Unions Offer Belated Regret on Measly Increment

Some public service union bodies have been offering belated apologies for accepting a measly increment of between 7.4 and 9 percent from government. The Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union (CSAWU) has stated that it only accepted the miniscule adjustment … Continued

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Some public service union bodies have been offering belated apologies for accepting a measly increment of between 7.4 and 9 percent from government. The Civil Servants and Allied Workers Union (CSAWU) has stated that it only accepted the miniscule adjustment to avoid entering into a dispute with government. Union president David Chiyobe says that the unions would do better next year during negotiations for the 2018/19 collective bargaining. Chiyobe said that the unions would continue pressing for other possible side benefits for their members. On Sunday the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the Public Service Management Division (PSMD) penned a collective agreement covering 11 public service unions with a nine percent salary increment effective January 2018. The post Unions Offer Belated Regret on Measly Increment appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Forex Shops Close As New Licensing Rules Loom Large

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A number bureaux de change have closed business in Dar es Salaam, three months before new licensing requirements come into effect, The Citizen has learned.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A number bureaux de change have closed business in Dar es Salaam, three months before new licensing requirements come into effect, The Citizen has learned.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Traffic Police Rile Ndola Residents

Traffic police officers were back in bad light with a runaway motorist hitting and killing a pedestrian whilst running away from over-zealous law enforcement officers. The incident sparked a riot from Ndola residents that pelted stones at police officers as … Continued

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Traffic police officers were back in bad light with a runaway motorist hitting and killing a pedestrian whilst running away from over-zealous law enforcement officers. The incident sparked a riot from Ndola residents that pelted stones at police officers as they attempted to retrieve the body of the deceased teenager who died on the spot. Police had been pursuing a motorist who had allegedly committed a traffic offence with the chase going horribly wrong when he hit a pedestrian who died on the spot sparking riots. The angry mob attacked police whom they blamed for the death of the teenager after having pursued the motorist forcefully. Traffic police officers have become synonymous with scandal with a Lusaka resident engaging in a fist fight with officers last week over a disagreement on the manner they handled his case. The post Traffic Police Rile Ndola Residents appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Price Hikes Hit Darfur Health Centres, Khartoum Pharmacies

[Radio Dabanga] Darfur Camps / Khartoum -Five camps for displaced people in Darfur face the spread of malaria, fevers and diarrhoea amid increasing prices for medicines, camp residents reported. People protested the price hikes in pharmacies in Khartoum.

[Radio Dabanga] Darfur Camps / Khartoum -Five camps for displaced people in Darfur face the spread of malaria, fevers and diarrhoea amid increasing prices for medicines, camp residents reported. People protested the price hikes in pharmacies in Khartoum.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

U.S. Embassy Rebukes Sudan for Deadly Force At Darfur Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Embassy of the United States in Khartoum said it is “deeply concerned by the excessive use of force by government forces in the September 22 clashes with internally displaced persons at Kalma camp in South Darfur”.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Embassy of the United States in Khartoum said it is "deeply concerned by the excessive use of force by government forces in the September 22 clashes with internally displaced persons at Kalma camp in South Darfur".

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Somali President Jets Off to Saudi Arabia On Two-Day State Visit

[Shabelle] Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has flown to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday amid deepening rift between Somali Federal states and his Federal government over Gulf crises.

[Shabelle] Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has flown to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday amid deepening rift between Somali Federal states and his Federal government over Gulf crises.

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Ethiopia Says Somaliland Displaced Thousands of Oromo People

[Shabelle] Ethiopia accused a semi-autonomous territory in neighboring Somalia of illegally displacing more than 3,000 long-term Oromo residents in the wake of clashes on the boundary between two of Ethiopia’s regional states.

[Shabelle] Ethiopia accused a semi-autonomous territory in neighboring Somalia of illegally displacing more than 3,000 long-term Oromo residents in the wake of clashes on the boundary between two of Ethiopia's regional states.

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Pres. Lungu Hails Angola for Smooth Transition

President Edgar Lungu has hailed Angola for a smooth transition of power that saw Jao Laurenco take over from Edwardo Dos Santos who served for 38 years. The Head of State said that peace in Angola was critical as Zambia … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has hailed Angola for a smooth transition of power that saw Jao Laurenco take over from Edwardo Dos Santos who served for 38 years. The Head of State said that peace in Angola was critical as Zambia shared a long history with the former Portuguese colony. President Lungu was in Angola to attend the inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Laurenco. Dos Santos have up power after having been at the helm of Angolan politics from 1979. And President Lungu has returned home after a tour that took him on a marathon trip that started with his visit to Swaziland and then the United Nations General Assembly before straying into Angola. On arrival President Lungu said that he would decide whether to continue with the State of Threatened Public Emergency after consulting with various government wings. The Head of State said he could not make a decision alone but needed to consult other government wings. President invoked article 31 that declared a state of public emergency in July and the status is due for review in October. The post Pres. Lungu Hails Angola for Smooth Transition appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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