Obiang Visits Assembly, Opposition Boycotts

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, when he visited the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican opposition parties on Thursday boycotted the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, when he visited the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic.

source: AllAfrica News: Equatorial Guinea

Corporation Takes Over Dams’ Management

[Ethiopian Herald] It has been a while since Ethiopia threw full weight to exploit its abundant but yet to be tapped water resource. While many dams completed and some other flagship projects are already in the pipeline. These dams are not only limited…

[Ethiopian Herald] It has been a while since Ethiopia threw full weight to exploit its abundant but yet to be tapped water resource. While many dams completed and some other flagship projects are already in the pipeline. These dams are not only limited to hydro-power generation but also for the extensive irrigation development.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Opinion: Opinion: Kuomboka Should Not Be Turned Into A Political Battleground

The Lozi people of Western Province will finally have their moment in the sunshine when the globally famed Kuomboka Ceremony makes a return to Barotseland since 2013. Understandably there is a lot of hype and anxiety over the Kuomboka Ceremony … Continued

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The Lozi people of Western Province will finally have their moment in the sunshine when the globally famed Kuomboka Ceremony makes a return to Barotseland since 2013. Understandably there is a lot of hype and anxiety over the Kuomboka Ceremony with even politicians positioning themselves to make political statements even by merely being present at the event. So anxious is the situation that the police have had to announce they will deploy over 600 officers to keep an eye on security. There is even talk of politicians angling in with politically calculated moves that has put some nervousness to the quiet natured people of Barotseland. Why should anybody want to turn the Kuomboka Ceremony into a political battleground? The people of Barotseland have waited for four years to have their moment in the sunshine, let not politics ruin their day. The sanctity of this ceremony in the Barotse scheme of things is too important to be ruined by politics. The peaceful nature of the ordinary Barotseland citizens should not be disturbed by politics. This is supposed to proudly display their culture and a moment when we all get to adorn the Musisi and Siziba (traditional Lozi outfits) that marks them out from everyone else. The people must not be anxious about being swarmed with 600 police officers as if there is imminent trouble. Granted Barotseland has undercurrents of turmoil over their age old demand for secession and also some subjects have revolted against the Litunga accusing him of incompetence but this is one moment to bring the people of Barotseland together and display the splendour of their traditions. Our call is that the general citizenry take the opportunity to sample the Barotse culture and learn from the westerners lessons on organizing a successful ceremony. It is also our call that after such a long wait to finally have the Kuomboka back on radar it will be a joyful occasion for the country. We are also mindful that quiet too often space has proved too small for President Edgar Lungu and his archrival United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema but we are hopeful that they can for once take the lead in quietening the atmosphere. Every year, the Barotse plains are invaded by the floods of higher levels that creep across the villages and pastures, compelling all the inhabitants to move to the plain’s margins, or indeed, in the hilly areas of the forest. The post Opinion: Opinion: Kuomboka Should Not Be Turned Into A Political Battleground appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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7 Minutes With UN Assembly General

[Ethiopian Herald] The President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson paid an official work visit to Ethiopia recently. During his stay the President met senior government officials of Ethiopia and heads of states at African Union to de…

[Ethiopian Herald] The President of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson paid an official work visit to Ethiopia recently. During his stay the President met senior government officials of Ethiopia and heads of states at African Union to deal with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promote the broader agenda of the General Assembly, encourage Africa's high-level participation and voluntary commitments for the upcoming Ocean Conference in New York from 5 to 9 June of this year and info

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Call for Concerted Effort to Address Hurdles in Construction Sector

[Ethiopian Herald] Panelists took part in a consultative meeting stressed the need for participatory planning and execution of project management for the realization of sustained development in the construction sector.

[Ethiopian Herald] Panelists took part in a consultative meeting stressed the need for participatory planning and execution of project management for the realization of sustained development in the construction sector.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

The Mushrooming Ethio-Sudan Cooperation

[Ethiopian Herald] Of late, Ethiopia and Sudan are opening an unprecedented chapter of multifaceted cooperation. Scholars who are well versed in analyzing the two countries relations are so optimistic in that the cooperation would further see progress …

[Ethiopian Herald] Of late, Ethiopia and Sudan are opening an unprecedented chapter of multifaceted cooperation. Scholars who are well versed in analyzing the two countries relations are so optimistic in that the cooperation would further see progress in the years to come.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Ethiopian Airplanes Advancement Connecting the Continent

[Ethiopian Herald] In its over 70 years operation making its first journey to Cairo; Ethiopian airlines has come so far to cover 17 major cities in Europe and America, 25 countries in Asia while its largest fleet is in Africa covering 55 cities and ful…

[Ethiopian Herald] In its over 70 years operation making its first journey to Cairo; Ethiopian airlines has come so far to cover 17 major cities in Europe and America, 25 countries in Asia while its largest fleet is in Africa covering 55 cities and fulfilling its dream of creating far-reaching pan-African network. It has made the continent connected within and beyond the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim to Arrive Monday

[Ethiopian Herald] Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will arrive here Monday (April 10, 2017) for a two-day state visit, the country’s Embassy in Ethiopia disclosed.

[Ethiopian Herald] Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani will arrive here Monday (April 10, 2017) for a two-day state visit, the country's Embassy in Ethiopia disclosed.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Security Fears Over Mugabe’s Children

[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s sons – Robert Jr and Bellarmine Chatunga – have relocated to South Africa from Dubai and Harare respectively amid fears their personal security could be compromised by the high violent crime rate and a h…

[Zimbabwe Independent] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's sons - Robert Jr and Bellarmine Chatunga - have relocated to South Africa from Dubai and Harare respectively amid fears their personal security could be compromised by the high violent crime rate and a hostile environment in the neighbouring country, it has been established.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Kampyongo Goes For Kabimba; “He’s A Politcal Non-entity”

Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has come out guns blazing after Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba branded him incompetent. Kabimba said that Kampyongo did not understand his role as minister and wanted to act as a constable to break opposition … Continued

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Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo has come out guns blazing after Rainbow Party president Wynter Kabimba branded him incompetent. Kabimba said that Kampyongo did not understand his role as minister and wanted to act as a constable to break opposition gatherings. The Rainbow party leader said Kampyongo confessed to giving the order to the police to break up the UPND Kanyama rally hence exonerating the police from any wrong doing. But Kampyongo has hit back labelling Kabimba a political disaster who had failed to run a political party. He said that Kabimba had even failed to marshal votes enough to win a parliamentary seat in his failed presidential bid. “What is he talking about when even my results as a parliamentary candidate beat his record as presidential candidate,†said Kampyongo. “It is him who thrives on bootlickers look at the empire he built when he was minister.†Kampyongo added: “The man has been a disaster as a politician just look at the Rainbow Party where the man does not know whether he is general secretary or president. He is the last person I can consult if ever I have political problems.†The post Kampyongo Goes For Kabimba; “He’s A Politcal Non-entity” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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