Former Presidents to Discuss Crisis Facing Country

[News24Wire] The national foundations of three former presidents and a deputy president are expected to be part of the national dialogues initiative in Braamfontein on Friday.

[News24Wire] The national foundations of three former presidents and a deputy president are expected to be part of the national dialogues initiative in Braamfontein on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Letter: Zambian Referees Crying Foul Over Poor Pay

Kindly publish this for me please. I was very disappointed to learn of this & I still don’t believe this mockery. I happen to be a good friend to one of the senior Zambian soccer referee & I broke down … Continued

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Kindly publish this for me please. I was very disappointed to learn of this & I still don’t believe this mockery. I happen to be a good friend to one of the senior Zambian soccer referee & I broke down as he explained to me whilst having a drink in Kitwe on last Friday. Can you imagine these whistle & flag men get K240 for officiating a super division game, K90 for a division 1 game & K45 for division 2 & 3 games. Isn’t this a great shame to FAZ & Zambia as a country? What surprised me even more was that the referees have since raised their concerns with both FAZ & their pay masters the teams but despite the pay masters having agreed to meet the referees’ demands, FAZ have refused to sanction the increments of the referees officiating fees. My question is why has FAZ objected to this when they are not the ones paying these people. Right now, am well informed that these men & women are considering downing their whistles & flags. If FAZ does not heed their plight, this isn’t looked into. With our League ticking now, this would really be a step backward & as an ardent soccer fan, am appealing to FAZ, NSCZ & the government to intervene & find a way to sort this out. 90 minutes of running around the pitch, accompanied by all sorts of insults from the fans, & getting a K45, this is mockery of the highest order. Jack Chileshe, A die hard Kitwe-based Kalampa fan. The post Letter: Zambian Referees Crying Foul Over Poor Pay appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

There’s Need to Promote Reading Culture in Uganda, Says Unesco

[Observer] The lack of local content that is applicable to Uganda’s situation is holding the country’s progress back, suggests a senior official charged with promoting culture and book reading in the country.

[Observer] The lack of local content that is applicable to Uganda's situation is holding the country's progress back, suggests a senior official charged with promoting culture and book reading in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Activist Accuses Tobacco Industry of ‘Aggressive Attempt’ to Derail Anti-Smoking Law

[Premium Times] The deputy director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Akinbode Oluwafemi, has accused the tobacco industry of laying the groundwork to a major subversion of the country’s tobacco control policies.

[Premium Times] The deputy director of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, Akinbode Oluwafemi, has accused the tobacco industry of laying the groundwork to a major subversion of the country's tobacco control policies.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

When the Govt Says Cybersecurity, Get Your Head Down, Cos the Koreans Are Coming

[East African] Hey folks. Just spent the past week investigating potential sites for my post-nuclear apocalypse survival camp and, uh, “recruiting” nubile young cult… I mean commune members.

[East African] Hey folks. Just spent the past week investigating potential sites for my post-nuclear apocalypse survival camp and, uh, "recruiting" nubile young cult... I mean commune members.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Renewable Energy Developers, Entrepreneurs Stand to Win Big

[New Times] Rwandan entrepreneurs and developers in renewable energy have just a week to submit their applications for ACF 2017 competition and stand a chance to win $7 million (about Rwf5.9 billion) in funding. The deadline for application is May 12.

[New Times] Rwandan entrepreneurs and developers in renewable energy have just a week to submit their applications for ACF 2017 competition and stand a chance to win $7 million (about Rwf5.9 billion) in funding. The deadline for application is May 12.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Hoops League – Espoir Out to Dent Patriots’ Title Hopes

[New Times] Former league champions Espoir have vowed to end Patriots title hopes this season when both sides meet on Friday night in the national basketball league at Amahoro Indoor Stadium – the game starts at 8pm.

[New Times] Former league champions Espoir have vowed to end Patriots title hopes this season when both sides meet on Friday night in the national basketball league at Amahoro Indoor Stadium - the game starts at 8pm.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Prioritize Special Needs Assessment Training for Procurement Officials

[New Times] A new report by the Office of the Auditor-General has revealed that billions of taxpayers’ money continues to be spent on engagements that are then left idle. The 2015/16 AG report shows that public entities were in possession of idle asset…

[New Times] A new report by the Office of the Auditor-General has revealed that billions of taxpayers' money continues to be spent on engagements that are then left idle. The 2015/16 AG report shows that public entities were in possession of idle assets worth Rwf15.2 billion - some unused for years.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda