Draft Rules for Drones Prohibits Flying Them On Seychelles’ Main Island Without Permission

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has presented the first draft of proposed regulations on the flying of remote pilot aircraft, giving operators the chance to provide feedback.

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has presented the first draft of proposed regulations on the flying of remote pilot aircraft, giving operators the chance to provide feedback.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Golf – Great Work On and Off the Course As SA Women Win Raact

[Sascoc] Sarah Bouch, Zethu Myeki, Lumien Orton and Vicki Traut arrived home on the weekend buoyed by their combined efforts to promote golf development in Southern Africa while also defending South Africa’s proud record in the Regional All-Africa Chal…

[Sascoc] Sarah Bouch, Zethu Myeki, Lumien Orton and Vicki Traut arrived home on the weekend buoyed by their combined efforts to promote golf development in Southern Africa while also defending South Africa's proud record in the Regional All-Africa Challenge Trophy (RAACT) in Lesotho last week.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Minister To Blame for Grants Crisis – Opposition Leader

[GroundUp] Political pressure prevented the senior executives at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the Department of Social Development from “doing the right thing” about the grant payment system, says MP Themba Godi. But Parliament shou…

[GroundUp] Political pressure prevented the senior executives at South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the Department of Social Development from "doing the right thing" about the grant payment system, says MP Themba Godi. But Parliament should have done more, he told Barbara Maregele.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Koroma Receives Standard Chartered Bank’s Head of Governance

[Sierra Leone Government] The Head of Governance, Regional CEO Office for Africa and the Middle East of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Ian Fernandes on Monday 10 April 2017 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

[Sierra Leone Government] The Head of Governance, Regional CEO Office for Africa and the Middle East of Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) Ian Fernandes on Monday 10 April 2017 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Release Hichilema; Saviour Chishimba Pleads With Pres. Lungu

Opposition United Progressive People (UPP) leader Saviour Chishimba has sent an earnest appeal to President Edgar Lungu to halt the persecution of fellow opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema has been arrested and is set to be charged with treason, a … Continued

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Opposition United Progressive People (UPP) leader Saviour Chishimba has sent an earnest appeal to President Edgar Lungu to halt the persecution of fellow opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema. Hichilema has been arrested and is set to be charged with treason, a non-bailable offence for clashing with President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade in Mongu. BELOW IS SAVIOUR CHISHIMBA’S APPEAL UPP PUBLIC APOLOGY TO THE ZAMBIAN PRESIDENCY AND APPEAL TO FREE MR. HAKAINDE HICHILEMA, AND CALL FOR AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION OF INQUIRY The United Progressive People (UPP) is founded on the true fear of God and that is why our philosophical foundation is embedded in our belief and trust in the Supremacy and Sovereignty of the Almighty God of the entire universe. We seek Biblical rather than political correctness. We are progressive nationalists who believe in politics for service and equal opportunities for all irrespective of tribe, religion, creed, race and cultural beliefs. We are founded on the cornerstones of love, freedom, unity, peace, liberty, justice, equality and the rule of law as the code of authority and governance for the general enhancement of integral human development and national prosperity. It is against this background that we, as nationalists, apologise to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for the embarrassment and humiliation caused to him over the Mongu road security saga. Never ever again should the Zambian President be exposed to danger by the Zambia Police, intelligence officers, Presidential handlers, political leaders, citizens and foreigners in our land. Zambia has historically built a reputation of peace and unity. The culture of peace must be sustained by all Zambians. UPP will not condone and never ever be part of a politics that thrives on anarchy. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu did not become President by mistake because God does not make mistakes. Let us never ever imagine that God is not involved in the affairs of Zambia. Opposition politics is not a platform for sabotage because we all have a duty to do what is within our power to let our country survive. The capture or hijacking of the President of Zambia, irrespective of the office holder at any particular time, is the biggest national security risk and we can all perish together like a nation of fools. It was the assassination of President Juvénal Habyarimana of Rwanda when his plane was approaching the airport in 1994, which marked the beginning of the genocide. Let us be very careful as Zambians! The President of Zambia has spiritual authority to place a curse on all the citizens and we in the UPP ask for forgiveness from him and the throne. We seize this opportunity to humbly appeal to the President of Zambia and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces to find it in his heart to prevail over the police and release Mr Haikainde Hichilema. Meanwhile, we propose the appointment of an independent Commission of Inquiry to thoroughly investigate and render a report to the President of Zambia so that the people of Zambia can know the truth. This will also serve as a lesson for future generations. The police service is not better placed to investigate this matter because of conflict of interest – they are potential culprits as well. God bless our nation! Saviour Chishimba UPP PRESIDENT The post Release Hichilema; Saviour Chishimba Pleads With Pres. Lungu appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hichilema’s Lawyer Calls Treason Charge “Rubbish”

Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyer Jack Mwiimbu has rubbished the treason charge slapped on the leading political figure in the country. Police have charged UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema with treason after a motorcade race with President Edgar Lungu during … Continued

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Opposition UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s lawyer Jack Mwiimbu has rubbished the treason charge slapped on the leading political figure in the country. Police have charged UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema with treason after a motorcade race with President Edgar Lungu during the Kuomboka traditional ceremony last weekend. Mwiimbu says police are yet to record a warn and caution statement from him. The lawmaker says the charge was nonsensical and complained that the police were acting on orders from officials in the ruling party. “The reason behind that charge is that treason is non bailable. The charge is nonsensical and no sensible lawyer can come up with such a charge. There is no treason that was committed along that Limulunga Road on that basis. That is just being nonsensical. And the unfortunate part is that the police are being unprofessional considering that it is the PF who have been proposing that HH must be charged with treason,†said Mwiimbi. Home affairs minister Stephen Kampyongo had warned that Hichilema will be charged with treason shortly before the home of the opposition leader was raided at midnight on Monday. The post Hichilema’s Lawyer Calls Treason Charge “Rubbish” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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