Rwanda Opens Doors to Stranded Migrants – Will Others Follow Suit?

[New Times] Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling – as slaves – stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online…

[New Times] Murmurs that some armed groups in Libya were selling - as slaves - stranded migrants seeking greener pastures across the Mediterranean had been doing the rounds for some time. But it was not until footage of an actual sale was shared online that the world woke up in shock.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Man Gets 8 Years in Hard Labour for Defiling a Mentally Challanged Girl

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji on Tuesday slapped a 21 year old Mike Zulu to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an imbecile.

[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -The First Grade Magistrate Court in Mchinji on Tuesday slapped a 21 year old Mike Zulu to eight years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling an imbecile.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Campaign Set to Make Taxi Industry Healthier

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Transport and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) will next week launch the first-ever health promotion campaign targeted at the taxi industry.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Health, in partnership with the Department of Transport and the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) will next week launch the first-ever health promotion campaign targeted at the taxi industry.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister Ranges Between Attack, Denial in State Capture Interrogation

[Daily Maverick] Parliament’s public enterprises committee as part of its oversight had encouraged the executives and board chairpersons of State-owned Entities (SoEs) to share information to improve performance. But a meeting in early 2015 called by t…

[Daily Maverick] Parliament's public enterprises committee as part of its oversight had encouraged the executives and board chairpersons of State-owned Entities (SoEs) to share information to improve performance. But a meeting in early 2015 called by then SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni with her Eskom counterpart Zola Tsotsi at the presidential residence in Durban wasn't quite what had been contemplated. It was that meeting, at which President Jacob Zuma also made an appearance, according to testimony at the parliamentary

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pedestrian-Friendly Waterfront Project for Seychellois to Begin Next Year

[Seychelles News Agency] Making Victoria a vibrant Creole capital and an Indian Ocean hub is the goal of a project which will start next year with the first phase, a top planning official said.

[Seychelles News Agency] Making Victoria a vibrant Creole capital and an Indian Ocean hub is the goal of a project which will start next year with the first phase, a top planning official said.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Street Vendors In Mufulira Get Ultimatum

The Mufulira Municipal Council has give an ultimatum to street vendors to vacate the streets and take up designated stands in existing markets. Assistant Public Relations Manager Thandiwe Tembo said the council has been losing revenue due to street vending … Continued

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The Mufulira Municipal Council has give an ultimatum to street vendors to vacate the streets and take up designated stands in existing markets. Assistant Public Relations Manager Thandiwe Tembo said the council has been losing revenue due to street vending which has also contributed to denting the image of the district. Tembo said the vendors have advised to occupy the vacant stands in markets as opposed to trading along the corridors of city buildings. “Most of the traders in the markets have deserted their trading spaces and opted to trade from the streets. This has caused a lot of dirty to accumulate in the streets, some corridors have become impassable. “We gave them a one week ultimatum to move back to the markets and occupy the empty stands,†Tembo said. “we are also losing revenue because we do not collect any levies from vendors who are on the streets. They will have to comply with this directive failure to which we will have to use minimum force to move them out of the streets of Mufulira.†Meanwhile, the vendors have complained of not having been given enough time to relocate from the streets. They said the decision by the local authority to drive them out of the streets will make them even more vulnerable. “This is our own means of survival, so if we are chased where we going to trade from? The council should just be fair. The Markets they are talking about have no trading places; those stands they are talking about have owners,†one of the street vendors said. The vendors have appealed to President Edgar Lungu to intervene and allow them continue trading on the streets. “The President should protect us at least, there are no jobs elsewhere and this is our only means of survival,†the female vendor said. Street vending is a problem for many cities in the country with local authorities having a tough time dealing with it. The post Street Vendors In Mufulira Get Ultimatum appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Khehla Sitole – the Unlikely Career Cop Leading the SAPS

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday made a surprise announcement, appointing Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole as national police commissioner. Little is known about the top cop who has avoided the limelight, but the appointment of a care…

[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday made a surprise announcement, appointing Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole as national police commissioner. Little is known about the top cop who has avoided the limelight, but the appointment of a career officer has been welcomed. By GREG NICOLSON.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Jacob Zuma Appoints General Khehla John Sitole As Police Commissioner

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole, as the new National Police Commissioner with immediate effect.

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole, as the new National Police Commissioner with immediate effect.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa