Metrorail Delays Hit Cape Town Commuters, As Bus Strike Continues

[News24Wire] Commuters in Cape Town already in the midst of a bus strike have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, after Metrorail announced massive delays across its network on Friday morning.

[News24Wire] Commuters in Cape Town already in the midst of a bus strike have to contend with a near breakdown of train services, after Metrorail announced massive delays across its network on Friday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ndola’s Visually Impaired Street Vendors Appeal For Space

Visually impaired street vendors in Ndola have appealed to the Ndola City Council to allow them continue trading on the streets due to their conditions. The Vendors complained that their businesses have been affected due to movements from one point … Continued

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Visually impaired street vendors in Ndola have appealed to the Ndola City Council to allow them continue trading on the streets due to their conditions. The Vendors complained that their businesses have been affected due to movements from one point to another in search of customers. They said the local authority should consider giving them a chance to trade on the streets to help them earn a living. “We are appealing to government and the council to allow us trade here (on the streets) because our conditions has led to business going down in search of customers, they should find a system of how they can help us the visually impaired, surely we cannot manage moving from one point to another in this condition,” one visually impaired street vendors said. But when contacted for a comment, Ndola City Council Public Relations Manager Tilyenji Mwanza said there is already a law that restricts street vending in the country. She said the local authority will place persons with disabilities as priorities when allocating market stands. “There is a law already which bans street vendors but what we can do is give them priority when we start allocating market spaces because if we allow them on the streets others will also start joining,” Mwanza said. The post Ndola’s Visually Impaired Street Vendors Appeal For Space appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Judge Blocks Plan to Spy on Private Telephone Calls

[Nation] Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the High Court quashed plans by the government to snoop on private telephone calls, read text messages and review mobile money transactions.

[Nation] Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the High Court quashed plans by the government to snoop on private telephone calls, read text messages and review mobile money transactions.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Malawi to Receive UK Aid in Tackling Modern Slavery

[Nyasa Times] Malawi will among Commonwealth countries that will receive Britain’s support through a 5.5 million pound ($7.8 million) aid package to help eradicate human trafficking and child exploitation as more countries commit to take action to help…

[Nyasa Times] Malawi will among Commonwealth countries that will receive Britain's support through a 5.5 million pound ($7.8 million) aid package to help eradicate human trafficking and child exploitation as more countries commit to take action to help victims and bring perpetrators to justice.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nampula Mayor Takes Office

[AIM] Maputo -The new mayor of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, Paulo Vahanle, took office on Wednesday, and called on all residents of the city to cooperate in implementing his programme for governance.

[AIM] Maputo -The new mayor of the northern Mozambican city of Nampula, Paulo Vahanle, took office on Wednesday, and called on all residents of the city to cooperate in implementing his programme for governance.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Queen Elizabeth II Opens Commonwealth Summit

[AIM] London -The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London with a request that her son, Charles, Prince of Wales, one day be allowed to take over at the helm.

[AIM] London -The British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, has opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London with a request that her son, Charles, Prince of Wales, one day be allowed to take over at the helm.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

EU Supporting Measures to Improve Nutrition

[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has agreed to provide Mozambique with 30 million euros (about 37 million US dollars) to support the campaign for improved nutrition over the next four years.

[AIM] Maputo -The European Union has agreed to provide Mozambique with 30 million euros (about 37 million US dollars) to support the campaign for improved nutrition over the next four years.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Parties Gear Up for April 24 Polls

Political parties are criss-crossing the length and breadth of the country canvassing support for the April 24 local government by-elections. The major political players are looking to make strong political statements through winning the by-elections. Sixteen wards will host by-elections … Continued

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Political parties are criss-crossing the length and breadth of the country canvassing support for the April 24 local government by-elections. The major political players are looking to make strong political statements through winning the by-elections. Sixteen wards will host by-elections next week with campaigns having been intense to the point of violent skirmishes reported. With the new constitution having made it a little harder to hold by-elections the few that will be held will attract high competitiveness. Elections will be held in Mudyanama, Mwinilunga, Muchinga, Mufumbwe, Kanongo, Kasempa; Kakoma, Mafinga; Kalebe, Shiwang’gundu; Mikunku, Chinsali; Luapila, Kalulushi; and Kansuswa, Mufulira. Others are Ntumbachushi, Kawamabwa; Munwa, Mwense; Chiweza, Nyimba; Chiwuyu, Sinda; Mwanza East, Monze, Lealui, Mongu; and Nampundwe, Shibuyunji.†The post Parties Gear Up for April 24 Polls appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mozambican Cameraman Assaulted

[AIM] Maputo -Managers of a Maputo supermarket complex, under investigation by the Mozambican authorities for alleged environmental offences, on Thursday attacked a cameraman employed by the independent television station, STV.

[AIM] Maputo -Managers of a Maputo supermarket complex, under investigation by the Mozambican authorities for alleged environmental offences, on Thursday attacked a cameraman employed by the independent television station, STV.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique