Cancer Alarm As Number of New Cases Skyrockets

[Daily News] Moshi -THERE is an alarming upward trend in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, as a Northern Zone referral hospital attended to 3,450 patients against the target of 600 patients.

[Daily News] Moshi -THERE is an alarming upward trend in the number of people diagnosed with cancer, as a Northern Zone referral hospital attended to 3,450 patients against the target of 600 patients.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

We’re On Course, Says Govt Spokesman Abbas

[Daily News] THE government is committed to ensure the country’s current economic status is maintained by implementing all its essential management steps, government spokesperson, Dr Hassan Abbas, has affirmed.

[Daily News] THE government is committed to ensure the country's current economic status is maintained by implementing all its essential management steps, government spokesperson, Dr Hassan Abbas, has affirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

49 Charged Over UCE Exam Leak

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has said about 49 people were arrested, charged and some released on bail over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) has said about 49 people were arrested, charged and some released on bail over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Opinion: Defection Parades Should be Halted

The politics of defections that is being propagated by leading political parties in the country many seasons before election period smacks lack of seriousness by both sides of the political divide. In the past few days the Patriotic Front has … Continued

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The politics of defections that is being propagated by leading political parties in the country many seasons before election period smacks lack of seriousness by both sides of the political divide. In the past few days the Patriotic Front has prided itself in parading individuals that have crossed over to the ruling party including two sitting councillors from the UPND. The capture has extended to the National Democratic Congress members that have gone back to the ruling party a few weeks after having been in the NDC. So rife with these show off parades that even the UPND pushed itself to having its president Hakainde Hichilema also stage a similar window dressing exercise of receiving defectors. In the midst of all this political comedy, the country is facing the possibility of a drought season that threatens food security. Food security is a problem that knows no political boundaries but collectively harm the population regardless of political affiliation. There has been so much pressure of impressing on numbers that any new comer into Zambia would mistakenly believe that the country was in an election season. How can one explain the messages that were at the core of the addresses of the ministers that held political rallies in Luapula province last week? Was it not simply an anti-Harry Kalaba show? On Wednesday while Hichilema was receiving some low level PF rejects at the party secretariat whose biggest catch was former councillor in Kanyama whose term lasted up to 2011 on the PF ticket Sunday Chanda too was conducting a similar show in Lusaka receiving defectors from NDC. Why have our political parties suddenly become obsessed with defections? Is this surely a season for politics especially politics of defections? Or is it counter defections? Did not the country just emerge from bruising elections in 2016? Do we really need these political theatrics at this stage? The post Opinion: Defection Parades Should be Halted appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Results of 4,525 UCE Candidates Withheld By Uneb

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results, stating that although malpractices continue, there was a general improvement in performance in 2017 compared …

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) has released the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) results, stating that although malpractices continue, there was a general improvement in performance in 2017 compared to 2016. Division 1 passes increased by 2.4%.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Water and Sanitation Committee Receives Briefings From Stakeholders on Interventions on the Drought in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape

[SAnews.gov.za] The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation today held a joint meeting with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation today held a joint meeting with the Department of Water and Sanitation and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pilato Demands UNZA Re-opening

With Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo staying put on the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) remaining closed social commentator Chama Fumba has taken a dig at the minister. UNZA and CBU students have lost the love … Continued

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With Higher Education Minister Nkandu Luo staying put on the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Copperbelt University (CBU) remaining closed social commentator Chama Fumba has taken a dig at the minister. UNZA and CBU students have lost the love of Luo who seems bent on punishing them for their social media crusade against her that deridingly coined the phrase man to man in reference to her. Luo has said has said that UNZA will remain closed until the water samples taken from the institution that tested positive for cholera are cleared. However it is understood that the universities have remained closed as government has no money to pay allowances for the students. Below is Pilato’s statement: UNZA and CBU must OPEN Thank you minister for giving us those half cooked excuses…..now it’s time to open the 2 universities. When you mess with our education you are messing with the future of our country and we will not tolerate that. UNZA and CBU must OPEN or the minister’s office be closed too. The post Pilato Demands UNZA Re-opening appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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S4 Results for 4,500 Withheld – Uneb Says Exam Leaks Caused No Serious Damage

[Observer] The Uganda National Examination Board has said that the ‘massive’ leakage of the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations didn’t in any significant way affect the results that have been released today.

[Observer] The Uganda National Examination Board has said that the 'massive' leakage of the 2017 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations didn't in any significant way affect the results that have been released today.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda