Jubilee MPs Meet at State House Over EALA, House Commitees

[Nation] Jubilee MPs are meeting at State House this morning as the ruling party puts together its committee membership lists and decides on its candidates to the East African Legislative Assembly.

[Nation] Jubilee MPs are meeting at State House this morning as the ruling party puts together its committee membership lists and decides on its candidates to the East African Legislative Assembly.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

In Defense of Uganda’s Red Pepper

[CPJ] CPJ has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision.

[CPJ] CPJ has included eight staffers of the controversial Ugandan tabloid Red Pepper in its 2017 global census of imprisoned journalists. Some may disagree with that decision.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Day Zero Moved Forward As Cape Town Water Consumption Increases to ‘Dangerous Levels’

[News24Wire] Cape Town’s “Day Zero” has moved forward by two days after water consumption increased to “dangerous levels” from an average of 611 million litres per day last week to 628 million litres this week, Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

[News24Wire] Cape Town's "Day Zero" has moved forward by two days after water consumption increased to "dangerous levels" from an average of 611 million litres per day last week to 628 million litres this week, Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

CBU Students Continue Class Boycott

Students at the Copperbelt University have refused to get back to class despite calm returning at the higher institution of learning following fights with the Zambia Police. The students who are going about their normal activities within the institution are … Continued

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Students at the Copperbelt University have refused to get back to class despite calm returning at the higher institution of learning following fights with the Zambia Police. The students who are going about their normal activities within the institution are demanding that government pays them their delayed meal allowance. The contend that it was unfair for government and other concerned stakeholders to expect students to be in class without eating and after being beaten by the police. “we were beaten badly over the weekend, our meal allowances have not been paid how do they expect us to go back to class. This is very unfair, government should just pay us and there will be no problems here, yes we will not get back to class until our accounts are credited,†one student declared. Another student disclosed that union leaders have been sent to Lusaka to dialogue with Prof Nkandu Luo to find a lasting solution to the challenges at the Copperbelt University. “We have been informed that our union leaders have gone to Lusaka to meet the minister maybe from that we will get answers but as of now the situation remains like this. Government should just be fair on us we can’t be in class on an empty stomach,†another student said. They have expressed hope that government will respond to their demands and ensure the academic calendar progresses uninterrupted. “For some of us we are ready to go back to class, once we are paid there is no problem we will go back,†another student added. The post CBU Students Continue Class Boycott appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Honour Githeri Man If You Want, But Don’t Overdo the Hype

[Nation] What I’m doing at the moment is sitting in my house, waiting for dinner to cook over my stove, and anticipating the greater heights that come with what I’m about to eat.

[Nation] What I’m doing at the moment is sitting in my house, waiting for dinner to cook over my stove, and anticipating the greater heights that come with what I’m about to eat.