Progress Made in Drought Intervention Measures

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says significant progress has been made with regards to drought relief interventions nationwide.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) says significant progress has been made with regards to drought relief interventions nationwide.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Cameroon Arrive For Under-20 Tournament

The junior indomitable lions of Cameroun became the first foreign team to jet in the country ahead of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations that commences on Sunday. Cameroun arrived in the country at 01:00 hours to signal a … Continued

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The junior indomitable lions of Cameroun became the first foreign team to jet in the country ahead of the Total Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations that commences on Sunday. Cameroun arrived in the country at 01:00 hours to signal a step up in the highly anticipated tournament. The junior lions are in Group B alongside South Africa, Senegal and Sudan. And Vice President Inonge Wina will this morning touch base with the Zambia Under-20 at Barclays Sports Complex. Wina will be delivering word from President Edgar Lungu on the weighty expectations on the team as they host the tournament. Zambia is in Group A alongside Guinea, Mali and Egypt. Top four teams at the tournament will make it to the FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Zambia has only been to the world cup twice in 1999 and 2007. Tickets are being sold at Shoprite outlets through compu-ticket and Post offices with the pricing been K10, K20 for opening wing while K200 is the charge for grand stand. …………… The post Cameroon Arrive For Under-20 Tournament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Facebook Post Derails Doctors’ Pay Talks

[Nation] Negotiations between doctors and the Ministry of Health stalled on Monday after a government official leaked details of the talks despite a gentleman’s agreement to maintain secrecy.

[Nation] Negotiations between doctors and the Ministry of Health stalled on Monday after a government official leaked details of the talks despite a gentleman's agreement to maintain secrecy.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Parliament Resumes Sitting Today

Parliament will resume sitting today after having adjourned sine die last year. Ten government bills are expected to be presented during this run that will last over five weeks. On the table will be bills like the constitution amendment bill … Continued

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Parliament will resume sitting today after having adjourned sine die last year. Ten government bills are expected to be presented during this run that will last over five weeks. On the table will be bills like the constitution amendment bill and the constituency development bill among others. In line with new parliamentary reforms President Edgar Lungu is expected to address parliament next month to set the tone for his developmental agenda. The post Parliament Resumes Sitting Today appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Zambia Wasting National Resources Hosting Under-20 Tourney, Says Prof Phiri

Former Information Permanent Secretary Dr Sam Phiri has staged a devil’s advocate stance by saying that hosting the Under-20 Africa Cup is a useless undertaking for the country. Dr Phiri, currently a lecturer at the University of Zambia reckons the … Continued

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Former Information Permanent Secretary Dr Sam Phiri has staged a devil’s advocate stance by saying that hosting the Under-20 Africa Cup is a useless undertaking for the country. Dr Phiri, currently a lecturer at the University of Zambia reckons the event is not worth throwing national resources on. BELOW IS HISFULL POSTING: SHOULD ZAMBIA BE HOSTING THE UNDER-20 SOCCER TOURNEY? I think not…and here is why: Some 6 months ago, Brazil through the regional Govt of Rio de Janeiro hosted the Olympics. Millions of public funds were spent on that extravaganza… Today… 1. The GIANT Maracana Stadium is derelict, deserted, abandoned…with seats stripped for lack of maintenance; 2. A public university in Rio remains closed…no funds from Govt to fund its operations; 3. No medicines in public hospitals in Rio – no money from State govt; 4. Rio Govt can’t pay its workers, etc, etc… IN SHORT… The Rio State Govt is BROKE after staging that useless extravaganza. WAS IT WORTH IT? From the above lessons, PERHAPS we should be asking ourselves whether Zambia should be spending PUBLIC funds hosting a useless tournament in which SCANTLY dressed men spend 90 minutes chasing a PLASTIC ball filled-up with pumped-in air. BY THE WAY, HOW MUCH IS ZAMBIA WASTING ON THIS EXERCISE? Is it worth it? The post Zambia Wasting National Resources Hosting Under-20 Tourney, Says Prof Phiri appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Port Elizabeth Museum to Remember 607 Victims of SS Mendi

[News24Wire] An exhibition honouring the 607 black soldiers who died when the SS Mendi sank in 1917 will open at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] An exhibition honouring the 607 black soldiers who died when the SS Mendi sank in 1917 will open at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Asylum Seekers Urged to Make Appointments

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Home Affairs has urged asylum seekers and refugees visiting the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre for various services to follow due process and desist from showing up without appointments and on days tha…

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The Department of Home Affairs has urged asylum seekers and refugees visiting the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Centre for various services to follow due process and desist from showing up without appointments and on days that are not designated for their blocs.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pres. Lungu Ready To Meet Opposition, But Not Hichilema

The Patriotic Front says that President Edgar Lungu will meet any opposition leader except the UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema. PF deputy spokesperson said that the UPND leader had made it impossible for President Edgar Lungu to meet him as he had … Continued

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The Patriotic Front says that President Edgar Lungu will meet any opposition leader except the UPND’s Hakainde Hichilema. PF deputy spokesperson said that the UPND leader had made it impossible for President Edgar Lungu to meet him as he had refused to recognize his authority. The PF and UPND have a very hostile relationship with the call for dialogue between them falling on deaf ears. “How do you expect him to go and meet someone as Republican President who does not recognize him? He has refused to recognize him and has gone to court challenging the election results,†Bwalya said. He said that Hichilema will only be given audience if he humbles himself and acknowledges the decision of the Zambian people to have elected President Lungu. The post Pres. Lungu Ready To Meet Opposition, But Not Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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