Public Hearings on Proposed Law Changes Begin Tuesday

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Joint Parliamentary Committee tasked with hearing views of the public and all interested parties on the proposed changes to the election laws kicks off its public hearings Tuesday at County Hall.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Joint Parliamentary Committee tasked with hearing views of the public and all interested parties on the proposed changes to the election laws kicks off its public hearings Tuesday at County Hall.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Tries to Quash Independence Movement in English Regions

[VOA] About 700 pro-independence protesters — mostly youths — are attacking government buildings and police stations at the Cameroonian border town of Ekok, and hoisting what they call the flag of their independent state of Ambazonia.

[VOA] About 700 pro-independence protesters -- mostly youths -- are attacking government buildings and police stations at the Cameroonian border town of Ekok, and hoisting what they call the flag of their independent state of Ambazonia.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Health Care and Elections – the Critical Link

[New Zimbabwe] The majority of right thinking Zimbabweans will agree with me that the state and nature of our politics in Zimbabwe particularly over the last two decades has had a profound negative effect on our health delivery system.

[New Zimbabwe] The majority of right thinking Zimbabweans will agree with me that the state and nature of our politics in Zimbabwe particularly over the last two decades has had a profound negative effect on our health delivery system.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Industrialists Confront Harare Municipality Over High Rates

[New Zimbabwe] The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has petitioned the Harare City Council over high rate charges most of which the local authority demands from businesses without providing the services.

[New Zimbabwe] The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) has petitioned the Harare City Council over high rate charges most of which the local authority demands from businesses without providing the services.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opinion: Can Kambwili Do a King Cobra Comeback?

No doubt the political headlines have belonged to Chishimba Kambwili in the last few months. Even the government papers that have anointed themselves as his bashers have had to find something to scribble on him to counter the routine allegations … Continued

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No doubt the political headlines have belonged to Chishimba Kambwili in the last few months. Even the government papers that have anointed themselves as his bashers have had to find something to scribble on him to counter the routine allegations he continues to raise against President Edgar Lungu. Kambwili has converted from the chief defender of every imaginable government decision to chief critic overnight. His new found man of the people stance is not one that can be credited to principle but one borne out of anger as would be that of a jilted lover. No doubt Kambwili is an angry man after being fired from government. But the Kambwili case draws parallels with the journey of a certain King Cobra in the unceremonious manner his love affair with the MMD ended. Michael Sata become chief defender of President Frederick Chiluba in the vain hope that should that move fail then he would be the one to carry the MMD ticket. Sata eliminated every possible opponent within the MMD in 2000/01 and engineered the expulsion of 21 cabinet ministers in pursuit of his political ambitions. Fast forward to Chiluba picking Levy Mwanawasa out of the blue and with that the King Cobra angrily exited the MMD and quickly formed his Patriotic Front that barely a few months before the general elections. Almost everybody had a good laugh at Sata’s project dismissing him as a clown. He was almost what Chama Chakomboka was to the 1996 elections-a comedian. The Cobra never rested in the aftermath of a disastrous election showing in 2001 the rest of the story is well known. Now with Kambwili hitting headlines in the local media could it be that the beefy Roan Member of Parliament is the next big thing in Zambian politics? Or is he just another political clown destined for the dustbin of Zambian politics? For one thing is certain Kambwili will not easily give up on his ambitions. Kambwili is driven by the belief that he is better than Edgar Lungu just as the King Cobra believed he was better than Levy Mwanawasa. The cobra had a venomous tongue so does Kambwili. So with the cacophony of political noise that Kambwili continues to raise could he be the next King Cobra? The post Opinion: Can Kambwili Do a King Cobra Comeback? appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Domestic Workers Form National WhatsApp Group

[New Zimbabwe] Lowly paid domestic workers are the most affected by the cash crisis as withdrawal percentages being demanded by dealers wipe out their modest wages, Mendy Lusaba, founder of Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe, said.

[New Zimbabwe] Lowly paid domestic workers are the most affected by the cash crisis as withdrawal percentages being demanded by dealers wipe out their modest wages, Mendy Lusaba, founder of Domestic Workers Association of Zimbabwe, said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Islamic State Regrouping in Libyan Desert, Experts Warn

[VOA] As the Islamic State group faces military defeats in Syria and Iraq, the group has an eye on war-torn Libya, hoping to re-emerge there and organize in the country’s desert, officials and experts warn.

[VOA] As the Islamic State group faces military defeats in Syria and Iraq, the group has an eye on war-torn Libya, hoping to re-emerge there and organize in the country's desert, officials and experts warn.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Hichilema Touches Base with Supporters through Traditional Ceremonies

Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema has continued unwinding by attending traditional ceremonies in his strongholds. Hichilema was on Sunday in Monze to attend the Lwiindi traditional ceremony. The ceremony had been initially put off in August … Continued

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Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Hakainde Hichilema has continued unwinding by attending traditional ceremonies in his strongholds. Hichilema was on Sunday in Monze to attend the Lwiindi traditional ceremony. The ceremony had been initially put off in August as a protest for his incarceration but was back on the roster after his release. Hichilema is a long time patron of the Lwiindi Gonde traditional ceremony of the Tonga people of Southern Province. BELOW IS WHAT HICHILEMA WROTE: We joined hundreds of People in performing traditional dances at the Lwiindi Gonde ceremony in Monze, Southern, Zambia, this afternoon. This dance basically depicts a warrior who goes hunting using a spear and the same spear is used to stop wild animals from attacking cattle, while the laying of hands portrays the different kind of cattle that is kept in various parts of our country. We want these cultures and traditions that are currently observed across the Country to be preserved for the future generations. Hakainde Hichilema is committed to preserving our country’s traditions and cultures, are you? Good night friends, And may God bless our country. The post Hichilema Touches Base with Supporters through Traditional Ceremonies appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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