What Can Be Done to Reduce Cancer Deaths in Uganda?

[Monitor] Recently, the media carried a story of a man who was left unattended to at the Cancer Institute in Mulago and died hours later. There have been a series of other emotion-evoking stories in the local media relating to the cancer problem in the…

[Monitor] Recently, the media carried a story of a man who was left unattended to at the Cancer Institute in Mulago and died hours later. There have been a series of other emotion-evoking stories in the local media relating to the cancer problem in the country. First was the breakdown of the cancer machine at Mulago National Referral Hospital, and the subsequent referral of patients to Nairobi for treatment. We have also had fund-raisings for funds for treating cancer patients abroad. Beyond, the emotional response

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Speaker Matibini Reverses Suspension Error

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has reversed the suspension of UPND Namwala Member of Parliament Moono Lubezhi who was suspended together with 47 other opposition party lawmakers for boycotting the President’s state of the nation address. This is … Continued

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Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has reversed the suspension of UPND Namwala Member of Parliament Moono Lubezhi who was suspended together with 47 other opposition party lawmakers for boycotting the President’s state of the nation address. This is after it was established that Lubezhi had obtained permission from the Government Chief Whip for leave of absence from the house to enable her attend to her court case on 16th and 17th March, 2017. Ruling on a point of order raised by UPND Mbabala Member of Parliament Ephraim Belemu on whether the house was in order to have passed a resolution to suspend the 48 UPND Members of Parliament based on defective facts and which appear to victimize UPND members on account of affiliation to the party and not on facts, Dr Matibini noted that the Namwala lawmaker was expressly granted authority to be absent from the house by the Chief Whip. He says therefore Lubezhi’s inclusion on the list of the 48 UPND suspended Members of Parliament was both inadvertent and regrettable. Dr Matibini has since amended his ruling of 13th June, 2017 to reflect the fact that the Namwala lawmaker was absent from the house with permission. The post Speaker Matibini Reverses Suspension Error appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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GBM Says Pres. Lungu Holds Key To Peace

UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says President Edgar Lungu holds the key to upholding peace and unity in the country. GBM says should anything go wrong in the country, the Head of State will be the first person to … Continued

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UPND Vice President Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba says President Edgar Lungu holds the key to upholding peace and unity in the country. GBM says should anything go wrong in the country, the Head of State will be the first person to be blamed as he has the capacity and power to promoting good governance. GBM has described as interesting assertions by some people that he wants to go abroad and seek asylum given the political situation in the country. He says Zambia is his country and that he’s not going anywhere. GBM says arresting people on what he has termed as tramped up charges will not solve the current political situation in the country. The post GBM Says Pres. Lungu Holds Key To Peace appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Why The U.S. Needs to Delay The Decision on Sanctions

[ENOUGH] As a July decision approaches on whether to permanently remove most sanctions on Sudan, the Trump administration should properly evaluate progress, or lack thereof, on each of the five tracks on which progress is required, and the administrati…

[ENOUGH] As a July decision approaches on whether to permanently remove most sanctions on Sudan, the Trump administration should properly evaluate progress, or lack thereof, on each of the five tracks on which progress is required, and the administration should not privilege any single track over others. Enough's view is that the evidence available concerning multiple tracks is inconclusive. Combined with the fact that key senior Trump administration officials responsible for Africa policy are not yet in plac

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Uganda, UN Appeal for U.S.$8 Billion for Refugees

[Deutsche Welle] Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013.

[Deutsche Welle] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013.

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Opinion: The Church Is Being Hypocritical

By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba I have not spoke about the issue surrounding United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema aka HH because of two main reasons. The first one is because the issue is still in the court … Continued

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By Joe Mwansa Lombe Kaluba I have not spoke about the issue surrounding United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema aka HH because of two main reasons. The first one is because the issue is still in the court of law and secondly because l always want to avoid popcorn reaction. I always want to read between the lines. Today l am motivated to say something because l believe my voice can add a point or two. The other reason is because of the letter or press conference whatever you want to call it by our so called Three Church mother bodies. First of all l want to highlight how a mother should behave. We are talking about church mother bodies aren’t we? A good mother doesn’t use emotions when trying to bring about peace or love between or rather among her family or children. A good mother seeks to put her interests aside before making judgement. She first puts the interest of the weaker members of the family first. If anyone or any group of people or organisations want to claimed that they are mother bodies yet they don’t element themselves to the above characteristics then they are hypocrites. Today the Church mother bodies can find a voice and speak for HH and yet keep quiet and ignore the many prisoners who are physically and psychologically in prison. I understand that the nature and status of HH needs caution when handling it because of the bad image it might show to the outside world. However speaking as a social and political scientists l think focusing too much on this will just show that we can not face our own issues without fearing to be judged. We are an independent country. We solve things our way without any outside or personal interest from those willing to speak for others. I don’t hate HH and l don’t hate UPND. What l don’t like is people and groups who are not able to move with everyone. We had elections we have a new government so let’s move on and development this our country. Those or things which want to divide or draw us backwards must not be entertained. Hypocritical stances should not be condoned. I know all those leaders representing many followers of Christ have a role to play in our democratic process. However l believe thinking you are wiser than others will just bring about confusion. We have to be smart especially when we talk about how religion or Faith Based Organisation can influence change or bring about misunderstandings. In some parts of the world there has been or there is conflict because of the role religion played. My advise to the church leaders is to think twice before issuing any emotional statements. Let us not quote the Bible when we can’t even hold a simple briefing on the many prisoners who are in jail. The church leaders today want to suggest that Zambia is a dictatorship country. We have some things to work on as a democracy but we are more closer to being a democracy where all attributes are enjoyed. Suggesting otherwise is both hypocritical and popcorn reasoning. I have always alluded to in all my writing that we only have one Zambia. Hence it is us her citizens who need to nature it. In this regard before issuing any statement or doing anything we should always put the interest of everyone first. Not an individual. As government, political parties, religious organisations, Nongovernmental organisations, the media, professional bodies and simple citizens alike we should all play our part in uniting this our Zambia. The author is a PhD candidate-Political, Gender and Transnational Studies at the International Postgraduate Centre (IPC), Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt The post Opinion: The Church Is Being Hypocritical appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Nyusi Calls for Business Partnerships With U.S. Companies

[AIM] Washington, DC -President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday urged Mozambican business people to rise to the challenge of demonstrating the potential of Mozambique on the United States market, in order to establish sustainable partnerships with American com…

[AIM] Washington, DC -President Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday urged Mozambican business people to rise to the challenge of demonstrating the potential of Mozambique on the United States market, in order to establish sustainable partnerships with American companies.

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Nyusi At U.S.-Africa Business Summit

[AIM] Washington, DC – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared in Washington on Wednesday that Mozambique “is back on the path to economic growth and development”, showing clear signs of overcoming the obstacles it has faced recently.

[AIM] Washington, DC - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi declared in Washington on Wednesday that Mozambique "is back on the path to economic growth and development", showing clear signs of overcoming the obstacles it has faced recently.

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Anadarko LNG Project “On The Right Path”, Says Nyusi

[AIM] Washington, DC -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in Washington on Thursday that the liquefied natural gas project undertaken by a consortium headed by the American company Anadarko in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province…

[AIM] Washington, DC -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said in Washington on Thursday that the liquefied natural gas project undertaken by a consortium headed by the American company Anadarko in the Rovuma Basin, off the coast of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, is on the right path, and by the end of the year key decisions should be taken so that the consortium can advance with financing an implementation.

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Tilyenji Mwanza Writes: Antonio Mwanza Can Do Better Than Spreading Falsehoods

Journalist Tilyenji Mwanza has advised opposition FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza to consult his facts and stop spreading falsehoods regarding emoluments of lawmakers. In response to Antonio’s recent write-up in which he accused parliamentarians of thieving, Tilyenji bluntly asks Mwanza to … Continued

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Journalist Tilyenji Mwanza has advised opposition FDD spokesperson Antonio Mwanza to consult his facts and stop spreading falsehoods regarding emoluments of lawmakers. In response to Antonio’s recent write-up in which he accused parliamentarians of thieving, Tilyenji bluntly asks Mwanza to “stop lying” “I hate to disagree with Antonio Mwanza because he is one of the very few political commentators whose opinion really matters to me. *ANTONIO MWANZA IS LYING* *…Someone needs to give him better Investigative journalism skills* I hate to disagree with Antonio Mwanza because he is one of the very few political commentators whose opinion really matters to me. After I saw his screaming headline on what has become one of my favourite social media sites Zambia Reports alleging that Members of Parliament walk away with about K100 000 a month, my radar ticked and I decided to carry out an investigation and boy was I disappointed to find out that my brother was not being factual, he was basing his argument on inaccurate information. *FDD SECRETARY GENERAL, MWANZA IS LYING* By Tilyenji Mwanza The Net Pay of a member of parliament as of March sitting was K3 768 contrary to Antonio Mwanza’s reported K100 000. I spoke with nominated member of parliament Lucky Mulusa who is also minister of National Development on these allegations of their hefty salaries. The Minister was appalled by Antonio’s ‘imaginary’ figures that he allowed the reporter to publish his pay slips and correct Antonio’s misconception. According to the pay slips made available as of March 2017, members of parliament sitting allowance rate was at K1 500 and that by six sittings amounted to K9 000 but with motel deductions of K5 232 an MPs net pay for the period of 20th Feb to 1st March 2017 amounted to K3 768. With that I pushed my luck a little further and made a query on the salary of ministers. Mr. Mulusa then laughed and said “TJ, my net salary is actually below K8 000 but with a few allowances here and there it comes to around K20 000.” “There is a very wrong misconception and these statements by my young brother can even have us stoned by members of the public as being the one’s drawing so much money from government treasury to pay our salaries. Actually let me look for one of my slips and you can share that too if you like,” Mr Mulusa said. According the pay slip made available, as of August 2016, The approximate basic salary for a minister is just over K20 000. And Mr. Mulusa’s net pay was K7 872.03. I believe arguments should be premised on principle and facts and not hear say. It was for this reason I chose to carry out this investigation however I do agree with Antonio that Members of Parliament need to begin to offer more service to the community because that is why they were put in those positions by the people. Yes this can not necessarily be done from their pockets, but they need to look at how best they can utilise funds such as Community Development Funds. Alternatively members of parliament also need to learn lobbying tactics to help develop their constituencies using the private sector. However accusing them if drawing *K100 000* monthly salary is wrong! And before I pen out, yes this HEAR, HEAR, HEAR in parly like Antonio observes is just sickening can we have constructive legislation debate, it was very embarrassing to hear members of parliament last year say they did not know that they were voting in for introduction of Grade 12 certificate to be one of the requirements to be an MP. My brother Antonio no heart feelings it’s just striving for the TRUTH. The post Tilyenji Mwanza Writes: Antonio Mwanza Can Do Better Than Spreading Falsehoods appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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