Cape Town Evictions – Residents Want City to Provide Alternative Accommodation

[News24Wire] A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

[News24Wire] A lawyer representing 15 families who are being evicted from their homes wants the City of Cape Town to provide them with alternative accommodation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hichilema Sustains Facebook Diary From Jail Cell

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema continues to sustain his presence from behind bars through his facebook page and penned a note to his followers on the morning after his appearance in court in Luanshya. Hichilema has kept his followers updated through … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema continues to sustain his presence from behind bars through his facebook page and penned a note to his followers on the morning after his appearance in court in Luanshya. Hichilema has kept his followers updated through his page despite having been locked up from April 10. Below is his posting: Good morning friends We thank God for another beautiful day and looking forward to what is in for us today. We thank you for your usual encouraging messages and visits you keep making under very difficult conditions. But like we keep saying, please remain strong in face of what we are going through during these trying moments. We get strength in the Biblical scriptures such as: Revelation 2:10 NIV Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Have a great day and God bless you all. The post Hichilema Sustains Facebook Diary From Jail Cell appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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What President Said At Ssebaana Kizito’s Vigil

[Monitor] “Distinguished guests present, DP president general, Government Chief Whip, ministers, family, Members of Parliament, and all mourners present, in Ankole this is what we call ekyoosi. Ekyoosi are the four days we spend in mourning when someon…

[Monitor] "Distinguished guests present, DP president general, Government Chief Whip, ministers, family, Members of Parliament, and all mourners present, in Ankole this is what we call ekyoosi. Ekyoosi are the four days we spend in mourning when someone dies. I have come here in the name of NRM and in the name of the government of Uganda to condole with you over the death of Mzee Ssebaana Kizito.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pronounce IPOB a Terror Outfit – Northern Youth Coalition

[Leadership] The coalition of Northern groups has written officially to the United Nations, asking it to intervene by invoking the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce the Indigenous People of biafra (IPOB ) a terror group.

[Leadership] The coalition of Northern groups has written officially to the United Nations, asking it to intervene by invoking the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce the Indigenous People of biafra (IPOB ) a terror group.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Sheriff Moves Out of Wadata House, Congratulates Makarfi

[Leadership] Following the Supreme Court’s verdict which sacked his leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former national chairman, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, yesterday afternoon packed his belongings and left the national secretariat of the par…

[Leadership] Following the Supreme Court's verdict which sacked his leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former national chairman, Sen Ali Modu Sheriff, yesterday afternoon packed his belongings and left the national secretariat of the party, popularly called Wadata Plaza.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

State Plot M’membe Arrest

The surprise appearance of former Post Newspapers editor Fred M’membe has thrown the police and state security agents off balance after having pursued him for a long time. State security agents had given the impression that M’membe was on the … Continued

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The surprise appearance of former Post Newspapers editor Fred M’membe has thrown the police and state security agents off balance after having pursued him for a long time. State security agents had given the impression that M’membe was on the run but could not conjure any charge for him when he appeared at the Lusaka Magistrate Court on Wednesday. M’membe’s business empire is crumbling under the weight of state repressive acts with his Post Newspapers closed down while his Mast Newspaper project owned by his wife Mutinta is also a subject of routine litigation acts with its assets on close state watch. On February 15, the Lusaka Magistrate Court issued an arrest warrant for M’membe over a dispute on the tabulation of some of his properties that provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho wants the former Post Newspapers owner to surrender. Mosho has already disposed of some of the properties through an auction. When the matter came up M’membe pleaded not guilty to two counts of disobeying lawful orders, concealing property of The Post Newspaper in liquidation. M’membe also pleaded not guilty to a charge of preventing the production of books or papers relating to the Post Newspaper in Liquidation. M’membe is alleged to have committed the offences between November last year and February 13 this year. Magistrate Simusamba adjourned the matter to August 7 for possible commencement of trial. Mosho has been on M’membe’s case and is pushing for the seasoned newspapers man to be arrested but the state has yet to conjure a convincing charge. The post State Plot M’membe Arrest appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Crisis Brews in Michael Okpara University Over Sack of Over 400 Workers

[Premium Times] Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is still enmeshed in controversy over the termination of the appointments of 496 workers last week.

[Premium Times] Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Abia State, is still enmeshed in controversy over the termination of the appointments of 496 workers last week.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Govt Trashes HRW Report About Extrajudicial Killings

[New Times] The Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has trashed the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that made allegations of extrajudicial killings in the country.

[New Times] The Minister for Justice Johnston Busingye has trashed the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report that made allegations of extrajudicial killings in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

New Deal With Indian Firm to Boost Tea Exports

[New Times] The Government has signed an agreement with an Indian based company that specialises in tea manufacturing, which is expected to help boost Rwanda’s tea production capacity and exports.

[New Times] The Government has signed an agreement with an Indian based company that specialises in tea manufacturing, which is expected to help boost Rwanda's tea production capacity and exports.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda