‘Tonga Bull’ Nkombo Threatens To Beat Up Tutwa Ngulube

Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo this morning challenged Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube to a physical fight outside Parliament threatening to beat him up. This followed an altercation between Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Roan … Continued

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Mazabuka Central Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo this morning challenged Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube to a physical fight outside Parliament threatening to beat him up. This followed an altercation between Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe and Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili following a question Kambwili had asked the vice president during the Vice President’s question time. Kambwili asked why government had allowed the Chinese to take over the block making business when the policy is that this should be left to Zambians. He also wondered why the Chinese were the ones renovating Ministers’ houses at the expense of Zambians. While the Speaker had ruled on Garry Nkombo’s earlier point of order raised by Monze central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu who asked whether Sikazwe was in order to engage Kambwili in an altercation for merely asking the Vice President a question, the two continued with their altercation prompting Nkombo to rise on a point of order. It was at this point when Nkombo rose on a point of order that Sikazwe allegedly called him stupid and a dog sparking an angry reaction from the Mazabuka central Member of Parliament. And while Nkombo was in the middle of his point of order, Ngulube passed running commentaries which further infuriated the Mazabuka lawmaker. He then challenged Ngulube to go outside the chamber and fight him if he was man enough. Source: QFM The post ‘Tonga Bull’ Nkombo Threatens To Beat Up Tutwa Ngulube appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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UN Expert Calls for Stronger Protection of Civilians Amid Ongoing Violence

[UN News] Serious security threats in north and central Mali put local populations and humanitarian aid workers at risk, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

[UN News] Serious security threats in north and central Mali put local populations and humanitarian aid workers at risk, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

Self-Determination Delayed

[Fahamu] Western Sahara stands out today as Africa’s last colony, occupied illegally and forcefully by Morocco with the backing of France. Everyday Saharawi people suffer horrendous human rights violations by the occupying power. This is one of the wor…

[Fahamu] Western Sahara stands out today as Africa's last colony, occupied illegally and forcefully by Morocco with the backing of France. Everyday Saharawi people suffer horrendous human rights violations by the occupying power. This is one of the world's forgotten conflicts. The only peaceful solution is for Morocco to accept the Saharawi people's right to self-determination.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Informative Workshop to Sensitise SMEs On Assistance Schemes and Facilities

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Assistance Schemes and Facilities to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was held yesterday at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. The main objectives of the workshop were to impart information on the various schemes available to entrepreneurs and to enable them to voice out their difficulties to access the schemes.

[Government of Mauritius] A one-day workshop on Assistance Schemes and Facilities to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was held yesterday at the Hennessy Park Hotel in Ebène. The main objectives of the workshop were to impart information on the various schemes available to entrepreneurs and to enable them to voice out their difficulties to access the schemes.

source: AllAfrica News: Mauritius

Fighting Boko Haram in Chad: Beyond Military Measures

[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad’s armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trad…

[ICG] Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

DA Calls for Lawful Consultation On New ICT Policy

[DA] I have written to Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Leader of Government Business, requesting that a lawful consultation process, in terms of the Electronic Communications Act that solicits written submissions for consideration…

[DA] I have written to Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, in his capacity as Leader of Government Business, requesting that a lawful consultation process, in terms of the Electronic Communications Act that solicits written submissions for consideration, be held on controversial aspects of the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper gazetted last October.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

ANC Never Got the R80 Million – Mantashe

[News24Wire] ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has again denied that the party got money from a Prasa contractor who won the bid to supply the controversial Afro4000 locomotives.

[News24Wire] ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has again denied that the party got money from a Prasa contractor who won the bid to supply the controversial Afro4000 locomotives.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

EU Leaders Confirm Open Rules-Based Trade Position

[SAnews.gov.za] Brussels -European Union (EU) leaders have confirmed the bloc will uphold an open and rules-based trade position against a backdrop of rising protectionism, European Council President Donald Tusk said.

[SAnews.gov.za] Brussels -European Union (EU) leaders have confirmed the bloc will uphold an open and rules-based trade position against a backdrop of rising protectionism, European Council President Donald Tusk said.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Muthambi Must Pay for SABC Report Court Review – DA

[News24Wire] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi must pay the legal costs of taking the SABC ad hoc committee’s report on judicial review from her own pocket, the DA said on Friday.

[News24Wire] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi must pay the legal costs of taking the SABC ad hoc committee's report on judicial review from her own pocket, the DA said on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa