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah sent a cable to Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi greeting him over the 44th anniversary of October 6 victory.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

FM, African Group Coordinate Support for Khattab’s Nomination for Unesco Post

[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Friday 06/10/2017 with the permanent delegates who are members of the African Group at the UNESCO Executive Board upon an initiative from Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat.

[Egypt Online] Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry met on Friday 06/10/2017 with the permanent delegates who are members of the African Group at the UNESCO Executive Board upon an initiative from Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Cairo, Baghdad Probe Egypt’s Participation in Reconstructing Iraqi Cities

[Egypt Online] Minister of Housing Mostafa Madboli discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Ann Nafia Awsi means of promoting prospects of bilateral cooperation in the fields of housing, utilities and urban development.

[Egypt Online] Minister of Housing Mostafa Madboli discussed with his Iraqi counterpart Ann Nafia Awsi means of promoting prospects of bilateral cooperation in the fields of housing, utilities and urban development.

source: AllAfrica News: Egypt

Media Minister Wants Greater Role of Angop

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Media minister, João Melo, said on Thursday that he intends to work to give greater prominence and visibility to the country’s only News Agency (ANGOP) within the information system.

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Media minister, João Melo, said on Thursday that he intends to work to give greater prominence and visibility to the country's only News Agency (ANGOP) within the information system.

source: AllAfrica News: Angola