State House Rubbishes Impeachment Claims

State House has responded to impeachment threats by some opposition parliamentarians by saying that the motion cannot succeed. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said that even if the motion was entertained in parliament … Continued

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State House has responded to impeachment threats by some opposition parliamentarians by saying that the motion cannot succeed. Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda said that even if the motion was entertained in parliament it could be defeated by the superior numbers of the ruling party in parliament. The opposition UPND has threatened to float an impeachment motion in parliament against President Edgar Lungu for his threats on the judiciary. “They are just politicking, they do not have the numbers and there is no offence warranting impeachment. But if they think that they will be exercising their democratic right to check the executive, we will not kill them because they are providing checks and balances through one arm of government which is parliament,†Chanda said. “So they have got a right to proceed with that right and raise that motion but I can tell you straight away that there is no impeachable offence that the President has committed. ” But if somebody decides to waste parliament’s time and bring frivolous motions before the house and attempt to do that the President with the overwhelming numbers will obviously defeat that motion.†The post State House Rubbishes Impeachment Claims appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Gendarmes Raid Radio Station

[MFWA] Gendarmes have stormed the premises of Radio Gangan in Conakry and arrested three of its management personnel, while the station’s transmission has been scrambled by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Guinea over what the authorities claim to be speculations on the network about the death of Guinea president, Alpha Condé.

[MFWA] Gendarmes have stormed the premises of Radio Gangan in Conakry and arrested three of its management personnel, while the station's transmission has been scrambled by the Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPT) in Guinea over what the authorities claim to be speculations on the network about the death of Guinea president, Alpha Condé.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

Radio Station Suspended ‘For Undermining National Security’

[MFWA] Conakry-based Espace FM has been suspended for a week by Guinea’s media regulator, Haute autorité de la communication (HAC), after airing a programme that the regulator deemed to be prejudicial to national security.

[MFWA] Conakry-based Espace FM has been suspended for a week by Guinea's media regulator, Haute autorité de la communication (HAC), after airing a programme that the regulator deemed to be prejudicial to national security.

source: AllAfrica News: Guinea

New Govt Acts on Persecuted Journalists

[MFWA] In what is a major breakthrough in the long fight against impunity in The Gambia, two senior government officials have revealed that the Gambian government has decided to comply with the rulings of the ECOWAS Court in the cases of murdered Deyda…

[MFWA] In what is a major breakthrough in the long fight against impunity in The Gambia, two senior government officials have revealed that the Gambian government has decided to comply with the rulings of the ECOWAS Court in the cases of murdered Deyda Hydara, disappeared Chief Ebrima Manneh and tortured Musa Saidykhan.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Coast Cautiously Welcomes the Sassa and Sapo Takeover of Social Grants

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions cautiously welcomes the commitment by the Inter-Ministerial Committee that they are now ready to introduce of an integrated payment system of social grants by government entities South African Social …

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions cautiously welcomes the commitment by the Inter-Ministerial Committee that they are now ready to introduce of an integrated payment system of social grants by government entities South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (Sapo). This is long overdue and it will go a long way in giving some relief to social grants beneficiaries that there will be uncertainty and bureaucratic bungling, when the current contract with Cash Paymaste

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Criminals Given Heavy Jail Terms

[SAPS] The South African Police Service is still determined to fight incidents of Serious and violent crimes including Trio Crimes through the quality investigative skills adopted by our Detectives. These endeavors continue to yield positive results as…

[SAPS] The South African Police Service is still determined to fight incidents of Serious and violent crimes including Trio Crimes through the quality investigative skills adopted by our Detectives. These endeavors continue to yield positive results as more heavy sentences are being acquired.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

NUM Has Received a Certificate to Go On Strike in the Coal Sector

[COSATU] The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that it has received a certificate to go on strike in the coal sector yesterday afternoon. Negotiations between the NUM and the Chamber of Mines have officially collapsed with the issuing of …

[COSATU] The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) can confirm that it has received a certificate to go on strike in the coal sector yesterday afternoon. Negotiations between the NUM and the Chamber of Mines have officially collapsed with the issuing of a certificate of non-resolution to the dispute by the CCMA. The NUM leadership is going to report back to members. The NUM will issue a notice to go on strike in due course.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

‘It’s One Thing to Dismiss a VP but It’s Another When It Affects the Stability of Zim’

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that he is worried about stability in the southern African country following the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from his post this w…

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai has said that he is worried about stability in the southern African country following the sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from his post this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe