Kwibuka24 – Rwandans in France Commemorate

[New Times] On Tuesday, April 10, the Rwandan Embassy in France organised the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi which was attended by different French officials and members of the Rwandan community in the country’s capital, Paris.

[New Times] On Tuesday, April 10, the Rwandan Embassy in France organised the 24th commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi which was attended by different French officials and members of the Rwandan community in the country's capital, Paris.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Parliament Expels Opposition Leader Khupe

[The Herald] Parliament yesterday expelled MDC-T vice president Dr Thokozani Khupe after the party wrote to the National Assembly Speaker saying she no longer represented its interests.

[The Herald] Parliament yesterday expelled MDC-T vice president Dr Thokozani Khupe after the party wrote to the National Assembly Speaker saying she no longer represented its interests.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Country’s Transition Process Was A Miracle – President’s Spokesperson

[The Herald] Bulawayo -Operation Restore Legacy which saw the resignation of former president Mugabe is an unprecedented miracle which cannot be repeated elsewhere in the world, Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba has said.

[The Herald] Bulawayo -Operation Restore Legacy which saw the resignation of former president Mugabe is an unprecedented miracle which cannot be repeated elsewhere in the world, Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Where Are Tomorrow’s Music Legends?

[The Herald] April 9 marked 22 years after the death of music legend Leonard Dembo and some radio stations dedicated slots to the musician’s songs in honour of his creativity.

[The Herald] April 9 marked 22 years after the death of music legend Leonard Dembo and some radio stations dedicated slots to the musician's songs in honour of his creativity.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Has Italy Jailed the Wrong Eritrean Man for Human Trafficking?

[Deutsche Welle] An alleged human trafficking kingpin, believed to be in custody in Sicily, is living the high life in Uganda, a new documentary says, citing witnesses. It suggests Italy jailed the wrong Eritrean man.

[Deutsche Welle] An alleged human trafficking kingpin, believed to be in custody in Sicily, is living the high life in Uganda, a new documentary says, citing witnesses. It suggests Italy jailed the wrong Eritrean man.

source: AllAfrica News: Eritrea

OPINION: Pres. Lungu Should Keep Up Developmental Momentum

President Edgar Lungu has taken a lot of bashing from various quarters of society. The bashing has been so bad that even at times he has got things right he still has to find himself squeezed in a corner. But … Continued

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President Edgar Lungu has taken a lot of bashing from various quarters of society. The bashing has been so bad that even at times he has got things right he still has to find himself squeezed in a corner. But President Lungu could take some pride from the footprint his mega infrastructural development push is leaving. It could eventually be his enduring legacy. Never mind that his critics have been on his case for the cost of these enormous developmental projects. Who could honestly have a problem with the 289 million United States Dollars road project to de-congest Lusaka? Do not people perpetually whine about how congested the Lusaka roads are? Did not late President Michael Sata immortalize his legacy by rendering his signature to major road projects across the country? Unsurprisingly President Lungu, as an avowed custodian of continuing that legacy should hold firm on this path. It may not win him many friends but may have a lasting benefit to mother Zambia. President Lungu has an opportunity to push for something that cuts across affiliation benefit. It could be a huge economic cost on the treasury especially with whispers of borrowing being a constant complaint by opposition aligned forces. The project comes at the backdrop of other development projects like the L400. The project is expected to be completed in 36 months which is not too far from now. The project will be funded by the Export and Import- EXIM Bank of India and the contractors being AFCOMS and Shapoorji Pallonji. No doubt this project could rattle some critics but President Lungu should hold firm and see out this mega project. After all just 27 kilometres from the city centre is another signature project of the expansion of the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport. What better way to respond to critics than the mapping out a huge developmental trajectory. The numbers may scare the wits out of some critics but ultimately if the project keeps to its terms there could be double joy for Zambia. The post OPINION: Pres. Lungu Should Keep Up Developmental Momentum appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

Preventing Boko Haram Abductions of Schoolchildren in Nigeria

[ICG] Four years after the abductions in Chibok, and months after more kidnappings in Dapchi, over 100 schoolgirls are still missing. Nigeria must act to make schools safe – beefing up security, learning from past mistakes and, ultimately, working to e…

[ICG] Four years after the abductions in Chibok, and months after more kidnappings in Dapchi, over 100 schoolgirls are still missing. Nigeria must act to make schools safe - beefing up security, learning from past mistakes and, ultimately, working to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reps Probe Moves to Pay $17 Million to Lawyers Over Abacha Loot

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate on-going moves to pay the sum of $17 million (approximately N6 billion), to lawyers allegedly on the orders of the Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation,…

[Guardian] Abuja -The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate on-going moves to pay the sum of $17 million (approximately N6 billion), to lawyers allegedly on the orders of the Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami over the recovery of Abacha loot.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria