The Father of Ethiopian Jazz, Mulatu Astatke, Remains a Musician in Motion

[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke will be taking a break from his extensive 2018 European concert tour to play at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This should come as no surprise given that he has been in glo…

[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopian jazz master Mulatu Astatke will be taking a break from his extensive 2018 European concert tour to play at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This should come as no surprise given that he has been in global motion ever since his parents sent him to study aeronautical engineering in North Wales in 1956.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Chibok Parents Hope for Own Daughters

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -Yana Galang was visiting Dapchi in northeast Nigeria to offer condolences to parents whose daughters were kidnapped by Boko Haram when people started to shout with excitement.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -Yana Galang was visiting Dapchi in northeast Nigeria to offer condolences to parents whose daughters were kidnapped by Boko Haram when people started to shout with excitement.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Fuel Prices Rise

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government increased the price of liquid fuels by between 0.9 and 8.4 per cent, effective as from Wednesday.

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government increased the price of liquid fuels by between 0.9 and 8.4 per cent, effective as from Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

FAZ Officials In Over K200, 000 Cash Bonanza For 4-Nations Tournament As Bailiffs Pounce Over Mounting Debt

Football Association of Zambia secretariat staff and executive committee members have rewarded themselves allowances totaling over K200, 000 for the on-going four nations tournament in Ndola. As the secretariat officials, all of whom have moved to the Copperbelt from Lusaka … Continued

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Football Association of Zambia secretariat staff and executive committee members have rewarded themselves allowances totaling over K200, 000 for the on-going four nations tournament in Ndola. As the secretariat officials, all of whom have moved to the Copperbelt from Lusaka lavished their pockets with huge allowances, their offices in Lusaka were being stripped by bailiffs who pounced to recover debt. Documents seen show that out-going FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe has awarded himself K28, 500 for spending eight days in Ndola. Liwewe’s deputy Adrian Kashala will also receive the same amount which is broken down in four categories. Both Liwewe and Kashala will pocket K16, 000 (accommodation allowance), K8, 000 (out of station allowance), K2, 000 (servicing allowance) and K2, 500 (fuel allowance). The total number of officials travelling from Lusaka to Ndola representing the secretariat is over 20 staff with the exception of executive committee members that include FAZ president Andrew Kamanga. Kamanga and his fellow executive committee members are awarded a different schedule of allowances. Mid-level secretariat staff have walked away with allowances amounting to between K12, 500 to K4, 000 with the lowest paid allowance staked at K3, 500. For all the members of the secretariat at the tournament spending 8 days out of office, FAZ will folk out about K220, 000. While FAZ is spending K220, 000 on allowances for eight days on a rather bloated secretariat staff in Ndola, bailiffs are feasting on equipment in Lusaka. Journalist Oliver Chisenga reports that bailiffs yesterday afternoon confiscated various office furniture from Football House. The bailiffs who arrived at Football House around 15:00 hours confiscated various office items belonging to Football Association of Zambia over money believed to be owed to a Copperbelt-based company. The operation which lasted about an hour saw bailiffs leave with assorted items such as refridgerators, sofas, printers and photocopiers. Earlier, one of the officers executing the order caused an uproar when he also confiscated ZNBC, Q-TV cameras as well as a Mast recorder from the Journalists who were covering the activity. ZNBC later summoned police officers to intervene in the matter but that just resulted in an exchange of bitter words. Police intervention could not succeed as the officers from the Sheriff’s office maintained that they would not surrender the items to the journalists. After about an hour of bidding, the officers drove off in a truck registration number GRZ 410 CF. No one at Football House was available to explain what transpired. The post FAZ Officials In Over K200, 000 Cash Bonanza For 4-Nations Tournament As Bailiffs Pounce Over Mounting Debt appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

IEBC Ready for By-Elections – Wafula Chebukati

[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is ready to hold by-elections for the 24 elective positions nullified by the court, Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said.

[Nation] The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is ready to hold by-elections for the 24 elective positions nullified by the court, Chairman Wafula Chebukati has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya Coffee Fetches Premium Price at New York Exchange

[Nation] Kenya’s coffee continues to fetch a premium price in the world market, making it the most valued beverage at the New York Coffee Exchange, the largest auction for the commodity.

[Nation] Kenya's coffee continues to fetch a premium price in the world market, making it the most valued beverage at the New York Coffee Exchange, the largest auction for the commodity.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

1.3 Million Elderly to Receive Health Insurance Cover

[Nation] The government will now enrol all the 1.3 million people above the age of 70 years in the National Health Insurance Programme, Deputy President William Ruto said today.

[Nation] The government will now enrol all the 1.3 million people above the age of 70 years in the National Health Insurance Programme, Deputy President William Ruto said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya