Age Limit Bill – Will MPs Follow Voters or Party?

[Monitor] The period that the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, gave to MPs to carry out public consultations following the tabling of the Private Members’ Bill to amend Article 102 (b) by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi to scrap presidential age…

[Monitor] The period that the Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, gave to MPs to carry out public consultations following the tabling of the Private Members' Bill to amend Article 102 (b) by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi to scrap presidential age limits on September 27, is over.

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NDC Warn PF: “We’ll Respond With Violence”

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in Kitwe has warned the Patriotic Front not to take them for granted because they can also retaliate. District chairman Steven Chewe said the behaviour of PF cadres was unbecoming and warned that NDC … Continued

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) party in Kitwe has warned the Patriotic Front not to take them for granted because they can also retaliate. District chairman Steven Chewe said the behaviour of PF cadres was unbecoming and warned that NDC will not sit idle and watch them continue attacking their leaders. He said the NDC has been very peaceful but the trend of them being attacked whenever they had a meeting was becoming unbearable and will not be allowed to continue. “We are a very peaceful party, but what the PF is doing is not good. It’s like every time we have an event they will come to attack us. I think we will not allow this we may be forced to retaliate if this continues,†Chewe said. Chewe was commenting on the attacks by suspected PF cadres on NDC Secretary General Mwenya Musenge and spokesperson Eric Chanda. “I think we would like to urge the National youth chairman Honourable Steven Kampyongo to tame these PF cadres and condemn their barbaric acts. If not, we will conclude that they are in support of such behaviours,†he said. Chewe said police should bring to book all individuals that attacked the NDC leaders at 5fm in Lusaka. “If you check the place where that incident happened, it is just near the police headquarters, so we expect them to do a professional job on this matter,†said Chewe. The post NDC Warn PF: “We’ll Respond With Violence” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Jacob Zuma Makes Last Major Speech As ANC Party Head

[Deutsche Welle] In his last speech as head of the ANC, South African President Jacob Zuma has admitted people are not happy with the state of the party. The race to succeed him is too close to call.

[Deutsche Welle] In his last speech as head of the ANC, South African President Jacob Zuma has admitted people are not happy with the state of the party. The race to succeed him is too close to call.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Seven Years After Arab Spring, Tunisia’s Future Uncertain

[Deutsche Welle] The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggling to achieve democratic reforms and economic growth.

[Deutsche Welle] The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggling to achieve democratic reforms and economic growth.

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Events That Will Not Leave Us the Same

[Monitor] Kogikwatako -Changing Constitutions to suit the needs of sitting presidents is nothing new in Africa but when some MPs began pushing for this at the beginning of the year, no one really believed them. But then, there is no smoke without fire….

[Monitor] Kogikwatako -Changing Constitutions to suit the needs of sitting presidents is nothing new in Africa but when some MPs began pushing for this at the beginning of the year, no one really believed them. But then, there is no smoke without fire. In September, this fire culminated in a rare fist fight in the August House that made international news, more for the fighting stance of some MPs than the reason behind the fight.

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Seven-Year Term for MPs Runs Into Wall

[Monitor] Kampala -Lawmakers seeking to prolong their stay in Parliament for two more years when their current five-year term expires in 2021, have been thrown into panic after constitutional lawyers and senior politicians poured cold water on the prop…

[Monitor] Kampala -Lawmakers seeking to prolong their stay in Parliament for two more years when their current five-year term expires in 2021, have been thrown into panic after constitutional lawyers and senior politicians poured cold water on the proposed constitutional amendments.

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Age Limit Bill – Details of Legal Committee Report

[Monitor] Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs failed to reach consensus on the contentious proposal to amend Article 102(b) and remove age limits, prompting MPs to author two conflicting reports regarding the scrapping of age limits for presidentia…

[Monitor] Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs failed to reach consensus on the contentious proposal to amend Article 102(b) and remove age limits, prompting MPs to author two conflicting reports regarding the scrapping of age limits for presidential candidates.

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Age Limit – Bishop Odama Urges Legislators On Honesty and Transparency

[Monitor] Gulu -The Archbishop of Gulu Arch Diocese John Baptist Odama has cautioned Ugandan legislators in the tenth parliament to exhibit honesty and transparency while debating and voting on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017.

[Monitor] Gulu -The Archbishop of Gulu Arch Diocese John Baptist Odama has cautioned Ugandan legislators in the tenth parliament to exhibit honesty and transparency while debating and voting on the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017.

Investigative Unit’s McBride Due Back in Court

[News24Wire] Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting his daughter.

[News24Wire] Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head Robert McBride is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly assaulting his daughter.

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PF Cadres In Kitwe Illegally Feasting On Land

A group of suspected Patriotic Front cadres have gone on rampage illegally allocating themselves pieces of land in Kitwe’s Twatasha Township. The group of unscrupulous individuals are claiming to have supported the ruling party but have not benefited in anyway … Continued

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A group of suspected Patriotic Front cadres have gone on rampage illegally allocating themselves pieces of land in Kitwe’s Twatasha Township. The group of unscrupulous individuals are claiming to have supported the ruling party but have not benefited in anyway yet others are. “For us we just want to benefit as well before it is too late. If you check this land it is not owned by anyone. We have been to the council no help is coming through. we have engaged the area councillor, he is also not helping,†one of the cadres complained. “These councillors have been sharing land and no one is following them around so what is wrong with us doing the same? If the council was effective we wouldn’t be here.†However, area councillor Michael Mbulo is amazed at what was going in his ward. He said investigative wings have been engaged to bring to book all the individuals involved. “People should not take the law in their hands. Having campaigned for the ruling party doesn’t give one powers to start allocating land to themselves. That is wrong procedure must be followed. “We know them they think they campaigned more than others but we will show them that we don’t tolerate lawlessness especially were illegalities are concerned,†he said. The post PF Cadres In Kitwe Illegally Feasting On Land appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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