Workers Borrow to Feed As FAAC Deadlock Lingers

[Daily Trust] Many workers are said to have resorted to borrowing from relatives to cater for their daily needs due to the delay in salary payments by their employers in many states as a result of the deadlock in sharing of the monthly federation reven…

[Daily Trust] Many workers are said to have resorted to borrowing from relatives to cater for their daily needs due to the delay in salary payments by their employers in many states as a result of the deadlock in sharing of the monthly federation revenue for the month of June.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

World Must Not Forget Chibok, Dapchi Girls’ Parents, Says Former Mauritius President

[Daily Trust] Former President of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, on Thursday urged the world not to forget the parents of the yet to be released Chibok and Dapchi girls.

[Daily Trust] Former President of Mauritius, Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, on Thursday urged the world not to forget the parents of the yet to be released Chibok and Dapchi girls.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Police Clear Koffi to Perform in Zambia

Police have opened the door for Congolese Rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide to perform in Zambia. Koffi had allegedly been barred from performing in Zambia following his violent conduct that also includes kicking a journalist in 2012 on his last visit. … Continued

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Police have opened the door for Congolese Rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide to perform in Zambia. Koffi had allegedly been barred from performing in Zambia following his violent conduct that also includes kicking a journalist in 2012 on his last visit. But the Zambia police says there is nothing that bars Olomide from performing in Zambia as there is no red alert on INTERPOL. Below is the full statement: ZAMBIA POLICE’S POSITION ON ANTOINE CHRISTOPHER AGBEPA MUMBA ALIAS KOFFI OLOMIDE The Zambia Police  conducted a search on the 24/7 INTERPOL system which has revealed that there is no International Warrant of arrest (red alert notice) in respect of Antoine Christopher Agbepa Mumba Alias Koffi Olomide indicating that he is wanted for any criminal offence in any Country. Further, there is no criminal record on the Zambia Police Criminal Data base in respect of Antoine Christopher Agbepa Mumba. An assault case that was reported at Lusaka Division by a journalist was closed due to lack of evidence. We therefore, wish to state that as Zambia Police, we have no reason to deny the subject musician from performing in Zambia. ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER 20th July, 2018 The post Police Clear Koffi to Perform in Zambia appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Presidential Race Tightens Ahead of Election

[Afrobarometer] Accra, Ghana -Zimbabwe’s presidential race tightened between early May and early July as incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa’s lead over challenger Nelson Chamisa dropped from 11 to just 3 percentage points among registered likely voters, a ne…

[Afrobarometer] Accra, Ghana -Zimbabwe's presidential race tightened between early May and early July as incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa's lead over challenger Nelson Chamisa dropped from 11 to just 3 percentage points among registered likely voters, a new survey shows.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Investor Group Opposes General Electric Plans for Kenyan Power Plant

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A group of investors in U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE) has publicly opposed its plans to buy a stake in a Kenyan coal-fired plant, claiming the project would damage the environment and undermine efforts t…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -A group of investors in U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE) has publicly opposed its plans to buy a stake in a Kenyan coal-fired plant, claiming the project would damage the environment and undermine efforts to fight global warming.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Somali 10-Year-Old Dies After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world’s …

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A 10-year-old girl in central Somalia has died after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), prompting calls from campaigners to criminalise the internationally condemned practice in a country with the world's highest rates.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

NSFAF Pays Final Settlements for 2017

[Namibian] THE Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has paid 14 000 students an amount of N$3 000 each as the final settlement of outstanding non-tuition fees for 2017.

[Namibian] THE Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has paid 14 000 students an amount of N$3 000 each as the final settlement of outstanding non-tuition fees for 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

For Drought-Slammed Farmers, Changing Old Ways Takes Time – and Cash

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cape Town -In the parched, mountainous hills of Leliefontein, in South Africa’s northwest Namakwa district, farmers have long made a living raising oxen and goats.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cape Town -In the parched, mountainous hills of Leliefontein, in South Africa's northwest Namakwa district, farmers have long made a living raising oxen and goats.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa