Finance Minister Urges Govt to Put Emphasis On Economy Not Politics

[Monitor] Kampala -Days after reading the 2017/18 National Budget, Finance minister Matia Kasaija has said government has to focus more on economic matters than politics like it has been the case in the past.

[Monitor] Kampala -Days after reading the 2017/18 National Budget, Finance minister Matia Kasaija has said government has to focus more on economic matters than politics like it has been the case in the past.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mother and Son Die in Collapsed Building

[Nation] One person was yet to be accounted for on Wednesday evening as a mother and her six-year-old son died following the collapse of a residential building in Kware, Embakasi, Nairobi, on Monday night.

[Nation] One person was yet to be accounted for on Wednesday evening as a mother and her six-year-old son died following the collapse of a residential building in Kware, Embakasi, Nairobi, on Monday night.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Public Protector to Investigate Some #Guptaleaks Claims

[News24Wire] The Public Protector will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the merits of some of the allegations that have been published as part of the #GuptaLeaks saga that point to issues at Eskom, Prasa and Transnet.

[News24Wire] The Public Protector will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the merits of some of the allegations that have been published as part of the #GuptaLeaks saga that point to issues at Eskom, Prasa and Transnet.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

New Prime Minister’s Estranged Wife Shot Dead

[News24Wire] News has emerged that the estranged wife of Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Tom Thabane has allegedly been shot dead on Wednesday – a day before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdom.

[News24Wire] News has emerged that the estranged wife of Lesotho's new Prime Minister Tom Thabane has allegedly been shot dead on Wednesday - a day before the inauguration of her husband in the mountain kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Gunmen Kill Several, Take Hostages in Mogadishu

[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen posing as military have taken dozens of hostages at a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after ramming a gate with a car bomb, killing at least 14. Extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.

[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen posing as military have taken dozens of hostages at a restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after ramming a gate with a car bomb, killing at least 14. Extremist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Zimbabwean Tycoon Visits Zambia To Assess AfCON Bid Intent

CAF vice president of the Africa Cup of Nations committee Phillip Chiyangwa says Zambia stands a good chance to the Africa Cup of Nations before 2025. And Sports Minister Moses Mawere says Zambia will be ready to host the 2021 … Continued

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CAF vice president of the Africa Cup of Nations committee Phillip Chiyangwa says Zambia stands a good chance to the Africa Cup of Nations before 2025. And Sports Minister Moses Mawere says Zambia will be ready to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations should an opportunity arise. Chiyangwa, on his brief visit to Zambia, said his committee was currently reviewing the manner in which Afcon bids were approved for five successive editions. AfCON bids for 2015 up to 2023 were awarded to West African nations. The tournaments were awarded as follows 2015 (Equatorial Guinea), 2017 (Gabon), 2019 (Cameroun), 2021 (Ivory Coast) and 2023 (Guinea). Chiyangwa, who is also Cosafa president, said part of the reason for change in leadership at CAF was to promote transparency and provide equal opportunity to nations bidding to host the continent’s most converted tournament. “This visit is basically to actually hear it from you as to your interest to host anything. Secondly that I affirm my loyalty to my brother and FAZ that there are so many changes here that we have adopted both administrative and new rules at CAF and FIFA which we are putting there,†said the respected Zimbabwean businessman. Chiyangwa said although no competition was available before 2023, there could be an opening based on the review process currently being undertaken by his committee at CAF. “We have no competition yet available for 2021, I am the giver and taker of competitions. I am currently reviewing what happened in the past, there may be possibilities in 2019, 2021,†he said. “The reason why I want to be ready with my region is to know which country wants what. If an opportunity arises there is no need for me to do last minute searches,†he said. Meanwhile, Mawere reaffirmed government’s willingness to host the Africa Cup of Nations at the earliest possible window. The post Zimbabwean Tycoon Visits Zambia To Assess AfCON Bid Intent appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Health Promotion Director Challenges People to Say No to Smoking

[The Point] The director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Modou Njai, has challenged the people residing in the country to say no to smoking, considering the dangers associated with tobacco.

[The Point] The director of Health Promotion and Education at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Modou Njai, has challenged the people residing in the country to say no to smoking, considering the dangers associated with tobacco.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia