Artists On Why They Joined the Presidential Campaign Trail

[New Times] At 9am on Tuesday, a group of journalists arrived at Muhanga Regional Stadium in the Southern Province where the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) presidential candidate Paul Kagame, was addressing a rally.

[New Times] At 9am on Tuesday, a group of journalists arrived at Muhanga Regional Stadium in the Southern Province where the Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) presidential candidate Paul Kagame, was addressing a rally.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Aspiring Musicians Battle It Out in ‘I Am the Future’ Talent Search

[New Times] Local aspiring artistes stand a chance to become millionaires as Rwf15million is up for grabs in a music competition dubbed ‘I am the Future’ talent search.

[New Times] Local aspiring artistes stand a chance to become millionaires as Rwf15million is up for grabs in a music competition dubbed 'I am the Future' talent search.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Angélique Kidjo and Benin’s Music Stars Say No to Child Marriage!

[Unicef] Cotonou, Benin -UNICEF international Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo and UNICEF Benin national Goodwill Ambassador Zeynab Abib, along with seven of Benin’s greatest artists have joined forces to create a song calling on the population to say NO to child marriage, as part of the national Zero Tolerance Campaign against child marriage.

[Unicef] Cotonou, Benin -UNICEF international Goodwill Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo and UNICEF Benin national Goodwill Ambassador Zeynab Abib, along with seven of Benin's greatest artists have joined forces to create a song calling on the population to say NO to child marriage, as part of the national Zero Tolerance Campaign against child marriage.

source: AllAfrica News: Benin

Every 10111 Call Centre Worker Supports 15 Dependents – Union

[News24Wire] The South African Policing Union wants the salary of a 10111 call centre worker to be increased by an estimated R50 000 per year because they each support about 15 other people.

[News24Wire] The South African Policing Union wants the salary of a 10111 call centre worker to be increased by an estimated R50 000 per year because they each support about 15 other people.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Two Teens Spotted Crossing Canadian Border

[Deutsche Welle] Six Burundi teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC. Police said they suspected no “foul play,” feeding speculation that the group wanted to avoid returning home.

[Deutsche Welle] Six Burundi teenagers have vanished after taking part in a robotics tournament in Washington DC. Police said they suspected no "foul play," feeding speculation that the group wanted to avoid returning home.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Teenagers Go ‘Missing’ After U.S. Competition

[allAfrica] Six Burundi teenagers who travelled to Washington, DC in the United States to take part in a robotics competition were reported as having gone missing after the competition was over.

[allAfrica] Six Burundi teenagers who travelled to Washington, DC in the United States to take part in a robotics competition were reported as having gone missing after the competition was over.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Journalist Questions Political Analyst Ngoma For Biased View

A journalist has written a letter to governance analyst Dr Alex Ngoma questioning his view of the current political climate in the country. Frederick Misebezi says it is disturbing that Dr Ngoma seems t take sides and squarely put the … Continued

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A journalist has written a letter to governance analyst Dr Alex Ngoma questioning his view of the current political climate in the country. Frederick Misebezi says it is disturbing that Dr Ngoma seems t take sides and squarely put the blame on incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema for the current political situation. READ MISEBEZI’S LETTER LETTER TO DR ALEX NG’OMA – JULY 18, 2017 Dear Dr Alex Ng’oma, I appreciate your concerns on the need for the nation to dialogue through the PF and UPND leadership. And I agree with you on the fact that the UPND’s action to dispute the Presidential Election of 2016 is the integral part of the problems that have warranted the need for this dialogue. However, I find it disturbing and somewhat unfair on your part to compel or urge Mr Hichilema to share with the nation the basis on which he has disputed the outcome of last year’s elections. What you are telling Mr Hichilema to share with the Bishops is what you were supposed to have been calling for the moment the Presidential petition was filed in. I believe the idea of petitioning the election was for the nation to know the reasons the UPND were disputing the election and also the PF to prove how they won. Unfortunately, you were among the good citizens who opted to keep quiet when the ConCourt and the judiciary at large refused Zambians an opportunity to know who the real winner of the August 2016 election was. So, I now feel you are deliberately missing the point on establishing the winner of last year’s election. I know you are fully aware of how determined PF were and still is in not hearing the Presidential Petition. Your silence on the failure by the judiciary to establish the legitimacy of the real winner was too loud; and it is laughable that you are now calling/urging Mr Hichilema to share with the nation through the Bishops on his disputed claims. So, what will follow after telling the Bishops his party’s decision and reasons to dispute the outcome of the elections? With regard to recognition; allow me to again differ with you when you say it is reasonable for PF to demand that UPND recognises the legitimacy of President Lungu. It was going to be reasonable to demand for that if the petition was heard and the winner legally established. Seeking to be heard in a court is a right but it is not a crime not to recognise someone when you have the reason to do so. Furthermore, I expected you as a learned Political Analyst to tell the nation the truth that we have political detainees in Zambia. Again your deliberate move to ignore this fact that we have political detainees especially from the opposition is not health for our already struggling democracy. Only a hired foreigner can dispute this fact that we have political detainees in Zambia not a Political Analyst of Dr Ng’oma’s calibre. Have a good day. Fredrick Misebezi Political Journalist The post Journalist Questions Political Analyst Ngoma For Biased View appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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APRC – Let Govt Not Push Us to Our Limits

[Daily Observer] The interim leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party yesterday called on Gambia government to respect their rights and freedom and not to push them to their limits when they would be forced to ex…

[Daily Observer] The interim leader of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party yesterday called on Gambia government to respect their rights and freedom and not to push them to their limits when they would be forced to express their frustration within the ambit of the law.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia