We Are Not Hijacking Police Mandate, Says ISO Boss

[Monitor] Kampala -The Director General of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Col (Rtd) Frank Kaka Bagyenda has said their recent participation in arresting suspects involved in various crimes is not aimed at taking over the mandate of the Ugand…

[Monitor] Kampala -The Director General of the Internal Security Organisation (ISO), Col (Rtd) Frank Kaka Bagyenda has said their recent participation in arresting suspects involved in various crimes is not aimed at taking over the mandate of the Uganda police but to render support to the sister security agency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

UPDF Warn S. Sudan Rebels Against Recruiting Ugandans

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda security forces in Koboko on Sunday arrested a South Sudanese army colonel on allegation of recruiting youths in the northern Uganda district into rebel ranks.

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda security forces in Koboko on Sunday arrested a South Sudanese army colonel on allegation of recruiting youths in the northern Uganda district into rebel ranks.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Military Prepares to Usher in President Kenyatta for Term 2

[Nation] Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe Wednesday led the military in a full dress rehearsal of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in next Tuesday for a second term.

[Nation] Chief of Defence Forces Gen Samson Mwathethe Wednesday led the military in a full dress rehearsal of President Uhuru Kenyatta's swearing-in next Tuesday for a second term.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Cancer Institute to Resume Radiotherapy Treatment

[Monitor] Cancer patients will start accessing radiotherapy treatment effective next month when the testing of the new cobalt 60 machine is expected to be completed, the executive director of Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has said.

[Monitor] Cancer patients will start accessing radiotherapy treatment effective next month when the testing of the new cobalt 60 machine is expected to be completed, the executive director of Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Deputy President Set for Top Job Nod From ANC in Gauteng

[News24Wire] The ANC in Gauteng looks set to officially nominate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when the province holds its provincial general council next weekend.

[News24Wire] The ANC in Gauteng looks set to officially nominate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when the province holds its provincial general council next weekend.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

OPINION: Mugabe’s Fall Should Serve as a Lesson to All

The fall of comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe provides valuable lessons to many an upcoming politician. But perhaps more valuable would be lessons for those that walk around the centre of power. For many years many people that have abandoned Mugabe … Continued

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The fall of comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe provides valuable lessons to many an upcoming politician. But perhaps more valuable would be lessons for those that walk around the centre of power. For many years many people that have abandoned Mugabe walked with him and were some of the biggest cheerleaders as he walked through the 37 years at the helm of Zimbabwean politics. They helped build the monster that eventually consumed the once upon a time fierce anti-imperialist. Mugabe was cheered on even as he declared his desire to contest the 2018 general elections at 94 years old. The ZANU-PF executive committee endorsed his candidature even when none of them believed he could withstand the pressure that came with what they were lumping him with. Once it became clear that he was on his way out, the same ZANU-PF executive committee that had in compliance with Mugabe’s (most likely Grace) desire expelled Emerson Mnangagwa were all over rooting for the man spookily christened the crocodile. All of sudden after 37 years the ZANU-PF cohorts had finally seen the light. They had all of a sudden seen how bad a leader Mugabe had been. How ironic that it is the same ZANU-PF top hierarchy that has become the chief protagonists of a Mnangagwa presidency? Perhaps the biggest lesson in all this is that people are loyal to power and not individuals. Once Mugabe had lost that power he was useless to them and had become a pariah. Even some of his foremost defenders had abandoned him at his greatest hour of need. Even people that had sworn death in defence of President Mugabe like Chipanga Kudzai who had said he was ready to die if the army intervened. Kudzai was made to eat his vomit by reading his speech for 10 hours. Is that not a lesson for those among hanger-ons around power to learn from? Hanging around the presidency does not make one the President? It could be lonely once one steps out of power. Ask a certain George Chellah who even abandoned his wife and household at the height of his powers but is now back as a facebook dotting husband and father. This is a matter of public record as court records are there to that effect with reasons as comical as the wife being unable to ‘handle my fame’. The Zimbabwe template should be used as a lesson of how the power game plays out. The post OPINION: Mugabe’s Fall Should Serve as a Lesson to All appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Address Fiscal Challenges, Despite GDP Growth, World Bank Tells Nigeria

[This Day] Abuja -The World Bank has stated that notwithstanding Nigeria’s positive economic growth in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, the country needs to address what it identified as the many fiscal challenges at the different levels of government.

[This Day] Abuja -The World Bank has stated that notwithstanding Nigeria's positive economic growth in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, the country needs to address what it identified as the many fiscal challenges at the different levels of government.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

President Offers U.S.$1,400 as Starting Pay for Doctors

[Monitor] President Museveni has offered Shs5m as a starting salary for medical doctors and other scientists in the new deal to defuse the ongoing doctors’ strike and check high brain drain afflicting Uganda’s human resource.

[Monitor] President Museveni has offered Shs5m as a starting salary for medical doctors and other scientists in the new deal to defuse the ongoing doctors' strike and check high brain drain afflicting Uganda's human resource.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda