Mayor Hits Back in Land Storm

[Namibian] PROJECT reassessments and redesign necessitated the halting of mass land servicing at the town, Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Krohne said on Wednesday. Krohne was responding to media reports that cast her as having unilaterally blocked the se…

[Namibian] PROJECT reassessments and redesign necessitated the halting of mass land servicing at the town, Keetmanshoop mayor Gaudentia Krohne said on Wednesday. Krohne was responding to media reports that cast her as having unilaterally blocked the servicing of 200 erven in the town's Noordhoek residential area, thereby compromising service delivery at the town.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Low Domestic Savings Hamper Development

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE’S domestic savings ratio is around -11 percent of the gross domestic product and the country is relying on “inadequate” foreign savings for infrastructure development, a senior Government official said yesterday. Officially openin…

[The Herald] ZIMBABWE'S domestic savings ratio is around -11 percent of the gross domestic product and the country is relying on "inadequate" foreign savings for infrastructure development, a senior Government official said yesterday. Officially opening the handover ceremony of residential stands to beneficiaries of the New Marimba Park Housing Project, developed by theIDBZ yesterday, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Parliament Gives Ministry Ultimatum to Reclaim Land

[Nyasa Times] A parliamentary committee has given the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development up to three weeks to get back land along Lilongwe river which it sold to some members of staff and business people.

[Nyasa Times] A parliamentary committee has given the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development up to three weeks to get back land along Lilongwe river which it sold to some members of staff and business people.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Are Mugabe Constitutional Amendments Lawful?

[The Herald] Zvamaida Murwira -Government’s proposed constitutional amendments to allow the President to appoint the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and High Court Judge President are being lawfully steered and any criticism levelled against the proce…

[The Herald] Zvamaida Murwira -Government's proposed constitutional amendments to allow the President to appoint the Chief Justice, his or her deputy and High Court Judge President are being lawfully steered and any criticism levelled against the process is not legally justified, retired High Court judge Justice Moses Chinhengo has said. He said while some people might not be happy with Constitutional Amendment Bill (Number 1), it was critical to note that the Executive had complied with the law relating to making such constitutional am

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Foreign Minister Gabriel Plays Down Libya As Safe Place to Return Refugees

[Deutsche Welle] At the EU foreign ministers meeting, Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel played down proposals to return migrants to Libya. Ministers are pushing the Libyan government to do more to halt an influx of refugees to Europe.

[Deutsche Welle] At the EU foreign ministers meeting, Germany's Sigmar Gabriel played down proposals to return migrants to Libya. Ministers are pushing the Libyan government to do more to halt an influx of refugees to Europe.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

The Best Way to Honour Tshisekedi Is to Take On the Fight for Democracy in DR Congo

[African Arguments] Now more than ever, we must heed the late politician’s declaration that, ultimately, the people must take responsibility for themselves.

[African Arguments] Now more than ever, we must heed the late politician's declaration that, ultimately, the people must take responsibility for themselves.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Soldiers Rescue Trapped Flood Victims

[Nyasa Times] Over 40 Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers were on Wednesday dispatched to a remote area in Salima where 200 families were cut off from the rest of the world due to heavy flooding.

[Nyasa Times] Over 40 Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers were on Wednesday dispatched to a remote area in Salima where 200 families were cut off from the rest of the world due to heavy flooding.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nation Hosts Afrobasket Men’s Qualifiers

[The Herald] SENIOR men’s basketball coach Emmanuel Mukandi is confident they will pull through when they take part in the AfroBasket qualifiers from March 19 to 25 in Harare. Zimbabwe will join seven other countries from Zone Six and Zone Seven in the…

[The Herald] SENIOR men's basketball coach Emmanuel Mukandi is confident they will pull through when they take part in the AfroBasket qualifiers from March 19 to 25 in Harare. Zimbabwe will join seven other countries from Zone Six and Zone Seven in the competition to decide the three countries that will progress to the AfroBasket Championships to be held in August in Congo.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

‘Unkept Promises’ Upset ‘Struggle Kids’

[Namibian] A GROUP of ‘struggle kids’ yesterday met Swapo secretary general Nangolo Mbumba to enquire about “unkept promises” after camping out at the Swapo headquarters in Windhoek on Wednesday night.

[Namibian] A GROUP of 'struggle kids' yesterday met Swapo secretary general Nangolo Mbumba to enquire about "unkept promises" after camping out at the Swapo headquarters in Windhoek on Wednesday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia