Rising Fuel Prices, Higher Taxes to Push Up Kenya, Uganda Inflation

[East African] Kenya and Uganda face a higher cost of living in the second half of this year, driven by a surge in fuel prices, increased taxation and weakened local currencies.

[East African] Kenya and Uganda face a higher cost of living in the second half of this year, driven by a surge in fuel prices, increased taxation and weakened local currencies.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Don’t Panic Over My Ties With Coast Leaders Says Kenya’s Deputy President

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday returned to the Coast for the eighth time since the March 9 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga and told the ODM leader not to panic over his association with local leaders.

[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday returned to the Coast for the eighth time since the March 9 handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr Raila Odinga and told the ODM leader not to panic over his association with local leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Jebel Marra Fighting Swells South Darfur Camps With New Displaced

[Radio Dabanga] Mershing -Dozens of families have reportedly arrived at Mershing camps in South Darfur because of fighting between government forces and armed movements in Jebel Marra.

[Radio Dabanga] Mershing -Dozens of families have reportedly arrived at Mershing camps in South Darfur because of fighting between government forces and armed movements in Jebel Marra.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Renewed Campaign Against Unlicensed Vehicles in North Darfur

[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The security services in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, have launched a major campaign to control unlicensed vehicles that have allegedly recently entered the state from across the border in Libya.

[Radio Dabanga] El Fasher -The security services in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, have launched a major campaign to control unlicensed vehicles that have allegedly recently entered the state from across the border in Libya.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

3,000 Child Molestation Cases in Khartoum State – Prosecutor –

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The head of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Mahmoud Mahdi, has reported that this year there have been 3,000 cases of child molestation in Khartoum state alone.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The head of the Public Prosecutor's Office, Mahmoud Mahdi, has reported that this year there have been 3,000 cases of child molestation in Khartoum state alone.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Inaugural Zambian Airways Flights Scheduled for Oct 24

Plans for the national airline are still firmly on course according to Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba. Mushimba said that the inaugural Zambia airways flight will be launched as planned on 24th October, 2018 despite delays to finalize … Continued

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Plans for the national airline are still firmly on course according to Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba. Mushimba said that the inaugural Zambia airways flight will be launched as planned on 24th October, 2018 despite delays to finalize agreements by all stakeholders involved. Providing an update on how far the process has gone Engineer Mushimba, said that the shareholder agreement was submitted to the Industrial Development Corporation for further consultation before committing to the deal with Ethiopia Airways. He said the shareholder agreement was submitted to the industrial development corporation to study the document which was supposed to be finalized in May but the process spilled over to June, 2018.   Ethiopian Airlines agreed in January to take a 45 percent stake in the new Zambia Airways with the government of Zambia holding 55 percent shareholding.   “The Industrial Development Corporation-IDC-is supposed to sign on behalf of the government, the IDC requested that they wanted to own the document, after which the IDC Board approved the shareholder agreement but with comments and those comments needed to be addressed,†he said. “All the other agreements that were supposed to be signed be negotiated and signed, including leasing of planes agreement, maintenance, and technical support agreements, all these agreements, that is why the process has taken longer†but we are committed to the 24th October inaugural flight for Zambia Airways,†he said. The post Inaugural Zambian Airways Flights Scheduled for Oct 24 appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Warrior Princess Takes Development to Grassroots

Keembe lawmaker Princess Kasune showed the productive side of parliamentarians by inspecting and commissioning projects in her area. Notable for her across partisan approach to development, Kasune commissioned a borehole and inspected works a boarding school under construction on her … Continued

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Keembe lawmaker Princess Kasune showed the productive side of parliamentarians by inspecting and commissioning projects in her area. Notable for her across partisan approach to development, Kasune commissioned a borehole and inspected works a boarding school under construction on her tour. Kasune is globally acclaimed for her HIV/AIDS crusade where he having lived positively has been a reference point at main global conferences. She fell out with her party last year when she attended a state function where President Edgar Lungu was officiating at the Agricultural Expo in her constituency. Kasune says she has an obligation to the children especially girl child of her constituency by ensuring that the health and education sectors enjoy a facelift and accessible by all. And Kasune has pledged to construct a girl’s boarding facility at Chinyongola Secondary school which currently is in a deplorable state while some learners are renting in nearby villages. Speaking when she officiated at the handover ceremony of a borehole to Chinyongola School sunk by Fountain of Life Africa at a cost of K 35,000,the area member of parliament said health and education have always been her passion and desires to ensure that the people of Keembe have access to quality education and health facilities and attention. She said it is her intention working with the donor community such as the Fountain of Life Africa to ensure that more health and education facilities are constructed in the constituency as well as have easy access to clean and safe drinking water. “When we were campaigning here in 2016,I promised to ensure that this school receives its share of development and told you that I will bring you safe drinking water. I am here today to fulfil my campaign promise. This is not the only borehole that has been sunk. Fourteen boreholes at different schools and clinics have so far been sunk at a cost of almost K 500,000 with the aid of cooperating partners. This is because I understand that the absence of quality water is a recipe for curable water bone diseases,” she said. She told the crowd which included headmen, pupils, teachers and local residents that time has come for the people of Keembe to be proud of their children who are representing them at various elective position saying she was proud to be representing her people. And chief Liteta’s representative Headwoman Mpidi commended the area lawmaker’s commitment to the development of the area especially in the health and education sectors which have for a long time remained in a state of desperation despite its proximity to Lusaka. The post Warrior Princess Takes Development to Grassroots appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Chililabombwe Council to Reposes Undeveloped Plots

Chililabombwe Municipal Council has announced that it will soon start repossessing plots that have remained undeveloped for a long time. And the local authority has given a three month ultimatum to all affected plot owners to start developing their plots … Continued

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Chililabombwe Municipal Council has announced that it will soon start repossessing plots that have remained undeveloped for a long time. And the local authority has given a three month ultimatum to all affected plot owners to start developing their plots or risk them being repossessed by the local authority. Assistant Public Relations Manager Chilufya Chileshe said currently there is demand for land in the district and the council will not hesitate to repossess plots that are idle and offer them to serious developers. “We wish to inform all owners of undeveloped plots in the district that we are embarking on repossession all plots that were issued some time back but have remained undeveloped, it must be noted that there is high demand for plots from members of the public hence the council will not hesitate to repossess such plots and offer to serious developers,†she stated. She has further expressed concern on the mushrooming of gardens in road reserves, open spaces and undeveloped plots in the district. Chileshe said the activities have not only compromised the beauty and security of some areas like Kamenza but have also narrowed most of the access roads. “We are appealing to our residents that this type of gardening is against the provisions of the urban and regional planning Act of 2015 and the public health Act Cap 295 of the laws of Zambia hence forthwith, the council will not hesitate to remove such gardens and penalise offenders.   The post Chililabombwe Council to Reposes Undeveloped Plots appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Three-Out-of-Four Children Have Known Nothing but War, Says Unicef

[UN News] PSince South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday.

[UN News] PSince South Sudan became the world's youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Chihili Appointed Mushindano DC

Mishindano District Commissioner Benson Ngambo who was sacked last month has been replaced by former Patriotic Front North Western Province Chairman Emmanuel Chihili. Ngambo was the first District Commissioner for Mushindamo since its creation by President Edgar Lungu in 2015. … Continued

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Mishindano District Commissioner Benson Ngambo who was sacked last month has been replaced by former Patriotic Front North Western Province Chairman Emmanuel Chihili. Ngambo was the first District Commissioner for Mushindamo since its creation by President Edgar Lungu in 2015. The former labour leader has been shown door after falling foul with the provincial establishment. However, Chihili is a controversial choice having recently recently lost elections to Jackson Kungo for the Chairmanship in North Western Province. The post Chihili Appointed Mushindano DC appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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