New Lesotho PM ‘Devastated’ by Wife’s Murder

[Deutsche Welle] The estranged wife of Lesotho’s prime minister-elect, Tom Thabane, has been shot dead, two days ahead of her husband’s inauguration. The killing has raised fears political violence may return to the mountain kingdom.

[Deutsche Welle] The estranged wife of Lesotho's prime minister-elect, Tom Thabane, has been shot dead, two days ahead of her husband's inauguration. The killing has raised fears political violence may return to the mountain kingdom.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Disappearance of ‘Boko Haram Bride’ Sparks Concern About Return to Militants

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The wife of a Boko Haram commander, 25-year-old Aisha, was among 70 women and children who in February finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The wife of a Boko Haram commander, 25-year-old Aisha, was among 70 women and children who in February finished a nine-month deradicalisation programme

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Pres. Lungu Presses Mute Button In Suspended UPND MPs Case

President Edgar Lungu has declined to give his position on the suspension of 48 UPND Members of Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. The Head of State says the suspension of UPND MPs it is a matter … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has declined to give his position on the suspension of 48 UPND Members of Parliament by Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini. The Head of State says the suspension of UPND MPs it is a matter for Parliament and not for the executive. Pres. Lungu said this in response to a question by journalists at KK International airport shortly before he left for Lesotho where he is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony for Lesotho’s Prime Minister-elect Thomas Thabane. And President Lungu says Lesotho and Zambia are both aspiring for the improvement of governance system. He says he is happy that Lesotho was some time back besieged with problems, but that the country is finally finding its feet. The President whose presidential jet took off at 15:00 hours was seen off by Vice President Inonge Wina, PF Secretary General Davies Mwila, Lusaka Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe, and Presidential Affairs Minister Freedom Sikazwe, Defense Chiefs and other senior government and PF party officials. The post Pres. Lungu Presses Mute Button In Suspended UPND MPs Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

How Kenyan Youth Could Swing the 2017 Election

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyans are set to go to the polls on August 8 this year to vote in a new government. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are clamoring for the youth vote. Andrew Wasike reports from Nairobi.

[Deutsche Welle] Kenyans are set to go to the polls on August 8 this year to vote in a new government. President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga are clamoring for the youth vote. Andrew Wasike reports from Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Govt Orders All Public Institutions to Register With .tz Domain

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has called upon all of its ministries, departments, agencies and institutions to register with the .tz domain as a way of putting Tanzania on the global cyberspace map, a deputy minister has said.

[Citizen] Dodoma -The government has called upon all of its ministries, departments, agencies and institutions to register with the .tz domain as a way of putting Tanzania on the global cyberspace map, a deputy minister has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Managing Tax Risks – Proposed Tax Reforms in Budget

[Citizen] Last week the Minister for Finance presented the 2017/18 Budget which included several tax reform proposals. This article provides commentary on some of the proposed reforms.

[Citizen] Last week the Minister for Finance presented the 2017/18 Budget which included several tax reform proposals. This article provides commentary on some of the proposed reforms.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Morgan Heritage, Vanessa Mdee and Diamond Platnumz Expected in Kigali

[New Times] The entertainment industry is ‘on fire’. Over the last couple of years, Rwanda has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and it is only getting better.

[New Times] The entertainment industry is 'on fire'. Over the last couple of years, Rwanda has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, and it is only getting better.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

What’s Troubling Diamond Platnumz?

[New Times] On Monday, Instagram was ablaze after a fight between Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, ensued. The two exchanged in a serious war of Swahili words, with pictures in tow that left many s…

[New Times] On Monday, Instagram was ablaze after a fight between Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan and her baby daddy, Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz, ensued. The two exchanged in a serious war of Swahili words, with pictures in tow that left many seeking the services of translators, and thereafter, coming to the conclusion that there was trouble in paradise.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

South Africa Has Failed Its Young People. What Can Be Done About It

[The Conversation Africa] It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against the introduction of Afrikaans as the language of instruction …

[The Conversation Africa] It is more than 40 years since young people, first in Soweto, and then around the country, rose up against the apartheid regime. Initially their protest was against the introduction of Afrikaans as the language of instruction in schools. But it quickly spread into a general uprising against apartheid.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa