Budgeting to End Violence?

[ISS] Surely no one would want to trade places with South Africa’s Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 21 February when he presents the national budget to Parliament. Political uncertainty and repeated downgrades from international rating agencies hav…

[ISS] Surely no one would want to trade places with South Africa's Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba on 21 February when he presents the national budget to Parliament. Political uncertainty and repeated downgrades from international rating agencies have placed enormous pressure on an economy that has been struggling to keep from falling back into recession.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

U.S.$44 Million NIA Fund – Reps Grill Kingibe Secretly

[Daily Trust] A House of Representatives panel yesterday questioned the chairman of the Presidential Review Panel on the investigation of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe behind closed-doors.

[Daily Trust] A House of Representatives panel yesterday questioned the chairman of the Presidential Review Panel on the investigation of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe behind closed-doors.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pres. Lungu’s Visit To Copperbelt Force Govt Officials To Work

President Edgar Lungu’s visit to the Copperbelt has sent government officials in panic mode to improve the outlook of different townships. After being summoned in Ndola by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu also summoned heads of … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu’s visit to the Copperbelt has sent government officials in panic mode to improve the outlook of different townships. After being summoned in Ndola by Copperbelt Minister Bowman Lusambo, Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu also summoned heads of Government and Private Institutions in the District. In the absence of his colleague Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe, Mpundu took to task all heads of government and private institutions to join hands and clean the city. “Colleagues to be told by the President that the City is dirty, we must all be embarrassed because it is our responsibility. Do you know what this means? All our efforts are nothing meaning, we have to double our efforts,” he said. Mpundu tasked the local authority to release all it’s heavy equipment machine and provide a schedule to clean up the city and all the markets in the district. He said his office was crippled financially but urged the council, Zambia Army, Correctional facilities to move in and see how best the state of the city can be improved. The post Pres. Lungu’s Visit To Copperbelt Force Govt Officials To Work appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

‘Delay Your Sexual Debut On Valentine’s Day’

[News24Wire] While romantic dinners and marriage proposals are likely to set the tone for intimate rendezvous on Valentine’s Day, KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has urged young people to delay their “sexual debut” “while love is in the air”.

[News24Wire] While romantic dinners and marriage proposals are likely to set the tone for intimate rendezvous on Valentine's Day, KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has urged young people to delay their "sexual debut" "while love is in the air".

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa