South Sudan Stops Transmission of Guinea Worm Disease

[Carter Center] The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country’s minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gai…

[Carter Center] The world's newest nation, South Sudan, has succeeded in interrupting transmission of Guinea worm disease, the country's minister of health announced Wednesday at The Carter Center. As of the end of February 2018, South Sudan, which gained independence from Sudan in 2011, has recorded zero cases of Guinea worm disease for 15 consecutive months. Because the Guinea worm life cycle is about a year, a 15-month absence of cases indicates the interruption of transmission.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Chaile Advises Against Kambwili Persecution

It’s unacceptable to give Chishimba Kambwili harsh treatment, says Vincent Chaile, president of the opposition Radical Revolutionary. Chaile says one does not need to be a rocket scientist to know that the charges levelled against Kambwili were fake. “Ancient politics … Continued

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It’s unacceptable to give Chishimba Kambwili harsh treatment, says Vincent Chaile, president of the opposition Radical Revolutionary. Chaile says one does not need to be a rocket scientist to know that the charges levelled against Kambwili were fake. “Ancient politics of intimidation is long gone and can never be entertained in this era… “The ruling PF should know that politics is about ideas and sharing ideas and not about using state institutions to suffocate certain voices,” said Chaile. The former UNZASU president says critics of a sitting government are part of good governance in a democracy. “A good leader must be able to embrace different views… especially from his opponents. Sending opposition leaders to prison for trumped up charges will not bring food or pay rentals for Zambian people,” he said. Chaile urged the PF government to learn from the MMD and avoid being brutal to the opposition. The post Chaile Advises Against Kambwili Persecution appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Water Crisis Irks MMD Youth As Lusaka & Other Parts Go Days On Dry Taps

…Zambia Is The Only Country Where Rivers Are Full But People Don’t Have Water The water crisis in most parts of Lusaka has irked MMD youths who have described the situation as an embarrassment to a country with abundant fresh … Continued

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Zambia Is The Only Country Where Rivers Are Full But People Don’t Have Water The water crisis in most parts of Lusaka has irked MMD youths who have described the situation as an embarrassment to a country with abundant fresh water bodies. In a statement issued to the media, MMD National Youth Treasurer Geoffrey Mulenga lamented that it was saddening citizens where being subjected to searching for water when rivers and lakes are full. He said the situation was regrettable and a serious indictment on President Edgar Lungu who was voted on the assumption that he identified with the poor in the country. “We want to express our disappointment with the water crisis in Lusaka. Its really sad, when you move around the country the rivers and lakes are full but people have no drinking water surely. “This situation is highly regrettable and is a serious indictment on the President who is identified with the poor. The people charged with the responsibility to help our President to deliver to the people are betraying him. These people are systematically burying the humility of our President who was largely voted by these same people they are denying water,” he said. Mulenga observed the Ministries responsible should be disbanded because not serving their intended purpose. “Its been over a week now, there has not been any government official to address the residents in the affected areas. The Ministries responsible must be disbanded because its not serving any purpose. “People in the compounds don’t watch TV or buy newspapers, what should have happened is that the Members Of Parliament, Councillors, Ward Officials, Lusaka Water officers should have gone on the ground to communicate to the people. In South Africa currently there is a national water crisis which has been declared a national disaster. South Africans are rationing water but unfortunately here we are playing with water. With this abundant easy to consume water in all the provinces we are surely grappling to manage our water resources,” he said. He wondered what the country would become if the crisis the magnitude of the one being faced in South Africa was to it the country. “This amount of recklessness and incompetence by the Sewerage Companies dotted across the country is reason why we had a cholera outbreak. This negligence must be stamped out. What would become of our country if we faced a similar situation as the one being faced in South Africa? Even when people have water, the water is not safe for drinking or its contaminated. “As politicians we cannot afford to be “all talk and no action,” and we want to urge the President to move in on some of these people sabotaging his delivery of services to the people. Because ultimately its the President’s image they are denting, not that of Councillor or MP or the Minister responsible. People don’t even know the name of the manager of the Water And Sewerage Companies, its the name of the President they are disparaging day and night,” he said. The post Water Crisis Irks MMD Youth As Lusaka & Other Parts Go Days On Dry Taps appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Farmers Granted First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

[WCF] Accra – UN International Day of Forests announcement positions farmers to benefit from agroforestry and contribute to fight against deforestation and climate change Ghanaian Forestry Commission approves tree registration for 150 cocoa farmers nea…

[WCF] Accra - UN International Day of Forests announcement positions farmers to benefit from agroforestry and contribute to fight against deforestation and climate change Ghanaian Forestry Commission approves tree registration for 150 cocoa farmers near Asankrangwa, in Ghana's Western Region Shade trees are conducive to a positive cycle of afforestation on cocoa farms

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Return to Work or No Pay, Doctors Told

[The Herald] Government has directed its central and provincial hospitals to advise the Salary Service Bureau of the absence of junior doctors from work since the beginning of the month with a view to stopping their salaries and benefits.

[The Herald] Government has directed its central and provincial hospitals to advise the Salary Service Bureau of the absence of junior doctors from work since the beginning of the month with a view to stopping their salaries and benefits.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Lupane State University Students Protest

[The Herald] Lupane State University students based at the institution’s campus in Lupane, are demonstrating against university authorities for allegedly exemptinglearners from the Department of Development Studies from paying accommodation fees.

[The Herald] Lupane State University students based at the institution's campus in Lupane, are demonstrating against university authorities for allegedly exemptinglearners from the Department of Development Studies from paying accommodation fees.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa Pardons Prisoners

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has pardoned thousands of prisoners across the country in bid to decongest prisons and improve the living conditions of those who remain.

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has pardoned thousands of prisoners across the country in bid to decongest prisons and improve the living conditions of those who remain.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kambwili Detained At Ndola Airport

Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili has been detained at Ndola airport Police and immigration officials at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport in Ndola detained Roan member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili for unspecified reasons. Kambwili posted on his Facebook … Continued

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Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader Chishimba Kambwili has been detained at Ndola airport Police and immigration officials at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport in Ndola detained Roan member of parliament Chishimba Kambwili for unspecified reasons. Kambwili posted on his Facebook page, “I have been detained by police and immigration at Ndola airport upon arrival from RSA for medical treatment.” The Roan MP has been on authorities’ wanted list having been recently charge with forgery and has also made a few trips to the Anti Corruptions Commission where he is being investigated for obtaining proceeds of stolen property. Kambwili has remained vocal and accuses the government of President Edgar Lungu of corruption. He until last year was one of the top ministers of the PF government. The post Kambwili Detained At Ndola Airport appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Human Rights Day Feature – Right to Life Being Enjoyed By Criminals Instead of Citizens – Vice-Chair of Westville CPF

[News24Wire] The constitutionally enshrined right to life is being enjoyed by criminals instead of the law-abiding citizens of South Africa.

[News24Wire] The constitutionally enshrined right to life is being enjoyed by criminals instead of the law-abiding citizens of South Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa